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marlin-owner 11-13-2012 06:37 PM

a tactical pen??? really???

there is the link to the site that sells tactical fighting pens... yes, writing pens... does this seem ridiculous to anybody else? that would never work! say a meth head is coming at you with an illegal gun, or a knife? you think his numb body would feel you poking at him with your fancy pen? doubtful, buy a knife with the same amount that your pen cost.

orangello 11-13-2012 06:41 PM

Yup, i noticed a cop client of ours using one. I see no problem with having a device designed with a secondary purpose of stabbing that doesn't meet any legal definitions for a "knife".

It's kinda like the jack handle that fits so nicely in my car's door pocket; it will help change a tire or change a robber's mind (floorjack handle/2' steel pipe).

winds-of-change 11-13-2012 06:47 PM

I know someone who has one. I wouldn't mind having one, either. But I see they don't come in pink. :D

magnumman 11-13-2012 06:51 PM

The guy at the lgs had some s&w pens. He said they are allowed on planes as of now.... Until big sis reads this post

marlin-owner 11-13-2012 07:03 PM

seems kinda funky to me... a fighting pen. i would rather have a knife in self defense.

DrJason 11-13-2012 07:14 PM

Those have been around for years.

I agree with what a couple of the other guys said, might be nice to have as a secondary or tertiary weapon....especially in those circumstances when or where you can't carry.

Jpyle 11-13-2012 07:38 PM

I've got a Mil-Tac tactical pen. Looks and writes just like any other pen but has that element of surprise when the situation does not allow for access to a firearm...keep mine in my desk at work.

Jpyle 11-13-2012 07:39 PM


Originally Posted by marlin-owner (Post 1013106)
seems kinda funky to me... a fighting pen. i would rather have a knife in self defense.

Not intended so much as a fighting weapon...real purpose is as a last defense weapon in situations where nothing else is available beyond hand-to-hand.

orangello 11-13-2012 08:05 PM

I also like to keep some tactical snot handy this time of year; mess with me in a unarmed situation, and i will send a mucous missile your way if that is all i have. ;)

texaswoodworker 11-13-2012 09:35 PM

I could see how it would hurt like hell to get hit in the temple with one of those, but I'd rather stick with 230 grains of instant act right. :D

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