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Tips For Preventing Firearm Straw Purchases

Tips For Preventing Firearm Straw Purchases

When transferring or purchasing a firearm, individuals must complete an ATF Form 4473. After providing personal information, question 21 – made up of 11 “yes” or “no” sub-questions ­– begins by asking “Are...

5 Reasons Your FFL Needs an ERP

5 Reasons Your FFL Needs an ERP

If you own or operate a Type 07 or Type 10 FFL, your firearm business needs an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. But before we dive into why that is, let’s first talk about what an ERP does. Prior to...

Compliance Considerations for Relocating Your FFL

Compliance Considerations for Relocating Your FFL

Earlier this fall, Smith & Wesson announced they would move from Springfield, Mass. – their home since 1852 – to Maryville, Tenn. beginning in 2023. The news shocked the industry and gun owners alike, but...

Resolve Firearm Retail Challenges With Cloud Technology

Resolve Firearm Retail Challenges With Cloud Technology

In the wake of Covid-19, the retail industry has changed dramatically. While ecommerce was already on the rise pre-pandemic, more consumers are shopping online now than ever. As a result, retailers are faced...

50 Reasons to Use Orchid POS™ in Your Gun Store

50 Reasons to Use Orchid POS™ in Your Gun Store

A point of sale (POS) system is one of the most critical components of any retail business. While there are many ways to take payment, manage inventory and track sales, a modern POS system can do it all,...

Firearm Economics: Manufacturers on the Move

Firearm Economics: Manufacturers on the Move

Across the country, 134,000 federal firearms licensees and related businesses employ more than 340,000 people. That’s according to the ATF’s latest FFL numbers and the “2021 Firearm and Ammunition Industry...

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