Keep up to date with the latest news from the gun trade world
The GTA - Promoting Gun Trade Careers
Success at the British Shooting Show
Event - Wednesday 20th February 2019

GTA Director, Simon West and his team were delighted by the response from potential apprentices, and those looking for a career in the Gun Trade, at last weekend's British Shooting... Read more...

Opportunity to exhibit in Japan
DSEi Japan 18-20 November 2019
Event - Friday 31st May 2019

The Department for International Trade and the Security Organisation are inviting UK businesses to participate on the UK Defence and Security Stand at DSEi Japan.  The event, which will... Read more...

The Oxford Festival of Shooting & Countryside Date Confirmed
The date for the Oxford Festival of Shooting & Countryside has been confirmed as Saturday 7th September 2019
Event - Tuesday 11th June 2019

The Oxford Festival of Shooting & Countryside, organised by the Oxford Gun Company, is set to be held on Saturday 7th September at Jericho Farm, the home of the Oxford Gun Company,... Read more...

Airgun Sports Trust launches at The Game Fair
26th to 28th July. Hatfield House
Event - Friday 26th July 2019

The Game Fair 2019 opens today at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire.  Among the many events taking place in the Brownells Gunmakers' Theatre will be the launch of the new Airgun... Read more...

Paris Security Exhibition
DIT Invitation to the Paris Security Exhibition
Event - Tuesday 26th November 2019

The Department for International Trade team at the British Embassy Paris are delighted to be collaborating with the ADS Group and GTA to deliver the next Public Security Exhibition... Read more...

The Annual Gun Trade Dinner in support of the Gun and Allied Trades Benevolent Society - 12 Dec 2019 - Victory Services Club, London
Event - Wednesday 20th November 2019

VICTORY SERVICES CLUBMARBLE ARCH, LONDON.THURSDAY 12th December, 2019.(6.00pm for 7pm, lounge suits.)Celebrating the British Gun and Allied Trades, all are... Read more...

SOFIC 2020
The US Special Operations Forces Industry Conference - TAMPA-11-14 May 2020
Event - Tuesday 10th December 2019

SOFIC is a leading Industry Conference & Exhibition in the USA focusing Special Operations Forces (SOF) providing a unique platform to engage with the US and international SOF... Read more...

The Gunmakers' Company Certification Panel Meet to Examine Apprentices
Event - Monday 17th February 2020

On 19 Feb 2020, the Gunmakers' Company Certification Panel examined five apprentices from Purdey.  Pieces of their work were submitted for examination and interviews conducted... Read more...

COVID-19 Delays IWA in Nuremberg
Event - Thursday 27th February 2020

From IWA:Due to the new situation regarding the spread of the corona virus, NürnbergMesse has decided to postpone IWA OutdoorClassics 2020 from the planned date of 6-9 March... Read more...

IWA NEWS - NEW DATE 12-15 MAR 2021
IWA unlikely in Sep 2020 with extension to cancel and re-book for Mar 2021
Event - Friday 20th March 2020

The corona virus continues to hold the world in suspense and the entire global economy is threatening to grind to a halt. Due to this situation, many... Read more...

SHOT Show Planning Period Extended
Event - Friday 20th March 2020

All of us here at NSSF® and SHOT Show® recognize that the world is grappling with an issue of enormous scale and human impact, and our hearts go out to all who have been affected... Read more...

Sad News of the Death of Nigel Brown
Event - Tuesday 16th February 2021

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the death of Liveryman Nigel Sime Brown, who died 11 February, aged 84 years, at his retirement home at Sutton Manor. He moved... Read more...

Events Set to Go Ahead
In line with government guidelines, events are set to go ahead from July 19th.
Event - Thursday 1st July 2021

With Boris Johnson saying he hopes England will return to as close to the pre-pandemic status quo as possible on 19 July, it means that both Country Fairs and Trade Shows should... Read more...

You Are Invited
You are invited to the GTA’s 130th anniversary celebrations on Tuesday 28th September at our new Bisley Headquarters
Event - Monday 9th August 2021

To celebrate our 130th anniversary, we are holding a members only event at our new Bisley headquarters. The celebrations will start at 1pm when you will have the opportunity to participate... Read more...