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

Range Opening Rules

May 18, 2020

After what seems an eternity but is actually only 2 months, the decision has been made to reopen Wedgnock on


May 30, 2020

DTL Shotgun Training


June 6, 2020

National Pistol Championship



June 6, 2020

Rifle Practice, Bisley 100yd – advance booking required



June 7, 2020

National Cannon Championships



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