August 10th, 2008 01:52 AM
It was like I died and went to Blackhawk Heaven
We went to a place here in Arlington TN today (Where we live, in Shelby County) that I have ridden my bicycle past at least 100 times. On the outside of the building it says "MARRS Retail Outlet"
I had no idea what it was. But my wife had spoken to one of the neighbors and it turns out it is one of these places that takes the inventory of stores that have fires, damaged by floods or weather or go out of business. After the insurance companies pay off for the inventories, these guys buy the entire inventories of the store blind. They don't know what they will get but they re-sell it cheap.
We get there and the store has everything. And I mean everything. Lamps, furniture, grand pianos, lawn and garden equipment, guitars both electric and acoustic, electronics of all kinds, toys, video games, appliances, commercial grade and consumer grade, clothes of all types, golf clubs (Ping and Ultimax XD440 in the box, whole set of clubs, covers and a bag for $60.00).
So as I walk around this place and look at everything I turn a corner to start down a new isle and stop dead in my tracks. The whole isle, maybe 20 feet long is nothing but Blackhawk gear. Pants, shirts, tactical vests, bags, packs, hydration packs, knee pads, Warrior boots. You name it, they have it. And all of it cheap!
Warrior Boots, both black and desert for $60.00 Tactical vests for $40.00. Huge packs, with the frame for $120.00. I was just amazed.
And here I was....too broke to buy anything.....
But, payday is next Friday....
One other small thing, I was carrying my Glock 23, openly as I often do in Summer, and he asked me if I was LEO. When I told him no, just a guy with a family who takes protecting them very, very seriously, he told me he respects that and we got to talking about guns. Turns out he moved this business from Memphis to Arlington 3 years ago after being robbed at gun point and then shot at the old location. He told me that I am welcome to carry in his store anytime and he gave me, the wife and the 3 of our 5 kids who were with us at the time all bottles of ice cold water for free. (the kids were saying they were thirsty)
All in all, a nice place with great deals and a business owner who appreciates armed citizens shopping with him.
August 10th, 2008 02:05 AM
I would think it would only take getting shot once, and I'd be packing heat 24/7 from then on.
Then again, maybe he was? Just concealed.
+1 on a great find Mike... Bet I know where you're going Friday! Pick up a good Go-Bag if you don't already have one. Blackhawk makes great Go-Bags and travel gear! My Go-Bags, soft luggage and Duffles are almost all Blackhawk and Eagle Industries!
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
August 10th, 2008 02:45 AM
Nice find and nothing like making a new friend thats gun friendly
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August 10th, 2008 03:03 AM
Sounds like you found a great place...tell us more after payday!
Stay armed...stay safe!
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August 10th, 2008 09:03 AM
August 10th, 2008 11:32 AM
You should take orders for your TN brothers who aren't as lucky as you :-)
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August 10th, 2008 04:30 PM
Wow...Nice find. Do they have any brother/sister stores in VA?: TN is a bit of a drive for me.
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