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The GTA is keen to encourage exports by members with business of all sizes.

To assist those who may not yet have the resources for a stand of their own at Shot Show 2019, the GTA  is setting up a 'Small Business Showcase' on the British Pavilion.  Designed to offer these companies a promotional opportunity in the important and potentially lucrative USA market, the 'Export Primer' is a cost effective first step on the export ladder.

Please visit the GTA (Exhibitions) Ltd website or call 01684 291 868 for more information.



New GTA Director, Simon West, has written an introductory letter to all GTA members outlining his vision for the future of the Association.  The message was sent as one of our regular 'email updates' but if you missed this and would also like to read the full version of Simon's letter please click HERE  to enter the 'Members' area of our website.

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The Government's BUSINESS IS GREAT initiative provides support, advice and inspiration for growing your business.
The website contains a wealth of invaluable information for building and promoting your UK business.

If you are considering starting a business in the sporting and recreational firearms industry, the GTA is here to help! We will be pleased to provide you with guidance and support during the crucial start-up period, and beyond. 

You don't need to be an RFD (Registered Firearms Dealer) to join the Gun Trade Association as 'Probationary membership' is available to those who are starting out.

Please click HERE for details of Probationary membership then click 'APPLY NOW' on this or the  joining page to complete our simple online application form.

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Looking for the contact details of our Transport & Insurance partners?

The GTA has partnered with a number of companies who provide specialist services to our Members.

The full list is available in the 'Members' area of the website.  Click HERE to enter.

If you're not currently a GTA Member and would like ot take advantage of these and the many other services we offer, please click HERE to apply for membership. 

The GTA Privacy Notice & Policy Document

In line with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into force on 25th May 2018, copies of the GTA Privacy Notice and Policy Document are available using the links below. 

GTA Privacy Notice

GTA Policy Document


Checkout our new Members' Classified Ads section HERE

If you are member of the GTA and would like us to include a Small Ad' for you please send the details, including a picture if required, to


The GTA Secretariat is in the process of updating its records and Director, Simon West, recently sent the following to all Members asking them to help us..

As your trade association , the GTA needs up-to-date information to ensure we can represent you properly.  It's been a few years since we conducted a membership survey and we now really need your help.  When we deal with government departments and politicians we need to represent your businesses, your jobs and your livelihoods.  We therefore rely on this sort of information to be able to protect and promote the gun trade. 
Let us know how we are doing.  We are in times of change and we must provide you with the services you require. Please help us to keep in touch with you by entering the contact information for your business.

If you're a member of the Association and haven't yet completed the survey please contact the GTA Office on 01684 292868 or email so that we can send you the appropriate link.


The Bill was due to have its report stage and third reading on Monday 22 October 2018 but this has now been postponed to a date yet to be announced.

Despite previous assurances the Government has now changed their mind and are proposing to proceed with a ban on rifles with a muzzle energy of more than 10,000 ft lbs (13,600J).  This will effectively ban .50 calibre target rifles.

The GTA has sent an Update (11/10/18) to all its Members encouraging them to email their MP with details of an amendment to oppose this ban.  By providing MP's with complete information and urging them to support the amendment we can make our voice heard. 

If you are not currently a GTA Member and would like to be involved in this and future initiatives, APPLY NOW and add YOUR VOICE to that of the GTA...

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The 2018
Gun & Allied Trades Benevolent Society (GATBS)
Gun Trade Dinner
takes place on
Thursday 15th November
at the Victory Services Club in London.

This ever popular event, which celebrates the British Gun and Allied Trades, grows year on year and is the ideal place to meet with fellow trade members, entertain customers, staff and friends alike. 

Ticket sales are in aid of the GATBS and may be obtained from the organisers, Samuel Perry or Karen Codling at the Birmingham Proof House by calling 0121 643 3860.

The organisers are delighted to announce that this year's after dinner speaker will be John Virgo.

Click HERE to download more information on this year's Dinner

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If you would like become a member of the GTA now is the ideal time to complete the Application form. 

For information on the benefits of membership and to complete the form, please click HERE