Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey: Season 1
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When this old guy spoke about some people doubting the stories of one man firing a water cooled machine gun that was supposed to take a four man crew, he made his point in a very convincing way. He walked over, picked the machine gun UP, and blazed away at the target with it.
Don't mess with Ermey.
He is for real.
And the information in Lock and Load is really great! Historical, topical, up-to-date, accurate and entertaining.
What more could anyone aski for?
The gunny- direct from History Channel's "Mail Call"- presents the first season of "Lock N' Load" complete with no commercials. This big hit from the History Channel is a must view for anyone interested in firearms and military technology.
It comes packaged in a tidy four disc unit in a format that actually does not allow the discs to fall out on the floor, an apparent technological breakthrough. Great!
Provides historical data without being boring, with animated graphics to demonstrate functions from really primitive firearms to the latest explosive delivery system.
Buy this set, and watch R. Lee blow stuff up! Enjoy.
Of course, the main reason the show hits it out of the park is Gunny. He's genuinely enthusiastic, humorous but serious as well, appreciative of the historical value and power of the weapons (like a kid in a candy store), and at the end of the day, a capable host, by which I mean effective on all levels. It's one thing for a host to talk about a gun - it's another for him to pick up a foreign or ancient weapon and shoot tight groups at decent ranges. Gunny is the real deal, and while sometimes the zaniness is turned up to 11, knowing that he is going to hip fire a tripod mounted machine gun or full-auto unload an M16 (not to mention hit a target with a smooth bore musket at 50 yards) gives him all the credibility a host needs.
That, and he positively scares the crap out of just about everyone else on the show. From mousey collectors, who are clearly nervous, to trained professionals who always defer to him, to even military who outrank him but clearly give him reverence, he commands that type of respect that you can only get by being genuinely who you are. This is what ultimately makes the show so good, and makes it even more unfortunate that one season is all we got.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoy his attitude and explanations and also the people he interviews. The demonstrations are interesting and informative.Published 4 months ago by Sprkymrt
R. Lee Ermey is an excellent choice for anything. He is especially good in military history. I love him. His likable character can get my kids inspired in class.Published 5 months ago by Tim Else
It's the Gunny at his best, there is no reason you should not own this. Fun series, plenty of historical value, plus lots of big booms.Published 12 months ago by Jason Haynes
This is a great product it shipped next day and 2 days later it was here it's was also a great pricePublished 16 months ago by cole
Gunny truly rocks in this series, unleashing his artistic genius on enemy canvas (shooting paint balloons), gumball machines, water melons, cow bones and canned vegetables... Read morePublished 18 months ago by L McGuire
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