About GTA Guns and Gear Auctions

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

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.

We have reinvented the firearms auction business.


Other firearms auction companies are very careful to point out that this is a buyer beware industry, GTA strives to be better.

Firearm Buyers Beware, Not Here.

To make the seller happy, we have to make the buyer happy and happy buyers mean higher prices for the seller. We begin with better buyer information, allowing our buyer to make purchases with as much information as possible, and here is how we do it. Remember, we add these extras at no cost to you.


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.

  • 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.

  • 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. (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.

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.
    • Estate gun appraisals
    • Divorce gun appraisals
  2. Insurance reasons.
    • Appraisals on firearms to establish loss or indemnity 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 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.

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. 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 you be better off having the money instead?
Please don’t pass your gun problems to your family. Contact us right now!!!


Our proprietary GUNCHECK™ verification process is what differentiates GTA Guns and Gear Auctions from all of our competitors. GUNCHECK™ provides a professional summary on every gun’s appearance, wear, and functionality by our licensed and experienced gunsmith.


An industry first, Semi-automatics are range tested by us and a video of each one is posted on the auction site before the auction. This gives the buyer added confidence that the semi they are 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?

It’s about finding lots of bidders and making the buyer confident.

  1. We are closest to the rich GTA gun-buying market
  2. We provide more bidding confidence without exclusive and proprietary services such as GUNCHECK™ and CYCLECHECKTM
  3. We have access to more than 65,000 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)