I love this store! I'm new to Galveston and since I've been here have been to the strand several times. I didn't really care for the strand, it seemed to only have gift shops with useless things. Col. Bubbies was an amazing store though.
I'm 18, and female. I dont have much use for army supplies, but when I went in and saw their bags (shoulder bags, backpacks, etc) I had to have one. I bought a biohazard shoulder bag for fairly cheap, and have already started decorating it with various military pins, patches, and name tags that they sell for literally a dollar a piece.. It's a fantastic store, for anyone of any age with a creative mind and a love of unusual and out of the ordinary things!
Even if you don't need army supplies, you'll find something you like. They have some really awesome t-shirts, pants, and of course bags. As well some really cool trinkets, like the pins, patches, and tags I mentioned earlier as well as buttons, dog tags, and I'm sure a lot more.
If you've never been to an army surplus store, you should definately check this one out the next time you visit the strand. You'll certainly find something there that catches your eye!