FFL Types For Manufacturers
Type 06 FFL – Manufacturer of Ammunition other than for Destructive Devices or Armor Piercing
A Type 06 FFL permits a licensee to engage in the business of manufacturing ammunition. However, a Type 06 FFL can only be used for ammunition and does not permit firearm related activities authorized by a Type 07 or Type 10 FFL, for example.
Type 07 FFL – Manufacturer of Firearms other than Destructive Devices
A Type 07 FFL permits a licensee to engage in the business of manufacturing firearms other than those defined as Destructive Devices in the Federal Regulations. The Type 07 FFL also permits a licensee to deal in firearms, similar in nature to the retail type of activities permitted by a Type 01 FFL.
Type 10 FFL – Manufacturer of Destructive Devices and Armor Piercing Ammunition
A Type 10 FFL permits a licensee to engage in the business of manufacturing Destructive Devices and Armor Piercing Ammunition.
Note – Generally, persons holding a manufacturer’s license (FFL Type 06, 07 or 10) must also register as a manufacturer with the Department of State (DOS) unless exempted by the Directorate of Defense Trade Control (DDTC), regardless of whether the manufacturer actually exports any of the items manufactured. Therefore, applicants intending to manufacture and/or export defense articles, as defined on the United States Munitions List (Part 121 of the ITAR), may need to register with Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC).