Gunny Ermey taking in the fans at SHOT Show's Glock Booth
Las Vegas, Nevada - If you've been waiting to see Gunny R. Lee Ermey at this year's SHOT Show, then you've been waiting too long. Because the longer you wait, the longer you'll have to wait.
"He (Gunny) is easily one of the top attractions at SHOT," said one Glock representative. "But that's true for almost everywhere he goes."
Lines wrap down the length of the Glock booth, threatening to block off traffic to neighboring vendors on each and every day. And each and every day, the lines grow longer and longer. Man or woman, young or old, they all come for a moment with the man who made "Maggot" cool again.
But not every fan comes for the regular hard charging character Gunny plays with such ease. Some come for the softer side.
"I think, my dad said, I think he plays the guy who is Sarge," said a shy grade school aged fan (in reference to Ermey's role as Sarge in the movie Toy Story). "I like the way he talks."
Whether it's the way he talks, the things he says or the principals for which he stands, it appears that Gunny R. Lee Ermey will have lines of fans wrapping around booths and buildings for as long as he wishes. An idea that suits those of us here at the NRA (as well as Glock, SOG and his countless other sponsors) just fine.