Xtreme Props and Weapons Rentals specializes in providing real guns for some of Hollywood’s biggest films.
Located in Simi Valley, just north of Los Angeles, Xtreme Props and Weapons Rentals is owned by Gary Tuers. He is a fourth generation prop master. After growing up in the business and working at a prop house for many years, Tuers launched his business in 2015. He got some jobs on some really big films right away, and this allowed him to grow his inventory quickly. He now boasts a collection of over 15,000 fully functioning guns.
“It’s funny, in the beginning, most of the first movies I did in the first 10 years was with these 70 guns,” said Tuers as he pointed to a small section in one of his vaults containing 1,500 guns. “Now, we buy 70 guns a month because no one wants to see these old guns anymore. They want to see the new trick stuff.”
Some of the trick guns in Tuer’s vaults were featured in films and tv shows such as John Wick, Narcos, Jurassic World, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Fast and Furious just to name a few. Tuers was kind enough to give Guns.com a tour and showed off a few highlights. His favorite gun in one of the vaults we visited was a Kimber Warrior SOC.
What makes Xtreme Props so unique is that they specialize in making guns and gunplay in films super realistic. All the guns Tuers owns are fully functioning. He modifies them to fire blanks and plugs the barrels to make them 100 percent safe. Making the guns cycle and act like real guns gives the actors a sense of realism.
Tuers increasingly works with Taran Butler of Taran Tactical Innovations. Together, they’re not only making guns more realistic, but they teach proper gun handling, reloading, and safety aspects. If you’ve seen films where gunplay is accurate and real, you likely have them to thanks. The John Wick films are an excellent example of their partnership.