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Old 06-18-2008, 10:49 AM
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Default Good gear stores in Virginia?

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Hello everyone from Norfolk, VA. I'm new to the Hampton Roads area and new to the site. I was hoping a couple of you might be familiar with my area and could point me in the direction of some decent places to buy gear. I'm not really talking about firearms or things like that right now (unless you know somewhere that has banging deals!), but more along the lines of packs, food, clothing, tools, etc. Any info would be great. Thanks!
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I'm not in VA but first things first.
Make a list of things that you need/want. List can also be found on this site.
Packs & tents along with sleeping bags and other camping gear can be found at any of the big box stores. Walmart/Kmart/Taget etc usually have lots of stuff. Also look at big box sporting goods stores in their camping/hunting/fishing sections.
First aid supplies at any drug store.
Food at whatever supermarkets are in your area.
Compare prices and you'll see that some things are less expensive at one place compared to another.
Naturally there is always on-line, this can be a savings but monitor additional shipping costs. Sometimes even with that you can save $.
I shop everywhere before I buy.
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Extreme Outfitters 4807-A Shore Dr. Virginia Beach-good people
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GI Joes military surplus on Rt 17 in Newport News
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wish i knew a few places near me as well good luck (and im proud to see another Va member with us!)
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Register with the big box outfitters like Bass Pro, Cabellas, etc... This will get their flier sent to you. They have some amaizing deals inthe fliers.

I just got one today for Green Top in Ashland/Glen Allen.

870 tactical=340
DPMS Sportical=675
rods and reel discounted
some boots 35% off
bows on sale
32 pp total

You didn't mention being in the military?

You can find a neighbor in the military to find what you want in "clothing Sales" or the PX/NEX. They'll only have military supplies but that's some of the toughest stuff around. There used to be an Army Surplus store on Gramby St near Bob's Guns also. That's in Norfolk. There's a lot of pawn shops down there also. Check the ones closest to the bases.

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Is Blue Ridge Mountain Sports still around? I outfitted for the AT and a Norwegian Arctic Circle trek there and was very pleased. Their salespeople were active and knowledgeable of the products and told you straight what they thought. But that was more than a few years ago. Some of the gear is still going strong, though.
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There's an Army Surplus Store in Tysons Corner that has some decent stuff in it. It's on Rt 7, in the same strip mall as the Golds Gym. I think it's called Ranger Supply? always has good prices. I get most of the things I want new, online from there. For used, or older items, I go to the place in Tysons.
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Howdy neighbor!. Welcome to the forum

+1 on Extreme Outfitters
There's also a GI Joe's on N. Military Highway, down by the airport
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Default Go to Global Supply Solutions (GSS)

Go to Global Supply Solutions (GSS) on Diamond Springs Road. I've been to both Extreme Outfitters and GI Joes. I think they are both overpriced. From what I understand, Extreme Outfitters is falling on hard times and might not be around much longer. GI Joes is overpriced for their USED stuff. The new stuff is about on par with everyone else. I have been going to GSS for just about everything lately. Their prices are very good and for loyal customers they give a 15% discount for every purchase. Plus you get free soft drinks and they have a lounge area to play pool or watch the news. All of the staff is very helpful and they can order you just about anything in the world they they might not have in stock. I wish I could say that I have had friendly service at the "other" retailers, but I would be lying. Go to GSS. You won't be disappointed. And I don't work for them, so I have no need or benefit to plugging them.
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As a virginia resident I was wondering what shops were around as well, thanks for the input guys


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