tacticool – (adj.) having a tactical appearance while lacking suitability for actual tactical application
The term “tacticool” is often used in the same conversation with terms like “mall ninja” and “internet commando.” Frequently it is used as a disparaging term, suggesting something is unnecessarily made to appear “tactical” just to be “cool.” Hence the term “tacticool.”
Yet, tacticool is exactly what CZ named the new 455 rifle variation.
The CZ 455 Tacticool is a variation of the company’s bolt action rimfire rifles. This one is chambered in .22 LR.
The 455 Tacticool has a black painted laminate Monte Carlo stock, and metal parts are blued. According to CZ, this rifle is “built as a tactical trainer for those who don’t require the precision of the Manners Composite stock…” The Tacticool shares other features standard in the 455 line including a detachable five round magazine and an adjustable trigger.
MSRP is $522.