What Is It?

Your “temperature” – Hot or Cold – is the key indicator FFLGuard utilizes to determine your acceptance into our program(s) and how your legal services will be paid.

Join Temperature

More than 85% of our clients come in COLD

HOT Clients

No more than 10% of our clients are HOT at any one time


We will not accept new HOT clients if our 10% quota is exceeded

You have a current, open, or pre-existing matter with ATF or a plaintiff pending. Your acceptance into the Program is PROVISIONAL and at the discretion of the National Coordinating Counsel after review. We will only accept the HOT engagement (and may even do so pro bono, at our discretion) if the issues make it a ‘watchdog’ case “that will inure to the public benefit, the benefit of the FFLGuard Program, and/or all clients participating.”

If we take your HOT case, you will need to pay FFLGuard on retainer, but our normal and customary hourly rates will be discounted as a courtesy. While we cannot guarantee the outcome of your HOT matter, there’s no one else around who will do a better job for you. Period.

You have no matters pending with ATF or any plaintiff. You simply believe that proactive measures – preventative medicine – will provide the risk-management necessary to bring your operation to a level of compliance unmatched by other FFL’s, and and thus help keep you in business. You need only pay the Yearly Fee, and you are officially a Participant in the Program.

As long as 90 days pass without going HOT, and you give us no less than 90 out of 100 points on our Law Plus Guidelines, you will pay NO ADDITIONAL MONEY FOR LEGAL SERVICES in case of an ATF audit or legal action by a plaintiff questioning your business practices. It’s that simple.