Tag: record book

ITAR Regulations You Need to Know

ITAR is a set of regulations on gun manufacturers and exporters set by the State Department. Do they apply to your FFL business? Your business is growing. Retail sales are up and you think maybe it’s time to expand your … Continue reading


5 Ways Software Can Improve Your Firearms Business

Software is an essential component of any modern business. It can be used to improve the efficiency and ATF compliance of your firearm’s business. Having an FFL and a storefront isn’t enough to drive profit. You should constantly be working … Continue reading


The Importance of Keeping Accurate Records (and How to Do So)

Keeping accurate records will help to speed up the eventual inspection process. Learn what you need to do in this post. As a Federal Firearms Licensee you probably have a lot on your mind. Not only do you have to … Continue reading


6 Strategies to Grow Your Firearms Business

Like any business, you want to attract more customers so you can grow. Use these key strategies to develop your business and bring in more sales. Whether you’re using your FFL to operate a retail store, make on-the-road gun show … Continue reading


Listing “Responsible Persons” on Your Federal Firearms License

The “responsible persons” line on ATF Form 7 (your FFL application) can be a bit confusing. Here’s an explanation of responsible persons. Gun laws and regulations can be… confusing. They’ve created a lot of misinformation. As if legislation wasn’t hard … Continue reading


How to Manage Gun Store Inventory

ATF compliance aside, gun stores are still retail businesses. Here are some ways your store can manage and display your firearms and accessories. As if the ATF wasn’t enough to worry about, you have a retail business to run! One … Continue reading


The New Form 4473 is Here: What’s Changed?

The ATF has made significant changes to Form 4473. FFL holders are expected to use the new form starting January 16, 2017. You’ve seen Form 4473 a thousand times. It’s the most common piece of paperwork you deal with every … Continue reading


Why You Can’t Keep Firearms Acquisition and Disposition Record Books in Microsoft Excel

Many FFL dealers use Excel for their A&D bound books. Excel isn’t just a poor solution, it’s non-compliant with the ATF. In the past, it was common for FFL dealers to record their acquisitions and dispositions by hand in paper … Continue reading


Different Ways You Can Use Your FFL

Use your FFL to make money as many ways as you can. With your federal firearms license, there are multiple ways you can create revenue selling firearms. As a business, you want to make money as many ways as you … Continue reading


Proper Procedure for Transporting Firearms

As a firearms dealer, you’ll inevitably have to transport firearms at some point. This guide teaches the proper procedure so you stay compliant. When it comes to selling firearms, it seems like every facet of business is regulated in some … Continue reading


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