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LATEST NEWS

IWA POSTPONED
COVID-19 Delays IWA in Nuremberg
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Event
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 2020 to a date in 2020, which has yet to be specified.We...

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LEAD ALTERNATIVES
Shooting Organisations Announce Voluntary Move Away from Lead Ammunition for Live Quarry Shooting
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Information
24th February 2020

In recognition of the shooting organisations' statement on lead ammunition, the GTA has produced a guide on alternatives.  While many are aware of the availability of bismuth and tungsten based ammunition, standard steel cartridges offer an affordable...

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GUNMAKING APPRENTICES
The Gunmakers' Company Certification Panel Meet to Examine Apprentices
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Event
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 by a board of directors and master craftsmen from the Trade.   Congratulations...

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GENERAL LICENCE UPDATE
Extension of General Licences
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Legislation
18th December 2019

The three licences GL26(Carrion Crows), GL28(Canada Geese)and GL31(Wood Pigeon) that end on 31 December are to be granted for use subject to licence conditions, until 29 February 2020. They are unchanged, apart from being issued by Defra, rather than...

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SOFIC 2020
The US Special Operations Forces Industry Conference - TAMPA-11-14 May 2020
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Event
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 community on a vast range of capabilities and products.  Details in...

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DEACTIVATED FIREARMS
New Rules on Ownership and Transfer Notifications
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Legislation
9th December 2019

The Home Office has published the detail relating to the earlier notice on deactivated firearms.  The detail can be found hereComment...

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ABOUT THE GTA

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

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  • Expert help and advice, plus access to the online knowledge base.
  • Representation at all relevant Official bodies, Government, Proof Houses, BSSC & other Trade organisations
  • Discount with selected service partners
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