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What's the deal with tacticool?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by USMCgs3, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. USMCgs3

    USMCgs3

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    What's the deal with these older generation men walking around in Walmart and the lgs wearing combat boots, tactical pants and web belts while sporting a big fixed blade knife on their belt? I know it's a free country but what or who exactly are they trying to portray them selfs as? One guy in walmart was convinced that his grandson needed a huge camo "day pack" backpack for school, the kid was maybe 4 years old... Couldn't even walk with that pack on, much less full of school supplies. But gramps was all
    Decked out like he is waiting to go on a Op. I guess it's similar to all the gun videos on YouTube where they all are tacked up while shooting in their backyard. I just laugh at these guys and wonder... Do they really think they are High speed operators or what? Lol

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    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

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    I think they are:

    1. Reconnecting with their fading sense of maculinity as the declining years come about.

    2. Trying to look like someone you wouldn't want to mess with as a defense mechanism. You see this a lot in nature. Animals make themselves look bigger than they are in an attempt to not be messed with.

    All and all, I understand where they are comming from.
     

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    Any gear recommendations? I think I'm ready to join the fad.
     
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    Sporaticus Aw sheet main

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    It's hunting season. Maybe they have been hunting, are going hunting, hunting clothes are in the rotation, or just like wearing camo during the hunting season.

    I often wear a camoflauge shirt to Walgreens or Lowes during the winter. I don't wear the trousers because it looks silly, and I don't want to get the scent on my hunting clothes. But maybe they are small game hunters.

    Did their choice of apparel do you any harm?
     
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  6. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

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    whats with anti tacticool being a new fad? Seems a man cant put a rail on a gun without being called a mall ninja.
     
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    Camouflage - not just for the woods anymore

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    They're still bitter over being rejected for military service forty years ago. HH
     
  9. Kingarthurhk

    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

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    I like the idea of the vest and pants with all the pockets. Could not be more practical. I just don't want to look like a tool wearing them.


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    I see a lot of that on Sunday afternoon where I live. Many of the older guys don't bother to change clothes before they head downtown after church. :whistling:
     
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    I don't see that but I wouldn't be suprised since it's hunting season.
     
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    I see middle aged and older couples wearing matching "tactical" vests. :dunno:
     
  14. USMCgs3

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    I didn't say anything about camo, hell I wear camo sometimes. But these guys I see are wearing 5.11 style pants, tucked in t-shirts showing off their gut. But these aren't hunting knives, more like the funky looking crooked knives that are supposed to be more "ergo"? And this guy one on each side of his pants lol. Idk I'm not into tactical and high speed stuff, had to wear that in the Military. Not interested in having that many pockets anymore, no use. Maybe your right though... Maybe it's their hunting set up, or maybe they watch too much Sons of Guns... could go either way. It kinda does bother me though, but I get a good laugh about it at their expense so it all good.


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  15. USMCgs3

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    Heck they may be laughing at me in my bright color Columbia fishing shirt... But I go to our house in rockport once a month so it ain't for the heck of it. That's just what I wear. So maybe it's the same for them.


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    All I know is is that I walk the other way when I see people like this.:supergrin:
     
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    There's an older couple I see often that have matching raid jackets.
     
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    If I wanted to get tacticool, I would wear the exact setup worn by Brad and Angelina at the end of Mr and Mrs Smith.

    Fitted 3 piece suit
    Yellow tinted shooting glasses
    Plastic body armor capable of stopping rifle rounds :supergrin:
     
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    I love vests and pants with pockets and yes I try to tone it down so I do t look the part. The stuff is practical for sure.
     
  20. mac66

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    What's the deal with people going to Walmart and then asking whats the deal with what people wear there? It's friggin' Walmart for Pete's sake. Enough said.