Kalgudi armoury was started by N.A.Somaiah in 1971 with a vision to provide quality arms and ammunition at Ammathi in Kodagu district of Karnataka. Today, the family business is continued by N.S.Somanna with the same fervour and values as his father. Kalgudi armoury continues to be one of the leading sellers of quality arms and ammunition in Karnataka.
Kodavas and Guns
The Kodavas are a martial race of people and are exempt from having an arms licence to possess firearms from the days of the British colonial rule.