PTFC FIREARMS COURSES COMING IN 2024




PRACTICAL THEATRICAL FIREARMS COURSE 

SUNDAY  18TH FEB 2024
LEVEL 1
£325.00

SUNDAY 10TH MARCH 2024
LEVEL 2
£400.00


Home office & Police approved UK firearms safety courses 
using Blank full front Venting Firearms Accredited courses for the 
Film & Television Industry. 

 3 x level Courses with additional specialist courses. 
Please Note: PTFC uses real firearms with blank full front venting systems. 
The weapons systems you will be handed on professional 
Film & Television productions. 

PTFC IS THE ONLY LEGAL FILM & TELEVISION FIREARMS COURSE 
IN THE UK THAT ALLOWS TRAINING ON THESE BLANK FRONT
VENTING FIREARMS, PRIOR TO BEING EMPLOYED ON A 
PROFESSIONAL FILM & TELEVISION PROD.


PTFC COURSES ARE INSTRUCTED BY 
SERVING MILITARY PERSONNEL, 
WORKING FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR, 
QUALIFIED FILM ARMOURER
BRITISH STUNT REGISTER STUNT COORDINATOR.

All attendees that pass a PTFC Course 
PTFC - Practical Theatrical Firearms Course 
Has their name, course level & date passed 
recorded on our data base so any prospective 
employer can verify that accredited pass.
(No other details are held or given)

www.practical-theatrical-firearms-course.co.uk
Ptfcfirearms@hotmail.com





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STUNT WIRE COURSE
LEVEL 1
SATURDAY 3RD FEB 

VENUE: Aircraft Circus Academy, 
Nr Woolwich, London 
Fee: £400.00 
Reduced to £375.00 for those supplying their 
own stunt jerk vest
You will be instructed on 6 wire rigs on the day under a British Stunt Register stunt coordinator, head rigger and rigging team. 
Please note this is not a rigging course but a 
stunt wire performance course

*Open to all* 

Please email stuntcourses@hotmail.com
For booking form & information


 

Fire

Teaching fire safety is the cornerstone to performing fire Safely.  All our instructors have worked as fire safety crew on professional productions. All have been on fire, Some acredited with over 200 fire burns in their careers. You will be shown where accelerants can and shouldn’t be used on the body. The environment, weather conditions that should be taken into consideration.The use of zel gel as a protective barrier. The proper safe technique for using fire extinguishers. You will of course experience being set on fire. The ultimate exciting stunt. 
We have a 100% safety record.

 

Combat

This course will allow you to see your strengths and identify any combat skills you may need to work on going forward. The emphasis is not only on learning to use these weapons/skills, but also performing them to camera.  We can advice on the do’s and dont’s, etiquette and working procedures on set. Hopefully you will leave with the correct mindset going forward which will help you on your career. All our instructors are high level BSR members or experts in their field within the industry. Performed on Productions like Game of Thrones, Robin Hood, Gladiator, Snow white & the Huntsman, Kick-Ass, Batman Begins, Dark Knight to name a few.

 

High Fall

As a stunt performer you may have to perform falls from buildings, structures, helicopters or moving vehicles. Landing on a stunt air bag, stunt boxes, crash mats or even the hard ground. Training and honing awareness will help you to perform safely. Other courses and abilities like trampolining, gymnastics will help with achieving those stunts. Air bag days start you from lower levels working up to greater heights on the day. Reaction from bullet or arrow hits will be introduced, and how to sell this to camera. This will allow you to portray a believable character for film or television Productions.

Air Ram

Air Rams have been utilised for action scenes on film and television productions with great success over the years. The technique for their use like any skill has to be worked on and honed to get the best results. Front, backwards, sideways and acrobatic dismounts can be achieved with practice. Performers will be run through the basic principles of this equipment. How it is designed to achieve the results we require for film. In addition to the air ram we will have a spring board and trampete section to learn the differences of the launch given by each piece of apparatus that you may be required to use on a job, and where each can be utilised to its best within a production.

Wire Work

Stunt wire work like all skills needs practice to master. Our courses will educate on the best way to perform aerial stunts. The does and dont’s. The safety put in place to safe guard you and other production members. We have the largest supply of stunt harnesses available to attendees. A large selection of new jerk vests (30 plus) X small to XXX large. For those that dont have their own yet. Safety helmets are available. We would always recommend a stunt artist to invest in their own Jerk vest when possible. In addition we have swivel harnesses for somersaults, cartwheel harnesses and a giro harness for the ultimate zero gravity effects. Professional highly qualified stunt riggers will always be employed to rig. Safety crash mats supplied for all areas if required. 

Firearms

You will be taught by ex military forces personnel who will introduce you to hand guns and assault rifles, military equipment and tactics. Taught the Safety that is inherent in using these weapons. Then taken through military drills, close contact/room clearance techniques. How to use these weapons within a television/film production so you can accurately portray highly trained military personnel. Additionally you will be taught disarms and stunt take downs.
 

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