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Blank-Firing Pistols to Scare the Birds Away

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Blank-Firing Pistols to Scare the Birds Away

General Licences

At 11.59 p.m. on Thursday 25 April 2019, Natural England revoked the following general licences:

  • GL04 (to kill or take certain species of wild bird to prevent serious damage or disease)
  • GL05 (to kill or take certain species of wild bird to preserve public health or public safety)
  • GL06 (to kill or take certain species of wild birds to conserve wild flora or fauna)

Although new general licences are being put in place, we still need to exercise control over destructive wild birds.


Scare them off with a blank-firing pistol from Pellpax.

Let’s have a look at a few blank-firing pistols from two of the best-known brands.


The Bruni brand was spawned in the late 1950s by Bruna Bruni. In the beginning, the company was a supplier of component parts, but twenty years on, in the late 1970s, Bruni took great strides into the design and manufacture of replica guns.

Bruni Olympic 6 – 6mm

Bruni’s Olympic 6 blank-firing revolver is the archetypal starter pistol. The Olympic 6 has a rotary 8-round magazine, and, just like with many live-firing revolvers, it has a trigger that can be either single or double action. This sturdy little stalwart, which fires 6mm blanks, is used in dog training and professional sporting events all over the world. Why not try some crimped blanks for an extra loud bang!

Bruni Model 96 – 8mm

The Bruni Model 96 blank-firing pistol is made of metal, with grip plates made of wood, giving it a great feel and a realistic appearance. This pistol emulates the iconic M1911 pistol, which was designed by John Browning (1855-1926), one of the most influential firearms designers in history. This pistol has a magazine capacity of eight rounds and takes 8mm blank cartridges.

Bruni Model P4 – 8mm

Made in the likeness of the classic Beretta PX4 Storm, this popular Bruni pistol is a large blank firer with a 10-round magazine housed in the grip. The orange-and-black Model P4 is semi-automatic, 8mm calibre, and made of zinc, which gives it a satisfying weight This is another pistol that makes a lot of noise!


Retay is a Turkish company, founded in 2006.

Retay 84FS – 9mm PAK

The Model 84FS is a realistic-looking, blank-firing pistol made of metal and coated in Cerakote for long-lasting strength. This double-action pistol is finished in blue and takes 9mm cartridges.

Retay Eagle LU

If you’re looking for a strong and durable blank-firing pistol, the Retay Eagle LU is a fantastic choice. This pistol has a full metal body with a durable Cerakote coating and a blue finish. The pistol is single action, has a manual safety, and a 9mm calibre.

Retay G19C

The G19C from Retay is a powerful and good-looking blank-firing pistol that’s ideal for bird scaring. Made of metal, and Cerakote coated, this 9mm pistol is finished in the characteristic Retay blue.


If, at the moment, we can’t protect crops and livestock by shooting the birds that attack, we can scare the birds off with blank-firing pistols. These replicas make a good loud bang, and are really effective in deterring pests.

If you’d like to learn more about blank-firing pistols, or any of our other products, just give us a call on 01263 731585 to speak to one of our experts.

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