New Here and working on my FFL

Discussion in 'NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion' started by Ron-O, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. Ron-O

    Ron-O New Member

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    Just recently signed up form the forum. I'm in the process to complete the form for my FFL then on to a class 3. Are there any "gotchas" to look out for? So far I have my LLC, State business license, City license to run a business out of my home. When I send in my Form 7 should I go ahead and include my business licenses (city and state)?

    Thanks,
    Ron-O
     
  2. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum. Stop by the introduction area and let everyone know you're here.

    There are number of folks doing the same thign you are doing and I'm sure they would be glad to help.
     

  3. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    Welcome to the group, come on in open a cold one and join in the fun.

    Scubie
     
  4. Gundog94

    Gundog94 New Member

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    Call your local ATF office. They will be happy to help you. My case agents are great.
     
  5. KeithB

    KeithB New Member

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    They will ask for all the LLC papers, business Lic etc at your face to face meeting, this will help:

    Everything you need to get your FFL is right on ATFE’s web pages.

    Start here: ATF Online - Firearms - How To - Become An FFL
    You can download the FFL application in PDF format, you can type it, save and print it;

    http://www.atf.gov/forms/download/atf-f-5310-12.pdf

    Read through the application form to see if you legally qualify for a FFL, basically if you can legally purchase a gun, you qualify. Also you must have a place of business with set hours of operation. You must plan to make a profit.

    You also need certificate of compliance form, you can’t save it, so when typed, print it out;

    http://www.atf.gov/forms/download/atf-f-5330-20.pdf

    Here are the instructions for the FFL application;

    ATF Online - Forms - ATF F 5310.12 Instructions

    You also need to 2 fingerprint cards; you can order them from ATF here:
    Distribution Center Order Form

    When you drop off copy 3 of your FFL application to the CLEO (Chief Law Enforcement Officer), they may be able to do your prints. The CLEO is usually the county Sheriff or the city Police Chief.

    Mail your completed application, certificate of compliance form, print cards, pictures and fee to:
    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
    PO Box 409567
    Atlanta, Georgia 30384-9567 USA

    Expect a visit from an Industry Operations Investigator (IOI), who will inspect your place of business and go over regulations and paperwork with you. He or she will want proof that you can use your proposed place of business for business.

    Another useful ATF dealer site, includes FFL newsletters etc;
    ATF Online - Firearms - Industry

    Lots of good downloadable references from ATF here:
    ATF Online - Publications - Firearms
     
  6. KeithB

    KeithB New Member

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    While at the ATF Distribution Center Order Publications 5300.4 and 5300.5 very helpful information you can review while waiting your IOI visit.
     
  7. zebramochaman

    zebramochaman New Member

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    Welcome from Damascus, MD
     
  8. Ron-O

    Ron-O New Member

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    All paperwork sent to BATFE and the local CLEO today.. Now comes the waiting.. I went ahead and included my State and City business license just in case.

    Ron-O
     
  9. KeithB

    KeithB New Member

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    can't hurt, one less thing IOI will need copies of at the meeting.

    Best of luck with it. Just had my meeting today. Now another wait for license in the mail box :D
     
  10. Ron-O

    Ron-O New Member

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    Update:

    Packet sent to ATF on 3/29.
    Money pulled from account on 4/4..
     
  11. KeithB

    KeithB New Member

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    The wait begins, put it to good use by reviewing ATF publication 5300.4
     
  12. Ron-O

    Ron-O New Member

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    More Updates:

    App received in the Martinsburg office - April 12th

    Got a call today to schedule my interview... Set for May 31st at 2pm..

    :D Wooohooo. The lady was real nice on the phone and was willing to move the dates around. Didn't know they had a local office 10 min. from me. She said she just needs to go over the forms and the book. Probably an hour or 2.

    Now it's time for the nervousness to kick in...
     
  13. KeithB

    KeithB New Member

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    Good and bad, close enough to get inspected more often :D My IOI is over 2 hours away.

    Relax and learn the meeting is 98% educational
     
  14. Ron-O

    Ron-O New Member

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    30 minute countdown to my meeting. Have all the paperwork ready. I'll let everyone know how it goes.
     
  15. Ron-O

    Ron-O New Member

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    Interview is done. Went really well. Had to give her a copy of my FFL03 C&R because I had marked yes on the app where it said "Have you had an FFL". That was the only change needed. 2 1/2 hours for the meeting but we did talk about a ton of other things. She answered all my questions I had written down and gave me a lot of papers. I should have my license in 2 to 4 weeks if not sooner. She's writing up the documentation tomorrow and said I'm good to go. Wooohooooo!!!!! :D
     
  16. KeithB

    KeithB New Member

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  17. Ron-O

    Ron-O New Member

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    Received my FFL in the mail today.. Need to order forms, get setup with NICS, WHolesalers, and start on my Class 3 SOT. Wooohooooo !!!!!! :D :D :D :D

    Sent app 3/29
    FFL received 6/18
     
  18. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Congratulations! Now for the NEXT guy that asks about getting an 01 FFL, you have just been selected as the Designated Thread Killer. :p
     
  19. KeithB

    KeithB New Member

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    Getting the big distributors to sell to you is scarier than the ATF and getting the FFL :D