Hardware of the Old West provides technical advisors holding Federal Firearms Licenses, Federal Explosives Licenses, Texas Pyro Special FX Licenses, as well as historical/authenticity advisors for military and law enforcement costumes, props and weapons. Hardware of the Old West has been serving the Motion Picture, Theatrical and Television/Video industries since 1998.
We provide customers with everything from flint knives to the latest M-4 carbines. We carry a large assortment of pistols, revolvers, assault rifles, machine guns, shotguns, edged weapons, knives, swords, spears, bows, blowguns, flintlocks, etc. And accordingly, we supply all weapon accessories: holsters, web gear, bombs, explosives, grenades, gas masks, shields, bullet proof vests, helmets and other SWAT type gear. Most weapons are stocked at our warehouse and can be picked up or shipped to order anywhere in the United States. Live firearms require a Federal Firearms License.
A prop weapon (such as a stage gun or a stage sword) appears real to the audience, but lacks the harmfulness of the real weapon it resembles. In the theater, prop weapons are almost always either non-operable replicas, or have safety features to ensure they are not dangerous. Guns fire caps or noisy blanks, swords are dulled, and knives are often made of plastic or rubber. In film production, fully functional weapons are occasionally used, but typically only with special blanks instead of real bullets. The safety and proper handling of real weapons used as movie props is the premiere responsibility of the weaponsmaster.
Firearms of all types
Military and Police Uniforms, Gear and Equipment
Hats, Badges & Helmets
Swords and Edged Weapons
Native American Weapons & Costumes
Cowboy Costumes, Belts and Holsters
Other Weapons and Destructive Devices
Blank firing weapons
Squibs on and off person
Bullet hits (air gun special effect)
Gas Bag Explosions