What Are Blank Guns?

Posted by Ryan Mir on 3/9/2018 to Blank Guns


Blank guns are also known as Blank Replica Guns, Blank Firing Guns or Prop Guns. A Blank gun replicates the sound of a real gun without any projectiles thus making it an ideal prop for Training, Theatrical & Film Production.

It is a replica gun that provides a very realistic firing experience. Such guns are frequently used in the movies because they sound quite real. 

Types of Blank Guns 



Front Firing Blank Gun

Front Firing Blank Gun


Top Firing Blank Gun

Top Firing Blank Gun



Front Firing Blank Gun.

Front Firing Blank gun refer to how the fumes are discharged from the barrel when the blank pistol or a revolver is fired. In Front firing blank gun, the barrel is open allowing all the gases & fumes to discharge through the front (barrel) of the gun. 


These blank guns have an orange / red plug almost ½” extending in front of the barrel. The plug adheres to the laws & regulations by ATF.
 

It is strongly advised not to remove the plug from blank guns.


Front Firing Blank Guns are used by military & police training and are also very popular between Theatrical / Film production community. They come in various styles such as fully automatic, semi-automatic & revolver.


Top Firing Blank Gun.

Top Firing Blank Gun refers to how the fumes are discharged when the blank pistol or a revolver is fired. In a top firing blank gun, the barrel is blocked and all the gases are discharged through the vent in top of the blank gun. These blank guns have a red / orange plug inside the barrel & only visible when looking inside the barrel. 

These type of blank guns are safe to use but always be cautious when firing one. It is recommended to shoot at full arm’s length for safety, from the fumes it vents out and should not be fired directly at anything.

Top firing blank guns are very popular between film productions, theatrical & musical videos.  They come in various style such as fully automatic, semi-automatic & revolver.


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