Angus Laidlaw has penned an article on page 47 about the origin of the term "Lock and Load" . Ok Guys(and Gals), I am in the business and have heard a lot of theories(all good) about where the phrase came from. In flight, the weapons were supposed to be unprimed. My belief is that the recruit was instructed to "lock and load" . . How Lock-N-Load ® Works The Hornady ® Lock-N-Load ® System is as Easy as 1-2-3 Insert the Lock-N-Load ® die bushing into the press bushing and lock it into place with a twist. Of course, I can't cite any sources for that The term "lock and load" is often seen in war movies, especially in scenes with firearms, where a sergeant gives the command to "lock and load" to the troops under him.So what does this phrase mean and what is the origin of it? S (Terminate on Sight) or Lock and Load, an album by G-Unit Lock & Load, an album by Leslie Fish "Lock and Load", a song by Bob Seger from It's a Mystery We have expanded the publishing line now to include novels to go along with our game series in … (US, slang) A command to prepare a weapon for battle. The first rounds would be ***** into their chambers and the safety levers switched off on the M-16s. "Happy Hunting", was the farewell jumping out of the hold. City to RNC after canceled GOP convention: Pay up Lock 'n Load Publishing has published over eighty products, including our fan favorites Nations at War Series, World at War 85 Series, and Lock 'n Load Tactical series. Insert your standard die with 7/8"-14 threads into the Lock-N-Load ® bushing. . The line "load and lock" was purportedly delivered by John Wayne during a WWII movie as "lock and load", and it stuck since. (interjection) While many people falsely attribute "lock and load" to the Garand, the M2 machine gun (and "lock and load") predates the Garand by … meaning to retract the op-rod . Regardless of its exact origin, the phrase has come to relate to any activity in which preparations have to be made for an immediate action. The six locking lugs on the die and press bushings will hold it securely in position. krkalaf Mar 21, 2011. If you do not lock the bolt latch release before loading, the bolt is captured to the rear by the bolt latch, as for single shot operation, and does not actually load a round. Lock and Loaded is to confirm. Lock and Load is the order. The command "lock and load" means to prepare the firearm for firing and put it in condition 1 (i.e.) . "Lock and Load" The origin of the phrase "lock and load" is not entirely clear, as there are two similar, yet distinct, explanations for its origin. What does lock-and-load mean? . . . . which is at odds with what I believe to be the origin. The way I always understood it, the proper phrasing was "load and lock", meaning, "load your garand, and lock the safety". Lock n' Load..what does it really mean? . . . Cruise ship rescues 24 people from boat off Florida coast. Mostly that "Load and Lock" is the proper phrase not lock and load. ENGAGE the safety (thereby "locking") . then "load" the clip of ammo.