ZeroAlpha Posted December 19, 2014 Share #1 Posted December 19, 2014 Although there are several stores selling new GI gear and tactical equipment, the main surplus players in Columbia, SC are the following: Army Navy Surplus Store1621 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201 Cross Streets: Between Taylor St and Blanding St Neighborhoods: Downtown Columbia (803) 252-1350 These guys are a landmark business in Columbia. They've been around since probably the late 70's, and can be recognized by the old deactivated anti-tank rifle chained up on the sidewalk. Lots of eclectic things, many from overseas. Since DRMO was privatized (a very sore subject with the owner), it's been tough for them to keep stocked with U.S. gear. They have a lot of camping supplies, and are a big destination around Halloween for the college crowd. There are occasional bargains, but these guys have been in the business for a long time, and they know what things are worth. Reliable Loan Office & Pawn 1304 Assembly Street Columbia, SC 29201 (803) 252-7386 Pawn shop in front, Army Surplus in the back. Lots of uniforms with the previous owners' patches and insignia still affixed. Good selection of used BDU's and ACU's, along with an assortment of gloves, belts, kneepads, harnesses. Combination of new and used gear. The owner will normally shave off a couple of bucks if you like to barter. Supply Depot 1623 Augusta Rd, West Columbia, SC 29169 (803) 796-9927 Very nondescript location, most easily identified by the old pickup truck parked outside. Owner is an Army Vet; his dad started the surplus business and still works the flea markets. The owner is also a collecter and is/was a reinactor. Place seems totally random and disorganized, but he knows what he has and where it's located. Lots of U.S. clothing and gear from WWII to current. Sometimes he has Rubber Ducks (US or Com-bloc USGI resin weapons used for training) , and other really cool items, but they go quickly. My favorite piece from his store is a great Ridgeway Cap which was manufactured right here in Columbia. His prices are very reasonable, and he will usually give you a deal. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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