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, 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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