• Network: Showtime
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 21, 2009
  • Season #: 1
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8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 18 Ratings

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  3. Negative: 2 out of 18

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Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
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  1. 70
    Lock ’n Load treats Wayne and many fellow customers as curiosities, and occasionally smacks of condescension. (The “Amazing Grace’’ sequence, in particular, crosses a line.) But the series also takes pains to avoid making judgments, and offers a parade of gun owners so vast that we end up with a broad view.
  2. Reviewed by: Kate Ward
    75
    NRA enthusiasts might be the target audience for this reality show about a Colorado gun shop, but Lock manages to have mainstream appeal, thanks to its focus on the store's quirky customers (a shank-holding old lady, a gun-loving pastor, etc.).
  3. Ryan prompts the patrons to talk, but the stories don't really develop into much; and although the arms-buying demographic is indeed wider than one who has not spent much time in a gun store might imagine, their reasons for buying tend to be variations on the same few themes: I was robbed; I don't want to be robbed; guns are fun to collect and shoot.