Type 06 FFLs

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.

What is an 06 FFL

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).

Electronic 4473

FastBound™ transforms any computer, tablet, or even the buyer’s smartphone into a compliant 4473 with digital signature and digital storage support with no transaction fees or special hardware requirements.

Leading Integrations

With more integrations than any other FFL Software provider, our open REST API makes FastBound™ the leading choice among software provides who are serious about their customer’s firearms compliance.

Compliance backed by legal defense

FastBound™ was the first to engage an FFL law firm to back their FFL Software with a guaranteed legal defense related to the use of its software–often imitated, never duplicated.

How Can FastBound Help?

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.

Advantages and Disadvantages of a Type 03 FFL


  1. You can buy and sell relics or curios through interstate commerce without additional hassles
  2. You can buy up to 30 firearms at one time.
  3. You can have ammo shipped to your home. 


  1. Restrictions under federal law by the NFA at the federal and state levels remain in force. So, not all antique guns fall under the curio and relic status even if they are a curio or relic. For the most part, these are historic guns that are also modern in the way they work, even if they are over 50 years old. Guns from WWII would be a large family of guns that may not fall within the 03 FFL
  2. As a 03 FFL, you cannot run a gun-selling business. The FFL for a licensed dealeris the 01 FFL and that carries a very different set of responsibilities. The 03 FFL is for collectors and their personal collection of firearms.  

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. 

06 FFL Requirements

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:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be a US Citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Be legally permitted to possess firearms and ammunition (no felony convictions, no abuse of controlled substances, and no psychiatric issues that would disqualify you from owning a firearm)
  • Have a predetermined physical location for conducting your FFL activities
  • Have never violated the Gun Control Act or other firearms-based regulations
  • Fully and honestly fill out your FFL application and submit it appropriately to the United States Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)
  • Pay all related fees related to your application (for a type 01, it’s $200 to apply and then $90 to renew every 3 years).

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.