Lock n' Load : A reality TV show about a gun shop starts today

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Lock n’ Load premiers today on Showtime at 8pm ET/PT today (Wednesday). The idea behind the show is hidden cameras placed around a gun store and shooting range.

It is being advertised on the Huff Post … so be warned, it could be very very bad.

Thanks to Sven for alerting me to it.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Steve McKee Steve McKee on Nov 24, 2009

    I've watched some of this "Lock 'n Load" (Showtime version) and it is not authentic and is in fact a "fraud" in every aspect. I did some research on the "star" of the show - this Josh - and he's a STAGE ACTOR from LA. He does not own the store and he is NOT a gun salesman (that evident from his presentations to the customers). He is NOT a shooter either - witness the way he not only handles firearms (muzzles pointing at the customers and all kinds of other taboos like off-color/anti-gun "jokes") and note the way he way he "holds" a shotgun or rifle - he's a fraud of the first order. The show is a thinly-veiled attempt at an ANTI-GUN platform... So very disappointing... I thought for a second that we were going to get an intellectual approach to gun-buying/shooting/personal protection/pro Second Amendment, but instead we got a poorly scripted joke laugh-track with an annoying "actor" that leaves you tearing your hair out... Poor, poor, poor!

  • Leisureguy Leisureguy on Nov 24, 2009

    I don't watch TV at all, but from what I read I don't think there's much hope of any TV show providing an intellectual approach to anything.