Firearms Courses

Welcome to Exsilium, where expertise in firearms safety and tactics sets us apart. As leaders in providing unmatched firearms training for TV and movie industries, we tailor our courses to meet your specific needs, ensuring you receive the highest standard of training.

Whether you’re a stunt registrar in the UK or a supporting artist, our tailored training solutions are designed to elevate your proficiency and safety on set. Interested in elevating your skills with our bespoke firearms courses? Call us today at +44 7454 264 114 to discover how we can help you achieve excellence in firearms handling and safety.

The Number One Choice for TV and Movie Firearms Training

Welcome to the dynamic world of firearms training, where precision meets responsibility. At Exsilium, we’re passionate about equipping you with the skills and knowledge to handle firearms confidently and carefully. Our courses are meticulously designed to cater to a variety of needs, from individual enthusiasts to corporate teams seeking unique bonding experiences through tactical training.

Are you ready to explore how our tailored firearms courses can enhance your personal or team capabilities? Perhaps you’re curious about the enriching corporate experiences we offer that combine learning with leadership development.

Join us as we delve deeper into the array of options available, ensuring you find the perfect fit for your objectives. Don’t hesitate to reach out and start your journey towards mastering firearms safely and effectively.

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Introducing Our Shooting Safety and Proficiency Courses

Our team addresses a range of industry needs with a variety of customised courses. Each course aims to deliver crucial knowledge and insights across several fields. We also offer advisory services on-set to boost realism and improve production standards.

Keep reading as we delve into the details of these courses, describing their content and target audiences.

Benefits of Firearms Training Services to the TV and Movie Industry

Firearms training is crucial for the TV and movie industry, ensuring that productions are not only safe but also authentic and engaging. Here are several key benefits:

  • Safety: Comprehensive firearms training equips actors and crew members with the knowledge to handle weapons responsibly, significantly reducing the risk of accidents on set.
  • Realism: Proper training enables actors to handle firearms convincingly, enhancing their performances’ believability. This authenticity can be critical for the success of scenes involving firearms.
  • Confidence: When actors are trained properly, they confidently perform, knowing they can safely operate the firearms their roles require. This confidence translates into stronger, more compelling performances.
  • Efficiency: Sets run smoother when cast and crew are well-trained in firearms safety. This efficiency helps to avoid costly delays related to mishandling equipment.
  • Legal Compliance: With strict regulations governing the use of firearms on set, proper training ensures that production complies with legal standards, avoiding legal issues and potential fines.
  • Enhanced Creativity: Understanding the mechanics and capabilities of firearms allows directors and writers to craft more detailed, innovative scenes that stand out to audiences.

Firearm Safety and Tactics

Exsilium leads the way in theatrical firearms training, indispensable for anyone in the entertainment industry striving for on-screen authenticity and safety. Our FaST (Firearms and Safety Tactics) courses, tailored for the British Stunt Register (BSR), equip performers to excel in the high-pressure environments of film and TV production.

These in-depth programs do more than teach basic skills; they create a solid foundation in firearm handling, blending technical precision with the necessary finesse for safe, accurate performances.

Join Exsilium and the BSR in a transformative partnership that pushes professional performance to new heights. Our courses range from intensive safety protocols and weapons handling to specialized sessions in undercover roles and advanced tactical operations.

Participants can also refine their skills through refresher courses, close quarters battle training, precision sniper techniques, and complex vertical descent methods, culminating in a live fire shooting experience abroad. Embrace this opportunity to surpass industry standards and excel in your craft.

Fundamentals of Theatrical Firearms Safety

Welcome to Level 1 of our training programme: Fundamentals of Theatrical Firearms Safety and Character Comprehension. This initial course is meticulously crafted to provide you with the necessary skills and confidence for safe firearm handling on set, while deeply understanding the critical roles and responsibilities linked with firearm usage in the entertainment industry.

Specifically designed for individuals stepping into roles like police officers, government agents, and military bootcamp personnel, this course covers every facet of firearm safety—from basic handling and secure storage to intricate drills and scenario-based training.

You will become familiar with various types of weapons, including shotguns and rifles, learn their functionalities, and the essential practices of loading and unloading, all while adhering to stringent safety protocols. Our training also deepens your comprehension of set etiquette and the crucial interactions with the armourer.

Progressing to our Level 2 course, Theatrical Firearms Mastery: Elevating Safety, Performance Accuracy, and Dynamic Movement, you’ll explore advanced techniques. This stage focuses on long-barrelled rifles and dynamic shooting stances, equipping you for more nuanced and realistic performances. Here, the emphasis is on mastering your craft with a paramount focus on safety and authenticity, thus elevating industry standards.

Corporate Experiences

Dive into an extraordinary corporate day with our military-inspired leadership and teamwork event. Led by seasoned instructors boasting rich combat and military experiences, your group will tackle a variety of challenges designed to boost leadership capabilities, foster teamwork, and equip you with effective stress and pressure management techniques.

Our program combines thrilling, adrenaline-fueled activities with thought-provoking strategic exercises, perfectly balancing professional growth and engaging entertainment.

Participants will immerse themselves in tactical simulations and critical decision-making scenarios, all customised to align seamlessly with your team’s unique goals and objectives. This day is not just an event but a memorable adventure that promises to transform your team dynamics and achieve remarkable outcomes.

Military Advisors for TV and Movies

At Exsilium, we excel in providing expert military advisory services to TV and film productions, aiming to lend authenticity and depth to military scenes and performances. Our role as advisors is both collaborative and respectful, positioning us as trusted partners in the creative process.

Our team brings a rich reservoir of knowledge, derived from extensive involvement in conflicts across regions like Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, and North Africa over the past four decades. This deep-seated experience allows us to contribute invaluable insights to every project we undertake.

Our advisors have not only collaborated with elite military units worldwide but have also led training programs internationally, ensuring that our contributions are deeply informed and of the highest calibre.

By partnering with Exsilium, film and TV productions gain access to authentic, efficient training for actors, ensuring that military portrayals are executed with precision and realism. This commitment to authenticity enriches the narrative impact and success of the production.

Why Come to Us for Firearms Courses?

Exsilium offers a transformative experience designed to push individuals out of their comfort zones and promote both personal and professional development through challenging and resilience-building activities. Central to our ethos is providing top-tier theatrical firearms training for the TV and film industries, underpinned by the extensive military experience of our instructors.

Our team, drawn from the UK’s elite infantry and police units, brings a wealth of specialised knowledge—over three decades each—and a proficiency that is rare, mastered by less than 1% of the armed forces.

These instructors also possess a rich background in major film productions, having served as stunt performers and advisors. Their dual expertise in authentic cinematic techniques and real-world tactical operations allows us to offer training that not only meets but surpasses the exacting standards of film production.

This blend of real and reel expertise ensures our clients are well-prepared to perform safely and convincingly under the most intense pressures.

Highly recommend this course from the safety etiquette on set and understanding why and how to handle Firearms in a combat situation. All instructors did an amazing job and every person attending got plenty of time with each instructor. A no brainier for firearms safety and performance in front of camera.

Paul Ginns BSR Stunt performer

Great course, so intensive we covered so much more than I expected. Incredibly valuable and thorough. A really fun couple of days which left me feeling so much more confident with weapon handling, style and above all being safe. Great training and can’t wait for the next level.

Sarah_ohal BSR Stunt performer

A great course, expert instruction from those who have worked within the industry and real world combat environments giving a great balance for real and theatrical purposes. Thoroughly enjoyed the content, the venue is fantastic & the instructors are brilliant. Looking forward to doing more.

Camilla Wimbledon BSR Trainee

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At Exsilium, we’re dedicated to delivering premier firearms courses designed to meet your specific needs. Whether you’re aiming to enhance your skills for professional purposes or seeking comprehensive safety training, our expert team is here to guide you every step of the way.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for more details about our tailored training solutions or to discuss your specific requirements. You can reach us at +44 7454 264 114 or send an email to Alternatively, feel free to fill out our contact form, and we’ll get back to you promptly. We look forward to helping you achieve your training goals.

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