Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey
|Lock n' Load with R. Lee Ermey|
Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey DVD cover
|Also known as||Lock n' Load|
|Starring||R. Lee Ermey|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Running time||44 minutes|
|Original run||July 26, 2009– November 13, 2009|
It was hosted by R. Lee Ermey.
In a typical episode, Ermey focused on one specific type of weapon or weapon system, presenting key advancements in its technology and demonstrating their use with the help of experts. In a holdover from his duties hosting Mail Call on the History Channel, he frequently added humor in the form of light-hearted drill instructor haranguing aimed at the viewer. He also displayed an eagerness to try out the episode's relevant weapons against a wide range of targets, particularly watermelons ("they taste better after being shot with a machine gun"), as well as glass bottles.
The 13-episode series has been rerun semi-regularly since, with reruns currently airing on History 2.
The pilot episode was produced by Simon J. Heath and edited by Simon Day (the lead singer of Australian punk band 'RatCat').
The Pilot episode first aired in December 2008. This rated well and was followed by a Series in 2009.
The show premiered on July 26, 2009 and ran for one season.
- "Machine Guns"
- "Helicopters" (filmed at Yakima Firing Center in Yakima, Washington)
- "Armored Vehicles"
- "MG2" (Machine Guns, part 2)
- "Bunker Busters" (military demolition)
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