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  1. lock and load(Verb)

    A slang military command to prepare weapons for battle. No US weapon includes "lock and load" as one of the commands related to that weapon, nor is it a recognized range command. However the command used on the firing range at Fort Jackson (US Army) in 1970 was "Lock and Load one round, live ammunition."

  2. lock and load(Verb)

    To prepare for an imminent event.

  3. Origin: * The most common theory traces this order to the operation of the M1 Garand rifle. Before loading the ammunition clip into the rifle, the operating rod handle is pulled to the rear until the bolt is securely locked open. According to the M1 Garand Manual, loading the clip without first locking the bolt could result in an accidental discharge of a round. In the 1943 training film (Rifle Marksmanship with M1 Rifle) the instructor orders first "Lock" then "Load".

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