Adult Coloring, for Gun People

   07.27.16

Adult Coloring, for Gun People

If you don’t know by now that coloring by adults is a thing, it’s time you learned. It’s an interesting phenomenon, and in addition to filling the colorist’s time with something more worthwhile than Farmville or constantly checking Facebook, coloring has legitimate therapeutic effects. If you don’t believe me, see what the American Art Therapy Association has to say about it.

Now I’m admittedly a bit biased on this since my wife has created a number of successful coloring books herself, but I think it’s pretty cool. I find my own art therapy by playing guitar and such, and by occasionally welding some scrap steel into a sculpture… everybody needs something like that, and coloring provides it for many.

Enter “Full Metal Coloring: A Book of Down Range Reflection,” by former competitive shooter Kimberly Kolb Eakin. It offers more than images of guns and stuff for you to color; here’s a quote from the Amazon page where it’s selling for $9.99:

Filled with humor, history and iconic images, Full Metal Coloring appeals to military, veterans, shooting sports athletes and hunters. Amusing quotes by Aristotle, Walter Cronkite, Wyatt Earp and more! Shooting tips by Jerry Miculek, Brian Zins, Jim Henderson and more! Images of the world’s greatest shooters, Julie Golob, Sandra & Eric Uptagrafft, Dustin Ellerman, Randi Rogers and more! Featuring coloring pages for Tom Gresham of GunTalk and Michael Waddell of Bone Collector.

(Image: Kimberly Kolb Eakin)
(Image: Kimberly Kolb Eakin)

So if you’re looking for some relaxing time alone with guns and related stuff–and you want to get some art therapy while you’re at it–this book might be just the thing for you.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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