Tactical Sniper

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Lyons7STW, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Lyons7STW

    Lyons7STW Well-Known Member

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    I need to vent
    Is anyone besides me frustrated by the over use of the words "Tactical" and "Sniper" these days.
    A big part of this I thimk is marketting hype. Seems like if you paint something black and call it tactial you automatically get to charge extra... a lot extra!!
    And I have gotten to where I cringe every time I hear Sniper.
    Tactical by definition is nothing more than having a plan to achoeve a goal.
    And thrre is very little glamour in waiting for an undetermined amount of time in heat or cold rain or snow to take a shot. You have to limit movement to avoid detection but you get cramps and need to relieve yourself... you get hungry and thirsty, your eyes get tired of squinting through optics. And the stress eats at you. Not for those with a weak constitution.
    And a ghillie suit is heavy and snags on every thing...
    JUST SAYIN
    BTW my od green socks were in the wash, sorry
     
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  2. Lyons7STW

    Lyons7STW Well-Known Member

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    Guess I am the only one with this pet peve?
     

  3. Pons

    Pons Well-Known Member

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    I saw a "tactical" pen for sale a few days ago.
     
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  4. Gary Kaney

    Gary Kaney Well-Known Member

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    To make it short and sweet " I'm with you" It's just a way to get more dollars.
     
  5. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    I don't care for the way sniper is used by most of the media for political purposes. Tactical seems more a marketing fad that will run it's course, and in the meantime it's keeping interest in the shooting sports in the public eye.
     
  6. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Nah, I'm just quiet about it.

    Make the subject = Woofs and I'll quickly come out of my shell.:) Thus all my stuff is Wactical.:rolleyes:
     
  7. BigCarrot

    BigCarrot Active Member

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    My gun room has gotten to the point that if a news reporter walked in, I'm afraid they would think I was planning to hide in a clock tower somewhere and tactically snipe people off! I live in a fairly upscale high rise, so I feel a little akward riding an elevator next to some half plastic socialite with a couple of drag bags in my hands, and looking like I should be hiding in the woods somewhere. Look, lady, I'm just going to shoot at a paper terrorist....
     
  8. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    We gotta have some way to describe the air soft terrorists at the mall.
     
  9. Bravo 4

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  10. crowsnest2002

    crowsnest2002 Well-Known Member

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    I guess I can contribute. Every time I mention I enjoy longrange shooting to someone, the next few words out of their mouth is sniper. Big difference people.......