A commonly misunderstood word. Pretty much anything can be tactical provided you are using it in a tactical application.
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.
Idiot: Look I just bought this new knife. The Nocturnal Special-Ops US Marine SAS Killer.
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.
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