Program 1: Launch My Firearm Business

ATF Service Plan


Who should purchase this plan?

Right for… This Service Plan includes the tools you need to get started in the firearm industry, including NFA firearms.
Price is based on one location, with one FFL/SOT and one POS/ERP system. (Additional environments / FFLs can be added at a discounted rate.)
A&D Volume


Less than 750 transactions/year

The Firearm Business Launch Service Plan includes the following products and services

Launch Your Business Launch Your Business: Orchid will provide guidance and assistance with the launch of your regulated operations and licensing at your new retail location. We will also consider your longer term interests to manufacture and will discuss this further prior to selecting a license application type. The services included with this launch include:
FFL & SOT Licenses


Obtaining your Federal Firearms License (FFL) and Special Occupancy Taxpayer (SOT).

  • Identification of and filing for Responsible Persons per FFL.
  • Facilitating ATF Pre-FFL on-site review.
  • Assistance with state licensing, certifications, etc.
New 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 5+ 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 Launch Tools


  • 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”
ATF Compliance Software Recommendation


Orchid will recommend paper or electronic compliance systems for transacting regulated material in accordance with ATF regulations. This includes: the Book of Acquisition and Disposition (Bound Book), ATF Form 4473 and NFA Forms 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 9.
ATF Training


Orchid will provide via video conference, one four hour training that includes: A review of ATF’s operational structure, inspection process and relationship strategy; Gun Control Act of 1968, National Firearms Act of 1934; ATF Forms 4473, Form-3, Form-4, 3310.4, 3310.11, 3310.6 and more.
Legal Services & One-year Access to FFLBizHub is a breakthrough, modern software application to launch, manage and grow Federal Firearms Licensees (FFL) and Special Occupational Tax (SOT) holders. Firearm business owners access Inventory Management Software, Product Training, Business Applications, Licensing Tools, ATF Compliance Software, and Industry Networking Tools. is powered by Orchid Advisors and developed in conjunction with the four leading industry associations.