WELCOME TO SQUIB FX!

A blood squib shoots from a Walking Dead style zombie for The Hillywood Show Walking Dead Parody

WHO ARE WE?

At Squib FX we build rigs that create practical gunshot and blood spray special effects without pyrotechnics.

Our safety blood squib rigs utilize air power non-explosive technology to create the illusion of gunshot wounds and blood sprays and splats for use on camera and on stage and other various live performances.


Traditional Explosive Squibs are Dangerous!


No one should be strapping explosives onto performers to create the illusion of a bullet hit. It's dangerous and a huge liability.

Use non-explosive bullet hits instead! They use air instead of explosives so they are a safe alternative to explosive squibs!


Traditional Explosive Squibs are Expensive!


Using explosives is very expensive and creates huge production headaches. You'll need special permits. You'll face insurance hurdles. Oh yeah- and you'll need to hire federally and state licensed pyrotechnicians.

Use non-explosive bullet hits instead! They use air instead of explosives so they make shooting your bullet hit effects easy, reliable and headache free.


Squib FX rigs are the Alternative!


At Squib FX we create the world's best air powered or pneumatic non-explosive bullet hit effects. Our safety squib rigs are super safe, very easy to use, & intuitive to learn. And because they are non-explosive, they require no licenses or special permits to operate.

We also create other crazy blood delivery systems to create huge blasts of blood or sustained sprays of blood.

We are the result of nearly two decades of designing and building bullet hits, thousands of hours of research & development and rigorous testing...

Because our rigs use air instead of explosives, they are a safe alternative to traditional squibs. Our rigs come in a variety of styles, are very easy to use, and create consistently beautiful and effective bullet hit and blood effects every time.

These rigs make otherwise complicated and expensive fx shots quick and easy. They reset quickly for retakes and can save tons of time on set and during rehearsal.


Our Squib FX rigs:

  • Are Actor safe
  • Are very easy to use
  • Are simple to maintain
  • Can be fired hundreds of times
  • Are intuitive to learn
  • Are production freindly
  • Require no licenses
  • Need no permits
  • Create no insurance complications
  • Reset super fast for retakes
  • Don't startle animals
  • Adjust for precise control
  • Can hold way more blood than explosive squibs

We have a wide range of rigs so that you can pick the right device for your blood effects needs. And as leader of the innovation of this technology, we're coming up with new rigs all the time.


Learn More...

Learn more about how these rigs work and the various styles that we build on the RIGS page.

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HOW TO USE OUR RIGS

THE HILLYWOOD SHOW'S WALKING DEAD PARODY

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DISCOUNTED RIGS

The Tarantino bullet hit rig has an aluminum air chamber, a black valve body, and vinyl and latex tubing

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MADE IN THE USA

The proud stars and stripes of the noble flag of the United States of America

Squib FX rigs are handcrafted by artists in the steel city- Pittsburgh, PA

TESTIMONIALS

LISTEN TO WHAT THESE SATISFIED CUSTOMERS HAD TO SAY...

"As well as pyrotechnics, Geelong Fireworks supplies SFX for various productions. We have been looking for a range of air squib effects when we discovered Steve Tollin's Bullet Hit Rigs. We purchased the Kurasawa as we had a tentative enquiry for this type of effect. Production proceeded with this effect. Steve had put in some optional connections for us as well. Whilst the director had seen the video, he had not see the product "live". He asked us not to be "subtle" with the blood flow...The Kurasawa fits the bill. On the first take he just let the camera roll longer that he originally intended - when he yelled CUT, the crew clapped and yelled. We did a 2nd take, just because we could. An easy to rig, easy to use product. We are impressed with Steve's product - so much so we are purchasing the entire range."

STEVE LAWRENCE- Geelong Fireworks, Australia

"Thanks for the quick turn around and the awesome rig. We used it as a back hit shot in profile. It looked great! A one and done set up. Gratitude."

WILL PURCELL- Special Effects Coordinator Bolden

We had to find an easy to use, dependable, cost efficient and (above all) safe alternative to the explosive squib systems typically used in mega budget productions. Working with Tolin FX gave us that solution. This is the first time I have worked on set with a non-detonation squib system, and I must say that I will now have a hard time looking backwards.

ED BARNES- Writer/Director of Blackwell

The bullet hits rigs by Steve Tolin are an example of years of dedicated craftsmanship by a special effects master. These rigs are consistent, effective and versatile. Steve Tolin's bullet hit rigs add huge value to our on set capabilities and what we can offer our clients.

MIDIAN CROSBY- Monster Makeup FX

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WELCOME TO SQUIB FX!

Blood squibS shoot from Walking Dead style zombieS for The Hillywood Show Walking Dead Parody

FEATURED IN

The two covers of Makeup Artist Magazine Issue 116

MAKEUP ARTIST MAGAZINE

WHO ARE WE?

At Squib FX we build rigs that create practical gunshot and blood spray special effects without pyrotechnics.

Our safety blood squib rigs utilize air power non-explosive technology to create the illusion of gunshot wounds and blood sprays and splats for use on camera and on stage and other various live performances.

LEARN ABOUT THE RIGS >

SQUIB FX AT WORK

HOW TO USE OUR RIGS

WALKING DEAD PARODY

SEE MORE VIDEOS >

DISCOUNTED RIGS

The Tarantino bullet hit rig has an aluminum air chamber, a black valve body, and vinyl and latex tubing

NOW OFFERING STUDENT DISCOUNTS AND REFURBISHED RIGS!

CHECK OUT MORE >

MADE IN THE USA

The proud stars and stripes of the noble flag of the United States of America

Squib FX rigs are handcrafted by artists in the steel city- Pittsburgh, PA

SQUIB FX is a division of TOLIN FX

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