I like to say that it’s not cool to be old school in combat and that any mature technology should be used to increase your chances of success in confrontations.
However, there is a significant portion of shooters who get lost in this relationship and end up falling victim to the tactical market.
Two things are facts:
- Whenever the word “tactical” is added to the name of a simple product, it becomes more expensive.
- The market already knows this and has therefore added the word “tactical” to basically everything that exists.
You will find tactical pants, tactical gloves, tactical flashlights, tactical pens, tactical weapons, tactical knives, tactical caps, tactical belts, tactical mugs, tactical socks, tactical boots, tactical glasses, tactical phone cases, tactical vests, tactical watches, tactical ropes, tactical backpacks, tactical toothbrushes, and the list goes on endlessly.
The product offerings are overwhelming, and for the unsuspecting, not acquiring all of them can mean being a little less tactical, which is very bad for your self-esteem.
For something to be truly tactical, it needs to give you some advantage (tactical) in combat. It’s no use having the knife that the social media ad claims to be the deadliest in the world if the main component of combat – the warrior – is not ready.
Often, the best customers of tactical gadget sellers are those who skimp on training and don’t take a good course, or those who are too lazy to get up and train every morning, or those who have an unbalanced diet and exercise routine.
It is not acceptable to hide behind equipment. Always focus on improving your combat quality while intelligently utilizing technology to your advantage.