Who We Are

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.

What Is A Prop Weapon

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.

Props We Rent


Firearms of all types

Beretta Model 92

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

Special Effects We Do

Blank firing weapons


Squibs on and off person

Bullet hits (air gun special effect)

Mortar Explosions

Gas Bag Explosions

Flash Explosions



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