If you are a Type 06 FFL or are considering applying to one, FastBound can help make running your firearms business much smoother. We’ll go through all the ins and outs of this type of Federal Firearms License.
A Type 6 FFL, or Federal Firearms License, is a license issued by the ATF to manufacturers of ammunition. This does not include ammunition for destructive devices or armor piercing ammunition. It does not allow for any business activity involving firearms.
The Type 6 FFL is one of several types of FFLs available, with others including Type 1 (dealer in firearms), Type 2 (pawnbroker in firearms), Type 3 (collector of firearms), and Type 7 (manufacturer of firearms).
FastBound is FFL software for firearms A&D bound books and 4473 Forms. While we don’t offer any features specifically for Type 06 FFLs, our software platform can be a valuable tool for FFLs in several ways including:
Manufacturing Module: FastBound automates and guides you through compliant A&D record keeping when manufacturing ammunition.
Electronic 4473: Our platform transfers any computer, tablet, or smartphone into a compliant 4473 with digital signatures and electronic storage.
Electronic A&D: FastBound allows you to create unlimited compliant bound books at no extra cost for transfers, consignment, manufacturing, or any other purpose.
Guaranteed Legal Defense: Should you be faced with any administrative actions from the ATF related to our software, you will be provided with legal defense from the country’s top attorney-backed firearms compliance program, FFLGuard.
FastBound has a slew of other features like multiple sale reporting, bulk changes, and automated, multi-state background checks.
If you want to have both a personal collection of C&R rifles and C&R handguns, you can do so under Type 03 FFL, but to own and run a gun selling and buying business, you will need a type 01 FFL or another FFL that fits your business model.
To obtain a Type 6 FFL, you will need to meet several requirements set by the ATF. These requirements include:
The basic federal requirements are:
State requirements for obtaining an FFL vary, but in most cases, the process involves registering your business with the state government and obtaining a state firearms license after obtaining your federal firearms license. Additionally, you may need to obtain local zoning permission based on the nature of your business activities.
If you plan to operate a home-based FFL, it’s crucial to clarify that you won’t create a retail location and will generate minimal foot traffic to your area to avoid any zoning issues. On the other hand, if you want to establish a retail location, you will need to adhere to all local zoning regulations.