Hello everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Behind The Gun Podcast. For episode three we bring you our friend Larry Zanoff from Independent Studio Services (ISS Props) and Hollywood Weapons on the Outdoor Channel. Larry is an amazing person with a vast knowledge of weaponry and gunsmithing as well as a deep knowledge of the entertainment and firearms industry. I sat down with Larry in January of 2020 in Las Vegas at SHOT Show. The conversation could have easily of ran for hours. Listen in as Larry Zanoff dives into the world of firearms in the entertainment industry.
ISS began when Gregg Bilson, Sr., started renting props out of his house – 40 years, an old Lockheed Hangar, and a 150,000 sq. ft. warehouse later, Independent Studio Services still feels like home. Now headquartered out of our Sunland, CA, facility, ISS has become the world’s largest prop house. With locations spread across 11 cities throughout the U.S. and Europe, we are Hollywood’s one-stop shop for prop, graphic, and manufacturing needs.
Larry Zanoff has been involved with firearms his entire life. A combat veteran of the Israeli army, Larry is P.O.S.T. Certified, holds a college degree in law enforcement and the administration of justice, and has worked in U.S. Law enforcement, as well as the privet security industry. An additional college degree in gunsmithing and firearms technology led to Larry holding several positions in the firearms manufacturing industry. The above life experience has led Larry to a position at the largest rental armory in the film and Television industry, providing custom weapons manufacturing, actor training, on set armorer services, safety training, and more. Larry continues to be active outside the entertainment industry as well, by providing weapons training to the military, and various government, and law enforcement agencies.
TFB Behind The Gun Podcast Episode #3: Larry Zanoff – Hollywood Armorer
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