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Discussion in 'San Antonio' started by majormadmax, Dec 3, 2014.
That explains it.
Armed Forces Supply isn't great, but they got actual military surplus there.
Some of the zanier stuff are the Panasonic (I think) tough-book laptops, and flight sticks/avionics gauges from Helicopters and things like that which I guess are pretty cool; they also sell the usual run-of-the-mill assortment of MRE's and first aid supplies. They have old uniforms, flight suits, the standard selection of old PASGT helmets, and random survival equipment (bagged emergency drinking water, tin can fuel stoves, reflectors, etc. etc).
They're not far from my house, and even then I don't usually stop in unless I'm literally right in that shopping center. The most I've ever bought from there were some current-issue USGI XL knee pads for $10. Overall it's not a bad place, but like some of the others said, don't expect the world from it; usually I'm in and out in less 10 minutes and that's if I really take my time.
Agreed, it is a cool little shop. I wish it was bigger, and closer to my side of town; but I got to Randolph on occasion and will swing by there from time to time when the opportunity allows. But for the most part, most of my milsurp acquisitions will probably still come from the Sportsman's Guide!
Funny you mentioned the tough-book laptops, I showed the pics I posted to a buddy at work who is also a military surplus buff; and he got really excited because he renovates military electronics like that. Unfortunately, after he called he learned they weren't the model he thought they were.
Disregard, I forgot Ft Sam Army Navy Surplus changed their name to Military City Surplus...
Just an update, Armed Forces Supply in Schertz is open on Saturdays again. I stopped by there a few weeks ago and talked to the young lady working there, she recently returned after working somewhere else for a while and said she talked the owner into letting her open the door on Saturdays.
They've also extended the store into the the second half of the building, and improved the lighting. They had storage lockers with more items that didn't fit into the original store, so this expansion allows them to stock more stuff! And, as stated, they are more of a surplus store than National Outdoors; so folks like myself that are looking for true military items are more likely to find things here than anywhere else. They are even better than Military City Surplus, which has a lot of surplus but it's mostly uniforms.
Towards the military base i think towards new braunfuls (im still new to SA sorry) there was a cool set of surplus stores near the korean markets.
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I suspect you're talking about Military City Surplus, which is just north of Fort Sam Houston on Harry Wurzbach Rd. US Patriot Tactical is just across the street off Rittiman. MCS is a great shop; but Armed Forces Supply in Schertz is the best shop in the area in my opinion, especially since they've expanded their store! National Outdoors on Bandera isn't bad, I have found a few treasures there; but for the most part they sell uniforms and work gear. The one on San Pedro has less as it's a smaller shop.
There is a new place called Hangar 18 Surplus over near the airport that has potential, I hope to check it out in the coming weeks.
Other than those, there really aren't any good military surplus/Army-Navy stores in S.A.!
Hmm ill have to check it out!
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News from Armed Forces Supply in Converse...
And they are now open on Sundays from 9am-5pm, according to their Craigslist ad...