A Form 8 is the form ATF sends a licensee to renew their FFL. It is critical that these be timely filed as an expired FFL can not be renewed.

The numbers entered into Questions 7a and 7b should reflect the total number of firearms acquired (entered into your A&D Record) from any source and the total number of firearms disposed (disposed from your A&D Record) from any source over the past 3 years. The ATF is looking for a single total in both instances. The total should be for the FFL that is being renewed only, and exact numbers are preferred.

If you've switched to FastBound in the past 3 years, you will also need to include the items acquired in and disposed from your previous A&D record keeping process.


For Total Acquisitions - Q7a

  • Go to Items on the Main Menu

  • Expand the Acquisition panel

  • In the Acquired on or After field, enter the FFL starting date

  • In the Acquired on or Before field, enter the FFL expiration date

  • In the Disposed Items drop down, choose Both

  • In the Deleted Items drop down, choose Not Deleted Only

  • Click the Search button

  • Scroll to the bottom and you'll see a message, Showing 1 to 10 of [search_results] entries (filtered from [total_items] total entries)

The total you will enter for Q7a will be the number of entries listed on your search results. In our example the number would be 255


For Total Dispositions - Q7b

  • Go to Items on the Main Menu

  • Expand the Disposition panel

  • In the Disposed on or After field, enter the FFL starting date

  • In the Disposed on or Before field, enter the FFL expiration date

  • In the Disposed Items drop down, choose Disposed Only

  • In the Deleted Items drop down, choose Not Deleted Only

  • Click the Search button

  • Scroll to the bottom and you'll see a message, Showing 1 to 10 of [search_results] entries (filtered from [total_items] total entries)

The total you will enter for Q7b will be the number of entries listed on your search results. In our example the number would be 185

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