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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
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  • And, much, much more

Retail Panel Will Address ATF’s 2016 Firearm Lost Stolen Report

April 18th, 2017|Categories: Advisory Alert, Industry Blog|Tags: , , |

Tuesday, April 11th, the ATF, the federal agency responsible for investigating instances where firearms are lost or stolen from federal firearms licensees (FFL), released its Calendar Year (CY) 2016 FFL Thefts/Loss Report. (ATF’s news release [...]

Former U.S. Department of State Official Comments on Export Compliance Best Practices

April 13th, 2017|Categories: Industry Blog|Tags: , , |

Jeff Grody, Executive Director of Orchid Advisors’ Export Services Practice, interviewed former DDTC chief compliance official, Sue Gainor, about export compliance program best practices. The interview provides firearm and ammunition industry executives with her [...]

Fortune 50 UTC Senior Compliance Manager to Join Former DDTC Official for Panel on Export Compliance Best Practices

April 10th, 2017|Categories: Industry Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Fortune 50 UTC Senior Compliance Manager to Join Former DDTC Official for Panel on Export Compliance Best Practices Ray Ruthen, Sr. Manager, International Trade Compliance for Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation, [...]

Top 10 Compliance Concerns & Technology Solutions

April 8th, 2017|Categories: Industry Blog|Tags: , , , |

Just when you needed it—more industry knowledge and retail know-how. Take your skills to the next level with a free, special session just for firearms industry retailers, coming your way April 10, 2017. [...]

How Can I Improve the Financial Performance of My FFL?

April 6th, 2017|Categories: Industry Blog|Tags: , , |

On February 24, 2017, we launched a ten-part series dedicated to improving the financial performance of your firearms business. This week, we’ll take the first step in analyzing your Profit & Loss (P&L) statement [...]

Industry Leaders to Host 2017 FICC Keynote

April 4th, 2017|Categories: Industry Blog|Tags: , , |

Jeff Edwards, Jim Drager and Ryan Nokes, executives from GunBroker, Colt’s Manufacturing Company, and Marketplace Insight will deliver the 2017 Firearms Industry Compliance Conference (FICC) keynote presentation. To be held on May 8-10 in Arlington, VA, [...]

What is the ATF NFRTR?

March 30th, 2017|Categories: Industry Blog|Tags: , , |

According to 26 U.S.C § 5841, the NFRTR is: “the central registry of all NFA firearms in the U.S. which are not in the possession or under the control of the U.S. Government. The [...]

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 [...]