Best place to buy military surplus?

Where do you buy your surplus/equipment? And which place is the best one so far?

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  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >buy
    you what now?
    I just get my buddy to swipe shit for me and pay him back in alcohol
    no you can't have any

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Its nice to have connections. Especially if they are in the military and can get certain gear that are near impossible to get commercially or second hand.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >>I just get my buddy to swipe shit for me and pay him back in alcohol

      >Colonel Alexander Denisov was arrested by authorities in March 2023 for allegedly stealing seven V-92S2 engines that were meant for a new stock of T-90 tanks.
      Seems to be a common practice in your country.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Do you people try to shit up every thread with this ukreddit war?
        You're not welcome here
        t. Armerican

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/EbBRiRg.jpg

          >>I just get my buddy to swipe shit for me and pay him back in alcohol

          >Colonel Alexander Denisov was arrested by authorities in March 2023 for allegedly stealing seven V-92S2 engines that were meant for a new stock of T-90 tanks.
          Seems to be a common practice in your country.

          Not him but there was a legendary amount of Russian Surplus bought up by /k/ before the current war and I think that is worth mentioning

          STALKER roleplayers have done irreparable damage to the actual Russian Forces and that's quite interesting

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Stalker role-players have a surprisingly small amount of Russian gear compared to your average reddit airsofter.

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              Airsofters took all the gear

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                >they won
                Haha on all the airsoft b***h moaners. Turns out they were the.smart ones.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                The only thing i hate is that they raise gear prices.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Video games and the war did the most to raise Russian gear prices that ive seen in the last 10yrs.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Russian surplus has always been relatively cheap(gee i wonder why). The issue is that they make all the GWOT era gear expensive and made crye raise their prices from 150 per pants/shirt to 250 per pants/shirt. They are the reason for all the chink crye knock offs popping off.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                could just get arktis instead of crye, mostly the same exact stuff and you can get it in multicam if thats why you want crye shit

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Pretty cool, but i am making an example. The only one that remained relatively cheap is UCP/ABU shit.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Arktis is mostly chink shit

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                it seems fine to me, considering that its used by a few militaries and I believe french special forces

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                I heard they have problems of their own.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      no you dont, kid

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        oh

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have a fondness for Varusteleka. But Varus limits my purchases to 30 euro INCLUDED SHIPPING unless I am willing to be shafted by import taxes, and Ebay don't do that. The nearest actual milsurp store is almost four hours' drive away. One way.

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Kommando Store or the local surplus stores around the area

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Picrel.

      Nice.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/TOyKRJv.jpg

      Picrel.

      Nice.

      How good are they? I heard stories of them selling chinesium stuff as "official military" stuff.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >How good are they?
        Everything I have bought has the NSN and is unissued. I am 100% satified, excluding one boonie knock off that is 1/2 size too small andcwill be exchanging for same, just larger.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          >boonie
          Is it a chink one?

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Propper I think, in tiger stripe. Nothing worse than a man's hat that doesn't fit right. Maybe gloves.

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              Propper is not that bad, but i heard their commercial producta can be a mixbag when it comes to sizing. Most of of the complaints i see are from people buying commercial OCPs and saying they fit too tight.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                I like it, just too tight.

                [...]
                Ebay is fine for what it is, especially if you're buying something specific. The issue is finding a good seller that doesn't overprice their shit along with not having a shitty shipping fee of over $20. Aside from that, its pretty good for surplus shit new or old.

                Some items are pretty cheap. I bought some cryes for $90.

                It all comes down to being a savvy shopper and not a blind consumer. I still go Venture, but have not Mike's Militaria.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                When it comes to more availability, ebay is the right place. Venture surplus tends to be limited when it comes to surplus and you have to be there at the right time to be able to get an item that is new or perfect conditions.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Or on the email list. Duh.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Unissued, padded NVG case in mc.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Duh
                From today. These are tough.

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    How can I tell if what im buying is IR compliant? Is pretty much all mil surplus gonna be?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >IR compliant? Is pretty much all mil surplus gonna be?
      This is a great assumption.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Really depends on what you're buying, when it was produced and which military originally owned it. Obviously there are different requirements for different militaries around the world. Most of them aren't concerning themselves with IR. The fact that you don't know means it won't matter to you, anyway.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Specifically Bundeswehr flecktarn stuff. I was just wondering if anybody here was familiar with the different manafacturers and whats recommended on that front

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Assuming it hasn't been washed with normal laundry detergent, which in the case of surplus all bets are automatically off, modern flecktarn shouldn't appear any brighter under NVGs than US/UK uniforms.

          I'll say this again though: it doesn't actually matter to you. You think it does but it really doesn't. Odds are if somebody who can afford NVGs is hunting you they can afford thermals too.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            >I'll say this again though: it doesn't actually matter to you
            I understand that. I just figure if all other things being equal 1 set is and 1 set isnt, Id like to get the set that is

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            That's a bold assumption to make considering that I sold my plasma for eight months to afford my PVS-14. By the time I get my Jerry-C I'm gonna feel like an empty juice carton.

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              Kek. I’m reading this thread right now during my first plasma donation

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            >normal detergent
            You can get rid of optical brighteners through normal washing with a detergent that doesn't have that shit

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      All U.S. military uniforms are NIR compliant. You just need to make sure it has a federal contract.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Surely you mean they were NIR compliant when the garments were new and unused?

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Isnt it possible to wash off the bright coatings from detergent?

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          The NIR shit is permanently ingrained to the fabric. The only way to hinder it is if the fabric been used heavily to the point of fading. It being washed with detergent doesn't do anything aside from coating it with optical brighteners, which can be washed off after a few washes with non optical brightener detergents. Aside from that, all military contracted clothes are NIR compliant, now for other country's military garments, you need to see if those countries even offer NIR compliant clothing. Like russian clothing for example, they aren't NIR compliant.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      US Stuff since the 80's should be. Stuff from turdie nations is a toss op. So far Russian kit I've gotten is not IR compliant. Which is hilarious. Best way to tell is to look at em under nods. You have night vision right Anon? Also NIR stuff can be ruined if washed with the wrong detergents. Use woolite.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >ruined
        It just get coated with optical brighteners, which can be washed off.

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    an recommendations on a low vis slick plate carrier

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I usually shop at Varusteleka (I know) because it's the only surplus store in my area and I am not driving 3 hours just to try on a jacket

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I wait until the local wannabe ian mccollum gun sperg fricks up an infodump and needs emergency legal rep, gut his """collection""" for pennies on the dollar, then lmao at his shitty life when the ambulance chaser he hired fails to provide any effective defense at all and he goes to prison anyways.
    In all seriousness, don't. The milsurp ship has sailed almost a decade ago now.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe for surplus guns, but surplus gear is still alive and kicking.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Gear is even more dead. It's the same shit as ~10 years ago but worse condition and 5-10x as expensive since all the Reagan era stockpiles ran out after being resold, split, resold, split, and resold again. Hell, I've re-bought and re-sold the exact same item I sold back when I was in college i the good old days when it was still moderately safe to do so.

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    From here mostly
    And the occasional milsurp convention
    Online if I can verify it isnt chinkshit

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Belgium?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, they dont have an online store, and you can get some good deals sometimes.
        >for the record, I am not terminally online, just studying for an exam in T-5 hours, wish me luck

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          I didn't know they also have US military surplus stores at Europe. I guess that sort of shit is everywhere since there are quite a few in japan.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Its US surplus in name alone for the most part, not that they dont carry any, but its mainly european stuff

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              Guess that makes sense. Its the same in the states where majority of surplus stuff are fillers made in china/south america. Few are actually us government surpluses and are expensive at times.

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Russia by way of Kazakhstan

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      What?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Based trips but I didn't stutter.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Nice

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Cosmodromes? demych?
      Ive done bean for a while so I’ve really only bought from zuta, bst groups, and cosmo one time. Im trying to get into other stuff so imma get some shit from demych probz.
      On another note it sucks that there’s still lots of PrepHole users in the rusfor community (e.g. that homosexual flandre)

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Does flandre really even leave the realm of guns for rusher shit? I never see his name in any collecting capacity. Cosmo is def the most known and fastest to restock but I haven't bought from demych in awhile. Shipping these days rapes deals so hard I stick with conus and Europeans unless I can get a large order in all at once.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Flandre has a frickton of russian stuff he’s collected, he has several svds and pkm parts kits, an ak12, a val, shit like that. But, he’s a piece of shit and shouldn’t be in the community. People are starting to realize who he actually is and are btfoing from him

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah the gun side of it like I just said.

  11. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    ralph’s army ripoff in monroeville pennsylvania homosexual

  12. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ebay, I've bought from other sources but most of it is from Ebay

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I got a US issued FLC in desert 3-color from Ebay. It can be useful for particular items, but can carry an Ebay premium.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Some items are pretty cheap. I bought some cryes for $90.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I got a US issued FLC in desert 3-color from Ebay. It can be useful for particular items, but can carry an Ebay premium.

      Ebay is fine for what it is, especially if you're buying something specific. The issue is finding a good seller that doesn't overprice their shit along with not having a shitty shipping fee of over $20. Aside from that, its pretty good for surplus shit new or old.

  13. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    In my experience the best used to be local boomer stores in the past, which are now completely exhausted for legit inventory and now compensate with chink garbage

    I just can't envision a place in these days to buy actual quality surplus, the surplus just isn't there anymore

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Some stores are good, but the rest of the surplus market switched to online now. Like ebay, venture surplus and ETC. Since they switched to online, its easier to make a profit because people don't have to drive 15 miles to their nearest surplus store when they can order it at their house.

  14. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    i lived in a few cities they all had military surplus stores i got gp-5 gas masks,filters,boots,gloves
    alot of winter gear cause i live up north

  15. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    bump

  16. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Goodwill.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Or any thrift store. But it can sometimes be a lottery when it comes to finding surplus

  17. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    across the street from here. they have good pickings of tier1 used gear. if you know you know

  18. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    SPORTSMAN WEARHOUSE homie

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