It's interesting to me how the culture changes over time, not only national cultures, but group cultures, and sub-cultures within those cultures. What I've been pondering lately is just how "tactical" the firearm culture has become, with no sign of letting up. Don't take me wrong; I'm not making any moral judgement about it. To each their own and that sort of thing. I certainly don't support increased gun control, and I have a "black rifle" or two (and even a Glock) myself. I'm also not a serious hunter, prepper, or "operator", so I'm just talking about casual hobby interest, not practical military, law enforcement, or survival use. I'm not a "Fudd". Personally I was much more fascinated with ARs, AKs, and such 25 years ago. My tastes and interests have changes over the years. Now when I go to the range I'm more likely to grab the M1, 1894 Marlin, S&W 66, or some other obsolete blue-steel-and-walnut arm from last century or earlier, maybe even something that loads from the front. Again, nothing against more modern stuff; sometimes I grab the AR .300 Blackout. What I'm getting at is how the culture (other than the Cowboy Action crowd) seems to have gone all "tactical", all the time. Everyone's a serious operator. Every gun is tactical, every gun shop is tactical, all the ammo and gear is tactical, all gun shop employees have tactical beards! Maybe I exaggerate a little, but sometimes I wonder if the word has lost its meaning. I groan a little every time I see an add for the latest tactical whatever... Anyhow, no offense intended towards you all who love the tactical stuff. More power to you if that's your thing.