Join Us at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, January 17-20

The SHOT Show is nearly here! If you are caught in cold winter weather like we are, Las Vegas in January sounds pretty nice.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show is the largest and most comprehensive tradeshow for retail firearms businesses and range operations. Wear your walking shoes because there are more than 1,600 exhibitors showcasing the latest in firearms, ammunition, and accessories. BASM will be at the Suppliers Showcase with our electronic A&D software, Easy Bound Book™. Look for us in the Supplier Showcase booth number S1609.

If you arrive a day early, Monday, January 16, you can attend several great sessions that explain ATF recordkeeping in depth.

  • ATF Form 4473 Review: Learn about the new ATF Form 4473 on the same day that it takes affect.
  • Acquisition and Disposition Book – Keys to Compliance: Learn from former ATF employees about keeping your electronic ATF records in compliance with ATF Ruling 2016-1 and 2.
  • Compliance from Behind the Counter: Learn how Brownell maintains compliance with it’s A&D book.

New ATF Form 4473 to Take Effect on January 16

Staying knowledgeable and compliant on ATF regulations is critical to your business. A big change is in the works for A&D recordkeeping as there is a new Form 4473 that takes effect on January 16.

Nearly every section of the form includes changes; some old questions have been revised and others have been added. These changes affect all federal firearms licensees (FFLs). On January 16, any old ATF Form 4473s (April 2012) should be destroyed so that you do not use them inadvertently.

Packets of 50 forms will begin arriving at your FFL address in late December. You can also order forms online or print the Form 4473 from ATF’s website and make copies. Please note that all six pages of the Form 4473 must be printed and retained as a part of your permanent records.

Using electronic ATF software like BASM’s Easy Bound Book™, you can feel confident that your recordkeeping is current and compliant. Learn more on our website, or better yet, stop in and see us at the SHOT show.

1st Quarter 2017

In This Issue:

+ Join Us at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, January 17-20

+ Best of the Blogs

+ New ATF Form 4475 to Take Effect on January 16

+ BCI Defense reports a recent, successful ATF audit thanks to Easy Bound Book



BCI Defense reports a recent, very successful
ATF audit thanks to Easy Bound Book

BCI Defense, the largest manufacturer of firearms in the state of Indiana, reports a very successful ATF audit thanks to Easy Bound Book. According to Steve Pfefferle at BCI, “Of the more than 40,000 transactions recorded in Easy Bound Book, there were fewer than 10 that needed more information. This is a minute error rate. We’ve set up all our vendors and customers so that it is very easy to pull reports or search for a range of serial numbers. We could answer any questions the IOI had.”

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