Safety Tips for the Use of an Auxiliary Weapon

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Auxiliary weapon are firearms used for practice and in the place of real weapons. There exist certain tips for the use of auxiliaries and find the below are follows

Use firearms safety or fictitious weapons wherever possible.

Treat all weapons as if they were loaded and lethal.
The recruiter must protect all firearms unless you are actually performing or practicing.
The recruiter or firearms specialist should carefully instruct you in the safe use of all firearms that may be handled. Be honest if you do not know your firearms. Do not overstate your qualifications.
Follow all instructions from a qualified instructor.

Things to never do with an Auxiliary weapon

Never play with firearms or other weapons. Never let anyone else handle a firearm
Firearms may be loaded by a gunsmith or an experienced person working under their direct supervision.
Never point a firearm at anyone, including yourself, always aim the shot to the right or left of the target. If you are instructed to aim and fire directly at a live target, contact the propeller master or shipowner for necessary safety precautions.
If you are the target of a shooting, make sure the shooter has followed all safety measures.
If you have to carry explosive blood bags, make sure there is a bulletproof vest or other solid protection between you and the explosive bag.

Auxiliary Weapon

Protective gear

All performers who will be near the detonation should put on safety shields.
Give actors and performers access to sufficient hearing protection.
Every time you take up the gun, check it. Make sure the gun is fired off stage before each use, and request to fire it yourself. Ensure the prop gun host inspects the cylinders and barrel to make sure no dummy cartridges or strange things are lodged there.
Empty cartridges pose a serious risk. Despite not having a barrel that shoots bullets, they nonetheless have a potent explosion that has the potential to harm or even kill.
Never try to modify, repair, or adjust a handgun yourself. Only a qualified individual can fix a jammed or broken firearm.

After completing the task, the facility manager must dismantle the firearms. All firearms must be cleaned, inspected and inventoried after each presentation.
Live ammunition may not be brought into the theatre.
If you are in a production where shots must be fired and there is no qualified prop master, go to the nearest telephone and call Actors’ Equity. A union representative will ensure that proper procedures are followed.
State and federal safety laws must be followed at all times.
If any of the above safety tips conflict with the instructions of a qualified instructor, follow the instructions of the qualified instructor. If you are still not sure, contact your department representative.

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