Firearm Vaults Worth A Closer Look
Whatever you want to call it—a gunroom, gun vault, safe room, armory or even man-cave—a room packed full of firearms and equipment is a sight that brings complete joy to any gun enthusiast. In fact, we’d venture to say that there aren’t many things that can bring such a broad smile to one’s face than a well-outfitted room full of guns and gear.
Welcome to a new department in World of Firepower that we call Locked Up. This department will showcase some of the best stocked and decked-out rooms and gun safes that any gun aficionado would be proud to call his or her own. We’ll examine rooms of all sizes, from those owned by movie studio prop houses like the one shown here, to the safes of private citizens with expansive personal collections. Some of the collections might be full of unobtanium while others serve as inspirational and attainable goals for those wanting to create and cultivate an armory of their own.
The safe room you see here is just one of the incredible weapons rooms at Independent Studio Services (ISS), a prop house servicing the entertainment industry for 40 years. Their inventory includes more than 15,000 arms from a wide range of eras. If a movie or television production requires guns, it’s more than likely they come to ISS to get outfitted.
If you’ve seen American Sniper, Lone Survivor, Sons of Anarchy, 13 Hours, Westworld, Letters from Iwo Jima, 24, Suicide Squad, Transformers, CSI, or even Pirates of the Caribbean, you have already seen their work. From flintlocks to miniguns and mortars to rocket launchers, Independent Studio Services has it covered. Hell, they even have an M1 Abrams tank sitting on their lot.
Their expertise doesn’t end with supplying firearms for productions. They also have onset armorers to keep guns up and running and personnel that can provide technical advice and firearms instruction. ISS also custom builds and modifies weapons for productions looking for something special. Mal’s pistol from Firefly? It was built by the experts at ISS. Captain America’s Shield? Sure, it’s not a gun, but it’s awesome nonetheless and was also crafted at ISS.
If you happen find yourself in need of a few—or few thousand—firearms for a production, you now know who to call. For more about ISS or to inquire about their services, check them out at issprops.com. In the meantime, let’s bask in the glory of this safe room and ogle the eye candy.