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The Gun Trade Association is the UK’s officially recognised body representing the sporting, recreational and professional gun trade.

With over 700 members, its mission is to promote and protect the industry at all levels.

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14th DECEMBER 2017

We are actively seeking donations of firearms or related items to be auctioned in a special section of Holts December auction – all proceeds of which will be donated directly to the GTA in full (no vendors or buyers commission will be charged). 

Holts and the Gun Trade Association have a long history of co-operation. The GTA was formed from the Armourers Association and has been protecting and promoting the civilian gun trade in the UK since 1912.
Holts, under the direction of its founder Nick Holt, has been sourcing, and selling, fine firearms since its inception in 1993.

The GTA has been giving guidance to Holts, as a member of the GTA, on firearms legislation and export and import procedures since Holts ran their first Auction.

Now, the two companies are coming together to undertake a fund raising exercise to address the complicated issues of where the UK will find itself when Brexit finally takes hold. 

The GTA has contacts with all the major Ministries in the UK which are involved with Brexit but, in these very uncertain and complex times, further funds are needed to continue the work that has brought successes over many years.

These funds will be used for research, and to continue with the lobbying of the Authorities, the EU and both Houses of Parliament, thus helping to assure the future for Holts, their clients and the wider gun trade.

For further details or for information on how to donate, please contact:
Chris Beaumont (Holts)
Tel: 01485 542 822
                                                          John Batley (GTA)
Tel: 01684 291 868

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HOLTS and the GTA announce a fund raising Auction

Click HERE to download a copy of the announcement (shown above)

Members' Newsletter

October 2017 Edition

The latest edition of the GTA Newsletter has now been posted to members.

A copy in 'PDF' format will be available in the 'Members Area' shortly.

Members of the GTA can also view copies of previous issues by visiting the 'Members' area of the website and choosing the 'Archive' option.  


All applications for Membership are considered by the GTA Council at their regular meetings.

The next Council meeting will take place in March 2018. 

If you would like become a member of the GTA now is the ideal time to send us your completed Application form. 
For information on the categories of membership and to download a form, please click HERE