Welcome to the MLAGB, the governing body in the UK for Black Powder shooting

We are a friendly open organisation with a wealth of knowledge …and of course we are always looking for new members!


The Muzzle Loaders Association of Great Britain (MLAGB) was formed in 1952 and is the Governing Body for muzzle loading within the UK. Its objectives are to encourage an interest in muzzle loading firearms, to promote, regulate and safeguard their use and to preserve their freedom of collection.

The Association’s Branch structure offers newcomers to the sport opportunity to meet like-minded individuals in their region and receive training in the safe use and handling of both muzzle loading firearms and black powder. Many clubs have also taken advantage of Affiliated Club membership to keep up to date with current legislation and current affairs in the black powder community.

As the sport’s National Governing Body it is also recognised as such by the Muzzle Loaders Associations International Confederation (MLAIC), World Governing Body for muzzle loading shooting.

Muzzle loading today is an exciting sport, the variety of which is unmatched. From the casual target shooters, to collectors through to the keenest marksman with international aspirations there is something to offer.

Latest News

August Update

August 3, 2020

Dear all! – We hope you and your family are all well. As we move back into somewhere akin to


August 8, 2020

Richard Morris Trophy & qualifying for 2021 MLAIC Championships – Going Ahead


August 8, 2020

National Cannon Championship – Cancelled


August 22, 2020

MLAIC European Championships, Italy – Cancelled


August 23, 2020

8 Crows Air Rifle Competition – Cancelled



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