About GTA Guns and Gear Auctions

Ontario’s reputable live and online firearms auctioneers, safe gun storage and appraisal firm

Founded by firearms enthusiast Gordon Siple of Sharon, Ontario, GTA Guns and Gear Auctions Inc. specializes in hosting live and online auctions to facilitate the legal sale of a wide range of restricted, non-restricted, and prohibited firearms and related gear.

We have reinvented the firearms auction business.

How?

Other firearms auction companies are very careful to point out that this is a buyer beware industry. NOT WITH US.

We begin with better buyer information. To make the seller happy, we have to make the buyer happy.

  • GUNCHECK (Trademarked) see below

This is proprietary with GTA Guns. No one else can use it. A licensed gunsmith inspects every firearm that we sell and writes a condition report.  Buyers know the exact condition of what they are buying.

  • CYCLECHECK (Trademarked) see below

This is also proprietary with GTA Guns. All semi-automatics are range tested to prove to the bidders that the firearm operates properly.

  • Fiber-optic bore pictures

Gun buyers need to see the condition of the bore on used firearms just like used car buyers want to look under the hood. We are the only ones performing this.

  • Closest to the GTA

We all know that the 3 most important things about a retail operation is location, location and location.

  • We have added 2 guarantees.

(1), We guarantee that all firearms bought through us operate. If not, we will pay for the shipping and repair.

(2) For items sold above $3,000, we have a satisfaction guarantee to the buyer. If they are not fully satisfied, they may return the gun to us and we will sell it at our next auction for no seller’s fee. (30 day maximum)

All of the above translates into higher prices for your firearms and gear!!!

We also provide gun appraisals for estate trustees,  firearms appraisals for executors as well as lawyers and firearms collectors with appraisals.

There are many reasons why someone would want an appraisal for value of firearms they own. Generally they fall into 3 categories.

  1. Legal reasons.
    1. Estate gun appraisals
    2. Divorce gun appraisals
  2. Insurance reasons.
    1. Appraisals on firearms to establish loss due to fire, theft and damage.
  3. Curiosity.

The curiosity reason is by far the most common reason why gun owners want to know the market value of their firearms.

In economics 101, they teach that an item’s value is the price someone is willing to pay you for it today. Note the period.

Our job is to find that someone. Actually, many someones who are willing to do battle with others on our bidding platform.

In order for us to find multiple bidders for an item, we pay to have an enormous e-blast of 62,000+ subscribers who are interested to know about firearms for sale.

We are really good at finding the top value for the guns we have for sale.

We are firearm verifiers licensed with the RCMP.

Another area of service provided by GTA Guns and Gear Auctions Inc. is safe storage of firearms.

You may be an individual moving into a retirement or seniors residence wanting to store your firearms in a secure, accessible location. GTA has such a facility. We provide insured short or long term gun storage at our secure site. You can access your guns when you want.

Our bi-monthly on-line auctions  provide the buyer the opportunity to view items in person prior to the auction and we are a short drive north of Toronto – as we proudly serve buyers and sellers in the Greater Toronto Area and in communities stretching across southern and central Ontario.

We understand the challenges and concerns facing both owners of firearms who wish to sell their collections, and enthusiasts and collectors seeking to purchase quality handguns, rifles, and shotguns at a fair price.

What to do if you are not a licensed gun owner or, if your guns are not registered. We can help.

Gun Amnesty Programme

Periodically the police have an amnesty programme to disarm the public. (gang bangers are not participating)
Individuals who own firearms and wish to have a no questions asked way of disposing them have 2 options;

  1. Wait til the police have another programme and give away your guns, or
  2. We can deal with the legal issues and sell your guns for you. Wouldn’t it be better to have the money?
Please don’t pass your gun problems to your family. Call us right now!!!

About GUNCHECK™

Our proprietary GUNCHECK™ verification process is what differentiates GTA Guns and Gear Auctions from all of our competitors. GUNCHECK™ does more than give you a photo and a brief description of an available firearm. It provides in-depth details about every gun’s appearance, wear, and functionality, including photo galleries containing internal views of a firearm’s chamber and crown. Furthermore, our licensed and experienced gunsmiths provide summary analysis of every gun so bidders can make informed decisions.In addition, we provide buyers with detailed fiber optic pictures of the firearm’s chamber and crown. This reveals the wear and care of the firearm.

About CYCLECHECKTM

Call it an industry first. (because it is). Semi-automatics bearing this insignia have been range tested by us and have performed without failure. This gives the buyer added confidence that the semi he/she is buying will perform to their expectations. See a typical performance video. Click here.

We are firearms enthusiasts and experts. Our goal is to maximize the value for both buyers and sellers of firearms with useful information and transparent, equitable processes for legally purchasing or selling firearms at a live auction or online at a fair price.

Learn why you should choose GTA Guns and Gear Auctions.

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Why choose GTA Guns for your gun auction?

  1. We are closest to the rich GTA gun buying market
  2. We provide more bidding confidence with out exclusive and proprietary services such as GUNCHECK™ and CYCLECHECKTM
  3. We have access to more than 62,000 email subscribers wanting to know about guns that are for sale.
  4. We have added 2 guarantees.  (1), We guarantee that all firearms bought through us operate. If not, we will pay for the shipping and repair. (2) For items sold above $3,000, we have a satisfaction guarantee to the buyer. If they are not fully satisfied, they may return the gun to us and we will sell it at our next auction for no seller’s fee. (30 day maximum)

Our Team

Gord Siple

President

Gord Siple

President

Having a lengthy career in the financial services field ascending to the senior VP position of a multi-billion dollar company, Gord is applying his business and marketing skills to enhance the online and live auction experience by maximizing auction values for the benefit of the patrons of GTA Guns and Gear Auctions Inc. Taking experiences he and others have had marketing and trading their own firearms has led to the development of GUNCHECK™ as well as CYCLECHECK™​ to enhance the online bidders' confidence by providing improved quality of condition information.

Julie Hoffman

C.A., Controller

Julie Hoffman

C.A., Controller

Providing fiscal and strategic advice, Julie is integral in the business operations. She also manages the online systems and business reporting.

Bryan (The gun whisperer) Marino

Gun Technologist

Bryan (The gun whisperer) Marino

Gun Technologist

Very accomplished IPSC competitor and armorer. Bryan has won a plethora of shooting competitions both in Canada and the U.S.

Keaton

Handler and researcher

Keaton

Handler and researcher

A valued member of our team, Keaton performs many functions which includes the all important firearms identification. He also aspires to be a gunsmith.

David Battiston

Licensed gunsmith.
Owner Elite Gunworks 

David Battiston

Licensed gunsmith.
Owner Elite Gunworks 

Dave apprenticed at the Giovanni's Gunshop in Toronto for 5 years to attain the designation master gunsmith. He provides warranty repairs for many of the large firearms retailers and has done work for Gord Siple personally. Dave is available for auction firearms enhancements or, work on owners' guns.

Jerry Gilroy

Co-auctioneer and sales

Jerry Gilroy

Co-auctioneer and sales

Jerry has worked the firearms auction business for decades and his many years' experience enhances the auction experience.