You’ve probably been wondering about these. It’s not like most people shop at these places.
What are army surplus stores? Everyone’s seen one around, but who’s actually gone into one? Who’s made a purchase from them? What is army surplus and what’s it for anyway?
Army surplus stores are exactly what they say: a way for civilians to buy army surplus items. One will more often find vehicles—which are rare–than weapons or bullets, but there’s a lot the army will find it doesn’t need.
The army has a certain budget for supplies each year and there are only two options of what to do with excess equipment: give them to third party sellers to sell to normal citizens, or waste it. While bullets often end up shot into a lake, much else can end up sold to you and me.
This is nothing to be scared of as even on the very rare occasion guns or weapons are sold, all state requirements for owning them must be followed, if not more, as these are army regulation. This means extremely high quality goods, from shoe, to outfits, to gas masks, to belts, to even socks are available. Nearly every thing is waterproof as well. These are boots you can run over with a truck and still wear again. This is camouflage experts use. These are the warmest, driest socks, ever. These are real knives made to be used by real soldiers.Most often, these supplies are bought by those whose hobbies need these items, like hunters, survivalists, or even paintball enthusiasts. On the more helpful side of things, the supplies are often used by amateur and professional scientists whose jobs require them to be out in the wilderness, hikers, emergency search and rescue volunteers, and even farms, homesteaders, and serious DIY-ers when it comes to landscaping and logging private property. Automobiles are used by anyone, from those who love the army, to those who love to decorate their cars.
Every store is run by a third party, not the army itself. No sales money goes to the army, though the stores often give discounts to veterans and sometimes a percentage of profits go to charities for soldiers or former soldiers.
If you have any projects that are extra-tough on your clothes, need something that can blend into and survive the elements, or want an awesome-looking badge for a real soldier, the army surplus store nearest you in Glasgow is waiting with all you could need and more. You can fool deer, wade rivers, camp nearly any of the roughest places on earth, smoke out termites, or wage war on the toughest of back yards, including those over run with thorny branches as thick as your arm, or sugarcane that can rip through muscle.
Without these stores, the army would end up far more wasteful, likely burning or dumping they’re extra supplies, preventing a black market of used to throw away army equipment, which easily could have weapons and bullets for sale.