Even the most seasoned operator might have some difficulty shopping for gear online. After all, there is a lot of tactical lingo out there. TacticalGear.com recently published the Tactical Glossary to ensure customers have the tools required for a quick and easy shopping experience.
The glossary was created to be utilized as a resource to help clarify and define terminology not part of the standard American English nomenclature. It contains highly specialized phrases and slang terms not found in the average dictionary. It includes terms that describe the special features, fabrics or materials found in tactical gear and apparel. Not sure what MOLLE is? There is an entry that explains the system. Can’t remember the name of the newest camouflage? It lists the latest variations of camouflage patterns. Helpful for even tactical experts, it takes the guesswork out of purchasing gear online and explains the exact product features.
It also incorporates the common words used by tactical industry experts, gun enthusiasts and those employed in the public safety arena, such as elite operators, law officers, SWAT teams or security professionals.TacticalGear.com added a number of phrases and field terminology that experts use in their daily operations. In fact, the store called upon outside experts for their go-to lingo, and they replied with a number of suggestions.
For example, the word standardize is defined as “to bring into conformity with a standard” in the dictionary. That same word in the Tactical Glossary has a more specific definition: “To organize your gear in a fashion that ensures it’s always in the same place. This is especially helpful during high-pressure missions or situations.” The glossary outlines nuances unfamiliar to newbies and potentially even some veterans in the field.
TacticalGear.com invites experts and novices alike to scope out the Tactical Glossary. For those who would like to make a glossary suggestion, they are encouraged to comment on the glossary page or leave feedback on its Facebook page.
Launched in 2004, TacticalGear.com is a customer service-focused Internet retailer based in Chesterfield, Mo. The online superstore was designed from the ground up to serve members of the tactical community and offers a wide selection of apparel, footwear and gear.