Armorers/Weapons Handlers • Weapons Specialists • Weapons Suppliers
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Located in Los Angeles, CA, Mike Tristano & Co. is one of the largest suppliers of movie and television prop guns in the industry. Master Armorer Mike Tristano is a state and federally licensed weapons expert and on-set weapons handler, with more than 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry and more than 500 movie and TV credits. Mike Tristano & Co. has one of the largest and most diverse inventories of blank-adapted/blank-firing guns in the world, and one of the largest inventories of prop replica guns, edged weapons and accessories, as well as police and SWAT equipment.
We do not sell firearms or weapons of any kind.
Everything shown on our site is for rental for motion picture and television work ONLY.
Shown on our site is just a small representation of our available inventory. Call us at 818-522-0969 to ask about our full lines of blank-firing/blank-adapted prop guns and props in all categories. If you are looking for something unusual and don’t see it on the site, call Mike at 818-522-0969 to ask about availability. We are not a prop house and we are not open to the public. Please call us to make arrangements to rent our prop weapons. Pick up and drop off of rental packages is done by appointment only.
Call 818-522-0969 for information and pricing.
- Master Armorer on “Top Shot” Seasons 1–5.
- Mike recently appeared in the documentary feature “Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire”.
- Mike was an on-camera weapons expert on “Lock ’n Load” with R. Lee Ermey, “Triggers: Weapons That Changed the World,” “America’s National Treasures,” “1000 Ways to Die,” and “Spy Wars.”
- Master Armorer on “Stars Earn Stripes.”
- Master Armorer on “Triggers: Weapons That Changed the World” Seasons 1 & 2.
- Master Armorer on “Ultimate Solider Challenge.”
- Currently the on-camera weapons expert for “Auction Hunters.”
We carry all types of prop guns from flintlocks to AK-47s, in both blank-firing/blank-adapted versions and in non-firing replica form. All are available for rental for motion picture and television work and military contracts. We also have rubber versions of our blank-firing/blank-adapted prop guns. Note: All blank-firing prop guns MUST be accompanied by a licensed armorer.
A full range of high-quality police belts and SWAT gear is available for rental • We do blood hits, dust hits and special FX hits • Extensive inventory of weapons and gear for the Golden Age of Piracy, the American Revolution, the Old West, the Gangster Era of the Roaring Twenties, World War II and Vietnam • On-site and private weapons training and instruction is also offered. Contact us to find out more about any of our services.
Live-fire weapons are available for rental for reality shows and military contract work when accompanied by one of our licensed armorers.
We specialize in providing the best weaponry and technical support in the industry. Contact us when you need blank-firing prop guns (and blanks) of all types and periods or rubbers and non-firing replica guns.
Watch our blood hit demo
We have all types of historical props, including web gear, helmets, knives and all types of accessories. We specialize in weapons and props rentals for The Old West era (1865 to 1915); The Indian Wars (US Cavalry and Native American equipment and firearms); The Golden Age of Piracy; American, NVA and Viet-Cong weapons and gear for the Vietnam War; Gangsters and police of the Roaring 20s; Modern military gear of the Iraq Conflict (both sides); and Police and SWAT equipment. Call us for prop guns and props from other eras as well, such as World War II, The Colonial Wars of the Imperial Age, and more.