Much to my surprise and well ahead of 60 days (much less 30 days), the local examiner has called to set up my FFL 07 interview. My agent (let’s call him “Rick”) sounded enthusiastic, but overworked. It was a god-send that he had an open day as next week I am heading down to the NRA show for TFB’s coverage. After that, I head to India, Florida, and then on to Saudi Arabia. Ay Carumba!
Rick was a bit incredulous at first on an apartment-based FFL 07, but when I explained what I was up to (design, experimentation, writing, research, and assembly of completed lowers) he was up to speed and on-board.
The extra due diligence submitted with my package paid off. Rick mentioned that he had never seen one so thorough and so easy for him to verify (I included letters from the local zoning board and my landlord will full contact information). Everything has checked out with them so this interview is my last remaining step.
I will write up the topics covered, procedures, etc. after its complete. With any amount of continued luck, my FFL will be at my home by the time I get back from my next world tour. Soon after, NFA item reviews!
Note to everyone out there: The ATF’s 60 days starts after they accept the application, not when it actually arrives at the ATF. My application arrived on the 20th but was not accepted until the 27th. This puts my turn-around to less than 3 weeks(!) I have to give credit where it is due: FFL123’s suggestions for including due diligence paid off big here.