SOG Specialty Knives and Tools is asking if F&S readers have the grit, guts and gall to show their best impersonation of the one and only Gunnery Sergeant R. Lee Ermey, a.k.a. The Gunny, to the world.

You know him from his Academy Award-nominated performance in Full Metal Jacket along with his many other film roles, including the Toy Story trilogy and the History Channel series “Lock N’ Load With R. Lee Ermey.”

If you think you can hack it, SOG has kicked off the “Are You The Gunny?” video contest on its Facebook page. Participants are asked to videotape and upload their best Gunny impression to the page and the winner with the best submission will be flown to Las Vegas as a guest of SOG for the 2011 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show and Conference in January. The winner will also get to hang out with The Gunny himself at a special cocktail party on the first night of the show.

We’d be proud for an F&S reader to claim this honor. Don’t be ashamed to get in front of the mirror and brush up your Gunny repertoire.

Submissions are due Dec. 21, so get moving, maggots!

Full entry informatiomn and contest rules are posted on the SOG Facebook page under “Contest” and at