Hey, are those blank-firing guns that are being used? Either way, where did you get them, and for how much? And how loud are they? I’ve been looking for movie guns, but everywhere i’ve looked they sell them with a plugged barrel, so how do you get the fire to come out?
Those are actually real guns with blanks in them. They look good once, but the only problem is, as Robert Rodriguez mentions in the “El Mariachi” commentary, once you fire one, the gun jams and you have to take the spent blank out and put another one in the chamber. It works well enough, it’s just gets to be a pain in the ass after a while. But, if you edit it well, it looks good.
I bought a blank-firing Glock on ebay. I found it on accident and I can’t seem to find the guy I bought it from again. The fire comes out the front, but, on camera, you mostly just see smoke, although it does look pretty cool. I found a website in the UK that sells these type of blank guns, but it seems to be a pain to purchase anything from them. Maybe I’m just not trying hard enough. Here’s the link:
Also, a nice alternative would be these expensive “cap guns.” They don’t look like much on video, but if you add in a nice sound effect, they can look quite convincing. Here’s a link to one of these sites, also in the UK:
You can find these on ebay as well. I usually just type in “blank firing” in the search bar. That usually turns up some nice results.