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ATF Compliance Doesn’t Have to Be Hard

Sure, you can learn about ATF compliance on your own.

But, you’ll spend hours (days?) searching for, and reading through, federal laws (Gun Control Act, National Firearms Act, etc.), ATF federal firearms regulations and ATF rules/rulings.  And of course, it’ll be up to you to interpret and remember all of it.

Then, you’ll need to apply all of the laws, rules and regulations into your daily FFL operations.

Or, you could just find random bits of advice from internet forums, other FFLs, or even the sometimes conflicting guidance from the ATF. In the end, you can hire a firearms lawyer after you get in trouble with the ATF. 

If only there was a way to stay compliant without the stress and worry…

Enter RocketFFL

Our online program makes ATF compliance fast and easy.

We offer a subscription to the course because laws, rules, and regulations can change frequently – we update the content as needed and notify you whenever there are changes.  New topics are also regularly added.

You can subscribe and start TODAY!

“As a firearms industry executive and a firearms attorney who has represented FFLs all across the country, from home-based FFLs to the largest manufacturers and distributors, I know the rules and how to be compliant.  I also know how difficult it can be to find clear guidance on what to do… that’s why I created RocketFFL.”

Ryan Cleckner
Owner/Firearms Attorney

This course is the easiest way to get the information you require in an easy to grasp format.  Ryan makes the complex legal jargon of the ATF comprehensible… I could not be more pleased with the product or results.

Mark Miller

Very impressed by the quality of the material in the course.  It was easy to understand, and was fun to learn.  I had lots of questions at first, and the course answered all of them.  I went from feeling nervous about applying for my FFL to feeling confident I know the do’s and don’ts, thanks to RocketFFL.

Brandon Heltzel

I was intimidated at first, but the material in the course made everything understandable.

My [ATF Inspector] said that he could tell I had done my homework.  Excellent service and I highly recommend.

Adam Bigge

You can get compliant in 3 easy steps:


1. Sign Up

Enroll in the course and payment plan that’s right for your needs. Courses are available for both owners/compliance managers and employees.

2. Learn

Our online training courses and resources, developed and taught by a firearms attorney who represents FFLs across the country, teach you what you need to do and how to do it.

3. Implement

Take your knowledge of ATF requirements and industry best-practices, and use it to run a compliant FFL business.

Tired of feeling overwhelmed?

Whether you don’t know where to start with your new FFL, or you’re trying to fix problems and improve ATF compliance efforts, we’re here to help.


ATF Compliance Course

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  • Unlimited access to course materials (as long as your subscription is active)
  • Up-to-date guidance and information
  • Customer-only newsletter with breaking news, tips and tricks as well as filing reminders
  • Accurate information from a firearms attorney (this is not legal advice), gun expert and professional educator
  • The ability to access the online course anywhere you have access to the internet

Annual Plan


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Meet Your Instructor

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, writes firearm related articles for RECOIL Magazine, GunDigest and GunUniversity.com, hosts the Going Ballistic and Trigger Words Podcasts and has a multitude of instructional YouTube videos on long range shooting.

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, 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 was a voting board member of the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturer’s Institute (SAAMI).  In addition to running RocketFFL, RocketCCW and Mayday Safety, he is also a firearm attorney representing FFLs across the country and a recognized firearm industry expert appearing on FOX News, NRA TV and the History Channel.

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 university.  In addition to his firearms compliance courses and FFL guides available through RocketFFL, and his online firearm safety training for CCWs at RocketCCW, he continues to teach firearm-courses, write books and articles, host podcasts and create videos.  He also teaches Constitutional Law at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

ATF Course Curriculum

1 - Introduction

 1.1 – Firearm Compliance

1.2 – Laws, Rules & Regulations

1.3 – Process & Procedures

1.4 – Sweat the Details

1.5 – What is a Willful Violation?

1.6 – Summary

2 - Gun Control Act

2.1 – Firearm Definitions

2.2 – Armor Piercing Ammunition

2.3 – Licensing System

2.4 – Responsible/Prohibited Persons

2.5 – Security

2.6 – Firearm Markings

2.7 – Records

3 - National Firearms Act

3.1 – Firearms/Definitions

3.2 – Possession/Taxpayers

3.3 – SOT Registration

3.4 – Firearm Markings

3.5 – Records

4 - FFL Records

4.1 – 4473

4.2 – Acquisition & Disposition Book

4.3 – Form 2, 3 4 & 5

4.4 – AFMER / Others

4.5 – E-Forms

4.6 – Record Keeping

5 - Conducting Business

5.1 – Acquiring Firearms

5.2 – Disposing Firearms

5.3 – Transferring NFA Firearms

5.4 – Filling Out 4473 

5.5 – Straw Purchases

5.6 – Self-Audits

5.7 – Correcting Records 

5.8 – Reporting Lost/Stolen

5.9 – Multiple Sales Forms

5.10 – Training

5.11 – Adding/Removing RPs

5.12 – Off-Site Firearms

5.13 – Employees

5.14 – Foreign Persons

5.15 – Personal Firearms

5.16 – Background Checks


6 - Manufacturers

6.1 – Dealer (COMING SOON)

6.2 – Making Firearms (COMING SOON)

6.3 – Markings & Variances (COMING SOON)

6.4 – AFMER

6.5 – ITAR Registration (COMING SOON)

6.6 – Determination Requests (COMING SOON)


7 - 4473

7.1 – Section A – Page 1

7.2 – Section A – Page 2

7.3 – Review Part A

7.4 – Section B

7.5 – Section C

7.6 – Section D

7.7 – 4473 Form Review

7.8 – Filing 4473s

7.9 – 4473 Test

8 - NFA Transfers
9 - Business Compliance
10 - Self-Audits

10.1 – Process

10.2 – Confirm A&D

10.3 – Conduct Physical Inventory

10.4 – Reconcile Books/Inventory

10.5 – Resolve Book/Inventory Issues

10.6 – Confirm 4473 Record Existence

10.7 – Confirm 4473 Order

10.8 – Verify 4473 Accuracy

10.9 – FFLs

10.10 – Miscellaneous

11 - Prepare For An Inspection
11.1 – Self-Audit
11.2 – Reconcile / Fix
11.3 – Employees
11.4 – Prep Location
11.5 – Welcome Kit
12 - Resources

12.1 – Curio & Relic List

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