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Enter SOG's 'Are You The Gunny?' contest to win SHOT show admission and meet R. Lee Ermey

December 13, 2010 | 12:17 pm


Think you've got what it takes to be "The Gunny?" If so, SOG Specialty Knives and Tools wants you -- to enter its "Are You The Gunny?" contest.

The most talented entrant with the grit, guts and gall to show his or her best impersonation of the one-and-only retired U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey, a.k.a. The Gunny, will win a trip for two to January's not-open-to-the-public Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas, plus get to meet The Gunny himself.

Ermey has a long history of film and TV appearances, recently as the "caring" therapist in the above GEICO commercial.

Entries may be submitted by uploading a video no longer than 4 minutes to YouTube and then posting the entry video to the SOG Facebook page. The submission deadline closes at noon on Dec. 21. Full contest details and rules are available online.

SOG will announce the top three entries on Dec. 23 on its Facebook page and then public voting will commence, closing at 5 p.m. Dec. 29. The grand prize winner will be announced Dec. 30, also on Facebook.

The SHOT show is the largest and most comprehensive exposition of firearms, ammunition, archery, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics, camping and related products and services. Owned and sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, admittance is restricted to the shooting, hunting and outdoor trade and to commercial buyers and sellers of military, law enforcement and tactical products and services.

-- Kelly Burgess

Video: GEICO commercial featuring R. Lee Ermey. Credit: GEICO via YouTube