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Are you The Gunny?

R. Lee Ermey a.k.a. The Gunny

Maybe you recognize retired marine and actor Ronald Lee Ermey as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, the tough marine corps drill instructor he portrayed in the classic, and disturbing, Vietnam War movie Full Metal Jacket. Or, perhaps you recognize his voice (he was Sarge) from watching the animated feature Toy Story with your kids (or alone, hey, there’s no judgment here.)

Well, now you have the chance to meet, and possibly (but very unlikely), impress him in person. Launching today, SOG Specialty Knives & Tools “Are you the gunny?” contest challenges participants to videotape their best impression of the iconic actor and submit them via the company’s Facebook page.

The contest winner and a guest will be flown to Las Vegas in January for the 2011 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show and Conference. Besides gaining access to the show, the winner will have a chance to host a beverage with “The Gunny.” Just be prepared to drop and give him 20.

Bob Sexton

Bob Sexton

Growing up in Gander, Newfoundland, and Peterborough, Ontario, Outdoor Canada's managing editor Bob Sexton jumped at every chance to wet a line and head afield. After spending half of the 1990s working as a tour guide in Latin America, he completed a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in 2001 and was hired on as Outdoor Canada's assistant editor. Since joining the magazine, he has won two Outdoor Writers of Canada awards, in 2008 and 2011, and contributed to numerous National Magazine Award winning or nominated stories. Sexton is the past president of the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors.

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