Category: ATF

Articles related to working with the Bureau of Alcohol. Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) – including licensing, rules, guidelines, etc.

FFL License Types

FFL License Types – Which FFL Should You Get? [2021]

There a different types of FFL to choose from. Make sure you understand which FFL type is best for you.

Federal Firearm License Application Timeline

How Long Does it Take to Get an FFL?

When you’re trying to decide whether you should get a federal firearms license (FFL), one of the things you may wonder about is how long it’s going to take the ATF to approve your FFL application, and give you a federal firearms license. This is a fair concern, especially when dealing with the ATF. After […]

Home-Based FFL Guide

Home Based FFL [2021] – How to Get License

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. Myth #1: The ATF doesn’t allow home-based federal firearms licenses. You can absolutely be an FFL dealer as a home-based business. Myth #2: […]

How to Get FFL License

How to Get an FFL License [2021] Step-by-step Guide

Thinking about getting an FFL License? Here’s where you need to start. We cover each step of the process and give you the tips and tricks to be successful.

ffl requirements

FFL Requirements – How To Qualify for a Firearm License [2021]

Ok, you’re thinking about becoming a firearms dealer or even a licensed manufacturer and you know that you’ll need to become a federal firearms licensee (get an FFL), but you’re not sure about the requirements for becoming an ffl holder. We get it – the whole process can seem complicated, and possibly overwhelming. First, you’ll […]

FFL Transfers

FFL Transfer – How to Transfer a Firearm [2021]

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 […]

eZ Check System

FFL EZ Check [2021] – Everything you Need to Know

FFL eZ Check is a free system run by the ATF to help confirm the validity of a Federal Firearm License (FFL). The eZ Check system is a great tool for what it is designed for: to make sure that an FFL is legitimate. In this article, we’re going to cover everything you need to […]

FFL Costs

FFL License Cost [2021] – How Much is a Federal Firearm License?

Depending on the license type, an FFL costs between $30 and $200 for three years. In this article, we break down all FFL License fees (including SOT/Class 3).

How to Own a Machine Gun

Who Can Own a Full-Auto Machine Gun?

Are Machine Guns Legal? Contrary to popular belief, it is perfectly legal for a law-abiding American citizen to own/possess a machine gun (sometimes called a full-auto firearm or automatic weapon). The absolute easiest way is for someone to get a Federal Firearms License or “FFL” (even a home-based FFL). Depending on the type of FFL, the […]

Firearms Manufactured in the US

Number of Firearms Manufactured in the United States [2021]

Welcome to the mother-load of ATF-related data on firearms in commerce! Each year the ATF publishes a report that includes data on the number of firearms in commerce (made, exported, and imported) and statistics on NFA firearms (forms, revenue, and distribution) and FFLs (applications and inspections. In the ATF’s Firearms Commerce in the United States […]

ATF 5320.20 Form

ATF 5320.20 – How To Transport NFA Firearms [2021]

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 […]

Responsible Person FFL

Responsible Person for FFL Guide [2021] – ATF Requirements

So, you’re either thinking about getting your FFL, or you already have an FFL license and are curious about Responsible Persons (RPs). We get it – there’s a lot of confusion about Responsible Persons on FFLs. We hear questions about RPs like: How many RPs should my FFL have? How do I add a Responsible […]

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