ATF Interview Next Week

Discussion in 'NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion' started by silverado113, May 9, 2012.

  1. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    Well just 19 days left before the 60 day FFL approval limit and I have my interview next week with an agent. I've ordered my A&D book, ATF Regs are on hand in paper an CD ROM format, Electronic 4473 program is on the computer, secure storage is on the way, and I generated a list of questions. Am I missing anything? Any advice?
     
  2. FFL01user

    FFL01user New Member

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    You'll likely be visited by an investigator, not an agent. Regardless, sounds like you've got it covered. I wouldn't even call it an interview. For me it was more like a BS session with a checklist of things that he/she will go over with you. You should be provided with the book of ATF regs as well as the book listing state specfic regs. The electronic 4473 software is nice but I shied away from it as I don't think I should have to use my resources (paper, ink) to generate a 4473. My meeting back when was nice and informal. Lasted ~1 hour. You should be fine...
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Industry Inspector. If yours is like many, you are about to get a good, worthwhile coaching. Legal pad, take a lot of notes. They want to be comfortable that you DO intend to "engage in the business" and are legal to do so.
     
  4. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    Yep got all my City and state permits as well as TAX CRAP too :mad: but I talked to him on the phone, and he sounded pretty down to earth. We shall see.
     
  5. Run2trouble

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  6. wjnfirearms

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    You should be ok. Sounds like you got all of your ducks in a row. Just don't be afraid of sounding dumb asking questions. The only dumb question is the one not asked.

    And I agree with the 4473 thing. Use their's. You'll spend enough on business supplies without creating another cost. It may not seem like much right now, but at year's end when you start adding up everything you spent over the past year, paper adds up. We have 4 printers in our office between the two for my business and two for the wife's notary business (one b&w laser and one multifunction ink jet for each side). Between the personal printing and business, which is the lion's share, we go through a LOT of paper. You probably will also. The electronic 4473 isn't that big a deal, IMHO. I think more people feel confortable with paper forms than doing it on a computer.
     
  7. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    Meeting with the agent went really well, I should have my FFL anywhere from a week to six. Funny thing is I got my basement all setup for the visit (since that's where the business is) and he didn't even want to see it. Nice guy though and a really simple process.
     
  8. roughneck266

    roughneck266 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Same thign happened with ours. We got everything all set up and professional looking and she didnt want to look at any of the stuff. :) My wife kind of prodded her into it anyway though.
     
  9. Ranger-6

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    What did you tell them when they asked if you knew anything about silverado113?
     
  10. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    Never heard of that thing. What is it?....lol
     
  11. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    FFL came in the mail Saturday so it took 11 days from the interview.
     
  12. Sonic82

    Sonic82 New Member

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    Great! Congrats!
     
  13. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    Thanks. Now it's time to go make a buck or two :D
     
  14. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Way to go Gunny! Congrats!!! :cool:
     
  15. Arizeus

    Arizeus New Member

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    how much did it cost?
     
  16. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    Application fee was 200, plus 50 for a LLC, plus 75 for a city permit. So 325 before I bought supplies and office equipment, etc.
     
  17. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    Any truth to the rumor I've heard that if you're doing parts you not only have to have a manufacturing, as well as an FFL, but ITAR, even if you're not selling overseas?
     
  18. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    Ben, I can't say for sure but I would contact your local ATF inspector and ask. The guy I dealt with was down to earth and I've heard that from a lot of others as well. He did tell me that putting an AR together would be considered manufacturing and is a different FFL, so you may be on the edge here.
     
  19. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    I know I have to have two separate FFL's, one for selling and another for manufacturing, and I am still toying with the idea of getting the FFL's and moving on.
    My concern on the ITAR requirement, which I've heard is pretty much a given, is it's a four digit price instead of the typical cost for FFL's.
    I'll call my local ATF in a few days and ask them.