The Guns on Hell On Wheels


At the moment I’m working on the pre production of my latest short film which will involve an imitation firearm as well as a scene where a real gun will be fired.  Here in Australia gun laws are very strict and using any sort of weapon on set whether real or imitation requires the consent of a credited armourer and the local police department.

A film armourer is basically the guy who is responsible for supplying the weaponry needs for a film and also ensures the safety and authenticity of the items being used.

Below is a neat little video for the AMC series ‘Hell on Wheels’ where on-set armourer Brian Kent discusses some of the Old West weaponry used by the characters in the show.  I hope you find this interesting!

Oh by the way remember if you are interested in creating your own realistic gun effects using toy/prop guns with computer effects instead then check out one of my previous blogs:

Be sure to also head on over to Rody Polis and view the great shoot out effects packs he has available:


Until next time…

Keep shooting! - Lucas


Leave A Response