Make/Sell NFA Firearms

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

BECOME AN SOT

Use Your FFL to Work With NFA Firearms

This course is a step-by-step guide to becoming an Special Occupational Taxpayer (SOT) and working 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.

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

You can start the process of becoming 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 NFATracker.com

Save Time

Faster NFA Transfers

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

As an FFL/SOT, you’ll be able to 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!

Save Time

Faster NFA Transfers

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

As an FFL/SOT, you’ll be able to 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!

non-SOT wait times = 200-300 days

NFA wait-times for non-SOTs via NFATracker.com

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.)

That means that by becoming an SOT, you will get NFA firearms faster and allow you 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 walks you through every step to become a Special Occupational Taxpayer (SOT).  Unlike other guides, however, 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 it helps you make important decisions along the way. In other words, it helps you to become an SOT the RIGHT way!

Included are things like:

  • Hours of video instruction
  • The ability to get answers and guidance from Ryan Cleckner, a firearms attorney who represents FFLs all across the country
  • Community Support
  • Updates on the latest SOT/NFA news and regulations
  • PDFs and Notes

IN AS LITTLE AS 3 HOURS YOU COULD HAVE ALL YOU NEED TO BECOME AN SOT

 So, 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’re also interested in getting an FFL too, you can enroll in both courses as a bundle and save money.

2. Learn

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

3. Register

Take your knowledge of NFA requirments and background information needed to make the right decisions and use it to register as an SOT, the right way!

Tired of not knowing where to start?

Sure, you can absolutely get an FFL/SOT on your own. There’s plenty of self-proclaimed experts online with all sorts of “advice” for you.

However, there’s a lot of information you need to know to set up your FFL and SOT the right way and stay out of trouble with the ATF later.

I’ve had plenty of clients that have had to hire me as their lawyer (much more expensive than this course) because they set up their FFL/SOT the wrong way or they started off on the wrong foot.

You’re smarter than that.

SIGN UP FOR OUR COURSE TODAY

WHAT YOU GET:

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

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 GunUniversity.com, 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, AL.

Tired of not knowing where to start?

We’re here to help.

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

WHAT YOU GET:

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