What will be covered: 

The GTA RFD two day course aims to offer further information and help to non-RFD holders looking to set up a business in the trade, in order for them to be better equipped in applying for, and attaining, their RFD. 

The course also offers current RFDs the opportunity to refresh their memories of best practice guides as well as their key responsibilities as dealers.  Many topics are covered including licensing, firearms law, antiques, security, marketing, import/export and explosives. It's a packed couple of days with a chance to make new contacts.

Due to demand we will also be running one day air rifle RFD courses starting in the new year, 2023

To book your place on a RFD course, click here


Firearms – definition types, Firearms Acts, Firearms Rules, Firearms Regulations,

 Registers - Accounting.  Book, electronic, Proof,  

Certificates - what can I sell to who – incl permits


Applications, Requirements – medical etc. Business Case preparation,

 Security – physical, procedural, alarms. 

RFD Certificates – not all the same, Servants, Section 5 Explosives Ammunition management FEO Visits

Explosives - Licensing, ammunition, powders, storage, sales, record keeping


Sect 5 Firearms, Antiques, Destruction, Import Export,

 Trade Knowledge, Deactivated Firearms, Insurance, Wholesale,

 Marketing, Social-Media, Exhibitions, Banking, 

Carriage – firearms, dangerous goods.  Home / abroad, Demonstration, 

Dealer to dealer, Remote sales, Lead alternatives,

 Shooting disciplines, Shooting organisations, Gun and ammunition design background.

“I would highly recommend the GTA RFD course to anyone looking to apply to be a RFD; anyone already trading as an RFD and anyone looking to trade with a RFD. No matter how long you have been in the industry, the landscape is constantly changing as is the law and this course captures every key element to not only ensure Best Practice within the trade but also provide a unique opportunity for discussion and opportunity to ask those strange, no-obvious-answer queries that we all experience every now and again. It is, quite frankly, a ‘no-brainer’ investment and I will be sending more of my staff on the course over the coming months.” 

-  Sam MacArthur, Managing Director, Viking Arms


For accommodation as Bisley, while you are on your course please look at the links below- 



Register interest for RFD or Air Rifle RFD Course

The Gun Trade Association Ltd. is registered in England and Wales under company number 0125465 at Bisley Camp, Brookwood, Woking GU24 0PB.
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