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January 12, 2024

Completing ATF Form 4473 – (August 2023 Version) SHOT University Online Training Module and Updated Form 4473 Overlays Now Available

Completing ATF Form 4473
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — NSSF®, The Firearm Industry Trade Association, is pleased to announce that the training series titled “Completing ATF Form 4473 (August 2023 Version)” has been updated and is now available through the SHOT UniversityTM Online education center, and the updated overlays are now available through the online store. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) made additional revisions to the form in August 2023. The Revised Form will become mandatory for use on February 1, 2024.

This training series is now live and reviews critical elements of the new form’s use and purpose, as well as tips for identifying and correcting common errors made by both buyers and sellers. The suite is composed of three, easy-to-digest segments:

Module 1: Overview of Form 4473
Module 2: Completing Form 4473, Sections A-B
Module 3: Completing Form 4473, Sections C-E

All FFL counter salespeople, compliance officers, records keepers and license holders should consider these SHOT University Online courses to be vital training to enhance FFL training and help reduce errors when using the new form. Updated 4473 overlay forms are now available and NSSF encourages all FFLs not using digital solutions to order them by logging in to the online store. New overlay orders are $15 for members, $30 for non-members and ship with a “Sweat the Details” pamphlet for sales team to refer to.

SHOT University Online and the “Completing ATF Form 4473 (August 2023 Version)” training series is available only to NSSF members and is offered free as part of NSSF’s member benefits. To take advantage of these and dozens of other course offerings, members should log in at SHOT University’s home page with their username and password, click on the course
of their choice and explore the various modules of each.

The training members will receive from this course is worth far more than the cost of their NSSF membership. Not only does this training ensure an uncomplicated transition to the new form, it helps ensure the FFL is prepared for an ATF compliance audit during which your 4473 records will be thoroughly reviewed. If you are an FFL and have not yet become a member of NSSF, your trade association, we encourage you to join now and take full advantage of all SHOT University Online and NSSF’s many other resources, including the “Don’t Lie for the Other GuyTM” retailer kit developed in partnership with ATF. For over 20 years, “Don’tLie for the Other Guy” has been the industry-leading program created by NSSF and ATF working to educate retailers and consumers about illegal straw purchases and what retailers can do to prevent these crimes.

For more information about NSSF’s tools and programs for retailers, visit


About NSSF
NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit


NSSF Media contact:
Bill Brassard
203-426-1320 ext. 212

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