Make/Sell NFA Firearms

Online course and resources to help FFLs become an SOT (Class 2 or 3)


Use Your FFL to Work With NFA Firearms

This is a step-by-step guide to becoming a Special Occupational Taxpayer (SOT) so you can work with NFA firearms.

If you don’t have an FFL yet, please start with our Get Your FFL course or purchase the FFL/SOT Bundle Package below ($30 savings).

If  you’ve got an FFL and you’re looking to expand into making or selling NFA firearms like silencers, machine guns and more, this course is for you!

You can start the process of registering to become an SOT today.

Make Money

Sell/Make NFA Firearms

Once you become an SOT, you’ll be able to use your FFL to obtain NFA firearms such as Silencers, Short Barreled Rifles, Short Barreled Shotguns, Any Other Weapons (AOWs), and full-auto machine guns!

If you’re a manufacturer FFL, you’ll be able to make NFA firearms whenever you want and notify the ATF, after!

AAC Mini 4 Silencer MSRP: $895
AAC Mini 4 Silencer price for YOU with your FFL/SOT: $486

= $409 in savings

non-SOT wait times = 200-300 days

NFA wait-times for non-SOTs via

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Faster NFA Transfers

A non-SOT (you for now) has to wait up to 10 months (sometimes longer) to get an approved transfer for an NFA firearm.

As an FFL/SOT, you can have NFA firearms transferred to you on an ATF Form 3 instead of a Form 4.

Why does this matter?  Form 4s take many months to process, while Form 3s are being processed by the ATF within 1 or 2 days!

Get Controlled Firearms

Gain Access to Unique Firearms

The average American citizen can not possess a full-auto machine gun unless it was made before 1986 and it takes around 10 months to get other NFA items.

However, as an FFL and SOT you can make, buy, and/or sell full-auto machine guns and get other NFA firearms in weeks (silencers, short barreled rifles, etc.)

By becoming an SOT, you will get NFA firearms faster AND be allowed to make, buy, and sell firearms that you legally can’t even possess without an FFL/SOT!


It’s Easier Than Ever to Become an SOT

Thanks to this course, you can learn everything you need to know to become an SOT (the right way), all from the comfort of your home.

This course guides you through every step to become a Special Occupational Taxpayer (SOT).  Unlike other guides, it doesn’t just tell you the steps to fill out an application.  Instead, this RocketFFL course also educates you about the many requirements of being an SOT and helps you make important decisions along the way. 

In other words, we help you become an SOT the RIGHT way!

Included are things like:

  • Video instruction
  • Community Support
  • The ability to get guidance from Ryan Cleckner, a firearms attorney who represents FFLs across the country (this is not legal advice)
  • Unlimited access to course materials
  • Up-to-date information including the latest SOT/NFA news and regulations
  • Customer-only newsletter with breaking news, tips and tricks, and filing reminders


 Stop waiting 10+ months to get NFA firearms, and stop losing business to other FFLs who already deal in NFA guns.

“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/Firearm Attorney

This course is the easiest way to get the information you require in an easy to grasp video 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 become an SOT in 3 easy steps:


1. Sign Up

Enroll in our Become an SOT course.  You MUST already have an FFL, to be an SOT.  If you need to learn about getting an FFL too, enroll in both courses as a bundle and save $30.

2. Learn

Our online training courses are developed and taught by a firearms attorney who has represented FFLs all across the country.  He’ll teach you what you need to do, and how to do it.

3. Register

Make the right decisions with your new knowledge of NFA requirements and background information, and register as an SOT, the right way!

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, he writes firearm related articles for RECOIL Magazine, GunDigest, and, he hosts the Going Ballistic podcast and the Trigger Words Podcast, he 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, 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).  In addition to running RocketFFL, RocketCCW, and Mayday Safety, he is also a firearm attorney representing FFLs all 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 college.  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.

Become an SOT Course Curriculum

1 - Introduction
  • 1.1 – How to use this course
  • 1.2 – Summary
  • 1.3 – Background
  • Classes of SOT
2 - Taxpayer Requirements
  • 2.1 – Taxpayer Identity
  • 2.2 – Locations
  • 2.3 – Employees
3 - Registration
  • 3.1 – Registration Process
  • 3.2 – Complete Registration Form
  • 3.3 – Registration Checklist
  • 3.4 – Registration Submission
4 - NFA Compliance
  • 4.1 – NFA Firearms
  • 4.2 – NFA Transfers
  • 4.3 – NFA Forms
5 - Receipt of SOT Registration
  • 5.1 – Receiving your registration
  • 5.2 – Resources

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