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Stupid Prices And Stupid "tactical" Junk.

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by Just Dave, Jan 26, 2020.

  1. Spray1Mark

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    As in PB's post, there is fit for purpose and quality equipment, not the same thing of course especially in the airgun application.

    Top Tier kit will always be that, you can pay for it or not, up-to you, but there will always be a place for it and rightly so.
     
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    Hi.
    It's the same in the diving world... Merino wool thermals from Aldi 30 quid.
    Merino world thermals with "deep dive" or "iso_therm" on them.... 130 quid.
    People used to sneer at my Aldi ones despite being exactly the same kit and keeping me just as warm....
    And in BLACK???? Jackpot!!!
     
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    That's a twisted version of the truth, I tried to dress in chain mail and full armour and see myself as ST George and her as the dragon. Unfortunately the lance was useless, depleted uranium may have worked but I never had the chance to try it.
     
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    I finally found the perfect pouch. A slot for my tin and a slot for a few loose pellets. Hate fumbling in my pockets (Think I should remove it from my belt after a walk-about, I've done a lot of reading but can't find anything about having pellets in your pocket)

    Feast your eyes on the "Tactical Waist Bag Key Coin Purse Utility Molle Camping Pouch Pack Organizer", which is literally a small zipper pouch with a belt strap.
    Tactical purse.png
     
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  5. Jukebox

    Jukebox Better to burn out...than to fade away.

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    Link please for the younger generation that like functionality over form and have way more important things to do in life than polish bits of wood :D
     
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    Here you go?
     
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    Some tactical gear is just that tactical and good to use. Most stuff is just clumsy and bulky to look tactical with real.need of being so.
     
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    ...For the average NAVY SEAL when they finally have to get a 9-5 day job :D
     
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    A lot is targeted at the air soft market I imagine......big business

    If its right and at the right price, forget the name and buy it.
    My camo "fishing gloves" are perfect for shooting!

    I don't think many would pass up a vulcan tactic for the name....
     
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    "Ooooohhhh rah Master Chief, multiple rabbits at 25 yards!!!"
    A quick distant and grizzled look at the horizon....

    "take 'em down sailor, they are.... TALIBUNNYS"
     
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    This is just a way of reaching customers by proposing as many possible uses they can. You search 'Coin Purse' and this comes up. Just marketing.
     
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    Why does tactical stuff have to be adorned with strange pieces of angular plastic?
     
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    Pic rails seem to be stupid prices regardless if you're not buying Chinese tat, then you've got the million-percent Swarovski brand tax on top.

    The Burris rings actually look like decent kit (appear to be very sturdy and machined from the solid, so relatively expensive to make and should be precise).

    The Enfield rings especially are cheap, nasty, bargain-basement Chinese tat; the MTC mount similar to an extent. Both will have cost the manufacturers very little to make as they'll all be machined from extrusions so likely inferior tolerances to / less processing time compared to something like the Burris mounts.

    I do agree with the point in principal though; you won't go far wrong to assume that most consumers are absolutely brainless, shallow, gullible idiots and most suppliers are greedy, exploititive, uncaring scumbags. A situation that keeps the few of us consumers (a term worthy of hate in itself, IMO) with a higher IQ than that of a potato in a perpetual state of disbelief and resentment :(

    FWIW my personal approach is to research the arse of something, buy the best you can afford, look after it and keep it forever; insulating myself as much as possible from this sort of abject arseholery.
     
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    thinking on the idea of "tactical equipment" and functionality, i can see how the double shotgun evolved, its sleek fast to shoulder and aims almost on its own, like many a fine hunting rifle. important attributes for high speed flying or running quarry or a charging animal in a mood.

    but modern tactical weapons, are made to look like a prototype, with all the rails and clip on bits going at it free range. in the hope that you'll find the right place for the sights, lights, grips etc. and ignoring all the snag and trip hazards you can have a matching vest, its many hooks loops and pockets waiting there chance to mess your day up.
    just the thing against armed opponents in a domestic situation?
    you might think that when they finish the prototype and found out where to put the sights ect, itll have all those angled bits removed.
    so why do they keep adding them.
    they're functional?
    they make it shoot better?
    its easier to aim?
    it looks intimidating to the "felon" ?
    rabbits dont know its a gun, they think its satellite communication equipment dumped in the hedge?

    bench rest, i can see its uses there. from car boot to bench. thats a very keen game where the gun is always a prototype to better shooting.
    but untangling your rifle and self from a bramble patch, pulling nettles from its mounts and rails. or spending 15 mins getting your swat gear loose from a Venetian blind whilst kitted out to survive 5 of the apocalypse seems not so tactical.
    perhaps its just reinventing the wheel, and something really wonderful will evolve out of it when its finished. but thats only my opinion.
     
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    'TACTICAL' one of the most overused and misused words in the dictionary and just marketing hype. Lets call it tactical this or tactical that it's bound to help sell it.
     
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    Their hi viz waterproofs are crap. The reflective bands are stuck on, not stitched, so they pull right off when you catch them even lightly. Utter pants! Back to Harki smocks for me.
     
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    The word ‘tactical’ is used in the same way that ‘digital’ was used a few years back. Everybody knows that stuff is better when it’s digital.

    Once the word ‘digital’ wore off, it got replaced with ‘HD’. TV’s became HD as a matter of technical advancement, so everybody else jumped on the bandwagon.

    Car manufacturers added the ‘HD’ logo to their badges, and we see it on optical products. I have even seen it used to advertise grooming and beauty products. Apparently you can even get ‘HD Eyebrows’

    Anything digital, HD, or tactical is simply better. Everybody knows a digital airgun with a tactical stock and HD optics is going to be better than one that doesn’t feature these things.
     
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