Squib FX rigs are air powered devices that create the illusion of a gunshot impact. They can be worn on the body of a performer to create a gunshot wound or disguised on a set to create an environmental bullet hit. Our rigs can be used for film & TV as well as live performance.
Squib FX rigs are:
Squib FX rigs are basically a hybrid of a squirt gun and a spud gun. The simple mechanics involve using air to push a load of blood or debris out of a barrel. The air is released with a trigger, activated by a performer or technician nearby.
Squib FX rigs are comprised of 4 basic parts:
Squib FX is a team of forward thinking special effects artists dedicated to designing and building the most innovative and dramatic air powered squibs in the world. We are based in Pittsburgh, PA and are proud to call the Steel City home. Squib FX is a division of Tolin FX
Learn how to use our squib rigs, how to make fake blood, and see some of the cool work we've done!
Squib FX rigs are handcrafted by artists in the steel city- Pittsburgh, PA
A very interesting article about the use of squibs on set appeared recently in the LA Times. You can read the full article here. We at Squib FX have always known that there are many advantages to using our air powered squibs rather than traditional explosive squibs. Our squibs are more economic, easier to use, adjustable, and do not require special licenses or permits as old methods do. But...More
We are very proud to announce that Squib FX has been showcased as a featured product in the largest issue of Makeup Artist Magazine ever printed! Now on shelves, the October/November issue is full of great information and features tons of cool products. And #5 on the list of products that are so awesome that Makeup Artist Magazine just has to feature them is Squib FX! Issue 116 spotlights one of...More
We are thrilled to announce that Squib FX will be joining Tolin FX as an artist vendor for Wizard World in Pittsburgh! Wizard World Pittsburgh takes place Sept. 11-13 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center downtown.This year will be the first time Wizard World has come to Pittsburgh and we’re thrilled to be a part of its inaugural visit. Squib FX will be showcasing several of our rigs,...More