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Past equivelants to the Tacticool craze

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by R.W.Dale, May 31, 2009.

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  1. Isher

    Isher Member

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    One Word.

    "TacticMall"

    Just about everything I've ever owned had

    A brown stock,

    A black barrel,

    No lights,

    Iron sights.

    "But its all right, ma,

    I'm only sighing."

    -Mr. Bob Dylan


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  2. JWF III

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    Well Ed beat me to the whole camo fad thing. Heck, I've even seen a Harley Davidson in (almost) full camoflauge. Well the tank and finders were camoed, all the chrome parts remained chrome.

    Add to that camo furniture/bedding sets, carpet/rugs, phones, car window tinting, bikinis/longerie (sp?-have to admit that I do like that one). Basically anything that you might want to buy, can be had in your choice of camoflauge.

    Wyman
     
  3. Owen

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    i don't think the camo thing is really a part of the "tacticool" fad. I know a heck of a lot of people around here that wear camo everyday, and turn up there noses at my AR 'cuz its no good for deer hunting...
     
  4. Ed Ames

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    "Realtree" or "digital"?

    Most of what I was talking about is military style (vs. "realtree" which is hunting style), but often in bright colors (blue, pink, purple.. not hunter orange). I don't think we're talking about the same thing.
     
  5. chuckusaret

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    The "Tacticool" fad is well here in West Palm Beach. For the life of me I can't imagine why a person would want to dress in a full wanna be black ninja attire to shop in the mall. These wanna be's dress right down to the black beret, Oakely sun glasses and walk the walk. It does give the shoppers something to laugh about.
     
  6. JWF III

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    I consider the camo fad to be a completely seperate fad from being tacticool. And it might sound snobish, but I can't help to shake my head and laugh at each of them.

    What's the purpose of...

    camoed Harley?
    camoed bug deflector (or fender flares) on a bright colored truck?
    camoed underwear (standard or thermals)?

    Camo clothes I have no problem with. I don't generally wear it, but to each his own. It's all the nonsence that is camoed that I laugh at.

    Wyman
     
  7. runrabbitrun

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    I like the stuff. It's cool.
    And yes, I'm a bit jealous too.
    Hell I bet most people like the stuff
    and there are guys drooling over it right now,
    looking through a magazine or on the net.

    My bet though is that many have all this stuff hanging off their
    guns because of Hollywood more than for true tactical advantage.

    From what I understand, tacticool stuff breaks, so
    hopefully those shooting know how to go unplugged as well.
     
  8. Ed Ames

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    Yep, it's like pinstriping and bumper stickers on cars. Who thought that was elegant???
     
  9. mbt2001

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    Thug-life of the 90's. That style is waining somewhat now, thank God.

    By the way, the Tacticool fashion thing isn't just confined to shooters. Have you seen how many designers have "field jackets" and include camo / rip stop fabric and BDU style pants in their line up now?
     
  10. runrabbitrun

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    It's ALL marketing and it has served those well who are marketing it.
    The low end stuff is well.... low end stuff and probably the packaging cost more
    than the production of the items off the Chinese assembly lines.

    The best of the best tacticool stuff is way up there in price.
    But even that stuff may or may not work properly when needed.
    So I've read.

    Someone else summed it up earlier.
    It's like the CB radio/trucker craze/faze.
    Everybody's got to have the latest greatest gadgets.
     
  11. lucky_fool

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    Yep. I was about to say the same thing. I've got a CB in my Cherokee right now.

    A CB is a pretty handy thing to have, and not just in the backcountry.

    Sure, we all have cell phones but when you're 200 miles from home and stuck in traffic you don't really need to talk to your friends - you need to talk to the trucker 3 miles ahead of you to see if you should get off on the next exit.
     
  12. R.W.Dale

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    We've just been using lil cheapie 2 way UHF radios, They have plenty of range for a Jeep expedition, have a great reception and offer much much more privacy than CB's. Even today there's a lot said over CB channels you don't want your children to hear. LOL The only traffic i run into in my jeep is ATV traffic on the trails
     
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