Plug Fire Cap Guns for TV / Films and Theatre Use
Plug fire models make ideal prop guns. The advantage over blank firing guns is that model guns can be used much more safely. For instance in scenarios where a close range shot is required blank firing guns are potentially very dangerous. For example the perfect application for a model gun over other types of prop gun is a point blank
shot as a solid barrelled model can be used exposing the "casualty" to
no danger, but still give full blowback, action cycling and cartridge ejection.
Model guns give the full effect of an actual firearm firing without any of the associated risks.
In many instances blank firing guns are also too loud to be fired without hearing protection fitted (sometimes hearing protection is not feasible depending upon camera shot / application). Again since model guns are quieter than blank firers this is less of an issue.
Plug fire cap guns are also ideal for smaller low budget productions as there is no requirement for an armourer to be present as there is with other types of prop firearms, e.g. real guns chambered for firing blanks, also the cost of caps is lower than the cost of blanks and the model can be kept by the production company for further use.
Many film makers already use model guns and add post-production effects such as extra muzzle flash and louder noise. This makes filming simpler as less time can be spent on set, "tuning" effects, retakes etc.
Another benefit is that a much wider range of model guns are available than commercial blank firing guns.
We also offer to research appropriate period models for your production if required, source prop guns in general e.g. resin/rubber "throw downs" and full metal dummy guns for closeup non-firing applications.
Please use the general enquiries form to ask any questions.