Gun Training

Welcome to Exsilium, where we elevate firearm safety training to new heights for TV and movie productions. With decades of military and tactical expertise, we offer tailored training solutions that set the industry standard. Our courses are meticulously designed to ensure that supporting artists and stunt registrars handle firearms with utmost safety and precision.

If you’re involved in the film industry and looking to enhance your on-set firearm safety standards, give us a call on +44 7454 264 114. Discover how our expert-led sessions can transform the realism and safety of your productions, making every shot count.

The Best UK Shooting Courses for TV and Movies

Firearm safety is an essential, often underappreciated aspect of both professional environments and personal responsibility. Its significance spans from individual protection to ensuring the safety of large groups, especially in settings involving complex and high-risk activities like film productions or corporate training events.

At Exsilium, we champion the cause of comprehensive firearm safety, merging decades of tactical expertise with practical training approaches.

Are you curious about how these principles are applied in high-pressure environments or tailored to specific industry needs? Continue reading to explore the depth of our shooting safety courses, discover our unique corporate experiences, and learn how our bespoke training solutions can be adapted to a variety of scenarios.

Uncover the layers of knowledge and skill that contribute to creating a secure, informed, and conscientious approach to handling firearms.

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Introducing Our Shooting Training Solutions

As a team, we cater to a wide array of industry requirements, providing a variety of courses specifically designed to meet diverse needs. Every course is crafted to deliver crucial knowledge and insights across several domains. Moreover, we offer advisory services on set to boost realism and improve the quality of productions.

Keep reading to delve into the details of these courses, including what they cover and who they are aimed at.

Fundamentals of Theatrical Firearms Safety

Welcome to Level 1 of our Theatrical Firearms Safety and Character Comprehension course. This foundational course is designed to equip you with the skills and confidence necessary for handling firearms safely and effectively on set, enhancing your understanding of the critical roles and responsibilities that come with firearms use in the entertainment industry.

Ideal for individuals taking on roles such as police officers, government officials, military personnel, or mercenaries, our course is meticulously tailored to meet the needs of both background and action extras. Join us to master the fundamentals that will set you apart as a credible and confident firearms operator, opening doors to more on-set opportunities with weapons.

Level 1 Course Content:

Detailed explanations of common types of weapons, their functions, and safety protocols.

  • Comprehensive Guide to Different Types of Munitions
  • General Weapon Safety and The Overarching Importance of Firearm Safety in All Environments
  • Understanding Your Relationship with The Armourer and Proper Set Etiquette
  • Insights Into Past Accidents Involving Firearms to Enhance Learning
  • Firearms Handling, Placement, And Storage Techniques
  • Execution Of Load And Unload Drills
  • Perfecting Posture and Stance with Various Weapons
  • Special Awareness and Flagging Drills
  • Refinement Of Individual Body Movement
  • Range Practices Transitioning from Dry, To Blank, To Live Fire
  • Scenario Training Including Two-Man Break Contact, Fire Team Break Contact, And Individual Scenarios
Level 2 Course Content:

Elevate your proficiency to new heights in Level 2 with our ‘Theatrical Firearms Mastery: Elevating Safety, Performance Accuracy, and Dynamic Movement’ course.

  • Introduction To Long-Barrelled Rifles, Including Shotguns
  • Firearms Safety and Practice
  • Remind Revise Practice
  • Weapon Manipulation Drills
  • Walking And Running with Weapons
  • Shooting Positions Rural and Urban Applications
  • Exsilium Practical Live Shotgun and AR Shooting Stances

Military Advisors for TV and Movies

We specialise in providing expert military advisory services to TV and film productions, helping directors create authentic and accurate military scenes on screen. Our approach is centred on collaboration and professionalism, acknowledging our role as integral advisors dedicated to enhancing on-screen military portrayals.

With a deep reservoir of experience gained over four decades in conflict zones such as Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, and North Africa, our team offers unparalleled insights.

Our consultants have also worked closely with elite foreign military units and have conducted extensive training worldwide. This extensive background makes Exsilium the go-to partner for comprehensive boot camps and training programs designed to elicit credible and effective performances.

We are committed to ensuring that each production we support achieves the utmost in authenticity and precision, thereby amplifying the narrative’s impact and the project’s overall success.

Firearm Safety and Tactics

Exsilium is proud to set the gold standard in theatrical firearms training for TV and movies, offering our FaST courses exclusively to members of the British Stunt Register. These courses are designed to develop skilled performers who excel under pressure, enhancing the realism and excitement of action scenes with expert precision.

Our instructors, with extensive backgrounds in military and conflict environments, provide a level of fineship and credibility that forms a solid foundation for professionals in the field. Our partnership with the British Stunt Register enables us to offer highly professional training that elevates performers to the peak of their craft.

Join us and begin your journey towards mastering the art of firearms handling in cinematic settings. The FaST Level 1 course focuses on fortifying safety protocols, educating participants about industry-standard weapons, and enhancing their adeptness in diverse scenarios.

This foundational training culminates in a simulated hostage rescue, challenging participants to apply their skills dynamically, pushing boundaries far beyond standard short-term courses. Discover the precision, safety, and tactical expertise that make our courses a cornerstone of professional stunt performance in the entertainment industry.

Leidang Corporate Experiences

Embark on a transformative Leidang Corporate Experience that combines military precision with corporate strategy. At Exsilium, we leverage the expertise of instructors who have refined their skills on the front lines of military operations to deliver a day of intense leadership tasks and combat analysis.

This immersive experience is designed to push your team’s boundaries, fostering robust teamwork and sharpening leadership acumen.

In a controlled environment, your team will learn to manage stress and handle pressure through adrenaline-fueled activities that promote camaraderie. From tactical simulations that test your strategic mettle to decision-making exercises that challenge your quick thinking, our tailored programs offer both professional growth and memorable excitement.

Contact us to customise a military corporate day that perfectly aligns with your team’s specific goals and objectives. Join us for a day of development and discovery that your team will talk about for years to come.

Tailored Training Solutions

Our instructors stand at the forefront of their profession, with extensive backgrounds in planning and delivering military and security training on a global scale. Their unwavering dedication enables the delivery of highly realistic and stringent training, preparing operators meticulously before they are deployed to conflict zones.

This rigorous approach ensures every individual is well-equipped, thoroughly prepared, and primed for success in demanding situations.

Our instructors have evolved from being trainees themselves to becoming seasoned operators and subject matter experts across a myriad of military and security disciplines. Their continuous growth and operational experience across various global theatres have endowed them with a unique set of skills and profound insights.

This rich journey of constant learning and real-world application allows our team to offer training that is not only comprehensive but also deeply enriching. Let us know your specific training needs, and our experts will guide and assist you in achieving your operational objectives with unmatched proficiency and knowledge.

Why Choose Exsilium for Gun Training Courses?

We provide an immersive experience that propels individuals beyond their everyday routines, pushing limits, and fostering personal and professional growth. Our focus is on offering the highest standards in theatrical firearms training for TV and film, a commitment grounded in our team’s extensive military experience, spanning over three decades at the vanguard of global operations.

Our highly skilled team differentiates us from others, with each instructor bringing a wealth of experience gained in the UK’s elite infantry units and police forces. This experience is critical, achieved by fewer than 1% of armed forces members, ensuring unparalleled proficiency and standards in every session.

Moreover, our team’s versatility shines as they navigate roles in major films, blending cinematic vision with tactical expertise. This unique blend ensures that our training not only meets but exceeds the demands of film production, equipping you with the skills necessary for safety and authenticity on set.


Explore the glowing testimonials on our homepage to see why industry professionals choose Exsilium for their firearm safety needs. Discover firsthand accounts of how our expertise in firearms training enhances TV and movie productions, directly from those who have experienced our unparalleled service.

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 specialise in elevating firearm safety standards for TV and movie productions. If you’re seeking expert guidance to ensure the highest level of safety and realism on your set, we’re here to assist.

Reach out to us directly on +44 7454 264 114 or send an email to For your convenience, you can also fill out our contact form to discuss your specific needs. Let us help you achieve excellence in safety with our tailored training solutions. Your project deserves the best, and so do you.

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