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Posted: 9/9/2004 7:49:39 PM EDT
Over the last twenty years or more I have noticed that the demand for everything
surplus or tactical has been selling like hotcakes. It used to be you couldn't give
this stuff away. Why now is there such a demand for it?

Just look at the availability of tactical vests, it was a given that the vest to get years ago
was the "Harris" assault vest. Look at the choices now to the "civilian" market.

I think it says something about the attitude of a lot of people and what they think
the future might bring.

There is a lot of old and new companies selling to the general public their gear
that wasn't around years ago. And if it was they found a new market.

What is your thought about the current market of civilian tactical gear and it's
ramifications?

GM

Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:50:08 PM EDT
airsoft?



Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:52:47 PM EDT
A couple thoughts:

I know this sounds paranoid but perhaps the increasing militarization of law enforcement may be behind part of this. Another factor is the demand of the wannabe crowd.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:55:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
airsoft?






DK-Prof, I didn't think of that you just might have nailed it
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:57:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 7:59:05 PM EDT by fight4yourrights]

Originally Posted By goodmedicine:

I think it says something about the attitude of a lot of people and what they think
the future might bring.




Storm Clouds on the Horizon.


.... and enough people opening their eyes.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 9:20:50 PM EDT
I'm lovin' it! When I started looking into tac-vests they were $200.00 Now some can be had around $75

Now if I could just find one with 1000 pockets!
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 9:21:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
airsoft?







+1
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 9:29:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By repub18:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
airsoft?







+1




nope, airsoft and the tactical gear can all be blamed on a video game, Counter Strike.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 10:25:22 PM EDT
Slap a "Tactical" sticker to a roll of Charmin toilet paper and sell it for $20 a roll....
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 10:31:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Slap a "Tactical" sticker to a roll of Charmin toilet paper and sell it for $20 a roll....



Only if you paint it black, and add velcro to one side.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 10:34:15 PM EDT
+1 for airsoft and possibly paintballers.

Also keep in mind the police have decided to become paramilitary in dress so they often buy this shit a lot when the dept doesn't cover it.
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