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Old 05-27-2020, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Mazryonh View Post
So essentially they can fill in for a military advisor's role if the production doesn't already have one? Then again, not all productions are lucky to have veterans on hand to provide advice and training (like The Way of the Gun had a Navy SEAL advising on the production since he was the director's brother).
That's really going to depend on the production, and how much the director and/or the actors care about proper firearms training. On most big-budget productions nowadays, though, the armorers just provide/maintain the weapons on set; the actors' training is usually conducted by someone else. Certainly, this has been the case with Michael Mann's movies, for example. However, there are also certainly some armorers who are also gun coaches/trainers and have served both roles on some shows (Thell Reed is the first example who comes to mind).
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