Best Tactical pen I've found so far (review)

Best Tactical pen I've found so far (review)

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    Best Tactical pen I've found so far (review)

    I've wanted to get a tactial pen, but the big price, overly tactical look and screw off caps of most of them have always kept me away. Then I came across this United Cutlery pen which meets all of those criteria. You can't go wrong for $17.

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    I have one of these and it's not bad for all the reason stated. As a long time catalog junkie, my observation is that the large majority of stuff in the United Cutlery catalog is junk. It's almost as bad as the Bud K garbage. But, there can be a silver lining in any cloud and this pen, for the money, is pretty cool. I've been through TSA on 8 different flights with this pen either in my carry on or just clipped i my pocket or portfolio. They look at it, go right past it and don't seem to care!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brademan View Post
    I have one of these and it's not bad for all the reason stated. As a long time catalog junkie, my observation is that the large majority of stuff in the United Cutlery catalog is junk. It's almost as bad as the Bud K garbage. But, there can be a silver lining in any cloud and this pen, for the money, is pretty cool. I've been through TSA on 8 different flights with this pen either in my carry on or just clipped i my pocket or portfolio. They look at it, go right past it and don't seem to care!
    Thanks for the TSA experience. It came a day late to try it on my flight yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnareMan View Post
    I've wanted to get a tactial pen, but the big price, overly tactical look and screw off caps of most of them have always kept me away. Then I came across this United Cutlery pen which meets all of those criteria. You can't go wrong for $17.
    Thanks for the review. I ended up picking up a couple on Amazon this morning for $9.XX each. This is more along the lines of something I have been looking for good price, sturdy, unassuming, and functional.

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    Well, if the right TSA person sees it, (i.e., one who knows it's "tactical") don't be surprised if you lose it. At that Amazon price, not a big deal, but I was reminded of this other thread: Ultimate Ghetto "Tactical Pen" - Modded Zebra F701

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    So what is this pen capable of doing for $9.00.............?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xXxplosive View Post
    So what is this pen capable of doing for $9.00.............?
    It's not what the pen is capable of doing, it's what the individual is capable of doing with the pen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AOK View Post
    It's not what the pen is capable of doing, it's what the individual is capable of doing with the pen.
    Exact-a-mundo!

    Regarding the earlier thought about the TSA people who might 'know it's tactical'...I ran into a TSA guy at the Pittsburgh airport who actually looked at the stuff I tossed in the tray and reached out and touched the pen. I thought he was going to grab it and move me out of the line for a conversation for a moment, but he just looked up at me for a second and said, "Have a good trip."
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    Because we all know, stabbing someone with a pen doesn't work unless its a tactical pen and not a simple Bic pen.
    "The value you put on the lost will be determined by the sacrifice you are willing to make to seek them until they are found."

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    Quote Originally Posted by INccwchris View Post
    Because we all know, stabbing someone with a pen doesn't work unless its a tactical pen and not a simple Bic pen.
    This is true. A bic is flimsy and could snap. This looks like it will reach what you intend.

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