License – Policy – Process – Training – Software
Expert Guidance from FFL / SOT Application Through Launch

Inexpensive Approach to Launching Your Firearms Business with Confidence 
Step-by-Step Guidance from Former Firearm Attorneys and FFL Executives
Establish a Solid Compliance Foundation Now – Save on Legal Expenses
No Company is Too Small – We Love Startups to Mega FFLs
Focus on Business Strategy – We’ll Get It Operational For You

A Complete Offering To Launch Your Firearm Business

Operating Structure and ATF “Responsible Persons”


We’ll facilitate your Federal Firearms License (FFL) and Special Occupancy Taxpayer (SOT) applications and address the following requirements.
  • Identify your Responsible Persons per each FFL.
  • Facilitate the ATF’s pre-FFL on-site review.
  • Assist with state licensing, certifications, etc.
FFL / SOT Standard Operating Procedures


Orchid will provide written Standard Operating Procedures for those areas which impact ATF compliance at your new retail location.
  • Orchid Advisors 15+ proprietary SOPs designed for retailers of firearms and ammunition.
  • Such areas include: ATF Inspection Prep, A&D Book Management and Correction; Receipt / Acquisition;
  • Transfer / Disposition; Records and Retention; Theft / Loss Reporting and more.
FFL Policies and Operational Checklists
  • Orchid Advisors’ proprietary ATF compliance policies and procedures. A full set of standard policies and procedures that covers essential policies and procedures for a manufacturer to stay in compliance with ATF regulations. (Customization not included.)
  • Orchid Advisors’ proprietary FFL Maintenance Checklist.
  • Orchid Advisors’ proprietary SOT Maintenance Checklist.
  • Orchid Advisors’ proprietary A&D Tips & Tricks Sheet
  • Orchid Advisors’ publication, “Understanding Firearm Transactions”
Business Software RecommendationWe will recommend a number of software solutions that are designed for your firearm business model. For example, if you’re opening a Retail firearm business we’ll discuss alternatives for on-line or on-premise Point of Sales (POS) applications. For manufacturers, we’ll discuss alternatives for an ERP system and, if your finished goods inventory is large enough, we’ll also include a discussion on Warehouse Management Systems (WMS). Some of the industry’s applications are already designed to enable your ATF compliance needs.
ATF Training


Orchid will provide via in-person and on-line videos that focus specifically on the needs of a new Firearm business. This includes: A review of ATF’s operational structure, inspection process and relationship strategy; Gun Control Act of 1968, National Firearms Act of 1934; Electronic Bound Book record keeping, ATF Forms 4473, Form-3, Form-4, 3310.4, 3310.11, 3310.6 and more.
Legal Services & Access to FFLBizHubFFLBizHub is Orchid’s software portal where business owners can access an Electronic Bound Book, ATF e4473, NFA eForms, Inventory Management Software, Product Training, Business Applications, Licensing Tools, and Industry Networking Tools.

How Do We Engage Orchid?

It all starts with a simple email or a phone call. During our first no-cost discussion we’ll ask questions to better understand your needs, your timeline and business objectives. Our team of experts will provide recommended next steps with no-obligation to you.

How Much Does It Cost?

We price our services for every budget and there is no set cost. We don’t believe in price gauging and would prefer to work with you, as your partner, than not. We understand that the firearms industry has many different sized companies and we aspire to continue serving all of you. Don’t hesitate to ask us about pricing or mention your pricing thresholds.