Uh.....one in the pipe, safety on?
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Q: The phrase "Lock and Load!" means what to you?
Meaning, if you were to hear the phrase "lock and load" called out to you, what do you think it is you're supposed to do?
(Don't look it up on the internet or elsewhere.)
I realize there are some prior discussions, some time ago. But it's interesting how many different definitions seem to exist, when asked off the cuff like this. There are certainly many discussions posted here and there, depending where you look.
IIRC In todays range It's insert magazine and chamber a round
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
I believe it was an old military term meaning "lock the bolt to the rear and load a magazine".
"Engage your brain before you engage your weapon" - James "Mad Dawg" Mattis
I thought it went back to the muzzle loading days when army issue was a musket. The term came into use when the hammer was locked back and the musket loaded. Thus lock and load.
"The 280z, is more like a skittish, half broken bronco, that requires constant attention, challenges your driving ability and will literally ride the driver hard and put him away wet."
Lock the safety , load the gun , be ready to go.
Datsun has it.
L&L means we're going into battle NOW. That means loaded, chambered, and safeties OFF, not on; it's time to start the action.
"The flock sleep peaceably in their pasture at night because Sheepdogs stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
Prepare yourself....because the S is about to HTF......
Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
On active duty in the Marines for many years in the 1980s and 1990s, we understood it to be a Hollywood bastardization of the USMC firing range command "Load and lock," which meant to load a magazine and lock the bolt (or slide) in the forward position, in order to be ready to fire.
Sometimes in life you have to stand your ground. It's a hard lesson to learn and even most adults don't get it, but in the end only I can be responsible for my life. If faced with any type of adversity, only I can overcome it. Waiting for someone else to take responsibility is a long fruitless wait.
It means "Mr. Custer" that you should have stayed home!
I thought the phrase was a variation of "load and lock". A phrase coined back to the beginning of world war II.
Load referred to the loading of the rifle's clip into the internal magazine and lock didn't mean locked back but the bolt locking into battery after it strips off a round. I don't remember if it was for the bolt action rifles or the semi auto... maybe both.
I don't remember the story of how the phrase was reversed but I would imagine it was something to do with the use of bottom feeding guns that referred to the bolt being locked back first and magazine inserted. It would be more like lock, load, release or something?
There is something about firing 4,200 thirty millimeter rounds/min that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
The barrel is loaded with powder, then the ball is rammed down against the load. Only after the ram is clear of the barrel do you lock the hammer back.