Category: FFL

Articles related to getting and keeping your FFL. Included are topics like working with the Bureau of Alcohol. Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and information about Federal Firearms Licenses (FFL) to help make decisions about FFL type, FFL cost, and SOT Classes.

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 […]

California Ammunition Sales

California Ammunition Law 2018 Explained

\r\nIMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT AMMUNITION VENDOR LICENSES\r\n \r\n\r\nBeginning January 1, 2018, a valid ammunition vendor license is required for any person, firm, corporation, or other business enterprise to sell more than 500 rounds of ammunition in any 30-day period. (See California Penal Code section 30342.) The Department of Justice is authorized to issue the license, which […]

New ATF Forms [2019]

New ATF Forms Released – FFL & SOT [UPDATED 2023]

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 […]

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 Inspections DOD

ATF Inspection Process for DOD Contractors

Today, the ATF released an overview of the inspection process for FFLs who are also Department of Defense Contractors. You can view/download the ATF Inspection Process for DOD Contractors, or read it in full below. NOTE: This process is similar, but different from, the normal ATF inspection process for FFLs who are not also DOD […]

Straw Purchases

What is a Straw Purchase?

Q: What is a Straw Purchase? A: A straw purchase occurs when one person buys a gun for someone else who is either prohibited by law from possessing a gun or who does not want his or her name associated with the transaction. A straw purchase is a felony with a punishment of 10 years […]

July 2017 ATF Newsletter

ATF’s FFL Newsletter – July 2017

The ATF just released their July 2017 newsletter. These ATF newsletters are periodically released to help update the firearms industry on internal ATF news, as well as clarify and/or explain recent ATF rulings. This newsletter covered: Announcement – ATF stands up the National Firearms Act (NFA) Division Firearm Thefts & Burglaries Burglary and Robbery Statistics […]

Record Retention Guide

How Long do FFLs Need to Keep Their Records?

How long do FFLs need to keep their records? As an attorney specializing in ATF compliance for FFLs, this is a fairly common question I receive. Unfortunately, the simplest answer I have is a common answer from attorneys: “It depends.”  The duration for each ATF record that you need to keep as a Federal Firearms […]

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