FFL License Types
Before you consider applying for an FFL license
, it’s essential to know which type of FFL license is best suited for your needs. These distinct types of licenses allow you to be a FFL dealer of different types of firearms or supply your customers with a variety of different service. These are the different types of FFL licenses you can consider applying for:
Type 01 FFL – Dealer in Firearms / Gun smiting (firearms repair)
This license permits you to purchase, sell, and repair firearms. This is the most basic and elementary one of all the FFL licenses and the type you’d find that most gun shops have. It costs $200 to apply, and $90 to get the every three-year renewal. This type of license is not the most popular because there are certain inherent limitations. We cover the specifics in our designated website section.
Type 02 FFL – Pawnbroker
This type of license permits you to do everything you can with a type 01 FFL license. However, as the name suggests, this license is only used for pawnshops. Consignment of firearms. Clearly, holders of these license types are inspected repeatedly—and for obvious reasons.
Type 03 FFL – Collector of Curios and Relics
This license, also known as a C&R, is dedicated solely for expanding your personal collection of antique curio and relic weapons to your personal collection. This kind of FFL license doesn’t permit you to purchase and sell any firearms (for that you’d need a type 01). The great thing about this license is its affordability, it costs only $30 to apply and the renewal fee is a mere $30. Our guide explains all information in more detail, including the application form that is rather specific and customized for this FFL license type.
Type 06 FFL – Manufacturer of Ammunition for Firearms
This license allows you to only manufacture ammunition, except for ammunition for destructive devices or armor piercing ammo. If producing ammunition is what you’re interested in, the Type 07 FFL is the best FFL type for you. Our guide provides you with all details you need in order to be able to apply for a type 07.
Type 07 FFL – Manufacturer of Firearms & Ammunition
This license is the most profitable type there is. It permits you to do everything a type 01 does (buy, sell, and repair) but also gives you the permission to assemble and manufacture. This license is the right kind for a person who wants to assemble or manufacture AR style rifles, as we’ve found is very popular among our members. The type 07 license costs $150 to apply and the renewal fee is $150 and covers three years. We explain all the extra steps and your options when considering how to get approved for this FFL type.
Type 08 FFL – Importer of Firearms/Ammunition
The type 08 license permits you to import firearms (certainly except for destructive devices) and ammunition (except for the ammunition for destructive devices or armor piercing ammunition).
Type 09 FFL – Dealer in Destructive Devices
Destructive devices refer also to grenades and firearms that have a bore of over one half inch and some semi-automatic shotguns. You should keep in mind that some states have outlawed transfers to civilians even if destructive devices are legal in the US. Applying for this license costs $3,000.
Type 10 FFL – Manufacturer of Destructive Devices, Ammunition for Destructive Devices, or Armor Piercing Ammunition
This license type permits you to manufacture destructive devices, ammunition for destructive devices or armor piercing ammunition. Pretty self-explanatory. Applying for this license costs $3,000.
Type 11 FFL – Importer of Destructive Devices, Ammunition for Destructive Devices, or Armor Piercing Ammunition
This license allows you to import destructive devices, ammunition for destructive devices or armor piercing ammunition. Applying for this license costs $3,000.
This is a brief summary on the different kinds of FFL licenses available for applying. We cover all the license types in full detail in our guide. As you would expect, we recommend some license types over others.
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