ATF Ruling 81-4 – Drop In Auto Sear (DIAS)

ATF Ruling 81-4 – Drop In Auto Sear (DIAS)

Summary: AR15 Drop In Auto Sears (DIAS) manufactured after October 31st, 1981 are considered machine guns and are therefore regulated under the National Firearms Act of 1934. IMPORTANT: Despite this ruling, possession of ANY Drop In Auto Sear along with an AR-15 with...
FFL Number – What it Means and How to Look it Up

FFL Number – What it Means and How to Look it Up

What is an FFL number? An FFL number is a unique identifying number assigned to every Federal Firearms License issued by the ATF.  In addition to identifying FFLs, the FFL number also shares some information about the FFL (like the Type of FFL, the expirations date,...
How Much Does an FFL Cost?

How Much Does an FFL Cost?

How Much Does an FFL Cost?  An FFL costs between $30 and $200 for 3 years. The most common type of FFL, a Type 1 Dealer’s license, has a license cost of $150 for the first three years and $90 to renew your FFL thereafter. There are three main FFL costs to...
Shopify Bans Online Firearm and Gun Part Sales

Shopify Bans Online Firearm and Gun Part Sales

Shopify just amended their definitions of restricted items to include many firearms and parts. This means that these gun parts and firearms are not allowed to be sold online using Shopify’s services.   Banned Firearms for Sale Online on Shopify Shopify’s...
How to Transfer a Gun

How to Transfer a Gun

Have you ever tried to send or receive a firearm but weren’t sure how to do it? Maybe you just bought a firearm online, or you need to ship a gun, and you’re wondering how to transfer it. You might have looked into transferring the gun and you learned that...
Assault Weapons Ban of 2018

Assault Weapons Ban of 2018

The Assault Weapon Ban of 2018 has been introduced in Congress. The new Assault Weapon Ban proposal is similar in structure to the previous Assault Weapon ban of 1994 with one major difference – the new AWB is more strict. Despite the horrible news for gun...
AP Ammo – Are armor piercing bullets legal?

AP Ammo – Are armor piercing bullets legal?

Q: Are armor piercing bullets legal? A: Yes. Under federal law it is perfectly legal to make, sell and purchase “armor piercing” ammunition as long as you have the proper licensing. However, there are some nuances to the definition of “armor...
California Ammunition Law 2018 Explained

California Ammunition Law 2018 Explained

Q: What are the new California ammunition laws? A: Beginning January 1, 2018, all ammunition sales must occur in face-to-face transactions (no online ammunition sales in California) and the seller needs a valid Ammunition Vendor License in order to sell more than 500...
Firearms as Gifts

Firearms as Gifts

Christmas is coming soon! If you’re already an FFL, you’re likely to have customers looking to purchase a firearm as a gift for somebody else. If you’re not already an FFL, what are you waiting for? You can start the process of getting your FFL today!...

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