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This software was built by a FFL (Federal Firearm Licensee) owner, whom goes by his first name Steve. Steve began working as an agricultural mechanic on farming equipment, throughout his school-life. Steve also owned a computer/networking retail store during the “dot com” era, from 1995-to-2000. He has also spent most of his working-life in the IT realm of the corrugated industry, running teams to install “Quote-2-Cash” around the globe in corrugated box plants such as: “International Paper,” “Weyerhaeuser,” “Rock-Tenn,” “Smurfit,” and their “Sheet Plants.”
In 2011, Steve started a retail gun shop, as well as a gunsmithing service, too. The need for an efficient software program to help maintain daily activity and inventory was now higher than ever. A problem he often found himself running into, was that almost every software out there, under this subject, was not priced for a small, starting business to simply keep records. Thus, it became Steve’s mission to create a software that would be cost-effective from the small, to ever growing businesses. Near the end of the year, 2014, the current coding for this application started with utilizing QuickBooks for the front, retail area. Since QuickBooks is not an industry-specific software, and could not help automate some of the shop’s processes, the direction was to create a software that would be cost-effective from the smaller, to the larger-based businesses. This software is geared from the home of FFL, which entails: gunsmithing, gunshop, and even range management. MyFFLBook can handle multiple locations at once, and can be ran from a central database server.
In 2016, Steve built a gun range located in Loveland, OH to help with the build of this software. Here, is an excerpt of our history on with the MyFFLBook software. Our owner could not find any comparable, inexpensive software on the market, which would allow a single individual the ability to adhere to the industry requirements at a low cost. The creator and founder of MyFFLBook, began as a home-based gunsmith, when he started.
MyFFLBook software is for those whom are collectors, wanting to keep track of firearm acquisitions and dispositions, while also introducing an electronic-bound (e-book) book, as well. This particular software is for those whom do not want to utilize an old, manual, paper-process for their firearm acquisitions and dispositions, but to introduce an e-book, instead. One of the top goals of MyFFLBook, is to keep a clean, 4473 e-book. This will enable easy-to-track transfers of both sales and work orders. to wear-and-tear on lanes in your range. MyFFLBook allows the ability to use a 3D scanner to scan state-issued documents to help input minimal customer data. MyFFLBook is for those who are collectors and want to keep track of firearm acquisitions and dispositions but introduce an electronic bounded book. MyFFLBook is for those who do not want to use an old manual paper process for their firearm acquisitions and dispositions but introduce an electronic bounded book.
A little bit of history on our MyFFLBook software. Steve could not find an in-expensive software on the market that would allow a single individual the ability to adhere to the industry requirements at a low-cost. Understanding the value of a dollar and viewing the needs from gunsmiths perspective, Steve set out to create an effective and efficient software that is all-encompassing.
Here is a list of the requirements that are needed to run the software.
Install the following
Please make sure that you install the Microsoft requirement for the database.
This the link on how to install the Microsoft requirements:
- Dot Net framework 4.7.2
- Microsoft SQL Server Express 2019
- Adobe Reader
In order to access this section, there are two ways to achieve this. Using the left sidebar, or simply clicking on the icon “Classes,” will open up a new window. This will then give the opportunity to look over any information regarding this subject.
How to Access the Classes Information with the Icon
How to Access the Classes Information with the Side Bar
Example of the Classes Page
With this tab opened, one can now log any, necessary classes. Or, simply have a digital index of them. One can also add new members, including any, additional notes, as well. With this feature, one can also click the “is Paid” check box, to effortlessly keep track of whom has paid, and whom has not.
(also linked to “Layaway/Delays,” and “Orderboard” boards, on the mainscreen). With this feature, one can access any, previously logged invoices, as well as create new ones, too. With the “UPC” line, click on it, and then scan–or manually type in–the barcode of a product. This will allow one to look up an invoice, and/or create a new one. If a customer is purchasing a firearm on layaway, said client can pay an “X” amount, in order to do so. One can allow for this option to occur, simply by clicking on “Amount to Apply.” As this populates, use the “Partial Payment” option. Lastly, one should also check one of the boxes, before saving.
How to Access Invoice with the Icon
How to Access Invoice with the Side Bar
Example of Invoice Page
With this feature, one can type in the customer’s card information–or scan their card–to generate information about the products/in-voices. One will want to ask the employee for an ID to scan, as well as scanning the tag of the firearm, itself.
When one needs to view which product is in-stock, utilizing the icon and/or side bar, a separate tab will pop open. Here, a staff member can insert any, vital information about a certain product, check the inventory of a certain item (simply scan the bar code, or manually type it into the system), or even to check the cost of a certain item. One can print labels with this feature, as well. The “Products” page can be utilized as an inventory tracker for each product (whether for personal, and/or business reasons). This is a great way to maintain stock–readily update it–throughout the day, or whenever necessary.
How to Access the Products Information with the Icon
How to Access the Products Information with the Side Bar
Example of the Products Page
Here is a visual of what the “Products” page should look like, once it is opened. There are also some visual guides on how to access some of the various options that this feature provides, in order to rapidly log new and/or existing products.
What Each, Gray Tab Looks Like:
This feature allows for one to access inventory in several, different forms. Generating a stock-take can be made possible by clicking on the “+.” This will begin a new process. Because stock-takes are not always completed on the same day, we have developed an option to reconcile, using the “Reconcile Date” drop-down menu.
Utilizing the UPC search, one can scan–or manually type up–the barcode of each product already placed into the system. For guns only, simply click on the “GunInventory” check box.
How to Access the StockTake Information with the Icon
How to Access the StockTake Icon with the Side Bar
Example of StockTake Page
Below, are some visual guides to show how some of these features can be utilized.
To add something, go to the “+” button, and then enter the proper criteria for the specific items. A user can print tags for the product, using the “Label” button. For Gunsmithing, products, and etc., enter the proper information under the “Work Order” button. Fill-in any, additional information under the gray tabs, if necessary. Some of these tabs carry linked information from other features on this software, to provide easier access.
How to access the GunBook with the Icon
How to Access GunBook with the Side Bar
Example of GunBook Page
Currently, with the feature,, it is only able to generate a digital summary of the actual copy of a 4473 paper. One should always keep the paper-form of this document, in a properly stored place.
How to Access End Customer with the Icon
How to Access End Customer with the Side Bar
Example of the 4473 Page
How to Access Gift Card with the Icon
How to Access Gift Card with the Side Bar
Example of Gift Card Page
With this tab opened, one can scan a gift card, to view its status. To load a gift card, be sure to change the status from “Pending,” to “Active.” Filling out the customer/recipient boxes allows for one to keep a future reference about the card information. This will allow for better identification, as well as better access to any, prior gift card sales. New gift cards can be easily created, using the “+.” Cards can also be printed, as well.
12.End of Shift
End of Shift
How to Access End of Shift with the Icon
How to Access End of Shift with the Side Bar
Example of End of Shift Page
With this feature, one can balance out the tills, through a breakdown process. One can add the till name–as well as user’s name–as well. Additional notes can also be added, too.
How to Access PriceCheck with the Icon
How to Access PriceCheck with the Side Bar
Example of Price Check Page
Scan–or manually type in–the barcode of a product, and it will begin to populate the screen with any information that has been previously stored into the system.
This feature allows for one to view each bay, occupy one, or even shut certain lanes/bays down (if necessary).
How to Access Bay Allocate with the Icon
How to Access Bay Allocate with the Side Bar
Bay Allocate Page Example
One can scan and/or manually type-in a customer’s kay card, in order for information to generate. If there aren’t any errors, proceed to filling in the mandatory information for customer’s designated bay and lane.
|PURGELOGFILESMONTH||1||Length of time to keep log files|
|DOCUMENTSFOLDER||Documents||Default folder to keep printed documents|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Site email address|
|IMPORTFOLDER||import||Default import folder|
|MEMEBRCHECK||30||Days for members to change to yellow as a warning to update/upgrade their membership|
|SHOOTERPERLANE||4||Max shooters per lane|
|EXTRALANESECONDS||90||Number of seconds to add to each user when you add them to a lane|
|SCREENBAYSIZE||6||Number of bays per line in bay allocation|
|SHOOTMINAGE||18||Shooter minimum age limit to be without an adult|
|PISTOLMINAGE||21||Shooter minimum age limit to shoot pistols|
|WAIVERFORM||Waiver.Rules.pdf||Default waiver rules for the range|
|WORKORDERFORM||Gunsmithing.Work.Order.pdf||Default gunsmithing work order form|
|SQLBACKUPS||c:\temp||Default SQL backups|
|FROMEMAILemail@example.com||Email use for document being mailed out|
|LOGO||C:\ProgramData\MyFFLBook\logo.jpg||Location of logo file to be used on your documents|
|MSSQLEXPRESS||TRUE||Using local installed of MsSQL Express|
|AUTHORIZENETAPI||6Vgw66AX7||Authorize.NET credit card processor API|
|AUTHORIZENETKEY||4y7hMM8qk7UQ65pG||Authorize.NET credit card processor API KEY|