Best Non-Firing Replica Guns
Non-firing replica guns have become increasingly popular for collectors looking for an affordable way to own a historical firearm. There are many manufacturers and retailers of these pieces, and it is essential to know what to look for when trying to find high-quality non-firing replica guns.
Characteristics of Non-firing Replicas
Non-firing replicas greatly vary in terms of quality, construction, and detail. Some low-quality imitations are made from plastic and have neither the look nor the feel of a real gun. Others are made from authentic materials such as metal and wood and have been crafted by artisans with close attention to detail, making these replicas hard to differentiate from their real counterparts. Each piece is accurately detailed and looks great on display.
One thing that all non-firing replicas have in common, though, is that they cannot be modified to fire actual live ammunition. Most have a barrel that has not been wholly hollowed out or has mechanisms that have been disabled.
Choosing a Quality Replica
There are a multitude of reasons that people choose non-firing replica guns. Some are looking to own a rare, historical piece, but it is too costly because it is an antique. A collector interested in an authentic M1873 Winchester rifle may pay upwards of $10,000. However, a quality replica like our Denix M1873 Brass Trim Replica Lever Action Rifle will cost them around $160.
Many people enjoy sharing history through re-enactments or entertaining an audience through cosplay, stage, film, or television. This is another excellent reason to own a non-firing replica. They look great on the battlefield, all while keeping participants and the audience safe.
Firearms safety training is easier with a quality replica. A detailed replica like the M1911A1 Nickel Finish Wood Gripped Automatic Pistol is non-firing but can be field stripped and is capable of being broken down and reassembled as if it were an actual working firearm.
National firearms laws often restrict the types of weapons that citizens may own. Some collectors prefer to own replicas of guns that are either too expensive, legally prohibited, or are heavily restricted, such as the M1928 submachine gun or the STG 44 with sling. With a non-firing replica, there is no worry about violating gun laws, allowing you to own the weapon of your dreams without requiring a federal license.
Replica Gun, Real Danger
When looking at highly realistic replica guns, it is important to remember that these pieces are specifically designed to look like the real deal. Even experts have a hard time telling the difference. They are not toys, and from a distance, they are indistinguishable from a real gun, and they need to be treated with the same respect. Never brandish your replica in public or handle it in an unsafe manner.
It is also important to note that while there are no federal restrictions regarding these types of replicas, some states and local municipalities have laws against replica firearms. As a result, it is essential to do your research when purchasing a fake gun.
Best Non-Firing Replica Guns at Armory
Armory offers a complete collection of historically significant, classic, and modern replica weapons produced from some of the finest manufacturers such as Kolser, Denix, Bruni, Ekol/Voltran, and more. We also offer replica blank-firing guns and air rifles.