The most comprehensive third party FFL auditing service
Say goodbye to ATF inspection violations
Customers: Retail – Distribution – Manufacturing
Attorney Philip Milks
Vice President of Regulatory Services
Formerly – Remington Outdoor Company LLC, National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF)
Expertise –Attorney Milks plays a key role in helping clients prepare for ATF inspections and defending their FFL against ATF Revocations. He is a subject matter expert in firearm classifications, GCA / NFA regulations, state firearm laws and all matters related to firearm compliance.
Andrew R. Graham
Chief Firearms and Explosives Officer
Formerly – ATF Deputy Assistant Director, Enforcement Programs and Services (EPS), ATF Deputy Assistant Director (DAD), ATF Industry Operations, DIO and Area Supervisor of Four Field Divisions, Training and Program Manager – ATF National Academy (FLETC)
Expertise – Andy offers clients a deep understanding of firearms regulation, inspections, revocations, and state gun laws, as well as ammunition and FEL explosives recordkeeping software applications. He plays a key role in assisting clients with Firearm & Ammunition Excise Tax (FAET), complex inspection matters, firearm classifications, and strategic matters related to firearm industry mergers and acquisitions licensing and sunsetting.
Featured Inspection Support Services
Onsite Mock ATF Inspection
Over the last 10 years, we’ve retained former ATF IOIs, attorneys and former compliance professionals to design the most thorough 3rd party ATF inspection plan available. Combined with our detail process and systems walkthrough, our experts will uncover your most concerning issues.
Remote Digital ATF Monitoring
Always on, always checking. Our FFL experts have designed scripts to test nearly every aspect of your electronic records. Using API technology, file drops or direct access to your Bound Book / digital 4473, we can deploy software and remote labor to monitor compliance through the year.
Firearm Marking / Manufacturing
Assess ATF compliance from product design, subcontracting and marking through production
Bound Book Accuracy
ATF Forms Test
Validate 4473, multiple sales forms, ATF import form 6 / 6a and NFA forms for compliance
Legal Structure & RPs
Serialized Inventory Audit
Be Prepared For ATF
Identify potential compliance issues during a mock inspection, address them and improve compliance practices
Train your employees to help improve their knowledge of ATF regulations and best practices for compliance so that they know how to respond to an actual inspection
Peace of Mind
Improve your business’s reputation and build trust with your customers and stakeholders by demonstrating you take compliance seriously and have a robust compliance practices in place
An inexpensive service compared to the cost of violating penalties or the loss of your FFL license and business
Be prepared for ATF inspections
Identify potential compliance issues and take steps to address them before the ATF arrives.
Minimize the time needed for the inspection, and reduce the disruption to your business operations
Avoid penalties and fines that could result from non-compliance
Expand your staffs knowledge
Mock inspections can help employees
Familiarize employees with the inspection process and what to expect during an actual ATF inspection
Identify knowledge gaps or areas where staff need additional training to ensure that they are well-prepared to answer any questions that the ATF inspector may ask
Reinforce the importance of compliance practices and help your employees understand the consequences of non-compliance
Improve operational efficiency
Identify inefficiencies in your FFL business’s operations, address these inefficiencies and improve operations to increase profitability.
Reveal areas where your business is not operating efficiently, such as delays in processing paperwork or inefficiencies in inventory management
Determine where you can streamline processes such as implementing new procedures or technologies to automate tasks
More efficiently use resources and time to increase productivity and profitabliity
"Orchid Advisors’ Mock Inspection Service provided far more insight into our business than we anticipated. Orchid goes beyond other firms who review your A&D Book, Forms 4473, and maybe other ATF paperwork; and who then recite regulations back to you verbatim. Orchid looks at your business as a whole and how all the countless moving parts of your business operate in order to identify any issues needing correction before ATF arrives, and provides actionable intelligence to run your operations in a compliant manner."
— Dan Spencer, General Counsel, CZ-USA
Remote Digital Audit Integrations
Our auditing tools can access your ATF data from just about any system, but Orchid and 4473Cloud clients enjoy direct plug and play capabilities