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Tactical Arms & Accessories

Tactical Arms & Accessories

It’s Not Just “Paint-On-Performance”

To some industry execs and marketing mavens, “tactical” means a device finished in matte black or earth tones, photographed on a bed of wet leaves and perhaps adorned with the image of a tiny ninja. To engineers and operators, it means “designed and intended for sustained, effective operation under combat conditions with minimal maintenance in the harshest environmental extremes.”

Often the differences aren’t immediately apparent, and found in seemingly small touches. For example, the ability of Leupold’s Mark 4 CQ/Tactical scope to retain seawater-tight integrity and operation even with the battery-cap off; a folding knife with an open frame to facilitate flushing mud, sand and congealed blood out with a swish in a rice paddy, are all tactical touches.

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