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How to Stay Competitive with ‘Smart Manufacturing’

How to Stay Competitive with ‘Smart Manufacturing’

As the saying goes, work smarter, not harder. Not just some cliché, 60% of manufacturers are now using a fully integrated solution or some components of smart manufacturing in their operations to do just...

ATF Inspections 101: Who, What, When, Where & How

ATF Inspections 101: Who, What, When, Where & How

Pursuant to the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA), businesses engaged in the manufacturing, importing and dealing of firearms – known as federal firearms licenses (FFLs) – are subject to inspection, without...

Why Upgrade Your Retail FFL Software This Summer

Why Upgrade Your Retail FFL Software This Summer

Summer is just around the corner, and for many, that means warm weather, vacations and fun activities under the sun. But for firearm dealers, it often signals cold sales, fewer customers and the dreaded start...

Top 10 Firearm Manufacturers of 2020

Top 10 Firearm Manufacturers of 2020

Each year, firearm manufacturers are required to report manufacturing and export activity to the ATF using Form 5300.11, or the “Annual Firearms Manufacturing & Exportation Report” (AFMER). Reports are to...

FIC 2022: Technology to Enhance Inventory Management

FIC 2022: Technology to Enhance Inventory Management

Inventory is the lifeblood of every FFL. You build it, buy it and sell it with the hopes of remaining compliant and earning a healthy profit. But managing an endless aisle of firearm, ammunition and accessory...

FIC 2022: Preparing for ATF Compliance Inspections

FIC 2022: Preparing for ATF Compliance Inspections

In 2020, the ATF conducted firearms compliance inspections of more than 5,800 FFLs across the country. These inspections evaluate compliance with federal firearms laws and regulations to protect the public...

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