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Army surplus store in Aloha

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by doubletap007, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. doubletap007

    doubletap007 Beaverton Active Member

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    Anyone ever browse this little shop?
    I go there a lot for little things,holsters,military gloves,military stocking hats,etc.
    They are pretty good guys in there(no i dont have any affiliation to them)they have some pretty cool stuff in there,some things a little pricey but if you ordered it from amazon you would pay the extra in shipping and fedex might break your package delivering it.

    They have military clothes,jackets,backpacks,MRE'S,novelty items from wwll and nam.
    i bought some gas mask filters and mag pouches from them a week or so ago,
    I just like the little store,it's one of my favorite little prepardness stores and close to home(TV HWY near 170th)
     
  2. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Got a few ammo cans there when they were scarce 1-2 years ago, and a few odds and ends. Worth checking it out.
     
  3. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    They are alright..... I been there a few times and every time I am in there they fallow me like I am about to shoplift. They don't have anything I would want to steel anyways.
     
  4. doubletap007

    doubletap007 Beaverton Active Member

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    i hate when stores do that.best buy is always right in your back pocket when your looking at their stuff.your asked can i help you find something 3 times before you get past the check stands.i just want to be left alone when im shopping and if i have a question i will come find you.
     
  5. CamoDeafie

    CamoDeafie Albany Well-Known Member

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    I go there once in a while. I very much prefer Andy and Bax's on Grand Avenue, as well as Alley Cat Surplus out in Boring......(formerly Sgt gators?)... sometimes I will find something I like from the Aloha store...other times..not so much... the BEST surplus deals I've ever gotten out of state though....all in Lewis-McChord area and Seattle area.
     
  6. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    I live real close to Aloha Surplus. The stuff is mostly "novelty" - it's so old that it's not good for much else. The prices seem high to me, too. I bought polypropylene long johns there once, but never found anything else worth buying.

    The cheep-o plastic stuff in blister packs is identical to what you can find at any number of outdoor stores.
     
  7. greydog111

    greydog111 peoples repubilik of Oregon Active Member

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    They moonlight as spelling police!
     
  8. CamoDeafie

    CamoDeafie Albany Well-Known Member

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    they have been bringing in more and more MOLLE gear lately; but its still overpriced compared to what I could find at the Boring store and the Lewis-McChord surplus stores; theres also a bin full of LC equipment, but theyre not that great of condition to justify paying 8 bucks each pouch... they DO have some cool foreign camo and vests though.
     
  9. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  10. doubletap007

    doubletap007 Beaverton Active Member

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    i always like to give the little guy a few bucks whenever i can.sure i can save $5 on amazon.com but it feels like when i was a kid living in small town philomath shopping in a hardware store rather than a home depot.

    i like to support the little man anychance i get as long as it dont cost me too much.this shop has that feel to me.
     
  11. sadiesassy

    sadiesassy Prescott Active Member

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    I have bought a few Ammo cans - Can't say they were a deal or anything ( Found new ones on line for the same price).
    Other items seemed high for the product.
    Never had anyone follow me around - perhaps I am too honest looking
    Only way to find out is to go in
     
  12. Hardwood floor guy

    Hardwood floor guy Beaverton Active Member

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    i like to go there sometimes.ordering online puts the money in some other state or country,buying local puts the money local.
    local jobs are what we need not a few bucks savings.
     
  13. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    Agree about buying local - but I don't see much there that I'd want.
     
  14. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Buy local only goes so far when local is chewed bubblegum.