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We provide recipients of our Blog with key insight for running your manufacturing, distribution or retail firearms business. The Blog is published twice a month. Our trusted firearm industry operations and compliance experts write about the following topics:

  • How to pass an ATF inspection
  • Updates on State laws affecting firearm dealers
  • Tips and Tricks for managing your electronic Bound Book
  • Understanding NFA regulations and selling suppressors
  • Identifying top serial number scanning equipment
  • Learning how ITAR impacts the industry, even for those that don’t export
  • And, much, much more

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the 2017 FICC

March 24th, 2017|Categories: Industry Blog|Tags: , , |

Over 2.5 Hours Dedicated to NFA Regulation and 1.5 Hours to ATF Inspections Due to an overwhelming demand from last year’s participants, the 2017 FICC will host a multi-hour workshop with the ATF’s [...]

Executives Join U.S. Senator, NSSF’s Keane and Maynard Cooper at the 2017 FICC

March 14th, 2017|Categories: Industry Blog|

Registration is filling fast for firearms industry CEOs, CFOs and General Counsel. Orchid Advisors and NSSF are pleased to announce three multi-hour workshops that include U.S. Senator Luther Strange. Executive Session for CEO, CFO and General [...]

Firearm Retail Security, Protecting Inventory and Profits

March 9th, 2017|Categories: Industry Blog|Tags: , , |

Lost or stolen firearms can impact compliance risk, insurance premiums, customer flow and public safety. Today we’re taking a journey into retail FFL security and providing you with information to understand compliance requirements; enhance [...]

Do you know what Export Control Reform (ECR) is?

March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Industry Blog|Tags: |

ECR means that the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) will no longer regulate sporting firearm and ammunition exports. The new regulations will be the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) administered by the Commerce Department. [...]

How Can I Improve the Financial Performance of my Firearms Business?

February 24th, 2017|Categories: Industry Blog|Tags: , , |

Part 1 - Self Assessment (Strategy & Operations) Orchid Advisors' Practice Areas: At the most basic level, like all for-profit organizations, firearm manufacturers, distributors and dealers exist to make money for their owners. Ownership [...]

How Are Suppressors Impacted by The Hearing Protection Act?

February 16th, 2017|Categories: Industry Blog|Tags: , , |

On January 9, 2017 House Representatives Jeff Duncan (R-SC) and John Carter (R-TX) and Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID), Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Rand Paul (R-KY) reintroduced the Hearing Protection Act (“HPA”), H.R. 367 and S. [...]

How Does Trump Affect Marijuana, Firearms and the ATF Form 4473?

February 9th, 2017|Categories: Industry Blog|Tags: , |

On January 20, 2017, President Trump was sworn into office. Amongst many ambitious plans to “Make America Great Again” there is still some uncertainty as to the future legality of marijuana, at least at the Federal [...]

ATF Launches Firearm Robbery fflAlert System and Loss Prevention Guidance

January 16th, 2017|Categories: Advisory Alert|

On January 23, ATF will deploy “fflAlert” to inform Type 01 and Type 02 licensees of a robbery or burglary in their area. The alerts will be sent to business telephones between 9am and 5pm [...]

Gemini Southern Forms Partnership with Orchid Advisors

January 13th, 2017|Categories: Industry Blog|

Hartford, CT / January 13, 2017 --- Merchant bank Gemini Southern announced today that it has formed a partnership with Orchid Advisors to provide corporate finance and strategic solutions to the greater outdoor industry, with [...]

New Guide: Facilitating Private Sales – A Federal Firearms Licensees Guide

November 18th, 2016|Categories: Advisory Alert|Tags: , |

On November 16, 2016, the ATF released the following announcement: "We’ve put together this guide to educate Federal Firearms licensees (FFls) on how to facilitate private party sales of firearms. When individuals decide to use [...]