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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...

5 Personas of Firearms Retail Customers

5 Personas of Firearms Retail Customers

Customers are the core of any retail business. After all, you can’t sell products and services without them. As a brick-and-mortar retailer, there’s no way of knowing everyone who walks through your doors,...

How to Properly Scrap & Destroy Firearms

How to Properly Scrap & Destroy Firearms

For one reason or another, not every firearm manufactured will enter the consumer market. After all, more than 10 million guns were manufactured in 2020, according to an interim ATF Annual Firearms...

4 Compliance Best Practices for Firearm Serialization

4 Compliance Best Practices for Firearm Serialization

As a licensed firearms manufacturer (FFL Type 07) or importer (FFL Type 08), federal regulations require every firearm manufactured or imported be legibly identified with an individual serial number and...

How Integrated POS Can Increase Retail FFL Efficiencies

How Integrated POS Can Increase Retail FFL Efficiencies

There’s no sugarcoating it – retail is a tough business. Between the rising costs of physical space, inventory and employees, fickle customers and seasonal consumer spending, the growth of online shopping and...

Meet The Firearms Industry: Trade Associations

Meet The Firearms Industry: Trade Associations

Think of almost any product- or service-based industry and odds are good there’s at least one related trade association. For clothing and shoe manufacturers, there’s the American Apparel & Footwear...

Does Your Retail FFL Have A Website?

Does Your Retail FFL Have A Website?

Does your retail firearms business have a website? You know, an online home for your FFL where you can promote your business, share news and events, and even sell firearms and firearm accessories. If not,...

How to Prepare Your FFL for a Natural Disaster

How to Prepare Your FFL for a Natural Disaster

From tornadoes and hurricanes to fires and blizzards, natural disasters are a threat to property and life across the country. Helpless against Mother Nature, natural disasters can be frightening for business...

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