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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by GunLvrNLearner, Aug 17, 2008.

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  1. GunLvrNLearner

    GunLvrNLearner Member

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    CZ's,H&K,Springfield seems every semi has a model such n such "tactical....i am new so when said tactical what does it mean about the gun traits,features and such?
     
  2. Autolycus

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    In the land of make believe.
    It is nothing but marketing hype.
     
  3. CWL

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    My observation is that anything "Tactical" means the price is bumped up at least another $200...
     
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    sometimes it includes a threaded barrel
     
  5. loop

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    nothing, except more dollars.
     
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    they are just trying to make it sound cool so people will buy it and they do.

    everything is "tactical" these days. they even have "tactical" bbq aprons in acu pattern!:)
     
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    Yeah, pretty much what they said.
     
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    Sometimes, the word 'tactical' refers to the addition of a light rail or threaded barrel.

    Usually, it just means that the gun is black.
     
  9. 10-Ring

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    If your guns don't say Tactical on them, you're not cool! :scrutiny:

    Like they say, it's not how good you are, it's how good you look!
     
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    It's supposed to mean it's setup for a SWAT member or FBI or ATF officer doing a raid.

    But it's all a bunch of hooey.

    Basically, the larger pistols, with the longest barrels, will come 2 ways, match or competition and tactical.

    match means it has really good sights and a special trigger for accuracy and possibly a mag well for faster reloads.

    Tactical means it has an accessory rail for a flashlight and usually night sites. And it's usually all black.
     
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    Tactical means they are too big for reasonable carry but it would be my choice for a known combat situation. Longer barrels mean a bit more punch and a lot more accuracy.

    Thinking of the XD here.
     
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    almost like Kimbers SIS special. Pure add hype. Works alot though. Put the name combat, tactical, swat in front of any gun and it gets attention..
     
  13. George Hill

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    The XDM is the most tactical pistol on the planet.
    It's so Tactical, even it's case has rails.
     
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    "The XDM is the most tactical pistol on the planet.
    It's so Tactical, even it's case has rails."

    Hoowah!!
    Jack
     
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    Tactical equates to so many reasons:

    - a "NEW" gun (although it was there for a couple of years prior)
    - an uber black colored gun
    - installed with fixed night sights
    - rails for attaching doodads
    - more pricey because of the engraving "TACTICAL"
     
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    Regular = $ 3.99 a gallon
    PLus = $ 4.19 a gallon
    Premium = $ 4.39 a gallon

    Then there's the camo pumps
    with special contoured levers
    Tactical Regular = $ 4.99 a gallon
    Tactical Plus = $ 5.19 a gallon
    Tactical Premium = $ 5.39 a gallon

    And the Black pumps to MILSPEC quality
    Stealth SOCOM Regular = $ 6.99 a gallon
    STealth SOCOM PLus = $ 7.49 a gallon
    STealth SOCOM Premium = $ 7.99 a gallon

    Cash or charge ?
     
  18. Pilot

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    Tactical = Dumb
     
  19. Water-Man

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    It varies with manufactures.
     
  20. loop

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    +1 Pilot.
     
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    As others have said, "tactical" is just a word manufacturers add to a product to make it seem more impressive than it really is.

    Its great way to boost sales to mall ninjas.
     
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