Do you have questions about ATF bound books? You aren’t the only one. Here are answers to a few common questions:

  1. What is a bound book? A bound book is also known as the firearms acquisition and disposition (A&D) record. It is a permanently bound book that must be maintained at the business premises. There is a specific format to be followed in the ATF regulations.
  2. May I keep more than one bound book at the same time? Yes. You can keep different books if that is convenient for you. Perhaps you want to account for different brands, types of firearms, or business activities.
  3. Do I need to record rentals of firearms in the A&D bound book? Yes. You must keep a record of any firearm that is taken off your premises. However, you are not required to have a disposition entry in this case.
  4. Do I need to keep A&D records for ammunition? Sometimes. You are required to keep A&D records for armor piercing ammunition.

Do you have other questions about electronic A&D bound books? Watch our video, Electronic Bound Book: Truth or Fiction.