Category: NFA

ATF Form 3 (5320.3)

ATF Form 3

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 – [2021] Everything You Need to Know

So, you’re considering making a short barreled rifle (SBR), short barreled shotgun (SBS), or even maybe your own suppressor (silencer) and you’re not sure if it’s legal. Well, if you make the firearm or suppressor with an ATF Form 1, it is legal under federal law. But, you’ve got to do it the right way. […]

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 […]

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 […]

SOT License Guide

SOT License Guide [2021] – Everything You Need to Know

An SOT License is required to make or sell NFA Firearms like suppressors, SBRs, and more. We cover everything about being a Special Occupational Taxpayer (SOT)

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 […]

NFA Tax Stamp

NFA Tax Stamp – How to Get a Suppressor or SBR Tax Stamp [2021]

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 […]

NFA Gun Trusts

Gun Trust Guide [2021] Everything You Need to Know about NFA Trusts

Many people looking to purchase NFA Firearms wonder if they should put the guns into a special kind of trust called an NFA Gun Trust. As you’ll see below, we don’t think using a firearms trust is worth it anymore. Sure, there was a time when a gun trust was a smart idea for your […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NFA Firearms by State

NFA Firearms by State

As I mentioned in our article on reduced NFA wait times, NFATracker is an awesome resource for our community. These guys collect and display various ATF paperwork approval and NFA transfer information. I’m including some information from their website here, but you really should go check them out on your own. While you’re there, you […]

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