I'm doing the sound design for an adaptation of a Sherlock Homes novella this summer. The venue is outdoors, a raised stage in a field. The play has a number of gunshots, and Production has some reservations about the idea of firing blanks with unsuspecting people possibly walking by. There's always the option of pre-recorded shots, but we'd also like to pursue a live solution.
Have any of you guys had success with something similar?