Plug Cap Firing & Blank Firing Model Guns For Re-enactors, Collections, Film, TV and Theatre Productions.

Who Are PlugFireCapGunsUK Ltd. ?

In October 2009 we formed PlugFireCapGunsUK Ltd. to fill a hole that had developed in the market since the Violent Crime Reduction Act (VCRA) was introduced.    Since the VCRA the number of suppliers of, and choice of quality replica firearms had decreased and with the price of deactivated firearms soaring we felt an alternative was needed.

Our aim is to provide a legal, wider choice of realistic replica / film prop firearms than available anywhere else ! .........Simple !

One of our main lines are plug cap firing models......

What Are Plug Fire Cap Guns?

Plug fire cap guns were designed to comply with strict Japanese gun laws introduced in the late 1960's. The full metal models are made from zinc/alloy metal and more modern models are made from special heavyweight plastic resins. They are specifically designed to be totally unable to be converted into real firearms. With the 2007 VCRA now in place PFC replicas perfectly fill the gap between airsoft and de-acts, and are ideal for re-enactors, collections, film, TV and theatre productions. De-acts prices have increased dramatically in recent years, and those "old" de-acts that can be stripped are now commanding exceptional prices!
Plug fire cap guns provide an alternative cost effective way of owning a safe but very realistic model of your favourite firearm with the added benefit that they do a lot more!

How Do Plug Fire Cap Guns Work?

Plug fire cap guns (aka model guns) use a small cap and clever cartridge mechanism to produce a very realistic simulation of a real firearm including noise, front venting smoke and flash / sparks and action cycling (blowback and cartridge ejection). They come in all the standard firearm forms, single and double action revolvers, semi-automatic and fully automatic pistols and rifles. PFC models operate and are strip-able exactly as the real items without actually firing a projectile. Each model takes the appropriate calibre cartridges adding to the realism.

Plug Fire Cap Gun Construction Materials

Plug fire cap guns are made from alloys to remove any possibility of conversion to real firearms.

Plastic Resin Models are made from several different resin materials, the HW models contain metal particals mixed in to increase the weight and improve the finish, some mixes are listed below:-

  • ABS resin
  • HW (Heavy Weight resin), Manufactures have developed their own proprietary forms.
  • SRHW (Super Real Heavy Weight resin)
  • HWIF (Heavy Weight Iron Finish)

Full Metal Models are closer in weight and feel to their original counterparts and are usually constructed in two forms depending on construction date:-

  • Zinc Alloy (Zamak). Widely used in all sorts of die cast applications / models.
  • Aluminium Alloys (rarer but more durable than Zamak).

Plug Fire Cap Gun Use And Maintanance

Plug fire cap guns and cartridges do require maintenance, just as their counterparts do! They are not toys, they are precision models and as such need to be set-up and maintained correctly. If used as display pieces they will last forever with just a light oil, however if used regularly they need to be maintained well. For instance, the reusable cartridges must be washed after use in soap and water to remove corrosive residues left over from firing caps as do certain parts of the model itself, detonator pin, barrel etc. Given the correct care they will last for many years, as proven by the fact that many models are now over 30 years old and still going strong! These models need regular care!

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Click below to see the Uks leading gun magazine "GUNMART" recent artical on  our company!!!



Update 20th March 2014

Lots more gone / going on site today including the following:

KSC Beretta M93r + Shoulder Stock
Kokusai Metal, open cylinder, Chief Special
Marushin AR15 XM177E2 OD Military Version
Marushin MP40 Firing Model
MGC Mauser C96 (1916) Stock and real grips
HWS Colt .45 SAA 12 inch Buntline Special

MGC Winchester Octagonal barrel "73" custom.
MGC Black Winchester walnut stock ( a one off special !)
MGC Winchester Large loop Randal custom.
MGC Navy x2

More will be added over the next few days including: Various Model Colts SAAs
HWS SAA Kits coming in limited Qtys order now.

Marushin M1 Garand Gas Blow Back
Marushin M2 Carbine Gas Blow Back

MGC Automagsx3
Custom 1911A1
MGC M4 Custom
MGC Sten mk3
XM177 AR15 Custom

And lots more... look out for our new "clearance" items coming soon

Update 27th February 2014More blank firers added today including some western guns, also some nice new PFC revolvers including a highly recomended KSC King Cobra....Hogue grips....mmmmm
Update 26th February
Blank firing Colt 1911's, Walther P38's and PPK's added !!!
Update 25th February
Another chance to own a metal Front venting PFC Enfield No.2 mk1!  They really do not come up for sale that often ! see "revolvers>other types" from the menu ! Also more Western models have arrived !!

Major Site Update 28th October 2013!

Great news ! we have expanded our Selection of our 8mm and 9mm PAK Blank Firers !

All Models are available in VCRA compliant bright colours AND Realistic Black finishes for those that are permitted to buy them under the VCRA rules !

Whether you need 1 or 10 click the link below to take a look !

 *Western & Modern blank firers here*
New Two Tone service now available


Update 17th Sept 2013

 *Western blank firers here


gqNew Archive Page Published 2013





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  • NOTE ANY current production PFC model can be ordered in for you!! usually with you in 10-14 working days, Just ask :)
We Buy Replicas !
  • PLEASE NOTE We are always interest in buying good quality used model / blank firing guns.

The VCRA and YOU ( applies to UK only )

  • PLEASE NOTE We will not supply ANYONE with post 1870 designs who does not have, and can prove a valid VCRA exemption, for details see here:      VCRA


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 Last site update 20th Mar 2014