Just a short review of my FFL interview conducted on 07/30/2012.
Filed paperwork on June 21, 2012
Received a call on July 27, 2012. The interview was scheduled for 9:30AM on 07/30/2012
ATF agent arrived at 9:40AM and was very, very nice. The interview was conducted in our dining room.
The first part was to verify all information on the application was correct. We changed a couple of things. Those had to be initiled and dated. The agent took information from our drivers license and proceeded to ask questions as to what our intentions were. I had a business plan already printed as well as city business license and state tax certificate. I suspect that cut time by maybe 10-20 minutes. My plan was three pages long and she read every page. Not simply skiped through it. She also took a copy with her
The interview took about 2-1/2 hours. There were no trick questions, no bull and things went extremely smooth. We covered a lot of ground during her visit and I must say it was quiet pleasurable. I thought I was pretty savy having spent the last 30+ days reading everything I could get my hands on from the ATF only to find that I had questions that never came to mind until the interview. I can't stress how much she stressed call her or her office if I had questions. The "meat" of the interview was simply verifying that everything was correct on the application and that we were aware of all of the rules and regulations. Frankly, I was not aware that installing a scope for someone was considered "Gunsmithing" and changing a lower for someone on an AR is considered "manufactruing" / "Gunsmithing". But when she gave an explination and it made total sense.
This is a highly condensed review of my interview and I hope it helps someone in the future. Mine interview was not a test of wits but mearly a damn good education on how to do things. And like my CCDW class years ago, it was well worth the time spent. While some agents may be different, mine was absolutely outstanding and could have not been more helpful.
My best to all,