If you have an FFL, you are probably familiar with GunBroker, if not check the non-ffl guide above to get started.
Unless you have a retail location or are excited to have a bunch of strangers coming to your house, GunBroker is probably your best bet for getting started selling as a new FFL.
The first thing you will want to do is log into your GunBroker account and click on my account:
Once you are on your account page, you will see a bunch of options. Near the bottom middle of the page you will see two links, they both go to the same page “FFL/Dealer Services” or “Join our FFL Network”:
After clicking the link, you will be at a new page and will see the box below in the middle of the page:
The link on that page will take you to the dealer application form, which looks like this:
Or if you are in a hurry just click here to be routed to the FFL Signup page.
Follow the directions on the form and the GunBroker team will contact you! Thats all there is to it!
One thing that frustrates many new FFL holders is the lack of access to wholesale prices with out a verified retail location. Thankfully, there are some great companies offering wholesale prices to smaller FFLs!
The Firearms Industry Programs Branch or FIPB, is responsible for reviewing and responding to all variance requests for firearms. You can always reach them at FIPB@atf.gov or via phone at (202)648-7190. To switch to EZ Online FFL, simply send them the following email:
Hello, my name is <your name here>, I am the owner of <Company name here>, <full 15 digit FFL license number here>.
I wish to use EZ Online FFL, http://ezonlineffl.com for my record keeping. The 4473 forms will be electronically stored in a secure database that does not allow any changes after form submission. Prior to submission, all changes are logged and can be reviewed any time. After submission, all forms can be viewed in PDF format.
The local ATF industry operation investigators can access the system 24/7 for compliance via the EZ Online ATF web portal
<your name here>
That’s it! The FIPB will send you an email after your variance is approved and you can say good-bye to paper forever!
Firearm disposition is just as easy as acquisition in EZ Online FFL. The system will automatically create your 4473 form as well as 3310.12 for the sale of 2 or more firearms within 5 days to the same customer.
To begin, select disposition from the menu at the top of the page.
On the disposition page, you will see a list of all firearms in inventory. To start the transfer, click the dispose button on the record of the weapon you wish to transfer.
Your screen will refresh to match the view below:
From this screen, you can select additional firearms to transfer on the left side of the screen. As you select firearms, they will move from the left to the right side of the screen. Once you have selected all the firearms for the transfer click either “Transfer to customer” or “Transfer to Dealer” depending if you are transferring to another FFL or a customer.
Enter in the FFL name in the search field:
Select the dealer and click “Complete Transfer” in the bottom right
Click “Send to Customer” to begin the 4473
Select method for completing 4473
Complete 4473 and have the customer sign at the bottom, then click “Submit Form 4473” in the bottom right
When Section A is complete you can click “Background” to run a NICS background check then complete the dealer section and complete the firearm disposition
If a 3310 is required, the system will automatically generate the form for submission.