About Us

Armlon, or Armlón (ó is not allowed by the county for business names), is the Irish word for “Ammunition”. I have an Irish heritage I am very proud of and the name seemed simple, unique, and memorable.

Senate Bill 1235 ended mail order of ammunition by requiring all ammunition purchases be made face to face from a “Licensed Ammunition Vendor”. Buying ammo from the range or from your local sporting goods store is an extremely costly endeavor.

Just finding ammunition in the Bay Area is hard. Oakland prohibits any businesses that sell ammo/guns, as does San Francisco. When you can find ammo, say at your local Big 5, it can be very expensive.

My name is Joe, and I am the owner of Armlon. My day job is working at the Oakland wastewater plant. I am a firearms enthusiast who wanted to find a way to still enjoy my hobby with my friends, family, and co-workers without breaking the bank. I decided to obtain the proper permits and licenses to sell ammunition, and now am trying to make a side business that supports itself.

My goal is to provide locals with an inexpensive alternative to visiting the sporting goods store or buying from the shooting range. I want to offer people the opportunity to purchase small or large quantities of ammunition, as well as access to optics, magazines, and other firearm accessories at very competitive prices.

I am still a small operation. I currently do not stock an inventory. I can have most orders within 5-6 business days (can rush order with 2 days for a fee). California law requires that all transactions for ammunition be performed at the registered business address (Alameda), so unfortunately delivery of any kind is not available.

I hope to soon stock moderate quantities of the more popular rifle and pistol rounds. When this happens, I will update the store page with quantities and pricing.

Click on the “Request Quote” to get started with pricing. I will get back to you as soon as possible. If something is not listed, or the predefined options do not suit your request, feel free to contact me directly at joe@armlon.com. Please remember that I do work a day job, so responses will not be as immediate as those from a large established online retailer. Every quote is custom, and I take great care in providing you with the best prices I can find. If for some reason my email response is not fast enough, please do not hesitate to call or text me at 925-984-1855. The more info you provide, the less followup questions I have to ask.