Insanely Practical Book Helps New Shooters Become Safe & Confident

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New book, The Rookie’s Guide to the Springfield Armory XD-S, aims to help new gun owners develop confidence and skill.

First time gun owners are buying firearms in record numbers. That’s why Insanely Practical Guides creates fun and easy-to-understand books that help new and experienced shooters alike learn everything they need to know about shooting safely. The newest guide, The Rookie’s Guide to the Springfield Armory XD-S, helps new owners learn how to operate, maintain and safely shoot their Springfield Armory XD-S. Readers of this book will become knowledgeable and confident, while having a laugh or two in the process.

The Rookie’s Guide to the Springfield Armory XD-S is available now in print and eBook versions through The print version retails for $12.97 while the Kindle version sells for $9.97.

“A guide, yes, but chocked full of practical detail.” -- M.J. Mollenhour, Author

With just under 15 million background checks completed in 2013, it’s clear that more Americans than ever are buying guns for sport and personal protection. But how do new gun owners learn how to safely shoot, maintain and keep their guns? The Insanely Practical Guide series of books by columnist and author Tom McHale teaches new and experienced shooters. With an un-intimidating and insanely practical approach, Insanely Practical Guides books help new shooters learn about safety, operation and technique. The Rookie’s Guide to the Springfield Armory XD-S is the third Insanely Practical Guide book, following The Insanely Practical Guide to Gun Holsters and The Rookie’s Guide to Guns and Shooting, Handgun Edition.

“This is a great tongue-in-cheek look at sometimes serious problems in becoming a gun owner. Everyone from rookies to experienced gun owners should read this.” --SixFourCop, Amazon Book Reviews

In light-hearted and plain English style, The Rookie’s Guide to the Springfield Armory XD-S provides easy-to-understand tips and advice. This book includes:

  • A guided tour of the Springfield Armory XD-S
  • How to shoot the Springfield Armory XD-S
  • Step by step cleaning and lubrication instructions
  • Holster options for concealed carry
  • Lasers, lights and sights for the Springfield Armory XD-S
  • Ammunition options for the XD-S
  • Practical tips and tricks
  • And more!

Author Tom McHale created Insanely Practical Guides to help explain complicated things to people in a fun and easy-to-understand way. The topic of guns and shooting doesn’t have to be so difficult and intimidating, although excessive techno-jargon keeps lots of well-intentioned lawyers in business. There's no need to feel ignorant or shy when embarking on something new. Insanely Practical Guides books will help new shooters feel comfortable and acclimated in no time at all. Life is too short for boring books.

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