Mandi Bierly
July 27, 2009 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Anyone else finding him or herself a little too excited for the premiere of the new History show Lock N’ Load with R. Lee Ermey (July 31, 9 p.m. ET)? The U.S. Marine Corp Gunnery Sergeant, former drill instructor, Vietnam veteran and actor will get “hands-on with some of the world’s fiercest firearms, including machine guns, tanks, pistols and rockets.” High-speed photography will allegedly give us an unprecedented look at the inner workings of the weapons and what really happens at the point of impact.

The closest I have — or ever will — come to holding a gun is kicking ass at Time Crisis II, but the promise of this show is making me feel the kind of pumped I haven’t experienced since applauding at the end of 2008’s Rambo. Who’s with me?

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