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 19th Sept 2014

On site today :
Tanaka 3rd Generation Glock 17's Railed version,
Many more models coming !!.
keep coming back!
Update 16th Sept
On site today :
x3 Marushin Front venting metal SAA's,
x3 Remington and Colt Blackpowder Models,
Update 11th Sept 2014 :
Remington Derringer Models,
Update 2nd Sept 2014 :
Custom Large Looped Winchester 73,

M31-RS2 Riot Shotgun as used for US Law Enforcement and S.W.A.T,
Update 19th Aug 2014:
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
Update 18th Aug 2014LOTS Of new Models on site today !! ! Including:
M31 RS2 Shotgun,  Glock 18's, 
"Taxi driver" Travis model M29 .44 Magnum,  New range of HWS SAA Kits and accessories,  Metal FV SAA,  HWS PFCGUK Custom SAA.
Update 8th Aug 2014We Are Back !! ! from our summer break. Sorry for any inconvenience, We will catch up with all your emails over the next few days and be adding Lots and Lots of stock next week :)
Update 22nd July
IMPORTANT ! Please note: If you have an urgent order, please place it on or before noon 24th as we are closed from the 26th until the 6th August for our summer break. Sorry for any inconvenience, please do keep emailing as we will be around when possible, but may not be able to get back to you till the 6th as we are also having some building work done ! Some break !:)
Update 14th July
Something special today ! MGC Winchester Model 1897
We often say it but for this one it is truer than ever, "its an extremely rare gun". A fantastic MGC Winchester Model 1897, also known as the Model 97, M97, or Trench Gun, We acquired two of these, and have spent a considerable amout of time and money to restore them ! This one is now ready for sale.: MGC Winchester 1897 Pump Shotgun!
Update Number 2 ! 9th July
Something for the re-enactors / Bond fans out there: Walther PPK's and Luger's !! including a few PFCGUK Custom PPK/s, Lots more coming.. including more in the Sale section..
Update 9th July
On website today: COLT 1911's !!!!!
Some rare 1911 models for the collectors including a one of a kind PFCGUK Custom 1911A1, Lots more different models on site later this week.

Update 2nd July
On website today: COLT WALKERS !!!!!
Apologies for the late update, End of year accounts got in the way of having fun! All done now, Tax man happy gggrrrrr, back to work more updates coming soon!

Update 4th June
On website today: x2 FV FULL METAL SAA's
Models added to  CLEARANCE SECTION !!!!
There are real bargains there, don't miss it!
We need the space ! for yet more new stock due in!

Update 28th May
On website today:
Tanaka FV Cavalry,  Hartford Cavalry Non Fluted Cylinder! x2 more Kokusai Classic SAA's,

Update 27th May
Arrived today on site very soon:
Hartford FDC (fast draw custom),  x2 more Colt Dragoons, more FV Metal Marushins
x2 Winchester 1897 Trenchguns !!!!! 1 MGC full metal, 1 Tanaka.
Also now working on that spares page !! coming soon,, REALLY !! :)
Latest HUGE batch of Caps direct from the makers, all sizes / types in all the flavors ;)

Update 22nd May 2014

Added today: More western models, Lots of MP40's, SIG p226's, Tanio Koba S&W1911, Suppressed AR15 XM177

Major Update 21st May 2014

£5K of stock added in the WESTERN SECTION today,
Another 5K will be added to the other sections over the next few days. Lots more arriving as we speak ! we aim to give you choice !!
STAR of the Day is the
COLT DRAGOONS added to the western page.
More News coming !! Keep watching ;-)
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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