Top Outfitters Army Surplus and More started doing business in 1995. Our first location was a 1000 sq. ft. building near our current location on Rte 37. Initially our store only offered genuine military surplus. Soon after opening we expanded our inventory to include Carhartt bib overalls. As our business grew we later added paintball guns and supplies, becoming the first store in Southern Illinois to offer the next generation of paintball equipment.
By 1998 we had outgrown the building we were in and moved into a building next door with over 2500 sq. ft. of space. In our new location we expanded our inventory to include camouflage netting, canvas tarps, quality knives, flags, hat pins, duty gear, military patches, and insignia and also started carrying new military clothing as well as surplus. In the past five years the quantity of military surplus has declined, but we remain committed to offering our customers a great selection of new and used merchandise. Another commitment we have made to our customers includes choosing quality American made products instead of cheap foreign imports.
Here is a list of some of our U.S.A. made products
Flags by CVS Systems in Indiana
Artex Sock Hats & Knitted Caps
Atwood Rope made in Ohio
Avenger Blow Guns
Canvas Tarps made by Chicago Dropcloth Co. in Illinois
Raine Duty Gear made in Indiana
Federal Holsters and Gun Cases made in Illinois
Carhartt Work Wear
S.T.R.I.P.E.S. T-Shirts and Thermals By Mohnton Mills, PA
Tippmann Paintball Markers - Fort Wayne, IN
Ball caps by Hoover’s mfg.
While it is no longer possible for our business to offer only American made products, we feel it is our duty to support companies that keep manufacturing jobs in America.
After twenty years, we can thank all of our great customers for our success. Stop in sometime and check us out.