Full Metal Jacket was founded in 1988.

It all began in a small trailer outside of Potomac Arms, right near the famous InterArms. In this small trailer he toiled alone, sometimes six days a week after trudging through the snow uphill both ways. We were originally founded as a more fashion-focused store, with the name Full Metal Jacket being a pun, somehow.

Then Operation Desert Shield occurred.

When Operation Desert Shield happened, most troops still had green gear and a lot of woodland camo, which blended in perfectly with the famously lush Kuwaiti rain forests. Families came to us for anything and everything that was even vaguely sand colored.