The GTA's mission is to promote, protect and represent the UK gun trade. It carries out this remit at all levels, from representation at Government to day-to-day queries with Firearms Licensing Officers and local authorities.

The GTA has a close relationship with a number of carefully selected service providers

The Gun Trade Association is committed to supporting businesses involved in the sporting, recreational and professional gun trade in the United Kingdom.  From manufacture, wholesale, retail and repair of guns and ammunition to the provision of shooting opportunities in the field and shooting grounds, our members cover the great heritage of the British shooting industry.

We protect, promote and represent the industry at all levels - internationally, nationally and locally.

Formed in 1891 the Association has a great heritage but is highly focused on those topics that affect the Trade today.  Whether your company is involved in traditional gunmaking crafts or innovative technologies for future systems we will provide the support you need to grow and extend you business.

The GTA has a close relationship with a number of carefully selected service providers

Insurance

Besso
Besso

Close and regular contact with our two insurance brokers has allowed them to tailor packages to the specialist needs of our Members. Jelf and BESSO Limited are experts in this field and operate special schemes for GTA Members.

Jelf
Jelf

Close and regular contact with our two insurance brokers has allowed them to tailor packages to the specialist needs of our Members. Jelf and BESSO Limited are experts in this field and operate special schemes for GTA Members.

Millbridge Systems
Millbridge Systems

Millbridge Systems provide a range of services to GTA members covering Information Technology, Information Management and Cyber Security

Logistics

Parcelforce
Parcelforce

The GTA has regular contact with the management of Parcelforce and works to ensure the safe carriage of firearms by Registered Firearms Dealers throughout the UK. Members of the GTA benefit from special rates when setting up an account with Parcelforce.

Circle Express
Circle Express

Circle Express are pleased to provide GTA Members with the facility to transport Dangerous Goods (explosives and ammunition) as well as firearms throughout the UK

Currency

South West Foreign Exchange
South West Foreign Exchange

South West Foreign Exchange Ltd offer GTA Members preferential rates on foreign currency transactions.

Lost & Stolen Firearms

Gun Loss Register
Gun Loss Register

The GTA is contracted to receive lists of lost or stolen firearms (and certificates) from the NPIA. Members are encouraged to contact the office by telephone or email in order that we may check the status of a firearm for them.

Police lost & stolen firearms list
Police lost & stolen firearms list

The GTA is contracted to receive lists of lost or stolen firearms (and certificates) from the NPIA. Members are encouraged to contact the office by telephone or email in order that we may check the status of a firearm for them.