our values

Black Flag Armory is a new type of Firearm store. From our goals to the way we handle every aspect of business, we have made the choice to turn the traditional gun buying experience on its head. Because let’s face it, gun stores are long overdue for an update.


Like many good origin stories, ours is filled with friendship, lofty dreams, and a catalyst of dissatisfaction. But that might be a bit dramatic for an About Us page on a website. So how did we get started? In 2015 John and Eric walked into a gun shop in Medford OR and 30 minutes later, after being ignored by the owner, we walked out and decided that it was time for a better way of treating people. A few months later, with a couple of personal firearms, a whole lot of paperwork, and a tiny upstairs office we launched Black Flag Armory. 

With our focus on meeting the needs of our clients and providing the best service possible, we struggled through a lack of inventory and no retail space to turn our passion for firearms and education into a tiny business that was growing fast. 

In the past five years, we’ve had the amazing pleasure of moving into a retail space, outgrowing that space and moving into our second retail location, growing our inventory, and even had the opportunity to create a few local jobs here in Medford. This January, we’ve expanded the Black Flag family again with John opening up Black Flag Armory Grants Pass, in Grants Pass Oregon, bringing a new store, and new jobs to the Rogue Valley. All this bringing Black Flag Armory to more than twenty-times its original size.

With our focus on education, training, and exceptional service we hope to continue to grow our inventory, expand our services, and bring you the best experience you have ever have at a gun shop.

Team Members

At Black Flag Armory we value people. We believe that diversity in teams promotes innovation and excellence.

John Humpton
Pirate King - ceo

Eric Gramer

Matt Sutterfield Store Manager Black Flag Armory Medford

Matt Sutterfield
Store Manager

Emery Ball crew at Black Flag Armory in Medford Oregon

Emery Ball

Kira Hannum
interwebz/gunbroker guru

Emi, One of the shop dogs at Black Flag Armory Grants Pass

Bite Specialist

Tucker, one of the shop dogs at Black Flag Armory Grants Pass

Belly rub specialist

Thomas Bailey

Ken Ogren Store Manager Black Flag Armory Grants Pass

Ken Ogren
Store Manager

Adam Carter Black Flag Armory Grants Pass OR.

Adam Carter