Founded by firearms enthusiast Gordon Siple of Sharon, Ontario, GTA Guns and Gear Auctions Inc. specializes in hosting firearms auctions to facilitate the legal sale of a wide range of restricted, non-restricted, and prohibited firearms and related gear.
Other firearms auction companies are very careful to point out that this is a buyer beware industry. (As is)
NOT WITH US.
To make the seller happy, we have to make the buyer happy. We begin with better buyer information.
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.
This is also proprietary with GTA Guns. All semi-automatics are range tested and the video posted to prove to the bidders that the firearm operates properly.
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.
We all know that the 3 most important things about a retail operation is location, location and location.
(1), We guarantee that all firearms bought through us operate. If not, we will pay for the shipping and repair. (30 day maximum)
(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) Buyers know that they are not stuck with a lemon if they buy from us.
There are many reasons why someone would want an appraisal for value of firearms they own. Generally they fall into 3 categories.
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.
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 by arrangement.
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 and with confidence.
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;
Call it an industry first. (because it is). Semi-automatics are range tested by us and a video of each one is posted on the auction site. 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.
It’s about finding lots of bidders and making the buyer confident.