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Class 3 License – SOT Dealer

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Class 3 Dealer – NFA Dealer members ask us pretty frequently what a Class 3 License or SOT means and what they can do with it. First, we’ll go over what the terms mean. SOT stands for Special Occupational Tax or Special Occupation Taxpayer, depending on how you use the term (i.e., I am a SOT versus I have a SOT). Although you hear the term “Class 3 dealer” or sometimes “Class 2 dealer,” those are not official names of any ATF issued licenses. The Class 2 and Class 3 terms are “slang” and not ATF …

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Why are Class 3 Weapons so Popular Lately?

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Class 3 Weapons so Popular?

You may have noticed lately that there is a boom in popularity of NFA Class 3 weapons (aka silencers, short barreled rifles, and the like). ATF approval wait times have jumped in the past couple of years from a few weeks to about 6 months. But for what reason? Well, it’s difficult to know the exact reasons, and they likely vary by region around the country. Here at, we decided to brainstorm and came up with our own list of why we think NFA weapons have taken …

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