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 void 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 for Theatres, Film and TV had dramatically decreased.
Our aim is to provide a legal, wider choice of safe, realistic replica / film prop firearms than available anywhere else ! .........Simple !
One of our main lines are plug cap firing models...... Much safer than any other form of firing Prop / replica firearm.
over the last 8 years we have supplied firing replicas to many prestigious companies / organisations including:
- The Royal Opera House London
- Shakespeare's Globe London
- The Old Vic London
- Many large scale Film / Theatre productions
We are a fully registered company and also full members of the UK GunTrade Association (GTA) and as such a trustworthy, responsible and reliable Company!
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, Film, TV and Theatre productions. 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, effect dependant on barrel length. 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:-
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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ADDED TODAY : Lots of Western blank firing versions :- SAA's, "Colt Conversions" More rare ones arriving very soon ;) See today's additions here : Western Blank Firers ===================================
Updated 7th September 2017
ADDED TODAY : A few rare Western blank firing versions !:- Pietta CUSTOM "CARTRIDGE CONVERSION" .38/9mm Blank Colt 1860 Army Underslot Venting, Ejecter tube AND Correct sized grips/backstrap! And others! see today's additions here : Western Blank Firers ===================================
Updated 29th August 2017
ADDED TODAY : A few rare Colt 1911 .45 ACP Semi Autos ! Tanio Koba and PFCGUK Custom Versions . see today's here : Colt 1911 .45 ACP Semi autos ===================================
ADDED TODAY : New PFC Models --SIG P226, S&W Victory Models, S&W M19 2.5 inch and others across the site!...see them here : S&W Revolvers ===================================
Updated 6th December 2016
ADDED TODAY : Some MORE nice western Blank firers...see them here : Western Blank Firers link ===================================
Updated 28th November 2016
Over the next few days we will be adding : Some nice western Blank firers...see them here : Western Blank Firers link ===================================
Updated 8th November 2016
Today we have added : Marushin Metal Uzi 9mm complete with both WOOD and STEEL FOLDING Stocks...see it here : UZI 9mm link ===================================
Updated 19th October 2016
Today we have added : CAW's New............... Charter Arms Bulldog .44 Special !! see it here : Charter Arms Bulldog link ===================================
Updated 14th October 2016
Today we have added : Tanaka's New Beretta M9 Semi auto 9mm..NEW EVOLUTION VERSIONS see them here : SEMI / FULL AUTOMATIC PISTOLS ===================================
Updated 10th October 2016
Today we have added : Another large batch of blank firing WESTERN GUNSMORE WESTERN BLANK FIRERS !! ! including a nice .22 long RECK WINCHESTER! see them here : Western Blank Firers Link ===================================
Updated 6th October 2016
Today we have added : Another amazing 16 inch Schmidt Colt "Buntline Special" with Revolver Carbine Stock !! see it here : Western Blank Firers Link ===================================
Updated 20th September 2016
Today we have added : TWO SMG's................ S&W M76 and M3A1 Greasegun see them here : Sub Machine Guns ===================================
Updated 19th September 2016
Today we have added : Tanaka H&K USP's and Glock 18's Full / Semi auto..NEW EVOLUTION VERSIONS see them here : SEMI / FULL AUTOMATIC PISTOLS ===================================
Today we have added : MORE WESTERN BLANK FIRERS !! including a One off Blank and PFC firing Uberti SAA !! A rare thing indeed.. see them here : Western Blank Firers Link Also a very rare MGC 12 inch Buntline with Skelenton Stock !! see it here: PFC Western Guns link ===================================
Updated 19th August 2016
Back from summer Hols!! Today we have added : WESTERN BLANK FIRERS ! Jagers, Adlers, Interword Arms, Piettas, Schmidts, Kimars the list goes on! Think its safe to say we have the UK's Largest Stock of western used blank firers!! ===================================
Today: Lots of guns being added to the " CLEARANCE SALE ITEMS" page. A LOT of bargains, at least 5 a day for the next five days! Plus other new models across the site this/next week, keep coming back so you dont miss them !! ===================================
Update 28th June 2016
Today: COLT1911 Commander,.... S&W M36 Deluxe Adler Colt SAA .22 engraved,.. Hudson .41rf Derringer, Small Frame Schmidt.22,.... x2 MGC lugers Colt 1911 Government..... See of them here: COLT 1911's LUGER's BLANK COLTSAA's ===================================
Update 9th June 2016
Today: LOTS MORE Winchesters !! See of them here: Winchesters Also A very nice CMC M1/2 Carbine with extras for the lowest price we have ever seen these at !! See it here : Assault Riflese ===================================
Update 6th June 2016
Today: A few new Winchesters and Modern revolver PFC firing models See of them here: Winchesters, : S&W Revolvers, ===================================
Update 2nd June 2016
Today: A few new Colt SAA blank firing models See of them here: Blank firing SAA's, ===================================
Update 9th May 2016
Today: A few new Colt SAA models from HWS, and a Colt SAA custom finish from PFCGUK ! Some of them here: New HWS PFC Saa's, ===================================
Update 4th May 2016
This week: Models added across the site ! Some of them here: Western Blank firers, Winchesters, Shotguns and more. ===================================
Update 18th March 2016
This week: Lots of models added across the site ! Too busy to list them all here, but to mention just some: MGC 1911's. Western Blank firers, Lugers, S&W revolvers, Stenguns, Winchesters and more. Grab a coffee sit back and take a good look around the site :) ===================================