"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 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 your business.

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

                  GTA members benefit from substantial discounts with our partners




Close and regular contact with Besso has allowed them to tailor packages to the specialist needs of our Members. Versatility and reliability are hallmarks of the Besso brand. Many of their policies include legal cost insurance

Marsh Commercial

Marsh Commercial are the world’s largest insurance and risk advisers, with extensive experience of commercial Gun Trade insurance and a long standing relationship with the GTA. Superior service is supported by specialist underwriting and a new insurer partner from mid-2022, with wide market access to ensure they can cater for all of your protection and risk management needs.
 The Gun Trade Association Ltd is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Marsh Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for General Insurance under Firm Registration Number 307511. Not all products and services are regulated by the FCA. 


When it comes to your gun and shooting insurance, you need quality cover that matches the quality of your shot. With our low-cost insurance you can cover yourself, your guns and shooting equipment on one policy.

S Johnson and Co. Ltd

The Gun Trade Association and Guncover Insurance, working together for you.

PIB Insurance 

PIB Insurance Brokers provide insurance protection and risk management advice for GTA members. 



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

PDQ Freight Ltd

Specialists for over 30 years in the transport, packing, storage & worldwide shipping of all types of firearms and ammunition (Section 1, 2 & 5). PDQ offer full export & import guidance and services including export licencing.

PBS International Freight Ltd

Section 1/2 & 5 transport, storage and ammunition shipping.Specialist staff with extensive knowledge of all aspects of imports and exports for difficult and restricted articles and weapons.

MBL Limited

MBL, with over 20 years of experience in the industry employs a team of ex- service personnel. They are experts when it comes to international transportation of high-end and dangerous goods. From firearms to aviation, they specialise in niche transportation. Their customers can rely on  highly trained and insured experts guiding them every step of the way. MBL services are available nationwide and internationally.


South West Foreign Exchange

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


Preferred payments partner for non firearms goods


The UK's leading payment provider. They do not exclude the gun trade!

Ideal for Finance

We have teamed up with one of the UK’s leading finance brokers, to enable our members to access hassle-free customer finance solutions.

IFX Payments

An alternative to High Street banking

Other partners

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.

Gunroom Digital

Gunroom.Digital was created to simplify the buying and selling of guns and sporting merchandise online. They simply harness the power of modern technology and data to allow the seamless selling and buying of new and second-hand guns online.


We’re here to make your world a safer place. We do this by combining expertise in on-site, mobile and remote guarding with electronic security and experience in fire and safety. Our track record in corporate risk management adds further expertise. All to create security solutions that solve real-life problems.


Applying for or renewing your firearms or shotgun licence? MedCert provides a fast and efficient medical records check and report for police, without the need to utilise your GP.

The GTA Advice Panel

Our advice panel comprises of specialists across a wide range of subjects, pertinent to the gun-trade and your business. Our consultants cover firearms law, employment and consumer law, cyber security, accounts and much more. They each offer GTA members an initial free consultation.

Game Fairs, Country Shows and Exhibitions

GTA members are entitled to a % discount off the price of exhibiting at many UK and worldwide shows, fairs and exhibitions

EPOS Link Ltd

Designed to make your life as a Registered Firearms Dealer a whole lot easier, our Gun Registers link seamlessly with our well established Point of Sale and Sales Order Processing packages.


Hunt Magazine

HUNT magazine includes reviews of the finest museum hunting collections, articles discussing the craftsmanship and skills involved in making the tools we use to hunt, as well as stories of hunters and their quarry. There are also articles about conservation from biologists and researchers.

As a GTA member you can grab a discount on a great read.

Tackle and Guns Magazine

Tackle & Guns is a UK-based trade magazine covering the angling and shooting industry. Want to grow your shooting or fishing business in the UK? This is the place to be. Each month the magazine is sent to 5,300 UK-based businesses that want/need and sell your products.

The Firearms Law Handbook and website

The Firearms Law Handbook and website are an invaluable guide to any RFD

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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