Originally, Southern Survival Tactical (Southern Survival Military Surplus) was primarily a military surplus store, starting in Oct. 2015, we expanded our store, added a firearm division then transitioned into a Gun store. We provide a large selection of Pistol to meet different level needs of our customers, also, we specialize in tactical rifle solutions that equip our customers with cutting edge equipment hitting the firearm market. We have developed a big section of Gun Parts week by week, while also Of course, we continue sell military surplus, camping and survival items. Thanks to our customers and knowledgeable sales team we’ve grown into an established Tactical Gun store.
Besides adding new items weekly to meet the growing needs of our customers, Don noticed a lack of professional firearm education and defensive tactical training in our area. We took action to remodel our facility and installed a state of art Milo-SMART virtual reality range and high tech classroom. We are adding NRA Certified firearm training courses and defensive tactical judgment practice and target shooting practice by using our virtual range with nearly 1000 scenarios.
We are here to sell, serve, educate and train.
Don and Sheila Lankford
After a great career as a cardiovascular perfusionist Don Lankford decided to embark into a new venture as an owner of a firearm and military surplus store. With many years of military service specializing in natural and man made disasters and his intensive training in military marksmanship, he decided to put his passion for guns and firearm training into a concept store that provided topnotch training, firearms, name brand tactical accessories, and essential products for families to prepare themselves for the dangerous world and any natural or man made disasters that may strike.
As Don’s right hand, Sheila works behind the scene using her previous corporate experience and knowledge, to ensure the store runs smoothly.
Don and Shelia provide a true mom and pop experience for our customers.
Our Team --- Firearm Specialists
SST (Southern Survival Tactical) is owned and staffed by veterans, our team's objective is to find the best possible option for every customer individually.
Don Lankford --- Veteran, Co-Founder, NRA Instructor
Lewis Worrell --- Veteran, Sales Associate
Bobby Kilgore --- Veteran, Ex-Policeman, Sales Associate
Cooper Willmarth --- Veteran, Sales Associate
Patrick Roberts --- Veteran, Sales Associate