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Sound off like you gotta pair of Browning 50 cals armed with explosive tipped bullets

  • Dec 3, 2009
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Everyones favorite Marine, "The Gunny" Lee Ermey had a hit with his long running show Mail Call which he took questions about military history from viewers emails and answered them.  Lock N' Load is a simpler program, it's about weapons and their history and loses the email feature (which was nice but isn't missed much.)

Episodes can range from the history of handguns to rifles to tanks and plenty of other goodies in between.  Find out that there really are such things as Bunker Buster Bombs and how armed servicemen could defeat the enclosres of enemies (a late 90's Ford Taurus makes a dandy bunker in a demonstration) that the first attempt at a repeating rifle can destroy your own hand and even learn why the Japanese Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun lost the war for the Japanese in WW II.

The Gunny talks about weapon history, technology and with the use of some CGI how the weapons work.  Thats all good but what makes Lee a happy Marine is when he gets to SHOOT the guns.  Sure the targets are watermellons, beer bottles and tin cans but they all get destroyed nice and good.

For fans of military, guns, history and how-things-work.  Lock N' Load is great and interesting and as long as it keeps The Gunny out of stupid movies and doing what he does best, the better.
Sound off like you gotta pair of Browning 50 cals armed with explosive tipped bullets

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Actor and Vietnam veteran R. Lee Ermey guides viewers through the evolution of the deadliest battlefield weapons, with 3-D graphics detailing the improvements, changes in technology and the thought process behind each weapon. Also, experts discuss the engineering and history involved, and high-speed photography shows how these firearms work and what really happens at the point of impact.
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