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Getting To The Bottom Of “LOCK” and “LOAD”

There have been dozens of letters and e-mails on the topic of “Lock and Load.” While we cannot say what individual range commands were on every military and civilian range for nearly a century, we can rely on the printed War Dept. and Dept. of the Army sources.

Today’s “LOCK” And “LOAD”

So if “LOCK” and “LOAD” is part of only military high-power rifle range work, how did it enter the general shooter’s lexicon?

Hornady Lock-N-Load Concentricity Tool

Eliminate the “in-bore yaw” in reloads.

Hornady Lock-N-Load Auto Charge

The Hornady Lock-N-Load Auto Charge’s accuracy, speed, convenience and simplicity make it a useful addition to any precision shooter’s reloading bench.

Hornady Lock-N-Load Magnum Sonic Cleaner

The Sonic Cleaner uses transducers to remove fouling from the metal parts of firearms.

Lock Then Load

There is a clear demonstration of what the student was asked to do as part of the Rapid Fire exercise in the 1942 U.S. War Dept. Training Film (T.F. 7 1094) “Rifle Marksmanship with the M1 Rifle –Preparatory Training.”

Tested: Hornady Lock-N-Load Iron Press

Hornady’s New Lock-N-Load Iron Press provides plenty of strength and versatility.

Wipe off the Ugly

Guns don’t appear pristine and beautiful in our magazines without effort. In fact, a fair amount of work goes into making them look the way they do.

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