Do you have any other colors than those listed?
The only colors available are those shown. If enough people request a certain color, I’ll add it to the lineup. To add a color I have to buy not only fabric; but three different types of webbing, matching hardware, thread, shock cord, elastic webbing, matching Velcro, and so on. It is a big investment just to add one color, so I’ll only add a color if enough people request it.
Why are Multicam and MARPAT more expensive than the other colors?
Very simply--those fabrics are about 60% more expensive than the other fabrics; and--this is where the pricing really jumps--those two colors of webbing are 300% to 400% more than solid webbing. (That's not a typo. If one yard of a particular webbing is, say, 70 cents a yard, the same size Multicam or MARPAT webbing is about $2.80 per yard--400% more.) I tried to absorb those extra costs for a while and price all colors the same; but I can't do it any longer.
What are your shipping charges? How do you ship?
Shipping is based on weight and your zip code. I used to have a flat rate charge; but I changed over to the USPS computer program, and now you are charged what the actual shipping fees are. I will ship to APO and FPO; but I no longer ship outside the United States. I only ship via Priority Mail. Priority Mail is faster, cheaper, and better than UPS or FedEx. I've shipped hundreds of orders through Priority Mail and not only have zero orders been lost; but none have even been damaged (knock on wood!). Through the years I have been as critical of the USPS as anyone; but their Priority Mail shipping is good to go. If the gear was heavy, or I was selling something heavy, I would also have the option for UPS; but with lighter goods, USPS Priority Mail is cheaper--and faster than UPS Ground anyway. :)
I'll send you an email after I've shipped your order to confirm that it shipped. You'll also get a confirmation email from USPS.
Why don't you have a phone number listed?
As I've stated elsewhere, I'm a one-man band. Not only do I cut and sew everything; I also do all of the shipping and follow-up and photography and web updates and so on. (I'm the CEO, CFO, Ad man, sweat shop manager, sweat shop employee, and janitor, all rolled into one. Haha!) Every minute I spend on the phone is a minute I'm not sewing someone's gear. I check emails once or twice a day, when I take a break for lunch and dinner and first thing in the morning, and since I'm checking emails during a normal break in the action, I'm not taking away from gear-making.
Do you have a walk-in store so I can look at your gear?
No, this is an internet-based enterprise only. I’ve been so busy since I started this affair that I don’t have much inventory to look at anyway. I'm a one-man operation, and one way I keep prices low is to use the internet as my cashier and salesperson. I'm sewing all the time. :)
Olongapo Outfitters? How did you come up with that name?
Ah, one of the eternal mysteries of life, young Grasshopper. "What is the meaning of life?"; "What is my destiny?"; "How big is the Universe?"---and, "What is the meaning behind the name 'Olongapo Outfitters'?" When you can snatch the M2 Ball round from my hand, you will be ready to understand.....
Marines are about the most peculiar breed of human beings I have ever witnessed. They treat their service as if it was some kind of cult, plastering their emblem on almost everything they own, making themselves up to look like insane fanatics with haircuts to ungentlemanly lengths, worshiping their Commandant almost as if he was a god, and making weird noises like a band of savages. They’ll fight like rabid dogs at the drop of a hat just for the sake of a little action, and are the cockiest SOBs I have ever known. Most have the foulest mouths and drink well beyond man’s normal limits, but their high spirits and sense of brotherhood set them apart and, generally speaking, the United States Marines I’ve come in contact with are the most professional soldiers and the finest men I have had the pleasure to meet.