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Posted: 10/27/2013 11:31:50 PM EST
The surefire ones look great but can't justify spending $80+ on something I know I'll lose within a year.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 11:33:29 PM EST
I dont have one, but i think the cold steel ones are usually recommended on the cheaper end.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 11:44:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2013 11:45:07 PM EST by GraniteClimber]
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Originally Posted By DCLXVI:
I dont have one, but i think the cold steel ones are usually recommended on the cheaper end.
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Link? I searched there website for "pen" and the only thing that came up was the Pocket Shark pen, which is incredibly tacky. Due to the frequency of use it will get, I would prefer a "clicker" style.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 11:45:10 PM EST
I have a 5.11 tactical pen. I picked it up from LA Police Gear for 40 bucks. I travel regularly and have no issues with airport security as it does not look nearly as menacing as some of the other pens out there. It does have a sharp pointy side, but I cap that and reverse it to expose the ink side when traveling. I place it alongside my other pens and have no problems. It has a flat cap that screws on and allows you to place your thumb over the top for leverage, unlike some of the others that have "DNA" collectors. I wouldn't want to put my thumb on that! Anyway, I found it to be a happy medium when compared with the other on the market based on price and appearance.

http://www.lapolicegear.com/511-50248-tactical-pen.html
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 11:48:46 PM EST
I use cheapo Uniball Vision Exact.

The plastic is durable enough that they don't break in your pocket, ink writes in all temperatures (used mine down to -40), and they write on a surprising number of surfaces. And if you're prone to losing stuff, they come in boxes of 50
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 12:06:28 AM EST
Zebra 402.

They write very well for the cost (about $5 for two) and the have an aluminum body which won't shatter or splinter if I have to shove it in somebody's eye or other part.


Link Posted: 10/28/2013 12:09:56 AM EST
Is this what you had in mind? I got mine free with an order and it seems ok. $20 if you buy them.

http://www.botachtactical.com/kztacticalpen.html
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 12:10:03 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 12:12:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2013 12:14:57 AM EST by ARChoo]
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 12:43:58 AM EST
Cheap (real cheap) flashlight.
Kershaw Brawler knife (nice!)
Metal tactical pen that takes Fisher refills

Link Posted: 10/28/2013 12:48:37 AM EST
Just get you a steel tube Zebra pen and call it a day
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 12:55:02 AM EST
http://www.amazon.com/Smith-Wesson-SWPENMPBK-Military-Tactical/dp/B003D7K07K/ref=pd_sim_hi_3
This one has held up well for me. The only downside is every time you drop it, without the cap covering the righting end, on the concrete floor in a housing unit it lands on the ball and puts a flat spot on it so it writes like highway lines (- - - - - - -).
Also the replacement cartridges are like $6 and I have yet to run one out of ink, due to dropping and breaking them before I use them up.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 1:44:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2013 1:44:48 AM EST by CSFIREARMS]
Gerber

Got two of these and I love them. I use a lot of the Rite in the Rain stuff so it a great pen/ Heavy as hell.

CSF

Link Posted: 10/28/2013 1:55:42 AM EST
I have, and have had many of the CRKT Tao Pens, you cab find then for less then 40 on Web. Right now i have a tan with polished rings style.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 2:01:43 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Coronado:
I have, and have had many of the CRKT Tao Pens, you cab find then for less then 40 on Web. Right now i have a tan with polished rings style.
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Another recommendation for the Tao pen. I don't have one, but I bought a few for some friends & family and they all loved them.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 2:04:53 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 2:30:08 AM EST
The only "tactical pen" you'll need. Poke em, jab em, stick em in the eye.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 2:36:08 AM EST
My Zebra pen walked off.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 2:40:52 AM EST
Didn't you watch The Borne Identity? Bourne uses a Bic pen to help defeat the guy with a boot knife.





Your welcome.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 2:50:41 AM EST
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Originally Posted By HSDM:
The only "tactical pen" you'll need. Poke em, jab em, stick em in the eye.
http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/uploads//monthly_05_2010/post-5172-1273904887.jpg
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The most Mil-Spec pens to have ever existed.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:02:56 AM EST
I'd like to find one that's a clicky and slim. Seems most of them are too big to fit in a standard uniforn pocket stash and the overly pointed end would be a bit excessive.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:25:07 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:30:17 AM EST
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Originally Posted By HSDM:
The only "tactical pen" you'll need. Poke em, jab em, stick em in the eye.
http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/uploads//monthly_05_2010/post-5172-1273904887.jpg
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Remove the ink cart and use them to remove earwax is also a known use
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:34:43 AM EST
Skilcraft US Govenment pen
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:35:14 AM EST
I took a Bic pen and replaced the ink with mercury.

When forced to use it, I write "prepare to die" on the adversary, and sit back and wait for their inevitible demise.


Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:45:09 AM EST
http://countycomm.com/pen.html

Never had any TSA problems either.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:48:13 AM EST
"Tactical" pens? Seriously? Pens are tactical now?

And I suppose this is yet another must have for "EDC" right?

Hell I guess it makes sense. If you're already dressed in tactical pants and a tactical shirt, and tactical bacteria combatting underwear, and tactical boots for all your dynamic ops and you're running a .45 semi auto with an extended mag release for tactical reloads, and you EDC a .38 snub nose BUG in your tactical concealment ankle holster I mean why not add a tactical pen. I mean if you have room after you primary and back up flashlight (remember two is one and one is none), your 45 reloads, your .38 reloads, your tactical tanto fighting knife, and your tactically cased phone you might as well add tactical pen to your kit.



Sorry guys. Not trying to be a dick. This place just makes me laugh some times.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:48:44 AM EST
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Originally Posted By adrock1:
"Tactical" pens? Seriously? Pens are tactical now?

And I suppose this is yet another must have for "EDC" right?

Hell I guess it makes sense. If you're already dressed in tactical pants and a tactical shirt, and tactical bacteria combatting underwear, and tactical boots for all your dynamic ops and you're running a .45 semi auto with an extended mag release for tactical reloads, and you EDC a .38 snub nose BUG in your tactical concealment ankle holster I mean why not add a tactical pen. I mean if you have room after you primary and back up flashlight (remember two is one and one is none), your 45 reloads, your .38 reloads, your tactical tanto fighting knife, and your tactically cased phone you might as well add tactical pen to your kit.



Sorry guys. Not trying to be a dick. This place just makes me laugh some times.
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It's pretty handy for places where a traditional weapon would not be possible.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:50:43 AM EST
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Originally Posted By FourLoko:
New Gerber $44.99 - http://www.lapolicegear.com/gerber-31-001880-impromptu.html

New Maxpedition $35.99 - http://www.lapolicegear.com/maxp-pn500-tac-pen.html
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The Gerber you posted caught my interest, but after reading about "Rite in the Rain" it looks like a winner. They even Cerakote the damn thing. I think that Gerber and a Rite in the Rain mini notepad are in my near future.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:51:52 AM EST
As a deep thinker, I have replaced all my tactical gear with strategic kit.

So then, who can recommend a good strategic pen?
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:53:40 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Darkstar117:


The most Mil-Spec pens to have ever existed.
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Originally Posted By Darkstar117:
Originally Posted By HSDM:
The only "tactical pen" you'll need. Poke em, jab em, stick em in the eye.
http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/uploads//monthly_05_2010/post-5172-1273904887.jpg


The most Mil-Spec pens to have ever existed.


That is exactly what mil-spec means.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:55:15 AM EST
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Originally Posted By amd_dude:
http://countycomm.com/pen.html

Never had any TSA problems either.
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I recommend this pen. It's a great pen and tough as hell.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:59:08 AM EST
Zebra stainless.

I have the Schrade pen and it is a pain in the ass to unscrew that cap all the time. And the sound of the aluminum threads makes me teeth hurt.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 4:02:58 AM EST
Make your own...
Zebra F-701 modified with stainless steel parts from a different model Zebra= all steel non-marked EDC pen.

http://gearjournal.com/2010/06/zebra-f-701-the-poor-mans-space-pen/

In addition you can add a Fisher space pin refill.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 4:07:23 AM EST
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The most Mil-Spec pens to have ever existed.
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Originally Posted By Darkstar117:
Originally Posted By HSDM:
The only "tactical pen" you'll need. Poke em, jab em, stick em in the eye.
http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/uploads//monthly_05_2010/post-5172-1273904887.jpg


The most Mil-Spec pens to have ever existed.


And under a buck apiece by the dozen on Amazon. Just ordered some.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 4:07:56 AM EST
What the hell is a tactical pen?

I have a box of 1000 pens with my company info on them, cost less than one of the metal ones, you can still get stabby with them too.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 4:18:33 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Kiltakaze:
Just get you a steel tube Zebra pen and call it a day
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This, specifically the Zebra F-701
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 4:28:26 AM EST
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Originally Posted By sitdwnandhngon:
What the hell is a tactical pen?

I have a box of 1000 pens with my company info on them, cost less than one of the metal ones, you can still get stabby with them too.
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It's a pen you can ostensibly jab a bath salts tweaker with, which they won't even notice, and then proceed to eat your face because you tried to jab them with a pen instead of backing off and throwing loose objects and furniture at them instead while keeping as much distance as possible.

Link Posted: 10/28/2013 4:29:15 AM EST
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Originally Posted By HSDM:
The only "tactical pen" you'll need. Poke em, jab em, stick em in the eye.
http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/uploads//monthly_05_2010/post-5172-1273904887.jpg
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OMG Flashbacks....


Link Posted: 10/28/2013 4:34:14 AM EST
FFS

Link Posted: 10/28/2013 4:39:10 AM EST
While we're at it, does anyone have recommendations on "tactical" undies? You know, for those times when crop-dusting has to count. How about Tactical Socks?
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 4:44:26 AM EST
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While we're at it, does anyone have recommendations on "tactical" undies? You know, for those times when crop-dusting has to count. How about Tactical Socks?
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Ballistic Boxers.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 4:44:36 AM EST
Any pen is a tactical pen.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:09:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2013 5:23:05 AM EST by Thoth8]
My wife is taking a RAD class http://www.rad-systems.com/
She has a ccw but i want something that she can carry at the hospitable she works at.

I was thinking about getting us a Kershaw Tactical knife set, Was that set from Walmart?


Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:12:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2013 5:12:51 AM EST by Danner130]
Rock it old school, with a Dixon Ticonderoga.

The Cedar shaft.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:15:22 AM EST
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Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:
Zebra 402.

They write very well for the cost (about $5 for two) and the have an aluminum body which won't shatter or splinter if I have to shove it in somebody's eye or other part.


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Same. Works well as a field expedient TQ windlass.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:23:05 AM EST
Zebra F 701. SS body. Fine point ball.


Link Posted: 10/28/2013 8:25:29 AM EST
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Rock it old school, with a Dixon Ticonderoga.

The Cedar shaft.
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HB ?
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 9:12:09 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Thoth8:
My wife is taking a RAD class http://www.rad-systems.com/She has a ccw but i want something that she can carry at the hospitable she works at.
I was thinking about getting us a Kershaw Tactical knife set, Was that set from Walmart?
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If she's close enough to the meth tweaker to stab him, the meth tweaker is close enough to stab her twenty times while screaming and flailing. Knife fights never end up well for either party.

If you want to get her something other than a gun, get her a Fox Labs OC.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 9:20:21 AM EST
I saw a post, from a "defence expert" in a HTF, saying a basic sharpie will do the job...
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 9:48:45 AM EST
Zebra 701, stainless body and nib. $8 at Staples
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