About RocketFFL

RocketFFL was started because there was a need for quality and accurate information about obtaining and running FFLs.

RocketFFL provides step-by-step online guides to help you get your Federal Firearms License (FFL) and become a Special Occupational Taxpayer (SOT) (Class 2 Manufacturer or Class 3 Dealer).  Our guides are delivered through a best-in-class online classroom that allows you to track your progress and save your spot to come back and finish later.  Each chapter and lesson is designed to teach the information in a digestible format that doesn’t overwhelm you – and, there are videos to help you along the way!

Proven System

Our proven system doesn’t just get you your license, it also educates you!  Some guides merely repeat information they’ve found online to help you get an FFL.   The RocketFFL program is so much more!  You’ll get the necessary background information to help you make the right decisions during the application process and you’ll receive a solid foundation of firearm compliance knowledge to help you succeed.


RocketFFL also offers follow-on firearm compliance training for you and/or your employees.  This allows you to take a course in firearm compliance and learn the nuances of federal firearm law and also how to comply with it.  We will soon be adding a 1-hour compliance basics course which your employees can take, which will include an exam and provide an individualized certificate of completion upon passing.  Courses offered include retailer ATF firearm compliance, manufacturer ATF firearm compliance, Import/Export training, and ITAR compliance.


Trust me, I have MANY clients who followed a “guide” or something they found on the internet to get them their FFL because it’s what a bunch of other people have done.  These folks end up needing attorney assistance later because they made the wrong decisions setting up their FFL and they were left to fend for themselves once the license came.  Don’t settle for hype – do it right the first time with professional guidance.

Sure, there are many other guides out there that can be used to get an FFL, however, RocketFFL is the only guide that offers many unique benefits.

Get Your FFL

Use our online guide to help you get your very own Federal Firearm License (FFL) and start buying and selling guns, or even make your own firearms, fast!  Complete step-by-step guide makes it easy.


  • Created by an attorney who specializes in FFL-related firearms law with years of experience managing multiple major FFLs 
  • Created by a best-selling author with a proven ability to explain complex information in an easy-to-understand way 
  • Designed by a true industry professional with experience in trade associations and on major industry boards 
  • Taught by a professional educator 
  • Offers an unmatched online learning environment 
  • Offers in-depth ATF compliance training so you can confidently manage your FFL business 
  • Offers memberships so you can continually train and educate your teams, no matter how large or small they are

Become an SOT (Class 3)

If you already have your FFL, becoming an SOT will allow you to start dealing in or making Silencers, Machine Guns, Short Barreled Rifles and Shotguns, and more!

Bundle the FFL and SOT Guides

Combine the Get Your FFL guide and the Become an SOT (Class 3) guide and save $30!

About Ryan Cleckner

A True Gun-Guy

Ryan Cleckner served as a special operations sniper team leader with the U.S. Army’s elite 1st Ranger Bn. (1/75) on multiple combat deployments. Ryan is a graduate of the premier Special Operations Target Interdiction Course (SOTIC), among other military training courses, and has taught snipers and police sharpshooters from around the world. He is the best-selling author of the Long Range Shooting Handbook, he’s appeared on the History channel as a sniper expert, he writes firearm related articles for RECOIL Magazine and TheTruthAboutGuns.com, he hosts the Going Ballistic podcast, he has a number of instructional YouTube videos on long range shooting, and he can do this:

His latest project is writing for GunUniversity.com where he reviews guns like his favorite CCW, a Sig Sauer P365

A Firearms Industry Expert

Ryan is a firearms attorney and a firearm industry executive. He managed federal government relations for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, he was a Vice President of Remington Outdoor Company (Remington Arms and Ammunition, AAC, DPMS, Bushmaster, Dakota, Marlin, and more) overseeing all firearm compliance matters, and he was a voting board member of the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturer’s Institute (SAAMI).

A Passion for Teaching

Ryan loves to teach. He taught for years as a sniper instructor and as adjunct faculty teaching outdoor-related courses at a local college. In addition to his firearms compliance courses and FFL guides available through RocketFFL, he continues to teach firearm-courses, write books and articles, host the Going Ballistic Podcast, and create videos. He also teaches Constitutional Law at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL.

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