Home-Based FFL Guide

Contrary to popular belief, getting a home based FFL is perfectly legal, easy to do, and very common. Unfortunately, there are many myths about getting a home based FFL from the BATF. So, why should you trust the information I’m writing for you here? I’m an actual firearms attorney and specialist in ATF compliance who’s […]

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Class 3 License

Class 3 License & How to Become a Dealer

How to Get a Class 3 License Ok, first off, there’s really no such thing as a “Class 3 License.” Instead, someone who has a Federal Firearms License, must become a Special Occupational Taxpayer (SOT) in order to deal, manufacture, or import a certain category of firearms called NFA Firearms/Title II firearms. This special category […]

FFL Number

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, and more). What does an FFL number mean? An […]

how to get your ffl in fl

How to Get Your FFL in Florida

A growing number of people across the nation want to serve their communities as Federal Firearms License (FFL) holders. These FFL holders are allowed by federal law to handle the selling and distribution of firearms. There are just a few requirements to follow to get your FFL in Florida. At Rocket FFL, we hope to […]

How to Get FFL in Texas

How to Get an FFL in Texas [2023] TX FFL Guide

If you’re thinking about getting a Federal Firearms License (FFL) in Texas so that you can be a gun manufacturer or firearms dealer (even from your home) in the lone-star state, then you’re in the right place. Most of the requirements for getting your FFL License are federal rules and regs, however, each state also […]

ATF Form 4 Guide

ATF Form 4 – Everything You Need to Know

If you’re looking into buying an NFA Firearm, you’ve probably heard of the ATF Form 4, but you may not be sure exactly what it is, when to use it, or even how the Form 4 is used. First, what are NFA Firearms? NFA Firearms are a special class of highly regulated firearms. The category […]

80% Frames & Receivers

What is an 80% Receiver?

There has been a lot of discussion about “80% Frames” or “80% receivers” lately. We get many questions about them, such as: Are “80% frames” legal? What are “80% receivers”? Is an “80% frame” legally a firearm? Can I convert an “80% receiver” into a firearm? We aim to answer all of these questions here […]

ATF - NEW 4473 - 2020

ATF’s New 4473 for 2020 [Firearm Sales Form]

It is that time again. The ATF has officially updated the over the counter “Firearms Transaction Record”, more commonly known as the ATF Form 4473. Like most in the firearm industry, you are probably aware that every 3 years to so, a newly revised version of your favorite ATF form is released. While the past […]

California Ammunition Sales

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 rounds of ammunition in any 30-day period. Ammunition in California California has […]

Concealed Carry Insurance

Concealed Carry Insurance – Should you Get It?

Even though we focus on helping people become FFLs and stay out of trouble with the ATF, we are still well within the “firearms law” realm and are often asked about “concealed carry insurance.” Usually the questions we receive are: Should I get concealed carry insurance? Is concealed carry insurance a scam? If I should […]

[EXPLAINED] HR 7115 – 3D Firearms Prohibitions Act

[EXPLAINED] HR 7115 – 3D Firearms Prohibitions Act

Q: What does HR 7115 mean? A: HR 7115 is effectively a prohibition on the advertisement for “80% receivers” and AR parts, a requirement that homemade guns be serialized with FFL-assigned serial numbers, and it re-defines certain products as “banned hazardous products.” Summary: HR 7115 proposes 3 major changes to current gun laws. It aims […]

AP Ammunition

AP Ammo – Are armor piercing bullets legal?

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 piercing” ammunition that we’ll explore in this article, along with the licensing requirements for making ammunition for […]

ATF Ruling 84-1

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 some M16 parts, constitutes a machinegun. The Firearm Owner’s Protection Act of […]

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