[Ads-l] “Lock ’n' load!”

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 24 04:17:55 EDT 2017


Apparently, this is what is said, today, with the troops using M-16’s
instead of M-1’s in Basic Training:

"Is the left ready? The left is ready. Is the right ready? The right is
ready. Is there anyone downrange? Is there anyone downrange? Ready on the
firing line! Shooters, _lock one 20-round magazine and load one round! Scan
your sectors! Commence firing!”

Undoubtedly, in combat, platoon leaders would still say simply, “Lock ’n’
load!”

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-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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