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A great many stories used in film and television productions center on criminals and crime fighters. Guns and weapons naturally come with the territory. In this module we’re going to discuss the types of weapons used, potential hazards, proper procedures for using weapons on set.


  • 25:13 video that highlights safe practices for using weapons on set
  • Illustrated companion guide
  • Downloadable on-set reference guide


  • How to involve law enforcement
  • Guidelines for the safe use of prop firearms
  • General guidelines for handling firearms
  • Responsibilities of the prop master or weapon handler
  • Guidelines for working with sharp weapons and props
"This would be an excellent way to support a production course — and it gives students a way to easily review basic concepts."
   - Richie Sherman,
     Pennsylvania State University