1. Can replicas be disassembled for cleaning?
a. Non-firing replicas vary widely in the number of working parts, and the way that they are assembled. Non-firing replicas should not require much maintenance, however if it necessary to disassemble for cleaning or repair, be very careful as to note the exact location of all internal pieces. Springs will often be very small and easy to lose. Blank firing replicas in contrast can usually be disassembled for cleaning very quickly and easily.
2. Will 8mm blanks shoot in a 9mm gun?
a. No, only the ammunition specified on the gun should be shot. Gun manufacturer and ammunition type should be clearly printed on any blank gun.
3. Do revolvers shoot same ammo as semi-auto pistols?
a. In most cases no; revolvers best fire crimped blanks and semi-automatic pistols shoot plugged blanks. There are some exceptions however, where a revolver will shoot semi auto ammo. Semi-auto pistols must fire full load blanks so that there is enough pressure to eject and cycle the rounds.
4. Are all blank guns top-venting?
a. Yes, all of the blank firing guns currently on our site are top-venting. Keep up to date however as our products are always changing and being updated.
5. What type of metal are Denix replicas made of?
a. Denix model non-firing replicas are made of a softer zinc-alloy metal.
6. What type of metal are blank guns made of?
a. Construction quality and materials vary from gun to gun and among manufacturers, however it is safe to say that most blank guns do have a steel barrel and steel slide. Check individual product description for specific info.
7. Are blank guns dangerous?
a. Yes, the gas and fire that vents from blanks guns can severely injure. Care should always be taken when handling any caliber blank gun, especially if it is being used for theater or as a stage prop and people are in close proximity to the gun.
8. Are light and medium loads available for semi-automatic blank pistols?
a. No, semi-auto pistols should only fire the required full load ammunition so that the pistol will eject and cycle properly.
9. What are badges made of?
a. Most badges are made of brass and are either finished or unfinished, however some are made from other harder metals. See individual product description for specific construction info.
10. Are frames and displays available for replicas?
a. Yes, display boxes, frames, boxed sets, specialty hangers, and stands are available for a wide range of pistols and rifles.
11. Do you repair replicas?
a. No, any repair requests or specific information inquiries can best be satisfied by the manufacturer.
12. Should I clean my blank gun?
a. Yes, regular cleaning and maintenance is the best way to ensure that your gun shoots properly and consistently.
13. Can the orange or red plug be removed?
a. It is federal law that a red or orange identifier be on the end of the barrel. Be prepared to face serious consequences if you in any way alter or remove the plug.
14. Is 9mm the same as .380?
a. Both of these calibers are for our purposes are used interchangeably as they relate to blank firing guns. .380 usually refers to a revolver caliber.
15. Will 0.22 caliber long crimp blanks work in place of short crimp blanks?
a. No, most guns specify one or the other and the exact ammunition to be used should be printed on the side of the gun frame.
16. Do you sell replacement parts for blank guns?
a. We offer only a few small parts for Ekol Voltran blank guns, but do not sell replacement parts for most guns. Call for up to date product info.
17. Do you sell replacement magazines?
a. Yes, additional magazines are available for almost all blank guns, and airsoft guns, however only a very few may be available for non-firing replicas. Call for up to date product info.
18. What are the major manufacturers of blank guns?
a. The blank guns listed on our website are made by several manufacturers including Ekol Voltran, Bruni, Kimar, and Umarex.
19. Who is the manufacturer of the non-firing replica firearms?
a. Almost all of the non-firing replicas on the website are made in Spain by Denix.
20. How close to original are the replicas?
a. Many of the replicas are based from famous weapons and firearms and mirror them in size, weight, and appearance, however depending on the particular product, there may be small differences especially with blank firing guns. There are some non-firing replicas however that are exact reproductions and based on museum pieces. Check specific product info for exact specifications.
21. Does the action work on non-firing display replicas?
a. Yes, although there are some exceptions, most non-firing replicas have working actions including removable magazine, working slide, cylinder, or trigger depending on the gun.
22. Do miniature cannons fire?
a. All of the cannons on our site are non-firing display pieces. They are historically accurate and made of metal however and do have some moving parts.
23. Are licensed guns made by that major gun manufacturer for which it is licensed?
a. Those replicas specifically made to replicate major firearm manufacturers’ products are only licensed- Umarex for example is the actual manufacturer of the S&W 1911 9mm Replica blank firing gun and has a license to use the S&W name and blueprint.
24. Are replica swords and knives sharp?
a. Yes, most of the blades are factory sharpened, however some are for decorator use only and may be intentionally blunt. Blade strength and sharpness vary widely from product to product and between manufacturers. Check individual product descriptions for specific details.
25. Are whips real leather?
a. Most whips are made in Mexico and Spain and are made of top grain cowhide. Check individual product descriptions for specific details.
26. Are non-firing replicas made of steel?
a. No, the vast majority of replicas are not made of steel. Most are made of a softer Zinc alloy metal.
27. Can replicas be disassembled?
a. Each replica is different even among products by same manufacturer. Most non-firing replicas may be disassembled, though certain springs may be difficult to set back.
28. Are blank guns safe to use indoors?
a. Yes, blank guns are used indoors, however they are loud. Smaller calibers and lighter loads do much better for indoor use.
29. What type of ammo would be best for theater/acting purposes?
a. Gun and ammunition choice may depend on many factors, but in general light load ammunition works best for 9mm revolvers. 9mm semi-automatic pistols only shoot full load ammunition and may be too loud for theater purposes.
30. How do I clean a blank gun?
a. Blank guns are very similar to live-firing firearms, with the exception of the barrel being blocked. They should be cleaned and maintained regularly by instructions provided by the manufacturer. Cleaning of spent powder from inside may be done with a brush alone or brush and solvent and a light coating of oil should be applied and removed. Most guns are able to be broken down so as to clean the internals.
31. Do you ship to Canada?
a. We do not ship any weapons related products outside of the US.
32. Do you sell refurbished products?
a. Yes, periodically some clearance it
ems will be added to the website, but be sure to read that individual description for an explanation of that particular discounted product.
33. What will happen if I try to shoot live ammunition from a blank gun?
a. Never use anything other than specified ammo. Likely to cause severe injury.
34. Are there any concealment laws/regulations related to replica guns?
a. All states have different laws, however it is good practice never to conceal a firearm without that specific license. The red tip on the barrel of blank firing and replica guns is used to identify it as a non-lethal weapon, and it should therefore be ok to conceal since that particular firearms law does not apply. Even non-firing replicas pre 1898 without a red tipped barrel may cause some headache with authorities and should not be concealed.
35. How do badges attach?
a. Most badges have a pin fastener, check individual product info for specific details.
36. How do I determine hat size?
a. Measure the circumference of your head and use a chart to see how it compares to all size structures. (# Sizes: 7 ¾, Letter Sizes: S-XL)
37. What is the difference between practical, decorative, and functional swords/martial arts weapons?
a. Decorative products are generally made well, however are not meant to be used for practical purposes and care should be taken when handling or using since construction techniques and materials vary widely.
b. Practical and functional weapons may withstand more abuse and may be used in various applications. While functional swords for example may be sharp and made of high quality materials, practical swords are made for a specific purpose and are constructed to be the most durable by using only the best materials with the highest quality construction methods.
38. What type of maintenance is needed for swords?
a. Depending on the metal type and construction techniques the sword may or may not be sharpened, however it should be cleaned periodically with appropriate cloth/solution. Handle materials vary widely and special care should be taken when cleaning. See individual product description for more info or contact manufacturer.
39. Are airsoft guns legal?
a. Airsoft guns are legal to buy and sell. It is strictly up to the customer to know and obey all local laws.
40. Do all airsoft guns have a red or orange tip on the barrel?
a. Yes, they are all required to be marked with red or orange on the end of the barrel. Do not paint of alter that identifier, as it may get you in handcuffs, or even shot! Air guns that shoot 4.5mm steel BBs and pellets however are not required to be marked with such an identifier.
41. Is gas better than electric?
a. It really all depends on your preference: electric may be easier to find and cheaper to shoot, gas may provide better performance or more realistic action. Performance varies drastically between all propulsion methods and can depend on many other features.
42. Do airsoft BBs ricochet?
a. Yes, the plastic 6mm airsoft BBs of every weight will ricochet and eye protection should definitely be worn when shooting, even with lower power guns. 6mm airsoft paintballs also have a tendency to ricochet depending on the target.
43. What is the typical battery life in an electric gun?
a. Battery usage varies widely depending on battery type, and especially gun performance. Those with higher shooting velocities use much more battery power than those with lesser velocities. In addition, those guns that fire in full-auto will use up battery much faster.
44. How much pressure is required to cock or pull the slide back on a spring powered gun?
a. Depending on gun type and spring tension the gun may be difficult or easy to cock. Most handguns don’t required much pressure- however some larger caliber rifles with higher shooting velocities have higher spring tensions and are therefore more difficult.
45. What weight BBs should I choose?
a. BB choice really depends on several factors and can greatly affect the performance of a gun. As a general rule, .12g and .20g are ok to shoot out of any gun, but may be less accurate of effective in stronger guns.
46. Will it hurt to be shot by an airsoft gun?
a. Many people love to have airsoft wars where they may organize several people and have fun by shooting at one another. Airsoft guns manufacturers always advise against shooting at other people or animals, however most rarely take this advice. Airsoft guns depending on the shooting velocity can hurt, and can severely injure if used without the proper protection. Be especially careful, and always, always use eye protection.
47. Do you repair airsoft guns?
a. No, all questions about repairs should be directed toward the manufacturer.
48. Are there any replacement parts available for airsoft guns?
a. Replacement magazines are the only available extra parts for the airsoft guns listed on the site.
49. Are licensed guns made by that major gun manufacturer for which it is licensed?
a. Those replicas specifically made to replicate major firearm manufacturers’ products are only licensed- Umarex for example is the actual manufacturer of the S&W 1911 Replica airsoft gun and has a license to use the S&W name and blueprint.
50. Can guns be disassembled for cleaning?
a. Yes, they can and should be cleaned regularly. Instructions for proper maintenance are included in manufacturer information.
51. Can I shoot metal bbs from airsoft gun?
a. Most airsoft guns can shoot 6mm plastic and metal airsoft bbs, however there may be a big difference in performance. 4.5mm steel bbs should only be used in those respective guns and should not be used in airsoft guns.