Hard to see a use for any of the stuff in my footlocker, hell, I never had a scope that I used regularly, open sites and a buck knife were about all I needed to kill lots of critters. I must be old or something but even with 21 years in the Army, I needed no Tacticool stuff, if the Army didnt issue it, we didnt need it! About as tacticool as I got was pace beads, dogtag silencers, a couple 30 round mags taped together and a sling extension.
My sense is too many folks been watching too many video games for too long. If you have the money to waste, there is always going to be something to spend it on but most of us would be better off buying extra insulation and new windows for our houses than a laser guided Tomahawk or most of the addons you could buy for a weapon.
The picture of the AR with toys is funny as hell, I cant imagine destroying the beautiful lines of my weapons with techno trash, makes them look like Swiss army rifles! There are 8 functions to check on a stock M16, how many on a Techno gun, like 45? By the time youve done the function check, the range is closed, bambi ran away or the perpetrators already heading to the pawn broker with your belongings!
For those of us that just want the damn thing to work, they invented the KISS system, Im down with that!