Category: ATF Forms

Articles related to completing and submitting various forms with the Bureau of Alcohol. Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) – including applications, requests, NFA Firearms, etc

ATF Form 3 (5320.3)

ATF Form 3 Guide

Depending on whether you want to make, buy, or sell an NFA firearm, there is an ATF Form that must be used. This is because, in most cases, the ATF must approve the making, selling, and/or buying of NFA firearms, those firearms regulated under the National Firearms Act (e.g. silencer or suppressor, short barreled rifle […]

ATF - Form 1

ATF Form 1 – [2024] Everything You Need to Know

If you’re looking for information on the ATF From 1, then that means you’re considering making a short barreled rifle (SBR), short barreled shotgun (SBS), or even maybe your own suppressor (silencer) and you want to make sure you’re doing it the right way. I’m here to help by breaking down everything you need to […]

New ATF Forms [2019]

New ATF Forms Released – FFL & SOT [UPDATED 2024]

The ATF has released new versions of seven revised FFL & SOT forms! We’ve got the latest versions here for you to download here. Below are descriptions, and the most up-to-date versions, of each of the following forms: All of these include revised mailing addresses and went into effect February 1, 2019. The ATF has […]

ATF Firearm Regulations Updated

Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide – Updated for 2024

The ATF’s Federal Firearm Regulations Reference Guide (FFRRG) has been updated for 2023! The ATF hasn’t updated the FFRRG since 2014 and if you want to order the outdated copy from the federal government, it’ll cost you $39.95. RocketFFL, the leader in helping you get your FFL and stay compliant and in business once you’ve […]

FFL Transfers

FFL Transfer – How to Transfer a Firearm [2024]

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 transfers the gun through an […]

NFA Tax Stamp

NFA Tax Stamp – How to Get a Suppressor or SBR Tax Stamp [2024]

If you’re looking to purchase a suppressor or any other NFA Firearm like a Short Barreled Rifle (SBR) and you’re not an FFL and SOT, then you’re going to need to get a tax stamp. In this NFA Tax Stamp Guide, we’re going to cover how to get a tax stamp for your suppressor or […]

Electronic 4473 Storage

Electronic 4473 Storage (Digital FFL Records)

When a customer purchases a firearm from a Federal Firearm Licensee (FFL), the firearm must be “transferred” to the customer using a federal form provided by the ATF called the “Firearm Transaction Record” or ATF Form 4473. If you’ve ever purchased a firearm from a gun dealer, the 4473 is the form you filled out […]

Firearm Background Checks

Firearm Background Checks

Before purchasing a firearm from a licensed gun dealer (Federal Firearm License or “FFL”) federal background check requirements must be met. This means that the customer must complete a federal form and, in most cases, undergo a criminal background check. Firearm Purchases from Gun Dealers In order to purchase a “standard” firearm from a licensed […]

ATF 5320.20 Form

ATF 5320.20 – How To Transport NFA Firearms [2023]

You might have heard that you need to fill out a special ATF Form before you can transport NFA Firearms across state lines. If you have and you’re looking to learn more about interstate transport of NFA Firearms and the ATF 5320.20 form (also called the “Form 20”), then you’re in the right spot. In […]

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 […]

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 […]

Faster NFA Processing Times

NFA Approval Times Getting Faster!

We’ve got some great news for our industry… NFA paperwork processing times from the ATF are dropping. We have even better news for you if you already have your FFL. This is likely to encourage more customers to buy NFA firearms (like silencers, short barreled rifles, and more) from you!  Considering that you can make […]

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