Firearms Training

Mike Tristano offers private firearms instruction to actors and actresses to prepare them for upcoming roles. We can train you on any type of firearm, including the specific firearm you may be using in your upcoming role.

Firearms training for personal defense and general target shooting is also offered.

Learn to shoot from the man who has trained hundreds of Hollywood actors and actresses.


Antique Firearms Appraisal and Purchase

We provide expert appraisals on antique firearms from flintlock muskets to Winchesters. We also buy many antique firearms, and will give you a more than fair price for your antique firearm.

Turn that old gun in your attic or garage into CASH. We pay cash money on the spot!


Expert Witness

Mike Tristano is a well-known firearms expert in all types of modern and period firearms. He is available to attorneys and legal firms to work with you on your next case.

By Appointment Only

We are NOT a prop house and we are NOT open to the public. We rent to motion picture and television productions; also to music videos, reality shows and documentaries, commericals, theaters, and student and short films. Please call 818-522-0969 to make arrangements to rent our prop weapons. Pick up and drop off of rental packages is done by appointment only.

About Us

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.

Located in Los Angeles, CA, Mike Tristano & Co. is one of the largest suppliers of movie and television prop guns in the industry. Shown on our site is just a small representation of inventory available for RENTAL. All firing weapons MUST be accompanied by one of our licensed armorers.

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