Here’s the promised Q&A with Varusteleka - the world’s coolest military surplus & gear store!
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TIME STAMPS OF QUESTIONS BELOW:
How are you liking Arizona?
What types military semi-autos are popular in Finland?
What do the Finns think about the Ar15 as a fighting rifle?
Chadi (Paul K)
Is 7,62x39 the best rifle caliber for recreational shooting in Finland? Any 2GACM types events near Helsinki?
What is the competitive shooting scene like in Finland compared to the US?
In the US the market is awash with AR-15 clones, Glocks, and 1911 clones. What would the Finnish market equivalents be and which guns that are common in the US do the Finns wish were more available to them? Also Karl, what guns did you and Ian see a lot of in Finland that you wish were more available in the states (excluding NFA items)?
Are shooters in Finland interested in the 6.5 Creedmore?
Why did Finland stick with 7.62x39 when much of the rest of the world is using 5-6mm intermediate cartridges?
What is your favorite weapon that isn't a firearm?
Opinion on the .224 valkyrie?
What would you say the "effective range" of a red dot/holographic sight is, taking in to account the ability to identify a target as hostile or friendly and firing well placed shots?
If it wasnt for the NATO adoption of 7.62x51mm, would there have been more firearms using 8mm kurz?
Can you guys get Norinco firearms in Finland?
Is concealed carry even a thing in Europeland?
How do you feel about mandatory military service in Finland?
Karl and Ian, what pocket knives do you guys carry, and for the Varusteleka guys, what are knife laws like in Finland?
Billy K Jr.
What are really good war movies that aren't well known to Americans?
Aquavit; yes or yes?
Since they see a lot of load-bearing systems from a lot of different militaries, what country seems to have the most thought out systems for the combat load and why?
How hard is it to get wholesale military surplus?
What is your favorite and least favorite individual piece of military surplus/militaria that each of you own?
What was the weirdest/most interesting surplus item you’ve come across?
Enema Kit art project:
Are there any items that Varusteleka can't ship to certain countries that are completely confusing as to why they would be restricted?
Will Varusteleka continue to come out with high-quality gear/clothing for Winter/Continuation War re-enactors (ex. the Särmä line : SkY M27 wool tunic, SA M36 Summer tunic; it'd be great to see some more trousers to match)?
Do you offer surplus clothing for tall guys? Maybe from the Netherlands Military? If so, is there an easy way to find it on your site?
Is Varusteleka considering, or will in the future, opening a US location, say in New Hampshire or Arizona?
Have you guys thought about opening up a US branch?
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