Armslist Merchant Account

Snapshot: The Armslist Platform

Launched in 2007, is a classified advertisements website founded by Jon Gibbon and Brian Mancini. It has various website categories dedicated to firearms, firearms accessories, outdoors equipment, and more. In addition to this, Armslist operates active discussion forums. The website also includes subcategories for states and geographic areas, so that buyers can find items from local sellers.

The Armslist platform has grown to be one of the largest firearms classified platforms in the United States. Many firearms businesses are using Armslist to grow their reach, and to increase their sales generated from the Internet.

Get Approved For An Armslist Merchant Account

If you own or operate an firearms business, you may have realized that selling firearms via is a great opportunity.

If you’re interested in selling via Armslist, you must obtain a firearms merchant account. You may have been previously turned down for a merchant account from a mainstream bank or merchant services company, which is common.

Or worse, your firearms business may have had its merchant account terminated with little or no previous notice.

Many banks and merchant services providers will not accept your business for one of two reasons:

  1. Firearm sales are regulated by the federal government, and therefore, additional underwriting is required by the credit card processor. (Even if you don’t sell firearms, and only sell ammo or accessories, your business may be lumped into this category by the bank.)
  2. Because firearms and the 2nd Amendment are a “hot button” political issue, many banks and merchant services companies have taken an “anti” 2nd Amendment stance, and refuse to work with these businesses, even if they are otherwise highly desirable clients.

Fortunately, Tactical Payments was founded with the exact mission to serve firearms industry businesses. We also specialize with those firearms industry businesses that want to sell their products on Armslist. We will offer you competitive pricing, easy integration, and friendly, USA-based customer support.

You deserve a payment partner that respects your business, and delivers credit card processing at a low cost. 

Our friendly Customer Support Team is standing by to approve your application. Merchant Account FAQs

The following are the most frequently asked questions we get from businesses interesting in being approved for a Armslist merchant account from Tactical Payments.

What kinds of Armslist sellers do you accept as merchants?

Tactical Payments accepts a wide variety of firearms industry businesses selling on We also accept businesses that include retail, eCommerce and mobile-based businesses. Additionally, we accept merchants who sell sporting goods and archery equipment. Naturally, merchants we work with must abide by all applicable Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations.

What criteria does my firearms business need to meet, to be approved for a Armslist merchant account by Tactical Payments?

To be approved for a merchant account by Tactical Payments, your firearms, or firearms accessories business must meet the following criteria:

  1. Your business must be located, and operate, solely within the United States of America (and the business owner must be a US citizen with a SSN)
  2. You must be willing to provide the following documentation: (1) a voided business check or verified bank letter, (2) a valid government ID such as a driver’s license, (3) 3 months’ previous business bank statements (or personal bank statements if the business is a startup) and (4) 3 months’ previous credit card processing statements, if you’ve held an account previously.
  3. If you are selling firearms, or all of the parts necessary for someone to purchase an assemble a firearm you MUST have a valid FFL.
  4. Your Armslist store URL must be set up, with the products you plan on selling displayed in complete listings.

Please note, the following is prohibited, and we are unable to work with businesses selling any of the items listed below:

  • Bump Stocks
  • Jigs
  • Firearms created through CNC (Computerized Numeric Control Machines) milling
  • Blueprints for CNC

​Is Tactical Payments compatible with my existing ecommerce or Point Of Sale (POS) software?

Firearms industry businesses typically have a preferred ecommerce or POS (Point Of Sale) software system they use. Because Tactical Payments works with most major payment gateways (including, USAePay and NMI), our merchant accounts integrate with most popular ecommerce and Point Of Sale systems. Tactical Payments is compatible with Shopify, WooCommerce, BigCommerce, Magento, Volusion, and many other ecommerce software packages, and is also compatible with