Side-by-side comparison

For gun-related transactions, GunTab is better on usability, protection, and price.

GunTab PayPal G&S Venmo G&S
Guns & ammo allowed X X
Gun parts allowed X X
Card payments
Bank payments
Unlimited amounts X X
Buyers safe
Sellers safe X X
Guaranteed X X
Guided steps X X
Automations X X
Service fee 2.9% or less 3% 3%
Fee on success only X X
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What are other options?

There are many ways to pay for gun-related transactions. However, most options are risky for buyers, and many are risky for sellers too. Also, most online options prohibit gun-related transactions. You need to be aware of what's safest and most convenient. We've grouped the options by category below.

Payment platforms

The payment platforms all prohibit gun-related transactions. Every dollar that goes through them is at risk of being seized by them. Plus, you don't have their protection when you're violating their policy, so it's easy to get scammed.

Escrow platforms

Escrow payments are extremely safe for both buyers and sellers. However, escrow tends to be slower than payment processing, because the seller must wait to receive the funds.

GunBroker services

Many buyers and sellers use GunBroker. However, GunBroker's OutdoorPay service is very expensive. Further, GunBroker Buyer's Protection Policy is incomplete because buyers always lose and sellers aren't protected.


Cryptocurrency payments are usually non-reversible. That means these payments are safe for sellers but dangerous for buyers. However, some cryptocurrency platforms allow payments to be reversed, making them more dangerous for sellers without making them completely safe for buyers.

Mailing options

Before payment platforms existed, people mailed money orders and personal checks. Some people still do, although that is extremely dangerous for buyers.

Other options

The remaining options tend to be limited to your immediate geographical area, or to people you trust completely.

Why GunTab is the best option

GunTab is the best option for gun-related transactions, because it was the only option built to make these transactions safe and simple. In particular, GunTab is different because GunTab is escrow. For buyers and sellers online, escrow is "the one sure-fire way to protect themselves" from all the possible scams.

Also, GunTab is the only service that automates your transactions and supports you with step-by-step guidance. It was build from the ground up to serve the firearms community.

The proof is in the data. The side-by-side comparisons above shows that GunTab is almost always your best option.