There's an Army Surplus by my house that I've been going to since I was young. It used to be one of my favorite places to go, and I bought tons of stuff from there, but now I only go back when I need a jacket or a can opener.
Maybe nostalgia is clouding my childhood memories, but has the Army Surplus turned into kind of a Militia Hut the past ten years or so? It seems like it used to be full of useful stuff that really looked like it could endure military service. Now it's all throwing stars, switchblades, and laser pointers.