Alec Baldwin 'Rust' Head Gun Handler Had Doubts About Experience Level

The woman responsible for handling weapons on the set of Alec Baldwin's 'Rust' had only recently taken on a gig as a head armorer, and shared she had real doubts about doing the job.

10/24/2021 8:30:00 AM

The woman responsible for handling weapons on the set of Alec Baldwin's 'Rust' had only recently taken on a gig as a head armorer, and shared she had real doubts about doing the job.

The woman responsible for handling weapons on the set of Alec Baldwin's 'Rust' had only recently taken on a gig as a head armorer, and shared she had real doubts about doing the job.

Hannah Reed-- daughter of Hollywood armorerThell Reed-- appeared on the"Voices of the West" podcast last month to talk about her new experiences in the biz. Reed told the hosts she had just wrapped a western movie withcalled"The Old Way" ... and it was her first time as head armorer on a movie.

Play video contentLEARNING ON THE JOBVoicesOfTheWest/RedCircle.comIn a now-eerie confession, Reed says of the Cage job,"You know, I was really nervous about it at first, and I almost didn't take the job because I wasn't sure if I was ready ... but, doing it, like, it went really smoothly."

Reed also talked about the guidance she's gotten from her dad -- who has previously worked on"Django: Unchained""3:10 to Yuma" and"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" -- as an armorer.In talking about her training, Reed told the podcast hosts loading blanks in prop guns was"the scariest" thing to her, because she didn't know how to do it ... but it was something her dad had helped her work through.

Of course, there are still a lot of questions surrounding the accident on set ... including whether it was a live round in the gun Baldwin fired or a blank. Indiewire obtained an email sent by the propmasters union which claimed the gun Alec Baldwin fired had a"live single round" which struck 2 crew members.

A source who was working on the film tells us just last weekend there were several issues with blanks being shot when they weren't supposed to ... it's unclear who the head armorer was at that time. Read more: TMZ »

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This was so horrible what happened. I feel so bad for the family and cannot imagine how Alec is feeling right now. Prayers for them all I suspect murder. Why the hell do they use bullets that could actually kill someone In this day and age sound affects can take care of the'realistic feel'. This is just lack of common sense on filmmakers industry

Guess we are working out who is going to take the blame. Please explain to me why is Baldwin be held accountable. He only was doing his part but who ever loaded the gun is the person that killed the director. She should have never had real bullets on set. Probably only got the job because she was white…

First of all, live ammunition should never be on a movie set, secondly what the hell was she doing there ? If your not comfortable with the scope of your job, tell someone or don’t accept the job… Keep all ammo under lock and key. Recover and log all empty spent rounds. Never let there be a middle between you and an actor. You give them the prop, and they give it back to you. Its a pretty simple job if you focus on it.

Nothing will ever do the same for this man and all the actors present Negligent homicide A woman!? For such an important job.

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You are going to crucify this woman for something that was clearly an accident ( unless proven otherwise) Don't you think it's hard enough om everyone involved without starting to throw accusations about? I remember on the set of The Crow,they were taking actual live rounds&modifying them into 'blanks' by removing a portion of the gunpowder& replacing the lead with wadding. They had run out of actual ' blanks' and modifying an actual round was against policy. This sounds similar.

We need representation of ALL genders & races in ALL positions in Hollywood & beyond. I refuse to allow this one mistake to get in the way of the progress we’ve fought so hard for. So, there’s a job opening?😅 Incompetent 100% She is a trump supporter Soooooo shdnt she be responsible for the death- Why was the gun aimed at the Camerawoman in the first place?

Alec Baldwin is as much a victim of this tragedy as the rest.. Actors jobs are to act, that's it...He will forever be traumatized too from the negligence of the ppl responsible for everyone's security! She had one job and f that up completely. Now what?

Officials: Alec Baldwin fired prop gun that killed woman on set of 'Rust'The sheriff's office said in a statement it appeared that a 'scene being filmed involved the use of a prop firearm when it was discharged.' So the murder was filmed? 6thsensemoment Who was in charge of the props? This is horrible

So why accept the job then? She’s gonna go to prison Glad she’s not a plane mechanic. You can't blame him you just want to blame him cuz you don't either like him or his politics I feel sorry for someone like you filled with hate for someone they don't know personally or have been personally hurt by him

A bit late for that Damn!

Alec Baldwin makes first public statement after fatal shooting on 'Rust' setAlec Baldwin has made his first public statement since a fatal shooting on the set of his new film on Thursday. Must be nice to have celebrity priviledge and entitlement. If he was not a celebrity or if he was a person of colour, he would have been arrested and executed. Not fair. Alec should be cancelled. He's dangerous on the set and stuff. Alec was always the least likely of the Baldwin brothers to kill someone. Shocked. At least you aren't accusing him of murder. Do better.

Alec Baldwin Breaks Silence After Gun Accident on 'Rust' Set Kills WomanAlec Baldwin is breaking his silence after a woman was killed on set when he fired a prop gun. 'I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody....' Why was he loading the gun, don't they have technicians that do that kind of thing? This is horrible for all involved. I'm just saying. So he's pointing a gun at the person filming & the one bullet killed a person & injured another?!?! Something doesn't sound right.

Alec Baldwin speaks out after fatal shooting on 'Rust' set: 'There are no words'Alec Baldwin said Friday that his 'heart is broken' and he is cooperating with law enforcement after authorities said he fired a prop gun on the set of 'Rust.' Killer. Such A Sad Situation... Rest in Peace To Anyone that lost their life. 🙏🥺 pure accident

Alec Baldwin 'Rust' camera crew walked off the set in protest before the fatal shootingHours before actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer on the New Mexico set of 'Rust,' a half-dozen camera operators walked off the set to protest working conditions. Sad. that RUST thing is over and done with. Try TRUST Yahoo Three posts a day about Baldwin many posts have you made on the 100's of shootings in the inner cities of America? Oh wait. That doesn't fit the liberal-blame all white men-for everything agenda. Like Come on. Put the Juul down and work!