Independent Drama supply weapons, realistic imitation firearms, and related prop hire to the film, TV, stills photography, motion capture, events, corporate and theatre industries.

Our Armours and Instructors provide professional experience in the staging and handling of firearms with on-set gun supervision and firearms training for actors.

We can help you choose the right tools for the job, taking into consideration historical authenticity, character profiles and above all safety. Our weapons and props are designed or chosen specifically for theatrical and film use and we have a wide range of handguns, rifles, SMGs' shotguns, swords, knives, pipes, bats, and much more.

We also work with directors, producers and designers to advise on the look (and sourcing) of new weapons, props costumes and sets. Whether creating a fantasy world, sci-fi universe, WW2 battleground or modern day action scene, we can help make your production action friendly saving you time and avoiding potential safety issues further down the line.

Legal Requirements

Supply of replica / imitation or airsoft firearms

Any production requiring replica / imitation or airsoft firearms, must have obtained them from a Registered Firearms Dealer (RFD) or a correctly licensed supplier that is a Company who's business is to supply replica / imitation or airsoft firearms to film, television and theatrical productions.

Use of replica / imitation or airsoft firearms

For all production work, a Film Armourer must be engaged where a firearm that requires a licence or certificate is to be held or used by someone who is not working within the privileges of their own licence, such as an actor. The Film Armourer must be competent and experienced in such work. Holding licences or shotgun and firearm certificates does not qualify a person to be an armourer.
The safety and security of replica / imitation / airsoft firearms should be treated in the same way. The production must seek the advice of the relevant weapons expert to make sure that adequate information, instruction and training is given to all those involved with, or affected by the use of the weapon.

Metropolitan Police Service Film Unit (January 2017)


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