SHOT SHOW University - ATF Inspection

Sooner or later, as a licensed FFL, you will be inspected by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). It can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially when the audit is your first one, but knowing you have everything in order can keep the sweat from beading your brow.

Wally Nelosn & Harry McCabe - ATF Inspection - SHOT SHOW UniversityThe 2018 SHOT Show University session “Winning the ATF Inspection” was created specifically to help ease the pain of both surprise and planned ATF inspections. During this session, you’ll discover what the ATF inspection process entails, what items you should you have prepared before your inspector arrives and strategies for preparing your staff for interaction with their inspector. Moderated by former ATF deputy assistant directors Harry McCabe and Wally Nelson, you’ll come away with the confidence to put your store in order and pass your next inspection with flying colors.

Taking place Monday, Jan. 22, the day before the 2018 SHOT Show opens, SHOT Show University is NSSF’s premier learning experience for retailers and range owners, providing business owners of all experience levels ways to improve their businesses. The forum is comprised of four learning tracks: Range, Compliance, Retailer 101 and the Master’s Class. Anyone attending SHOT Show University can take part in the learning tracks of their choice, but the session “Winning the ATF Inspection,” part of the Compliance track, is particularly recommended for firearms inventory managers, in-house data and record keeping managers, new FFLs, those currently going through the FFL licensing process and for recently on-boarded staff members of current FFLs.

Registration for the 2018 SHOT Show is now open. Buyers and range owners successfully registering to attend the show can then register to participate in SHOT Show University and other events. NSSF Members receive a discount on their registration fee to attend SHOT Show University.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for SHOT Show University and other SHOT Week events. Contact Chris Tatulli, NSSF Director, Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales, at to learn more about our wide variety of sponsorship options.

View the full SHOT Show University agenda and speaker lineup