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Discreet Tactical Pen?

Discussion in 'Personal Security Devices & Self-Defense' started by swiftness, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Condition1

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  2. Bosman

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    O my GOSH!! The Zebra 701 is not robust enough!!!

    Look, as I see it, it writes well, feels great in the hand, is not going to be confiscated by LEO ever.
    A pen is last ditch weapon.

    If you want to see what a pen can do, check youtube for Joe Pesci - Casino - pen scene. I won't post the actual vid on here due to language.
     
  3. Mark Greenman
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    I've been searching for a discreet, durable pen for several years, and these Titanium Pens are the best I've found so far.

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    Similar in looks to the 701, but a million times stronger.

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    Here's a video review I did as well:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LHLHblaR5zs

    At $65 Shipped they're not nearly as cheap as a 701, but about half the cost of my Surefire, and made of Ti, instead of aluminum.
     
  4. TallNHairyDave

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    Mark - I've got one of those Ti pens on its way to add to my growing collection of "tactical pens". Ordered it from a UK seller as that avoided having to pay import duties & tax on top, then found the excellent review of it on your website, which confirmed that I hadn't made a mistake in choosing one, so thanks for that :)
     
  5. Mark Greenman
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    Glad to be of help Dave. I thin your going to like it, but let us know what you think when it arrives.
     
  6. TallNHairyDave

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    Will do.

    One of the big wins for it for me is that it takes Parker refills which means that there are some excellent writing refill options for it.
     
  7. TallNHairyDave

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    It arrived today.

    Very nice pen! Good weight to it without being too hefty, cap clips on securely and it's not covered in grabby knurling or screams "look at me, I'm a tactical pen". Really looks more like a quality "executive" pen. (Much lighter than my steel embassy pen)

    Hefty wall thickness means if you have to use it as a kubaton it'll hold up nicely. I'm not trained in using a kubaton, I just like chunky well built pens :)

    Best bit, no one looked at me oddly when I used it to take notes in a meeting like they would have done had I pulled out one of my more pointy pens.

    Only negative for me is that the pocket clip could be a little stronger springiness; it doesn't bother me that you can't "post" the cap when using the pen, but some folks might be annoyed by that.

    I'd recommend one!
     
  8. temujin

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    My "tactical" pen is a Parker Jotter. All stainless steel. Less than $10. Writes well, which is what it does most of the time.
     
  9. swiftness

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    Would be the best if the cap threaded to the barrel
     
  10. swiftness

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    I am still happy with my viagra pen. So happy I bought reserves really cheap off ebay. No one has ever looked at it as a weapon, if anything I get a smile or laugh.
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    That's what I thought at first, but it's actually press fitted on there very tightly, you have to hold on tight and tug pretty hard to get the cap off. You can sort of see this from the video that the cap requires a good amount of force to remoce. It's unlike any cap I have ever used, nothing like a sharpie or other capped pen.

    Given the pressure required and the relative shortness of the cap, and the impact and trapping tests I've tried with it, I can't imagine it ever coming off durring combat.
     
  12. lnytunes

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    I would agree. I have one and it's pretty hefty and I know I could easily use it as a kubaton.
     
  13. Here Comes The BOOM

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    I just received my Rotring Freeway and was surprised at how heavy and sturdy it feels. The aluminum walls are over a mm thick & it feels like this can take quit a beating. It weighs just over 38 grams incl. a cartridge. I got mine with the rollerball filing btw, I just love how those write.

    This is the one I have:

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    I paid 7 euro plus shipping on ebay.


    edit: I just got a refund for this one. After the threads fell apart I can only conclude that it felt a lot sturdier than it turned out to be. I'm still trying to decide between a Parker IM or an Urban rollerball to replace it with atm, but I'll probably get back to that sometime soon.
     
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  14. Random Dan

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    The Embassy looks even less weapon-like if you get in a cool color like green or blue http://www.countycomm.com/pencolors.html

    I opted for SS on mine, but it's :censored:ing heavy - probably too heavy for some (I love it's weight though).
     
  15. lnytunes

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    I got the Maxmadco retractable pen I like it considerably better than the other "tactical" pens that I have. It's the only "pen" I have that actually looks like a pen.
     
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    This is highly useful for more than just writing. And the "Metal" in the name is there for a reason.

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    I happened upon this thread since I collect drug rep pens. I'm a physician and I accumulated a bunch of them before the pharma laws prohibited the drug companies from giving us anything (even sticky notes lol)

    I have about a half dozen of them that make good tactical pens. They are solid metal, heavy, about 5 1/2 inches long, take either Parker or Cross refills, and are twist deploy rather than clicky.

    My favorite so far is a Copaxone pen that's made by Cutter & Buck Pen Co. It's a Twist pen that takes Parker refills and has a flat top end to place your thumb on when striking. It also has an amazing spring type pocket clip. The others are no-names. The drug companies used to give away brand name drug pens on occasion. I have Parker, Cross, Waterman, Sheaffer and even a Mont Blanc Drug pen. None of these are suitable for tactical use however.

    Among the commonly available pens, I think the twist-to-deploy ballpoint pens are better than the push-button clicky deploy type. The twist pens give you a choice of striking with a sharp or a blunt end.

    For example I would like a Parker Insignia instead of a Jotter, and I think that a Cross Townsend ballpoint could make a very nice discreet self-defense pen. It's big, heavy and pretty much bullet proof.
     
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    Thank you for saying that. Glad it worked out.
    I have been thinking lately that an even better way is a Pental RSVP with the barrel loaded with epoxy. Not much mass, but very sharp and cost so little that if you get it taken away- oh well.
     
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    Just got this from gear best a Fura tactical pen, takes standard Parker refills and does write pretty well. Seems good value for the low cost
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    Nobody has mentioned the "CRKT Williams" yet. It actually looks like a pen. Amazon reviews are mixed, apparently the pocket clip is weak.