The GTA has represented its Members since 1912 when it was founded as
The Gunmakers Association.

Today, in 2009, the Association has over 700 members drawn from all areas of the Legitimate Sporting, Recreational and Professional Gun Trade in the UK.

The Association is governed by an Elected Council and an Honorary President.
Day to day running of the GTA is in the hands of the full-time Director and his small staff. 

The GTA exists to protect, promote and assist its Members and to further the interests of the legitimate ,UK, Sporting Firearms industry both here and abroad.