LOS ANGELES & DENVER (June 23, 2016) – He’s an 11-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He’s starred in more than 60 feature films. And he’s a weapons enthusiast. He’s R. Lee Ermey – a.k.a. The Gunny – and he’s leading the charge in the second season of GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey on Outdoor Channel. The show will make its return to the network on Wednesday, June 29 at both 7:30 p.m. ET and 11:30 p.m. ET.
The fiery half-hour series produced by Rogin Entertainment is centered on weapons and weapons technology – past, present and future. While consulting with top-notch experts, Ermey will get a chance to scratch his itchy trigger finger as he demonstrates some of the most historic and high-tech pieces – from the famous Finnish Lahti L-39 anti-tank gun used during the Second World War to the Milkor M32A1, a multi-shot 40mm grenade launcher used by the Marines today. He also test-drives and boards a variety of weaponized vehicles, such as the USS Makin Island (LHD-8) – a U.S. Navy ship where he got to play with a Phalanx CIWS. Engaging stories are tied to the pieces of weaponry and ground combat vehicles in each of the series’ 10 episodes. Also on display is Ermey’s indomitable in-your-face drill instructor persona.
Join the one-of-a-kind R. Lee Ermey as he tries out some of the baddest and most powerful weaponry known to mankind. Along for the ride throughout the series will be the crew from Dillon Aero; the Maricopa County SWAT team in Arizona; firearms expert Kenton Tucker; WW II weapons historian Gary Archer; Team GLOCK Captain and former U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shooter Shane Coley; legendary Vietnam-era U.S. Army sniper Ed Eaton; Craig “Sawman” Sawyer, a retired U.S. Navy SEAL; Aaron Cohen, a former Israeli Defense Forces operator; Tori Nonaka, Team GLOCK member and a three-time USPSA National Champion; Kirsten Joy Weiss, YouTube sensation and noted performance shooter; and Capt. Rogers and the crew of the USS Makin Island.
The Gunny is best known for his unforgettable performances in films like Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, which he received a Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman. Ermey also has starred in critically acclaimed television series on HBO, TNT, Showtime and History Channel. In addition to his storied film, broadcast and Marine Corps careers, Ermey’s impressive resume also boasts a 12-year reign as a GLOCK spokesman; has brand engagements with Victory Motorcycles, KA-BAR Knives, Tru Spec Apparel and Creedmoor Ammunition; and has appeared in campaigns for companies ranging from Coors Light to GEICO. He also works with the Young Marines Youth Organization and makes numerous personal appearances on behalf of the military and law enforcement.
Watch the trailer for GunnyTime with R.Lee Ermey here and tune in to Outdoor Channel on Wednesdays at both 7:30 p.m. ET and 11:30 p.m. ET to catch the second season of the explosive series.
About R. Lee Ermey:
Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor nominee, and Boston Society of Film Critics Award Winner for Best Supporting Actor in director, Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket”, R. Lee Ermey, after more than 25 years in the business, is one of the most successful and talented actors in film and television today, having starred or appeared in over sixty feature films. He served 11 years active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps. Ermey has been the spokesperson for GLOCK for over eleven years. And, he is also currently the spokesperson for Victory Motorcycles, KA-BAR Knives, Tru Spec Apparel and Creedmoor Ammunition.
About Outdoor Channel:
Outdoor Channel has been taking viewers across America and around the world on unparalleled adventures since 1993. Dedicated to the outdoor lifestyle and conservation, the independent cable network is a division of Outdoor Sportsman Group and provides a complete spectrum of riveting hunting, fishing, shooting and adventure entertainment. Outdoor Channel is the largest outdoor TV footprint in the country and is available in more than 50 countries internationally. Outdoor Channel can be viewed in HD and is accessible by broadband and mobile platforms. For program times and other information, visit www.outdoorchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. #WhatGetsYouOutdoors
Marietta, GA – TRU-SPEC®, one of the leading suppliers of uniforms and personal equipment to the military, law enforcement and public safety markets, is excited to partner with the Kentucky Speedway for this season’s Quaker State 400 Sprint Cup Series race held July 7-9th.
TRU-SPEC® will host a tent near the Main Entrance all weekend for visitors to stop by, check out apparel and gear and pick up some TRU-SPEC® swag. Visitors to the race can look for a special discount code for purchases on truspec.com.
“At TRU-SPEC® we continue to maintain an innovative and exciting approach to the apparel our loyal customers wear,” stated TRU-SPEC® Vice President of Marketing, Darrell Jacks. “We are always striving to provide all of our customers with the best apparel to meet the needs of their demanding work environments; from first responders and military personnel, to outdoorsmen and other demanding professions. This opportunity with the Kentucky Speedway is a way we can personally thank each of those men and women who work so hard day in and out.”
In addition, Kentucky Speedway staff will be wearing TRU-SPEC® apparel throughout the weekend, specifically 24-7 Series® Performance Polos, Ascent Pants and Field Shirts.
TRU-SPEC® is now one of the leading suppliers of uniforms and personal equipment to the military, law enforcement and public safety markets. The name TRU-SPEC® has become synonymous with quality, innovation and service as thousands of police, firefighters, EMTs and military personnel use and depend on our products daily. Visit www.truspec.com or facebook.com/TRUSPEC to find a dealer near you.
About Kentucky Speedway
Owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (SMI), Kentucky Speedway is a 1.5-mile superspeedway located in Sparta, KY, just 35 miles south of Greater Cincinnati /Northern Kentucky. The track attracts fans from the Tri-State area of Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and beyond. Entering its sixteenth season of racing, the speedway hosts NASCAR and ARCA events.
In July, the venue presents the sixth running of the Quaker State 400 Presented by Advance Auto Parts NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Prior to 2011, Kentucky Speedway hosted the NASCAR XFINITY Series races and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. In addition to the July event, the speedway will host a second NASCAR XFINITY Series event in September along with an ARCA race.
The venue also is home to many other special events throughout the year including concerts, driving schools, car shows, fitness runs and four driving schools.
Marietta, GA – June 16, 2016 – TRU-SPEC®, one of the leading suppliers of uniforms and personal equipment to the military, law enforcement, public safety and shooting sports markets, has announced their partnership with 3-Gun Nation for selected events in the 2016 Regional event series; to include the 3GN Eastern Regional June 18-19 at Clinton House Plantation in Clinton, SC, and the 3GN Nationals October 6-9 at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, VA.
Leading into the Eastern Regional at the Clinton House, TRU-SPEC® will be supporting the 3-Gun Basic Training Class, led by Team TRU-SPEC® members Mike Sexton and Chad Drewery.
“At TRU-SPEC®, we offer each of our loyal customers a line of trusted apparel that matches their performance – be it public safety, law enforcement or the competitive shooter,” stated TRU-SPEC® Vice President of Marketing, Darrell Jacks. “The shooting community consistently puts wear and tear on their equipment, and they need a line of apparel they can trust to move and withstand the aggressive situations they are put through. We’re proud to provide that to them on a daily basis.”
Team TRU-SPEC® shooters Joe Pitha, Mike Sexton, Chad Drewery, Dave Horn, Dean DeTurk, Andy Snyder, and Heath and Niki Clevenger will all be present at the Eastern Regional event.
TRU-SPEC® will be donating a total of $5,500 in prizes for the two events. Participants and attendees to the matches will be able to receive a discount code for purchases made on http://www.TRU-SPEC.com.
TRU-SPEC® is now one of the leading suppliers of uniforms and personal equipment to the military, law enforcement public safety, and shooting sports markets. The name TRU-SPEC® has become synonymous with quality, innovation and service as thousands of police, firefighters, EMTs and military personnel use and depend on our products daily. Visit www.truspec.com or facebook.com/TRUSPEC to find a dealer near you.