Tactical Pens

Tactical Pens

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    Tactical Pens

    I'm sure most have seen these so-called "tactical pens" which are sturdy, all metal ink pens. Yes, they write and will be just like another ink pen, except that it gives you a quick, sturdy device with which you can stab at an aggressor. Not a fail-safe, but seems, IMO, to be better than nothin'.

    How many have one, carry one and/or think it is a good (not necessary) supplement to your defensive tools? I was ordering some other items a week ago and saw one on sale for $15 so I ordered it. It writes well and I plan to keep it in one of the little pull-out drawers in my van console where I have a regular ink pen now. Figured it can't hurt. I can write or sign stuff and possibly use it in a limited defensive situation. Don't think I'll carry it in my pocket ... although I could!
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    Tactical pens. Yes!

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    I'm looking for one that is retractable, ink that doesn't smear, is refillable, and doesn't cost $100.00. I think Gerber is coming out with one called the Impromptu, but haven't seen a price on it yet.
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    I have one that I picked up at a gun show for $10.00 that takes a Parker refill. They're gimmicky but it looks neat and wrights just fine. I certainly would not pay more than I did for one.
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    This last holiday season, the S&W Tactical Pen, black, was all that anyone got! Word. Good to go!

    Buddy from NY (upper state) sent me a Tactical Tomahawk ............ Love it! Between it and pepper spray, great for ending road rage from jerks I did not want to meet in the first place.
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    Remember don't take a knife to a gunfight. But they r good for my shirt pocket and I have one with me a lot for backup protection tool. I paid around 17 bucks for mine.
    The police are not there to protect you from crime, they are there to arrest the guy after the crime has been committed, assuming they find him. It is your responsibility to protect yourself and your family.

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    TSA misses them almost 100% of time...................
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    I EDC the UZI tactical defender tactical pen. I wrote a review on it here - UZI Tactical Defender Pen ~ Blade Reviews 101
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    Just picked up a tactical pen from Parker---> 00.jpg
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    Don't see the need.

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    Nothing wrong with an extra bit of protection, but a car key can do basically the same thing. Except write of course.

    The biggest caveat I see is that unless you have at least some basic skills in hand to hand or catch someone completely by surprise a key, pin or blade isn't going to be very effective.

    Unfortunately, for most of us surprise is the most likely best defense.
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    Reminded me of what my martial arts teacher said once about the choice weapon to have on a plane, a big pencil! He said to carry the largest pencil that will fit in a pocket and put a large eraser on the end. If you have to use it, stab it in the shoulder (where rotator cuff is) and quickly break it off where they can't pull it out. Yup, sounds painful as heck...and that is the point!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joker1 View Post
    I'm looking for one that is retractable, ink that doesn't smear, is refillable, and doesn't cost $100.00. I think Gerber is coming out with one called the Impromptu, but haven't seen a price on it yet.
    This one fits the bill! It is hard aluminum, retractable, refills available (I'm guessing office supply) and writes well. Cost $15.
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    You can get tactical toilet paper too.

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    Has anyone ever defended themselves with one of these? Seriously? If I am down to using a pen I will take my chances with just my hands. I guess it never hurts to have something, but to me these seem useless and best suited for the paranoid and James Bond want to be's.
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