Silencer Shop, the largest suppressor distributor in the U.S., is launching the 4473 Cloud service for FFLs. Before your eyes glass over and you jump to your other daily news sources – for example: live shark tracker, or naked yoga on YouTube (find it yourself) – anything that brings the firearms industry from the stone tablet age into the digital world is a great thing.
Because of government bureaucracy and the ever-changing political climate, the infrastructure surrounding gun sales and transfers can seem to languish in 1990’s technology (I’m looking at you, Eforms). For example, when you purchase/transfer a firearm, you fill out a Form 4473 – Firearms Transaction Record. Most likely by putting pen to paper.
Unbeknownst to most consumers, there are digital copies and systems available of the Form 4473. However, some dealers are hesitant to make a shift from paper to digital because of the ATF’s stringent records retention requirements. In many cases, digital 4473s must be printed and stored as hard copies. Silencer Shop has developed a system that can be used across multiple platforms. The forms are stored electronically and it’s approved by the ATF. That’s a win for everyone.
The next time you buy a gun, you may want to mention this new service to your dealer. Or, just forget everything you just read and go find naked shark yoga videos – I’m sure it’s out there somewhere.
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Silencer Shop Launches 4473 CLOUD For FFLs
Q: What is 4473 Cloud?
A: 4473 Cloud Is an ATF approved digital storage solution for an FFL’s 4473’s that is e4473 system agnostic.
Q: Who will use 4473 Cloud?
A: All FFLs using any e4473 system.
Q: How do you use 4473 Cloud?
A: Check out this quick video.
Q: Why is 4473 Cloud revolutionary?
A: It is the industry’s first platform agnostic tool that automatically backs up 4473’s into the cloud.
Q: Which e4473 systems are currently integrated 4473 Cloud?
A: Orchid eBound, Rocket FFL
Silencer Shop Announces Latest Addition of “Powered By” Services That Revolutionizes ATF 4473 Document Storage
Designed to save time, space, and money for FFLs nationwide, Silencer Shop adds 4473 Cloud to their suite of Powered By services. As a platform-agnostic system, 4473 Cloud digitally stores ATF Form 4473’s securely in the cloud.
As the most versatile cloud storage system offered to the firearms industry, 4473 Cloud provides a modern digital storage solution to help FFL businesses thrive. 4473 Cloud digitizes FFL owners’ essential daily tasks for a more efficient workflow.
“Coming from decades of experience working with FFL’s, I noticed a huge gap when it came to 4473 storage. Because you have to keep these ATF Forms for up to 20 years, paperwork can pile up quickly,” says Travis Glover, 4473 Cloud’s co-founder. “We wanted to offer a solution that is versatile, streamlined and just makes sense, and 4473 Cloud fits the bill.”
Business owners can now access their 4473’s remotely using 4473 Cloud’s centrally located file storage via the cloud. They also have the benefit of now opening up and utilizing prime real estate to increase sales in their shop.
“4473 Cloud being platform-agnostic is what sets it apart from other digital storage solutions. We’ve worked hard to ensure that 4473 Cloud works with all e4473 software, and securely stores your files. We’ve also added searchable fields, too, for quick access and audits. It’s really a game changer for FFLs,” says Dave Matheny, Silencer Shop owner and 4473 Cloud co-founder.
With an ATF approved variance that 4473 Cloud can assist with, FFL dealers can take full advantage of 4473 Cloud’s services. 4473 Cloud’s services include: full self mock-audit functionality, instant ATF Trace completion, assigning forms to employees to review, track potential compliance misses, and a full audit trail of changes made to the 4473 to reconcile.
FFL dealers can also save up to 50% off their current operational costs by using 4473 Cloud’s services. Digitally storing documents as opposed to printing, FFL dealers save on paper, ink, filing folders, storage boxes and the cost of keeping track of decades worth of paperwork.
With flexible storage options based on FFL volume, 4473 Cloud is scalable to grow as your FFL businesses grows. To learn more about 4473 Cloud’s services, visit 4473cloud.com.