Tacticool Goes Mainstream But Then Fails

Behold the “CZ 455 Varmint Tacticool”. Ugh… CZ, how bush league:

CZ-455-Varmint-Tacticool-Tactical-Fail

$522 USD over at CZ for something clearly called what it isn’t.

You just know the dad-age marketing guy’s 14 year old nephew put him on to the term “tacticool”.  He thought it was “hip” and would “jive” with the youth who shoot, so he ran with it.  Yea those are terms that I picture nerdy dads using.

Where is the quad rail? Shoulder thing that goes up? High capacity assault clip capability? Canted red dot mount?  Barometer? Wind meter? Vertical fore grip? Multiple laser beams? Glock mount? Bottle opener? GPS?

Whoa Whoa… hold up; last paragraph:

with a gentle butt hook to provide excellent control.

Gentle butt hook?      Pause.

Tactical As _ _ _ _ T-ShirtThoughts?  I know some of you guys just want to get that gentle butt hook.   You’ll have to turn to Craig’s List unfortunately, because CZ doesn’t offer that service separately.

Hat tip: Jerry

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ddbaxte March 5, 2013 at 12:08 am

Tacticool is the name of the Boyd’s stock it comes with.

They’re pretty nice laminate stocks for under $100.
Boyd’s makes them for 10/22’s and I think Savages as well.

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Justa Guy March 5, 2013 at 12:08 am

It’s called the Tacticool because that is the actual name of the stock that is used. It is the Boyd’s Tacticool stock.

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matthew james March 5, 2013 at 12:18 am

If it was the “Varmint Operator” then they might have something here. “tacticool” is just life imitating art imitating life.

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Sam March 5, 2013 at 12:30 am

Who *DOESN’T* want dat gentle butt hook?

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Dave March 5, 2013 at 01:02 am

It’s called “Tacticool” because that’s the name of the stock, which is made by Boyds Gun Stocks

http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/

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Ajax March 5, 2013 at 09:19 am

This joke cleared a few readers heads by several feet.

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Chach March 5, 2013 at 09:54 am

Considering CZ competes with Savage rimfire models and savage has the Tactical Rifle, I’m happy to see CZ make this offering. The name relates to the name of the Boyd Stock. The Tacticool stock is a regular upgrade for Savage rifles to replace the flimsy plastic stock.

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Odysseus March 5, 2013 at 01:19 pm

Just don’t google Butt Hook if you are easily shocked or offended.

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sdog March 5, 2013 at 01:47 pm

i have a 455 lux with a wood stock and iron sights. its a great little gun, good for working on fundamentals, but does adding a black polymer stock make at a tactical weapon?……hell no.

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BBJones March 5, 2013 at 04:44 pm

its not polymer. its wood.

The reason CZ has this model is because many bolt gun shooters buy rimfires that look and act like their centerfire rifles and dub them “trainers”. Basically they build marksmanship skills that will translate over to a more expensive gun to operate.

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AZRon March 5, 2013 at 05:12 pm

Dads’ age: Jeff Cooper, 1911, Johnny Winter, and American Iron.

Now: Endo, Glock, Justin Beiber, Honda Civics, and Airsoft.

I’m thrilled to be an old fart.

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ENDO-Mike March 5, 2013 at 05:14 pm

haha -.-

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AZRon March 5, 2013 at 08:45 pm

Not funny enough for a shirt, a fiddy CD, or an mp5 airsoft though, eh? My breath is bated.

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Church March 5, 2013 at 05:14 pm

If I ever make my own rifle it will have a glock mount, and a butt hook!

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