First ATF 4473 eStorage Now Available on AXIS POS

ATF 4473 eStorage

SAUK RAPIDS, MN – October 1, 2019: Retail Technology Group (“RTG”), the leading Point of Sale (“POS”) software provider in the Shooting Sports Industry, announces the first approved retail POS platform to provide electronic storage of ATF Form 4473. Firearm retailers seeking to transition from paper 4473 forms to eStorage may contact RTG for a demonstration of its new technology.

RTG, Orchid Advisors, ATF and Tactical Solutions of Waite Park, MN worked together for several months on the development of this technology and the creation of an approved ATF Variance template. Final approval to proceed with other RTG AXIS POS users was granted on September 27, 2019.

Paper 4473

“Paper reduction has long-been a focus of our retailers and the government alike,” said CEO, Jon Rydberg. “We’re honored to have worked with these entities to revolutionize how ATF F 4473s are managed in a retail environment. As one of our retailers recently stated, this is a really big stinking deal – it changes everything for gun stores and shooting range owners and operators.”

Orchid Advisors secured the first ever approved Variance for eStorage of ATF Form 4473 in April 2018 as part of a pilot program with the ATF and firearm retailer, Grab A Gun. Now, it’s sister companies RTG and Gearfire,  serving over 65% of NSSF 5-Star Ranges and 2,000+ industry retailers are able to bring this technology to the 20,000+ licensed US retailers with a fully deployable technology platform.

e4473 Technology

As of today, AXIS POS becomes the first Retail Point of Sale software to offer 100% paperless Form 4473s, while remaining ATF compliant. Whereas electronic 4473s helped to reduce paper previously, eStorage takes everything to a whole new level by eliminating the need to print completed forms. For retailers, the impact is reduced costs and increase control over regulatory documents.  

RTG’s ATF technology suite includes:

  • An integrated electronic bound book and e4473 application
  • eSignature to simplify interactions with customers
  • One-click, integrated eNICS checks
  • eStorage of the completed e4473 forms 
  • And, an ability to post and track corrections

Orchid Advisors has created a template variance which must be signed by ATF prior to implementation of this technology.

For more information about the ATF e4473 eStorage, please visit our website at

About Retail Technology Group

The Minnesota based company, Retail Technology Group, is home to the development and support of AXIS™ Point of Sale, the first software solution developed exclusively to address the needs of the shooting sports retail and range operator. With over 400 locations using RTG systems, Retail Technology Group is the leading software provider in the shooting sports industry. . Learn more at

About Orchid Advisors

Based out of Avon, CT, Orchid Advisors provides ATF and ITAR compliance services to manufacturing, distribution, and retail FFLs. The firm offers FFL and export licensing, deep record inspections, e4473 / NFA eForms, Electronic Bound Book software and delivers the largest online ATF and ITAR compliance training platform available. Learn more at

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