In order to own a suppressor, short barrel rifle (SBR), or any other firearm classified as a “Class 3” item, you must first file an ATF Form 1. This form is to be filled to get the permission to manufacture and/or Own NFA firearms. While the process may seem daunting at first, it’s actually quite simple. In this post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about the ATF Form 1 before filing it. So, let’s get started!
ATF Fingerprinting cards are required to get a license for firearms. ATF Fingerprinting card is a necessary document to purchase or own a firearm. ATF Form 1 is used very frequently if you want to own a firearm by making it yourself. ATF Form 1 is required to make an approval for owning or making a firearm. Making a firearm by ourselves lets us modify it by ourselves. You will be able to repair it by yourself in any case of malfunction and this will increase your knowledge about the product.
We have mentioned some frequently asked questions in this blog.
What is ATF Form 1 used for?
Applicants should fill ATF Form 1 if they want to make and register the firearm. So basically if a person wants to make a NFA item, they need to get approval and Form 1 ATF is required for that. But one thing to keep in mind is that once you send an application you cannot start making the firearm. You need to wait till you get the approval.
How long does it take to get ATF Form 1 processed?
It can take upto 1 month to 6 month to get the form 1 processed. With a paper based manual application, it can take upto 5 months but with an online application the time reduces to 10 days. The waiting time also depends on whether you are making an application just as an individual or as an entity. An entity will comparatively take more time because the background checks will have to be done for all the individuals involved in it.
Can application of ATF Form 1 be done in an online manner?
Yes. You can eFile the ATF Form 1 that is required to be submitted for making and owning a firearm. This form can be filled by an individual or an agency and start the process.
What is the difference between ATF Form 1 and ATF Form 4?
ATF Form 1 is filled when an individual or an entity is required to make and own the firearm. Wherein ATF Form 4 is required to fill when the firearm is transferred to another entity or individual. ATF Form 4 is known as “Application for Tax Paid Transfer and Registration of Firearms”.
Do I need a Federal Firearm License to make Firearms? Can I make Firearms without having a Federal Firearm License?
Federal Firearm license is only required when the firearms are manufactured for commercial purposes which is usually done on a large scale. Thus when you get an approval for ATF Form 1 you can make SBS i.e. Short Barrelled Shotgun, SBR i.e. Short Barreled Rifle or AOWs i.e. Any Other Weapons. Thus if you are making a firearm for your own personal use you don’t need an FFL but you definitely require ATF Form 1.
So there you have it – everything you need to know before filing your ATF Form 1. Make sure you have all the required documents and information handy, and that you’re aware of the fees associated with the application process. If you have any questions or run into any problems, don’t hesitate to contact us for help. PDX Fingerprinting not only helps you in everything related to ATF Fingerprinting but also has various services like FBI Background check, I9 Verification, Mobile Printing etc. Visit the website of PDX Fingerprinting to know more about their fingerprinting services.