Originally Posted by Batesmotel
I have an acquaintance who wants to start a reloading business. I don't think he is aware of the requirements to do so.
What FFL and other requirements are there on the federal level?
Type 06 FFL $30 for three years
Also need to register with the US State Department as a manufacturer of "defensive articles" per ITAR. No joke and it applies to even the little guys banging out reloads on a Dillon at home part time. Runs $2,750 per year registration fee.
Not a requirement, but liability insurance runs $2,100 per year. He's looking at $4,860 annually for the paperwork plus whatever local and state stuff if anything.
Just the federal. I looked on line but all I found were conflicting opinions.
Lot of people think they know, but it's best to talk to people that have actually done it or are currently doing it. If he wants a dose of reality from someone who is a commercial reloader, I can tell him what he's looking at getting himself into on the business side of things.