How is Tactical Payments different from other merchant service providers?

Tactical Payments works exclusively with 2nd Amendment friendly processors and sponsor banks, which enables us to provide the most reliable credit card processing solutions in the firearms industry, packaged in affordable easy-to-use solutions, and backed with world-class US based customer support.

How do I start accepting credit card payments?

To start accepting credit and debit card payments, you’ll need to:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. You will receive an approval notification by email in 24 to 72 hours.
  3. Within 24 hours of approval:
    • For Retail or Mobile: Your credit card machine or mobile swiper will be shipped.
    • For eCommerce: Your payment gateway logins and website integration instructions will be emailed.
  4. Upon receipt, you can begin accepting payments.

How do I apply for a merchant account?

Just fill out the free, no obligation, firearms merchant account application on our website. It should take you less than 10 minutes to complete the application process.

How long does the approval process take?

Once your application is complete, the underwriting time is typically 24 to 72 hours. Once approved, we will promptly inform you of your acceptance and deliver the credit card terminal equipment and / or software.

What kinds of businesses does Tactical Payments accept as clients?

We accept US based FFL licensed firearms, ammunition, accessories and other weapons related businesses. We accept businesses wanting to take retail, mobile and eCommerce credit and debit card payments.

Do I need a business checking account to obtain a merchant account?

You will need a business checking account if your business is set up as a corporation or LLC. If it is a sole proprietorship, you may use either a personal checking account or a business checking account.

How long does it take to receive deposits?

Electronic deposits from your credit card processor to your company’s bank account typically begin 48 – 72 hours after your first sale, and will be automatically deposited daily thereafter.

Do I need an FFL to obtain a merchant account?

Yes, if you are selling firearms, you will need a valid or pending FFL to accept credit and debit card payments. Ammunition and accessories sellers do not typically require a license.

What credit cards will I be able to accept with a merchant account from Tactical Payments?

Tactical Payments can set you up so that your firearms industry business can accept MasterCard®, Visa®, American Express®, and Discover®, as well as bank debit cards.

Is customer service available if I need help?

Yes, our U.S. based customer support team is available to assist you. Our customers have access to live experienced assistance by phone, live chat, and email.

Do you accept foreign firearms businesses?

No, we do not accept businesses incorporated or operating outside of the United States.