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Actor's Academy of Firearms

Learn the proper way to depict firearm usage
Firearms Handling for Performers Federal Agent Mannerisms & Techniques Firearms Safety Coordinator (FSC) Certification
High-Intensity Operations Depiction Correctional Officer Mind Set & Experiences "Live Fire" Range time for "licensed" actors


These courses have been developed to address a deficiency in the actor's working knowledge. Courses feature guest speakers and instructors who possess the skills and are willing to share their insights. Nowhere else is such information available in such a forum.

Most stage, film and television performers come from backgrounds that typically do not involve firearms. Their exposure to most weapons comes from the media and sadly, this is not an accurate portrayal of the realistic and safe utilization of guns. Actors need to understand how to realistically handle firearms in order to present an extra skill to casting directors when auditioning for parts involving the portrayal of weapons. An actor who knows how to safely handle a handgun or long gun will be easier to direct if that is a necessary skill for the part in question. Having this skill can differentiate one actor from the myriad's of candidates vying for the same role.

Movies and television work has become increasingly more realistic and directors are looking for performers who understand how to handle firearms in a realistic manner. Auditioning for scarce roles is extremely competitive and any edge to be gained or addition to one's resume is worth the effort. Advanced training is also available for more in depth purposes. Spec-Ops operators, SWAT team and Tactical Unit Members use specialized gear other than firearms and actors who receive training in that gear would be essential in order to accurately portray members of those teams.

Knowledge in handcuffing techniques and other means of custodial restraint is available. Historical elements instruction is available, tailored to the timeline to be covered for period portrayals and our experts can teach tactics and techniques that are accurate for any moment in history. Our classes are taught by experts in their fields. They are former military, former police, former federal agent and current certified firearms instructors.

All techniques are 100% accurate and realistic and can be used for auditions for a wide range of roles.


This course will provide the working actor with concrete knowledge on how to appear to be skilled in the accurate use of handguns, rifles, shotguns, submachine guns and assault rifles. A special section of the class will deal with knives and striking instruments. While no working firearms will be used, realistic replicas will be employed, including blank firing non-guns to give the student hands-on training in practical applications and how to conceal, aim and draw handguns as well as how to hold long guns in all situations. Firing stances and positions will be demonstrated and practiced as well as how to simulate the effect and appearance of recoil. The difference between styles of deployment by various users (e.g. Military, Police and/or Criminal) will be demonstrated and taught to all participants. Safety will be emphasized above all else. ON-SET gun etiquette as well as Do's and Don'ts will be covered. No actual firearms or weapons of any kind will be allowed in the class.

Completion of the class will enable the student to demonstrate to a casting director that they can safely handle a firearm and that they possess sufficient skill and knowledge to portray manipulation of a broad range of weapons. The student will be able to apply the skills learned in this class into any role which requires usage of a firearm, regardless of who is responsible for supplying the props and ensuring technical accuracy. By such demonstration, the prospective performer's value to the production will be demonstrated.

Outline: Safety

  • The dangers of blank firing weapons
  • Infamous examples of unsafe firearms handling in Movies and TV
  • Safe firearms handling rules
  • The need for using eye and ear protection
  • Camera angles and safety
  • Basic Technical Information
  • Types of firearms
  • Methods of operations
  • Description of ammunition
  • Profiles of firearms users

  • Types of Handguns
    • Revolvers
    • Semi-autos
    • Others
  • Methods of Operations
    • Loading and unloading
    • Concealment and usage of holsters
    • Drawing and presentation
    • Firing holds, stances and aiming
    • Recoil
    • Common differences between police, military and criminal firearms usage

Long Guns
  • Types of Long Guns
    • Rifles
    • Shotguns
    • Submachine guns
    • Assault Rifles
  • Methods of Operations
    • Loading and unloading
    • Means of carrying, slinging
    • Firing positions and aiming
    • Recoil
    • Variations in usage
Other Weapons:
  • Knives
  • Nightsticks
  • Defensive Sprays

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