You’re here because somehow you found out that I’m working on something special….the world’s first (and only) coloring book for grown ups on the topic of firearms. Yes!  I am happily back in my comfort zone of shooting and the gun world.  I get shooters and they get me.  It’s just the way it is.

The idea came to me like a lightning strike on the 3rd of February, 2016.  We need a coloring book on the shooting sports.  No flowers, paislies or swear word gimmicks, just an honest to goodness coloring book that we’d actually like to use.  This book is for all of us that love the smell of gunpowder, the familiar sound of a magazine locking in place and the thrill of hitting ’em in the middle.

The author, circa 1998, as soldier in US Army Marksmanship Unit

It’s been a great ride so far.  I dreamed up pages of firearms or hunting scenes or marksmanship fundamentals and then with my team of contributors and illustrators, we put it together.  It’s been a pure joy to see these pages come to life.

Exciting too!   I’ve contacted some of the world’s greatest minds in shooting to help.  Everyone has given me an enthusiastic “YES! I want to be in it.”  You guys won’t believe the level of expertise we’ve collected in this book.  Each page has a lesson or a funny quote.
You will be entertained, I promise.

I’m about 90% of the way through.  Some i’s to dot and some t’s to cross and two more full pages to finish.  Then I have to figure out how to format the whole thing to upload to Ingram.  Not my favorite part, but we will manage through it.

And I’d be remiss if I didn’t give a BIG shout out to my assistant, Mary Zach.  This woman could rule the world through her laptop…no kidding!  She’s fast, resourceful and dedicated.  She is amazing and I’m terribly lucky that she is my constant virtual companion and helper.

I can hardly wait to share Full Metal Coloring: A Book of Down Range Relaxation with you.   Send me a line below that you visited.  I am happy you’re here.

Keeping em downrange,