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FFL Location- Required Documents

Jan 03

When you have your FFL license, you are required to keep several important documents and other material on hand at your licensed location (often your home). The ATF will look to be sure you have these things if they do an inspection, so it’s important to know what these documents are.

The first document you need on hand is, obviously, a copy of your FFL license. The license needs to be kept readily available for the inspection of any ATF officer. It’s not as though you’ll have someone from the ATF coming into your location once a month to look at your license, but if someone from the ATF should ask to see it, you should have it readily available. This requirement also holds true for gun shows you may be working as well.

The second document you need to have on hand is the Youth Handgun Safety poster. This poster simply provides information about youths and the use of handguns as well as provisions of the Youth Handgun Safety Act. Along with that, you need the Youth Handgun Safety Act Notice pamphlets. The ATF requires that you make these available for people who purchase handguns from you. The pamphlets basically reiterate the poster and go into more details of the Act itself.

The final information you’ll need to keep on hand is a copy of all of your inventory records. That includes your A&D (Acquisitions & Dispositions) Book, all of the Form 4473s for transfers you’ve done, and any other records you may keep related to FFL inventory. These books should be kept neat and orderly. Brandon’s silencer company, Dakota Silencer, utilizes large 3-ring binders which work well.

If you store your FFL inventory in the same location as personal firearms, be sure you have labeled all personal firearms as “not for sale” so ATF will not bother these personal items.

If you have your Class 3 license, you’ll want to keep a copy of that on hand at your location, similar to your FFL license. You’ll also want to make sure you have all of your inventory records associated with that license on hand too. Additionally, if you’ve applied for any variances with the ATF concerning your FFL license, you need to have copies of each of those accessible.

It’s not an extensive list of documents that you need to have on hand, but it is important that you ensure you have each of these available and up to date. If you haven’t gotten your FFL yet but would like information on how to get it, join FFL123.com today!

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Comments

  1. Just interested in more info on how to obtain ffl

  2. Id really like to have a bunch of information to obtain an FFL. Im in NC, so i dont really know the needs and requirements. mostly because in NC, you can just buy privately and wear it in the open without a permit. so info would be great.

    -Chris

  3. would like more information on how I can obtain an ffl license in california

  4. I am ready to get started on the process. By the way how long does it take on average?

  5. Like more information live in wv

  6. how long do u need to keep these records?

  7. Like more info on FFL.

  8. Brandon is the MAN!! His program is AWSOME, and his support is even better!

    My application was I the mail two weeks after I signed up with Brandon.

  9. Would like to get FFL in ca

    • Guides do indeed work in CA sir.

  10. I am interested in the FFL & SOT for my personal use, not for retail sales at this time but would like to know what steps I need to take before joining your group & ordering the FFL packages .
    Thank you,
    Daniel L.

    • Hey Daniel! I don’t get email notice when questions are asked here, so sorry for the delay. Our guides do cover how to make this work in your name or in a business name. Most customers start out mainly for personal reasons to get FFL License, but we help you discover new opportunity as well.

    • Get everything needed?

    • Got everything needed sir?

  11. What are the costs ( State / Federal) after the purchase of your FFL kit ?

    • ATF charges $150 to apply and this fee covers you for 3 years sir. Rarely are there state related fees, as this is a federal license.

    • What state? Federal is $150 to apply and covers you for 3 years.

  12. Id love some more info on how yo get a FFL

  13. I’d like be to know if this works in NY!

    • Yes Will! We have a chapter for NY and we have an active member’s area related to NY as well. It is nice because you can chat with others in your state working on an FFL as well.

    • Yes, guides work for the NY. Even a chapter specific of NY.

  14. Im in California and I wanted to know where and how can I get my certificate if eligibility?

    • Yes, we have an entire chapter on CA FFL process. No worries, we have this covered sir.

    • Already applied for FFL?

  15. Where do you get the Youth Handgun Safety poster from????

  16. I would like info on obtaining my FFL , I dont have a business, but a small gunsmithing shop and safes at home..mainly for my hobby, but being disabled I would like to make a little money at it..

  17. I need some info about receiving an FFL for a home based business in KY. (Pike County)

    Thanks

  18. Brandon, I have kids in the house, can I still get a home base FFL?

    • Hey Bernie! Yes, this will not be an issue sir. Thanks for the question, Brandon

    • Yes, not an issue sir.

  19. Brandon,
    Do I need an LLC before applying for my FFL? Can I apply for both, home based FFL & Class 3 License? Thanks

    • No, LLC not required. Yes, can get both from home sir.

  20. As to what degree of responsibility and accountability you are task regarding customer’s background checks prior to and after the purchase. Or is there such a concern?

    • FBI gives you red light or green light

    • Yes, you cannot complete a transfer until customer passes a background check.

  21. How will you conduct the paperwork (ie..background check s….etc..) prior to giving the product to your customers. Do you need a personal computer for this?

    • feds do background checks

    • In most cases, ATF handles this via phone or Internet.

  22. Just wanted to thank you for making it easy to obtain my Class 3 SOT. I’ve had my FFL for 7 years and after reading your website, decided to upgrade my license to a Class 3 SOT so I can mainly sell suppressors, but also automatic weapons. After purchasing your program and following the instructions, it made life simple and guided me through everything phase. Just wanted to let everyone know it is well worth the little price paid for this useful information with details right to the point. Thanks again.
    Jim
    Patriot Guns of Florida
    Port St Lucie, Florida

    PS: You have my pe

  23. Just wanted to thank you for making it easy to obtain my Class 3 SOT. I’ve had my FFL for 7 years and after reading your website, decided to upgrade my license to a Class 3 SOT so I can mainly sell suppressors, but also automatic weapons should the need arise. After purchasing your program and following the instructions, it made life simple and easy. It guided me through everything phase and I really liked the examples showing the filled out forms. Just wanted to let everyone know it is well worth the small price paid for this great and useful information with details right to the point. Thanks again.
    Jim
    Patriot Guns of Florida
    Port St Lucie, Florida

    PS: If you like, you have my permission to post this blog or use it however you want.

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