ATF Compliance Tools

As part of its mission to help protect the shooting industry, NSSF provides these ATF compliance tools to all Retailers. These tools are intended to help bolster your compliance processes and help answer any questions you might have regarding ATF regulations. Subjects include knowing what information is required during a compliance inspection, how to conduct physical inventory accurately and the top 10 issues and how to avoid having them.

4473 Overlay

NSSF offers a federal form 4473 Overlay in its online store. This clear template is used as an overlay on a customer completed 4473 that helps your staff, store compliance managers and responsible persons ensure that all the questions on the form have been answered and answered in the correct way. Overlays can be requested online.

Additional Compliance Resources

ATF issues new guidelines for recordkeeping procedures for non-over-the-counter firearm sales by licensees to unlicensed in-state residents that are NICS exempt.


As the trade association for the firearms industry, NSSF receives many questions from firearms retailers regarding ATF compliance. We’ve begun to catalog these questions and answers to better serve our members and the industry. Each week we will add more questions and their respective answers from our compliance consultants.