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FFLBizHub.com is a trusted platform that facilitates entry, licensing and growth in the firearms industry. Its members gain access to low cost, high value tools for running their business operations while navigating Federal ATF and State firearms compliance. FFLBizHub.com was developed in conjunction with the four leading industry associations (NSSF, NASGW, NRA, ASA) and participating software and service providers. For more information visit fflbizhub.com.

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  • Federal Firearms License
  • Special Occupational Tax License
  • Import License
  • Export License
  • Offsite Storage


  • ATF eA&D / Bound Book
  • ATF eForm 4473s and More
  • NFA Registrations
  • ATF Inspection Preparation
  • Federal Regulatory Updates
  • State Firearm Restrictions


  • Inventory Pricing Trends
  • Inventory Barcoding and Reconciliation
  • Online / eCommerce Sales
  • Online Policy Portal
  • Optional Legal Protection Service

FFLBizHub.com Overview

Inventory Management Tool

Make, Buy or Sell Firearms With Confidence



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Help applying for your FFL or SOT, educating employees and staying current on regulations.

This grouping of services is a one-stop shop to all things licensing related. Our FFL and SOT application guides were designed by former Compliance Officers and Attorneys who worked for the largest FFLs in the United States. Before or after getting licensed, you’ll have access to over 80 online video courses designed to help you make, distribute or sell firearms like a pro and with confidence. Our online university is by far the largest in the Industry and it is updated as the regulations change. Likewise, we’ll not only provide you with a guide to Federal and State regulations but we’ll inform you when there’s a change.

Need more? We’ve provided one-on-one consultation time between you and one of our experts.

  • FFL/SOT Launch Service
  • ATF, Import and Export Videos
  • Federal and State Reg eNotification



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Keep track of your guns, limit firearm theft / loss reports and maintain your license.

How do you know what inventory to buy and how to price it? More importantly, do your staff know the difference between a pistol, revolver and a suppressors and the rules that follow? Our business tools are designed to provide you with an online overview of various firearms and facilitate selling the right product at the right time. We’ve aggregated millions of transactions, and update them on a daily basis to know what product is selling and at what price. We track variations in Category (Handgun), Subcategory (Pistol), Geography and more, and allow you to plot them overtime. As an added bonus, we provide you with discounted access to sell inventory on GunBroker.com with GunBroker Gold status!

  • Handgun, Long Gun and NFA Training Videos
  • National Pricing Trends
  • eCommerce and Auction Site Access



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Keep track of your guns, limit firearm theft / loss reports and maintain your license.

You’re licensed and you’ve got a facility – now it’s time to stock the shelves. Unique to our industry is the firearm serial number and the requirement to keep your serialized inventory and ATF A&D “Bound Book” in sync. We’ve created three tools to help you track it, move it, reconcile it and secure it. Born from the Orchid Advisors “Serial Number Inventory Tool”, these features have been used to manage inventories as large as 100,000 guns.  Imagine being able to scan inventory from your iPhone!

  • eBarcoding and Handling Units
  • eInventory Taking Software
  • Physical Security Guidance



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Comply with ATF, State, Import, NFA and Export / ITAR regulations.

Firearms manufacturers, distributors and dealers must comply with the regulations to keep their FFL. Much like training, establishing clear and concise policies for your employees is paramount. That’s why we’ve provided you with template policies by business type and even permit you to upload your modifications to a custom corporate policy portal.

As your volume grows, you’ll want to take advantage of electronic A&D “Bound Books” and electronic ATF Forms such as the Form 4473 for selling at retail or the Form 2 for registering the manufacture of new Suppressors. FFLBizHub.com provides you with the latest and greatest electronic forms.

Well, that’s great, but how do you know that you’re compliant? We’ve also armed you with self-inspection tools developed by former ATF Industry Operations Investigators (IOIs). Need more? We’ve provided one-on-one consultation time between you and one of our experts.

  • ePolicy and Poster Portal
  • eA&D Books / 24 eATF Forms
  • Self-Inspection Services



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Get connected with other Firearms Industry peers.

It’s not enough to run your own operation. How will you know who to buy inventory from? Or what subcontractor to use? What software should you use to manage your FFL or SOT? We’ve created a network of the industry’s major players and service providers to speed you along your journey.

Active members of the FFLBizHub.com are invited to a clients-only meeting, once per year at the NSSF / Orchid Advisors Firearms Industry Compliance Conference (FICC).

  • ERP, WMS, POS software listings
  • Suppliers, Distributors, Manufacturer and Retail listings
  • Access FFLBizHub.com Member Meetings

Pass ATF Inspections With Leading Tools

Timely News Updates

80 ATF / Export Videos

Reconcile Serialized Inventory

Access Modern ATF eForms

The Industry’s Largest Selection of Easy-to-Understand Tools on Current ATF Regulations, Rulings and Forms

The Federal Firearms Licensing Center issues and renews Federal Firearms Licenses (FFLs) in accordance with the Gun Control Act of 1968.

  • Type 01 – Dealer in Firearms Other Than Destructive Devices
  • Type 02 – Pawnbroker in Firearms Other Than Destructive Devices
  • Type 03 – Collector of Curios and Relics
  • Type 06 – Manufacturer of Ammunition for Firearms Other Than Ammunition for Destructive Devices or Armor Piercing Ammunition
  • Type 07 – Manufacturer of Firearms Other Than Destructive Devices
  • Type 08 – Importer of Firearms Other Than Destructive Devices or Ammunition for Firearms Other Than Destructive Devices, or Ammunition Other Than Armor Piercing Ammunition
  • Type 09 – Dealer in Destructive Devices
  • Type 10 – Manufacturer of Destructive Devices, Ammunition for Destructive Devices or Armor Piercing Ammunition
  • Type 11 – Importer of Destructive Devices, Ammunition for Destructive Devices or Armor Piercing Ammunition

Federal Firearms Regulations Covered by the Gun Control Act (GCA), National Firearms Act (NFA) and Arms Export Control Act (AECA)

Relavent Sections from the Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide

III. Laws and Regulations
A. Gun Control Act
1. 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44
§ 921 Definitions
§ 922 Unlawful acts
§ 923 Licensing
§ 924 Penalties
§ 925 Exceptions: Relief from disabilities
§ 925A Remedy for erroneous denial of firearms
§ 926 Rules and regulations
§ 926A Interstate transportation of firearms
§ 926B Carrying of concealed firearms by qualified law enforcement officers
§ 926C Carrying of concealed firearms by qualified retired law enforcement officers
§ 927 Effect on State law
§ 928 Separability
§ 929 Use of Restricted ammunition
§ 930 Possession of firearms and dangerous weapons in Federal facilities
§ 931 Prohibition on purchase, ownership, or possession of body

2. 27 CFR Part 478
Subpart A Introduction
Subpart B Definitions
Subpart C Administrative and Miscellaneous Provisions
Subpart D Licenses.
Subpart E License Proceedings
Subpart F Conduct of Business
Subpart G Importation
Subpart H Records
Subpart I Exemptions, Seizures, and Forfeitures
Subpart K Exportation

B. National Firearms Act
1. 26 U.S.C. Chapter 53
Subchapter A Taxes
Subchapter B General Provisions and Exemptions
Subchapter C Prohibited Acts
Subchapter D Penalties and Forfeitures

2. 27 CFR Part 479
Subpart A Scope of Regulations
Subpart B Definitions
Subpart C Administrative and Miscellaneous Provisions
Subpart D Special (Occupational) Taxes
Subpart E Tax on Making Firearms
Subpart F Transfer Tax
Subpart G Registration and Identification of Firearms
Subpart H Importation and Exportation
Subpart I Records and Returns
Subpart J Stolen or Lost Firearms or Documents
Subpart K Examination of Books and Records
Subpart L Distribution and Sale of Stamps
Subpart M Redemption of or Allowance for Stamps or Refunds
Subpart N Penalties and Forfeitures
Subpart O Other Laws Applicable

C. Arms Export Control Act
1. 22 U.S.C. Chapter 2778
2778 Control of arms exports and imports
2. 27 CFR Part 447
Subpart A Scope
Subpart B Definitions
Subpart C The U.S. Munitions Import List
Subpart D Registration
Subpart E Permits
Subpart F Miscellaneous Provisions
Subpart G Penalties, Seizures and Forfeitures

D. 28 CFR Part 25 (National Instant Criminal Background Check System Regulations)
1. 28 Code of Federal Regulations Part 25
Subpart A The National Instant Criminal Background Check System

E. Postal Service
1. 18 U.S.C. Section 1715
Firearms As Nonmailable; Regulations

IV. Additional Information
A. Ruling, Procedures, and Industry Circulars
B. General Information
C. Question and Answers
D. Key Information
1. ATF Points of Contact
2. ATF Criminal Enforcement Filed Divisions
3 ATF Industry Operations Field Offices
4. Non-ATF Points of Contact
5. State Attorneys General
E. NICS Forms, Flyers, and Brochures
1. Letter to Federal Firearms Licensees
2. Reference Guide
3. What is a “business day” for NICS Purposes?
4. What Do I Give My Delayed/Denied Customers?
5. Deny/Delay NICS Resolution Card

ATF publishes rulings to interpret and promote uniform application of the laws and regulations it administers. These interpretations are released in Rulings.

  • 2016-5 – Marking Variance for Government Defense Contractors
  • 2016-4 – Electronic Transmission of Form 6A Information to CBP
  • 2016-3 – Consolidation of Records Required for Manufacturers
  • 2016-2 – Electronic ATF Form 4473
  • 2016-1- Requirements to Keep Firearms Records Electronically
  • 2015-1 – Manufacturing and Gunsmithing
  • 2014-1 – Manufacturing/Inventory of Machineguns for LE and Military
  • 2013-3 – Adopting Identification of Firearms
  • 2013-2 – NFA Electronic Forms
  • 2013-1 – Electronic Form 6 and 6A
  • 2012-3 – AFMER Electronic Form
  • 2012-1 – Time Period for Marking Firearms Manufactured
  • 2011-4 – Pistols Configured from Rifles; Rifles Configured from Pistols
  • 2011-1 – Importers Consolidated Records
  • 2010-10 – Manufacturing Operations Maybe Performed by Licensed Gunsmiths Under Certain Conditions
  • 2010-6 – State of Residence
  • 2010-3 – Identification of Maxim Side-Plate Receivers
  • 2010-1 – Temporary Assignment of a Firearm by an FFL to an Unlicensed Employee
  • 2009-5 – Firearms Manufacturing Activities Identification Markings of Firearms
  • 2009-2 – Installation of Drop In Replacement Parts
  • 2009-1 – Firearms Manufacturing Activities-Camouflaging or Engraving Firearms
  • 2008-1 – Fabrique Nationale Herstal SA (FN) FNC Rifle
  • 2006-2 – Classification of Devices Exclusively Designed to Increase the Rate of Fire of a Semiautomatic Firearm (67.72 KB)
  • 2005-4 – A Ported Device Attached to the Barrel of a Paintball Gun
  • 2004-5 – Minigun Ruling
  • 2004-2 – Temporary Importation of Firearms Subject to the NFA
  • 2003-4 – Importation of Sten Type Receivers for Unrestricted Commercial Sale.pdf
  • 2003-3 — Importation of Heckler & Koch G3 Type Receivers for Unrestricted Commercial Sale
  • 2003-2 — Importation of FN FAL Type Receivers for Unrestricted Commercial Sale
  • 2003-1 — Importation of Browning M1919 Type Receivers for Unrestricted Commercial Sale
  • 2002-6 – Identification of Firearms, Armor Piercing Ammunition, and Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Devices
  • 2002-5 – Transfer and Possession Machineguns
  • 2001-5 – Identification of Transferee
  • 2001-1 – Destructive Device, USAS-12 and Streetsweeper Shotguns

ATF Forms are used for license-related communications including, but not limited to applications, imports, transfers, marking variances and more.

  • 4473 Part 1— Firearms Transaction Record Over-The-Counter (ATF Form 5300.9)
  • Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Exportation Report (AFMER) (ATF Form 5300.11)
  • Application for an Amended Federal Firearms License (ATF Form 5300.38)
  • Application for Restoration of Firearms Privileges (ATF Form 3210.1)
  • Application to Transport Interstate or to Temporarily Export Certain National Firearms Act (ATF Form 5320.20)
  • ATF Form 4590 – Factoring Criteria for Weapons
  • Certification of Qualifying State Relief (ATF E-Form 3210.12)
  • Federal Firearms Licensee Firearms Inventory Theft/Loss Continuation Sheet (ATF Form 3310.11a)
  • ATF F 3310.11  (Federal Firearms Licensee Theft/Loss Report) (ATF Form 3310.11)
  • Finger Print Card Instructions and Example (FD-258)
  • FIPB Marking Variance Form Announcement
  • Form 1 – Application to Make and Register a Firearm (ATF Form 5320.1)
  • Form 10 – Application for Registration of Firearms Acquired by Certain Governmental Entities (ATF Form 5320.10)
  • Form 2 – Notice of Firearms Manufactured or Imported (ATF Form 5320.2)
  • Form 3 – Application for Tax-Exempt Transfer of Firearm and Registration to Special Occupational Taxpayer National Firearms Act) (ATF Form 5320.3)
  • Form 4 – Application for Tax Paid Transfer and Registration of Firearm (ATF Form 5320.4)
  • Form 4587 – Application to Register as an Importer of U.S. Munitions Import List Articles (ATF Form 5330.4)
  • Form 5 – Application for Tax Exempt Transfer and Registration of Firearm (ATF Form 5320.5)
  • Form 6-Part 1 – Application and Permit for Importation of Firearms, Ammunition and Implements of War (ATF Form 5330.3A)
  • Form 6-Part 2 – Application and Permit for Importation of Firearms, Ammunition and Implements of War (ATF Form 5330.3B)
  • Form 6A – Release and Receipt of Imported Firearms, Ammunition and Implements of War (ATF Form 5330.3C)
  • Form 6NIA – Application/Permit for Temporary Importation of Firearms and Ammunition by Nonimmigrant Aliens (ATF Form 5330.3D)
  • Form 7 – Application for Federal Firearms License (ATF Form 5310.12)
  • Form 7(5310.12A)-7CR(5310.16) – Responsible Person Questionnaire Supplement for Use By Additional Responsible Persons
  • Form 9 – Application and Permit for Permanent Exportation of Firearms (ATF Form 5320.9)
  • Interstate Firearms Shipment Theft/Loss Report (ATF Form 3310.6)
  • Marking Variance – Application for Alternate Means of Identification of Firearm(s) (ATF 3311.4)
  • National Firearms Act (NFA) Responsible Person Questionnaire (5320.23)
  • National Tracing Center Trace Request (ATF Form 3312.1)
  • Report of Firearms Transactions (ATF Form 5300.5)
  • Report of Multiple Sale or Other Disposition of Certain Rifles (ATF Form 3310.12)
  • Report of Multiple Sale or Other Disposition of Pistols and Revolvers (ATF Form 3310.4)=
  • Special Tax Registration and Return National Firearms Act (NFA) (ATF Form 5630.7)

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For less than $1.50 per day, access the leading firearms industry portal developed in conjunction with the NSSF, NASGW, ASA and NRA Business Alliance. Membership includes: Step-by-step FFL / SOT applications, one-on-one consultation, Federal and State regulations, eATF A&D and eForms software, barcode and serialized inventory taking software, industry pricing trends, online sales tools and a low-cost legal defense fund option.

FFLBizHub.com replaces the need for one-time static “FFL / SOT licensing guides” and costly FFL legal insurance. Why invest money in guarding your Federal Firearms License when you can invest in responsible growth?