The Prop Gun Safety essentials workshop is accessibly priced at $325, including all materials, refreshments and swag.
WHAT CAN I DO TO RESERVE MY SPACE IN A WORKSHOP?
Place a request for a space in an upcoming workshop through the "Inquiries and Applications" section at the end of the home page.
Then we will send you a link to make a refundable* $50 deposit to reserve your space.
(*Deposit is refundable for any reason up to 48 hours from the start time of the workshop you have reserved.)
ARE THERE OTHER WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE?
We have upcoming workshops for advanced prop gun handling, out of the ordinary and antique prop guns and another to learn about the role of advanced studio armorers, handling specially licensed firearms as Assault rifles, Destructive devices and full-auto Machine guns.
ARE WORKSHOPS HELD ANYWHERE OTHER THAN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA?
Yes! We hold workshops in film-industry hubs as New York, Atlanta, Albuquerque....
(And can stage one in your U.S. region should you help host it, fill reservations and coordinate location needs.) Minimum 18 participants for workshops held outside SoCal.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE TO ATTEND A WORKSHOP?
18 years of age minimum*
(*Prerequisite If under 20 years old: must be in a college film program or currently working in theater, film or TV.
Proof required, such as a call-sheet or letter of recommendation from department supervisor, UPM or Producer.)
This workshop involves loud noise. Hearing protection is available during the course.
Covid practices are in place including regular handwashing/ sanitizing and the option of personal masking at your discretion. Be advised, this workshop involves the handing of objects from person to person.
Private tutoring is available for individuals and small groups for hands-on firearms training involving modern and period shooting techniques, actual live fire range time or "Total-Pro" individualized programs to hone your on-stage Armorer knowledge and skills to be their peak.
A deep-dive into a wide array of gun models, terms, procedures, practices, firing and cleaning to build your safety muscle and confidence to the max.
WILL THE PROP GUN SAFETY ESSENTIALS WORKSHOP QUALIFY ME AS A STUDIO "ARMORER"?
The Prop Gun Safety essentials workshop is a basic 8 hour introduction to the craft of prop gun handling as a prop professional for theatrical productions and does not in and of itself certify attendees to be fully qualified as studio "Armorers" for motion pictures, Television and stage.
Participants are intended to build the essential knowledge, skill and mind-set to safely identify, manage and store prop guns for theatrical productions. Due to time constraints, advanced scene choreography, budgeting, managing a department and acquiring work are among subjects not covered the PGS essentials workshop.
(Prop Gun LLC is NOT a certifying agent for, or connected in any way to the AMPTP or CSATF.)