When Dennis Badurina opened his small gun shop, Dragon Leatherworks, several years ago in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, he never dreamed he would be making movie props, but some of his handiwork will be seen on the big screen when “Jurassic World” opens in theaters Friday.
“When we got the call, it was really neat,” Badurina said. “Getting the call, especially from a prop master who we’ve done work for before, said this is the guy who’s going to do this. It was just fantastic.”
He said they crafted about a dozen belts for the movie’s park rangers, six holsters for their tranquilizer guns and another six holsters for the stun batons the rangers use on the unruly dinosaurs.
We got in two of our best-selling Turkish imports from Landor Arms – the AR-style LND-117 shotgun and the bullpup BPX 902 – to give them a whirl on the range and see if the reliability could be paired with the affordable price.