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Here at Desert Tech LLC, we work hard to make sure that we provide the best quality product while Keeping in compliance with all Local, State, and Federal laws. We are regulated domestically by BATF, NFA, BCI, TTB and the Gun Control Act of 1968.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is a unique law enforcement agency in the United State Department of Justice that protects our communities from the illegal use and trafficking of firearms. The ATF has regulatory procedures for the production, sale, and transfer of all firearms in the United States.

National Firearms Act Item Transfer (NFA)

The National Firearms Act requires any business or individual who will participate in the transfer of NFA firearms, outlined by the Act, to both register these items and pay a specific tax for them. A few NFA firearms include suppressors, short barreled rifles, fully-automatic weapons, and more. Each NFA transfer requires a specific ATF Form approval.

WARNING: The sale or transfer of a NFA item must be approved through the ATF before it is legally allowed to be shipped or picked up. Desert Tech LLC will not engage in any transaction that requires illegal transfer of any product.

ATF Forms

An ATF Form 3 is an application for tax-exempt transfer of firearms and registration to a special occupational taxpayer (SOT). Form 3s are used in the transfer of a NFA firearm from one Federal Firearms License (FFL) to another. Desert Tech LLC requires a copy of the transferee’s current FFL, SOT license, and payment before we will submit paperwork for transfer. The approval of an ATF Form 3 ranges from 4-12 weeks. Download Here

An ATF Form 4 is an application for tax paid transfer and registration of firearm. This form is mostly used for the transfer of a NFA firearm from a FFL to a local (Utah resident) individual or trust. The approval of an ATF Form 4 ranges from 6-7 months. Download Here

An ATF Form 5 is an application for tax exempt transfer and registration of firearm. This form is used mostly for the transfer of a NFA firearms to or from a government agency. The approval of an ATF Form 5 ranges from 4-12 weeks. Download Here

An ATF Form 9 is an application and permit for permanent exportation of firearms. This for is used for the permanent export of NFA Items to a country that has an approved license the U.S Department of State. The approval of an ATF Form 9 ranges from 4-12 weeks. Download Here

Law Enforcement

Desert Tech LLC is a proud supporter of our incredible American Law Enforcement Agencies. In effort to make the transfer of Desert Tech LLC products to law enforcement agencies quicker, we have included examples of T&E and Transfer letters.

Test and Evaluation Example:
If a law enforcement agency would like to test and evaluate Desert Tech LLC products they must write a letter on official company letterhead including the following information:

  • Statement of what will be tested and evaluated
  • Statement that only authorized individuals will be using the firearms
  • Statement that those using firearms have no criminal background
  • Signed and dated by chief officer or other authority

Please contact the Desert Tech LLC Demo Department for details before submitting this letter. T&E: PDF EXAMPLE LETTER PDF

Transfer of product Example:
When Desert Tech LLC transfers firearms to a law enforcement agency the ATF requires a letter from the agency on official company letterhead including the following information:

  • Statement of what is being transferred
  • Statement that the firearms will be used for purposes of the agency
  • Statement that only authorized individuals will be using the firearms
  • Statement that those using the firearms have no criminal background
  • Signed by chief officer or other authority

Please contact Desert Tech LLC Sales for details before submitting this letter to us. TRANSFER: PDF EXAMPLE LETTER PDF

Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI)

The Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification regulates the sale or transfer of all local (Utah resident) firearms. The BCI must be called for any basic firearm transfer from a FFL to an individual. The BCI will either run a background check or verify that a concealed firearms permit is valid and grant permission to the FFL to transfer a firearm to that specific individual.

BATF

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Local Tel: 801-524-7070
National Tel: 202-648-6420
ATF Website: http://www.atf.gov/content/firearms
ATF Forms: http://www.atf.gov/content/library/firearms-forms
FFL eZcheck: https://www.atfonline.gov/fflezcheck/

NFA

National Firearms Act Branch
Tel: 304-616-4500
NFA Website: https://www.atf.gov/content/firearms/firearms-industry/national-firearms-act
Form 3:  Download Here
Form 4:  Download Here
Form 5:  Download Here
Form 9:  Download Here

TTB

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
Tel: 202-453-2000
TTB Website: http://www.atf.gov/content/firearms

BCI

Bureau of Criminal Identification
Tel: 801-965-4445
Brady Section Tel: 801-965-4867
BCI Website: http://bci.utah.gov/