The Squibs without explosives
The Air Squib™, is a pneumatic squib or air powered bullet hit blood effect that is mainly used for film, television or theatre productions to create the illusion of an actor being hit by a bullet. It is intended to be used behind clothing - and will not work on bare skin.
The Air Squib™ consists of three parts - the radio control transmitter, the portable, radio-controlled air ejector - hidden on the belt, or similar, and the special nozzle - placed on the inside of the shirt, where you want the bloody hit to appear. The nozzles are very durable and made from Macrolone, often used in bullet-resistant windows! They may be re-used hundreds of times and will look just like a blood squib effect.
The result looks very convincing and is suitable for theatre, film and television. Today we have built and supplied air squibs to productions with about 300 units that are in use around the world - USA, Japan, Mexico, Sweden, Great Britain, Russia, Switzerland, Norway and many more.
We have also built special versions of the air squib not aimed for the entertainment industry - from NATO-applications, for special forces and realistic medical training of soldiers practicing life-saving skills in battle conditions, as well as gravity-fired versions for magicians wanting the "hit" to fire as they raise a hand or arm. If you can dream it - we can probably build it!