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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...

All 50 States Ranked by Number of FFLs

All 50 States Ranked by Number of FFLs

To operate in the firearms industry, you first need a Federal Firearms License (FFL). There are nine different types of FFLs falling under four general categories – retailers, manufacturers, importers and...

How to Legally Transport Firearms to Trade Shows

How to Legally Transport Firearms to Trade Shows

It’s almost that time of year again – trade show season. Kicking off the season are the rescheduled NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, followed by the NASGW Expo, the SHOT Show and a dozen other industry and...

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