Also, while I agree that many people take the "tactical" thing too far, there is definitely something to be learned from the police and the military in terms of firearms and defensive tactics. The trick is to use the "tactical" stuff that actually translates well to civilian use, and to NOT use the "tactical" stuff that doesn't.
And, like SHE3PDOG said, some of us find "tactical" stuff kind of nifty. He and I are both Marines, so "tactical" is often what we're most comfortable with. The key is not to be stupid with it; "tactical" stuff that's either useless for civilians or is a detriment to good shooting isn't very tactical at all.
0331: "Accuracy by volume."