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Handgun & Tactical Rifle Trainng for Film & TV

Handgun & TaCTICAL RIFLE Training for Film & TV (2-Day)

This is the main course where everyone starts and has the opportunity to experience the handling of multiple firearms. This hands-on, practical firearm training course will increase your skills while you have fun doing so. Learn how to hold and load multiple Handguns, Rifles, and Shotguns while moving like a professional. This theatrical firearm training course will give you the confidence that when that on-screen opportunity comes, you will be competent and safe to perform and handle firearms like a pro and live up to your character expectations.

The Handgun & Tactical Rifle Training for Film & TV course (Level 1) is the ideal course to start with and will cover the basics over the two days like the following:

  1. An introduction to Firearms within the Film & TV Industry outlining the safe use of firearms in Film & TV productions recommended by the HSE (Health & Safety Executive)

  2. The five main safety rules when handling firearms and how they benefit you as an actor in the industry and keep you safe around

  3. Familiarisation with the different types of Handguns & Rifles available on-screen past and present, along with how they work

  4. The marksmanship principles that are required to shoot Handguns & Rifles, along with the relevant static firing positions used in film & TV

  5. Tactical movement as an individual and a tactical team 

  6. Pistol Holster draws

  7. Rifle-to-Pistol Transitions

  8. Pistol Blank Firing: demonstrating the drills learned

  9. Live fire target shooting demonstrating safety and putting in place the marksmanship principles you learnt

  10. Competency and safety testing for NFA certification

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Firearm Training for Film & TV" is known for having the UK's most comprehensive theatrical firearms training courses focused on safety and real-life training drills and is recognised by the National Firearms Association.

We will cover everything you need to know when dealing with handguns and rifles on screen, from Glock 17s, Beretta M9s, Colt Peacemakers, and revolvers as you see them on Westerns to tactical rifles like the M4/AR15, AK-47, and the G36 used by the British Firearms Police. We will step it up with more tactics to give you the ability to act as naturally as possible while manipulating firearms in front of the camera.

There will be a lot of hands-on practicals on both days, but no rolling about or playing soldiers, so no matter what your age or ability you will be able to join in on the action. We perform assessments of competence as the course progresses to make sure you are at the correct standard of firearm handling and safety. There will be a certificate presented at the end of day two if safe firearm handling is demonstrated.

All this over two days for only £349 per person (Discounted to £299 for February & March in 2024) and you can pay securely right here. We limit spaces to just 8 per course for optimal individual attention, so please book early to avoid disappointment. The year is already booking up.  At checkout you will have the option to extend the course and attend the third day with the Advanced Firearm Skill Set Training Course (1 Day) extending your training experience to three days. We only allow four to five students on day three and if the option is available when booking I would recommend it. If you select this option “when you book” on the 2-day Handgun & Tactical Rifle training for Film & TV course, you will only pay £169 for the Advanced Firearm Skill Set Training Course instead of £189. At this reduced price, the course must be attended consecutively as day three.

These are the courses for 2024 available in our South Wales Shooting Range on the following dates...

Course Day & Month 2024

Tues 06th to Wed 07th - February | FULLY BOOKED
Tues 05th to Wed 06th - March | 01 Space Available
Tues 02nd to Wed 03rd - April | FULLY BOOKED
Tues 07th to Wed 08th - May | 03 Spaces Available
Tues 04th to Wed 05th - June | Spaces Available
Tues 02nd to Wed 03rd - July | Spaces Available

Tues 06th to Wed 07th - August | Spaces Available
Tues 03rd to Wed 04th - September | Spaces Available
Tues 01st to Wed 02nd - October | Spaces Available
Tues 05th to Wed 06th - November | Spaces Available
Tues 03rd to Wed 04th - December | Spaces Available   

Course Times


Day 1 -  09:30 to 15:00/16:00 
Day 2 -  09:00 to 15:00/16:00

We will break for a short lunch, so please bring yourself a packed lunch along with drinks and snacks to keep you going throughout the day as there are not many options for food in the area. Although food is not provided, please make us aware of any allergies or if you are allergic to anything.

See video examples of past students who joined us at our purpose-built firearm training facility in South Wales, where live-fire firearms are used and showreels are created from the drills during the training. 

Advanced Firearm Skill SetTraining
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advanced Firearm SKILL SET TRAINING

At this stage, you would have completed the Handgun & Tactical Rifle Training for Film & TV Level 1 Course and be looking to take your training to the next level with the Advanced Firearm Skill Set Training Course.

Now that you've learned the basics and are competent with firearms, it's time to get more hands-on with the practical application of the drills you've been taught. On the Advanced Firearm Skill Set Training Level 2 course, we will get you shooting around barricades in different shooting positions along with dealing with firearm manipulation like stoppages and magazine changes. You will be back on the shooting range with practical shooting drills putting everything you learned on the Handgun & Tactical Rifle Training for Film & TV into practice. We recommend that you book and attend this course straight after the Handgun & Tactical Rifle Training for Film & TV making it consecutive three days. This will reduce the price from £189 to £169 per person and give you more footage to be used in your Firearm Showreel.

Once you've gotten to this stage, you will find yourself able to handle firearms more naturally while performing on set/stage. You will also demonstrate a higher level of safety, keeping yourself and others around you safe in all environments.

 

We keep the Advance course group to a maximum of only 4/5 Students. So if you want to join us get booked as they fill up fast. 

Day & Month 2024

Thurs 08th - February | FULLY BOOKED
Thurs 07th - March | FULLY BOOKED
Thurs 04th - April | FULLY BOOKED
Thurs 09th - May | FULLY B
OOKED

Friday 10th - May | 1 Space Available
Thurs 06th - June | Spaces Available
Thurs 04th - July | Spaces Available
Thurs 08th - August | Spaces Available
Thurs 05th - September | Spaces Available

Thurs 03th - October | Spaces Available
Thurs 07th - November | Spaces Available
Thurs 05th - December | Spaces Available

Course Times

This is a one-day course from 0900 to around 1530 - 1630. All you need to do is show up, start shooting and have some fun. There will be a certificate presented at the end of the day.

We will break for a short lunch, so please bring yourself a packed lunch along with drinks and snacks to keep you going throughout the day as there are not many options for food in the area. Although food is not provided, please make us aware of any allergies or if you are allergic to anything.

See video examples of past students who joined us at our purpose-built firearm training facility in South Wales, where live-fire firearms are used and showreels are created from the drills during the training. 

Training with the guys from Shooting Stars on a film set
Firearm Experience

Our courses are open to everyone, regardless of whether you are in the film or TV industry. That said, you may just want to skip the intense firearm training and just experience what it's like to shoot real Rifles and Shotguns. There is no certification, just a fun few hours for individuals or groups.

If that's you, we have a firearm experience for only £169 per person. See how it's done in the movies. Trained by experts and action choreographers you will learn how to handle pistols like James Bond and move like John Wick with a range of pistols and Rifles.

 We start by firing blank pistols from a Semi-Auto Glock to a Western-style revolver. Finishing on the range where you get to fire live rounds at exploding targets. From a sniper rifle, and a pump-action shotgun to a .357 underlever rifle you will leave fulfilled with this hands-on firearms experience.

The day begins at 09:00 with tea and coffee on arrival.
We start with a range safety brief before getting hands-on
You will learn how to hold and fire pistols correctly
You will learn how to hold and fire rifles correctly
You will shoot a collection of live-fire rifles & Shotguns
You will find out how you can get involved with Film & TV
The day will end between 12:00/13:00, depending on group numbers

 

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