A word used by firearm, cutlery, ammo, or clothes manufacturers to make their products more appealing. The advertisement for said “tactical” products usually includes pictures of the armed forces, fire, explosions, people dressed up like SWAT members, and American flags
These tactical products tend to cost a lot more than regular products and usually offer nothing other than tacky looks. Usually the guns are black and have folding stocks. Blades tend to be menacing looking. Usually they will have large serrations, an awkward grind , and most likely painted black or camo.
Me: What do you plan to use it for?
Idiot: Everyday tactical carry.
Me: Good luck trying to convince a jury you weren’t planning to hurt anyone when you decided to star carrying that.
Tactical can also relate/refer to anything with more emphasis on equipment, weapons, defensive-training, & Officer-Safety than on getting out there in the street, knocking on doors, talking to the community, and getting the job done.
2. Can also be used to relieve sexual pressure a short while before a nervously anticipated meeting with a girlfriend or figure of sexual interest.
guy 1: where's Fred?
guy 2: gone for another tactical, my kleenex supply is diminishing at a worrying rate because of that obsessive bastard..
Guy 1. You all set to meet Juliet?
Guy 2. What if i get a boner? she's bound to see! she'll never even look at me again!
Guy 1: Alright then, you can take three minutes out on the tram and have a quick tactical but you'll have to be speedy!