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Sportsman’s Guide Launches Epicor FFL Compliance Manager

Outdoor Sporting Goods Retailer Implements New Cloud-Based Firearms Compliance Tool to Stay on Par with Federal Firearms Laws

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, today announced that Sportsman’s Guide has implemented the cloud-based firearms compliance solution, Epicor FFL Compliance Manager™, to streamline the firearms compliance process in its retail outlet store.

Sportsman’s Guide is a Saint Paul, Minnesota-based retailer that has been ‘outfitting outdoorsmen’ since 1977. The business’ retail outlet store aims to provide customers with the guaranteed lowest prices on a diverse selection of name-brand outdoor gear, clothing, footwear, firearms and ammunition, power equipment, and more.

With a growing firearms and ammunition inventory, Sportsman’s Guide decided that it was no longer practical to manage firearms compliance with a manual federal firearms licensees (FFLs) required ‘bound’ book for Acquisition and Disposition (A&D) recordkeeping.

Gary Kasper, Firearms Compliance and Loss Prevention Manager, Sportsman’s Guide
“Our firearms business is quickly expanding, so we came to the conclusion that now was the time to implement a solution that would streamline this time-consuming and complicated procedure."
Gary Kasper, Firearms Compliance and Loss Prevention Manager, Sportsman’s Guide

Strong Industry Partners and Functionality

Sportsman’s Guide selected the FFL Compliance Manager solution after evaluating other options and consulting the firearm industry’s trusted compliance and operations experts at Orchid Advisors. “In evaluating FFL Compliance Manager, Sportsman’s Guide received excellent service throughout the review process, found solid product functionality, and worked in partnership with Orchid Advisors.”

“Every firearm has to have an acquisition when it's obtained and a disposition when the firearm is transferred to a customer after having completed the 4473 federal form and the background investigation process, FFL Compliance Manager will expedite the entire firearms A&D process—helping us stay compliant and serve our customers more efficiently,” said Kasper.

“Firearms compliance is a mandatory aspect of any FFL dealer’s business,” said Doug Smith, director, product marketing, retail and distribution, Epicor Software. “Sportsman’s Guide saw that a manual bound book was not going to suffice in order to keep the business running at full speed. We are excited to provide their business with tools it can use to stay compliant and operate efficiently.”

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