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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 16th Dec 2014

Small update Today, more to come !
Early Full Metal MGC Mauser C96 + Stock / Holster
Now Taking orders for the HWS Colt M1860 gambler model!!!
Arriving with us Today:
KSC PFC King Cobra revolver 6 inch
Kokusai custom M60 ladySmith
Kokusai SRHW S&W M10, 2 inch
MGC M9 Beretta wity wood grips
Marushin M9 Full auto Dolphin
Tanaka M500

Update 11th Dec 2014

Clearance Sale items updated Today, more to come !
Also on today an extremely rare Early Hudson Metal Front venting Beretta 1934 !!

And another
extremely rare Early Nataka Metal Front venting Walther PP !!

Update 9th Dec 2014

Update Today, Revolvers and SMG's Yes finally we will do the SAA's over the next few days  keep coming back!
WE ALSO HOPE TO HAVE SOME XMAS CLEARANCE BARGAINS TO OFFER SOON....... ;)Just a few of those added on site today, links below :

Colt King cobra 4 inch revolver pachmayr grips !
S&W M10 4 inch SRHW Revolver...NICE !!!!!
Hudson MKII Stengun
Fast draw Custom (FDC) Colt 45 SAA Many special features
Marushin "X Cartridge" 6mm Airsoft Colt .45 Civilian SAA
Arriving here very soon:
More MGC Thompsons
Hudson AK47s
MGC Lugers, P38,... and more..:)

RECENT Models Added On Site :

Very Rare MGC Front Venting Winchester M1873
MGC Steel STERLING MKV 9mm Sub Machinegun SOLD
Hudson Vz61 Scorpion Sub Machinegun SOLD
x2 more Full metal MGC Colt 1911's
MGC Winchester 1866
MGC Smith & Wesson M76 Submachine Gun
Marushin M2 Carbine Gas Blowback..Nice!!
CMC Colt SAA Black Powder Frame Colt markings
Marushin FV Colt SAA Nickel
Winchester Randals x4 including a FV oct barrel
Colt Pietta Navy 9mm blank firer
Remington New Model Army
Remington Navy
Weihrauch Beretta HW94s Blank firers x2
Umarex GPDA8 Browning Hi-Power 8mm Blank firer
MGC Colt Commander NOW SOLD
Marushin Browning Hi-Power Vigilante
Marushin Hi-power No1 Mk1* with wood stock
Update 19th Sept 2014 On site today :
Tanaka 3rd Generation Glock 17's Railed version,
x3 Marushin Front venting metal SAA's,
x3 Remington and Colt Blackpowder Models,
Remington Derringer Models,
Custom Large Looped Winchester 73,
M31-RS2 Riot Shotgun as used for US Law Enforcement and S.W.A.T,
Rare Enfield No2 Mk1 PFC Cap Firing,
Reck Winchester .22 Blank firer, Hudson Mauser 1930
HWS Fast Draw Custom SAA (FDC), S&W M36 Snub Nosed .38
The UK's No1 !

Major Site Update 28th October

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 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


Welcome, Merry Xmas !

 Last site update 18th Dec 2014


We Buy Replicas !