Originally Posted by beta678
Most of the East coast guys here have access to more stores and better local pricing than us guys on the West coast. The mark up here is pretty significant, and selection somewhat limited, so I often end up ordering parts/gear from Asia or the States.
Not sure what east cost you have been too but there are certainly not an abundance tactical gear oriented stores. The few that are around are either costly and 100% legit like CP gear and 5.11 (and they are 5 hours apart) or just plain ol' surplus stores :P