I had never heard of a Tactical Pen up until a couple of months ago. I was looking at Flashlights on Amazon for an upcoming article and I stumbled across the booming Tactical Pen market.
Turns out tactical pens and tactical anything in general is big business on Amazon. There are literally 1000’s of different models of pens to choose from! It’s quite unbelievable to me.
So, what is a tactical pen already!
OK, so as far as I can tell a tactical pen is a pen that is usually made of aluminum and can be used for self defense, protection, and survival.
How can a pen be used for self defense or survival?
Seeing how most are made from aluminum and stainless steel they are heavy enough to be used as a blunt weapon in a pinch.
They are also pointy so can be used as a stabbing or jabbing weapon.
Plus most have a carbide or stainless steel tip on one end that adds weight and is also perfect for breaking glass in an emergency like a car accident or house fire. Carbide is a very heavy, very hard type of steel. It is so hard that it is used in the machining industry to cut other types of steel.
Are they good for writing though?
Yes, most definitely. These tactical pens were designed to write in any situation like rain, snow, upside down, right-side up, nuclear war, alien invasion, or anything else you can think of…. But seriously they are good pens and are compatible with many popular pen refill types.
Top 10 Tactical Pens Available From Amazon
These are the top 10 selling Tactical Pens on Amazon. You really can’t go wrong with any of these awesome pens.
Best Tactical Pen on Amazon by review number and star rating
Partstock(TM) Aircraft Aluminum Defender Tactical Pen Military or Police Outdoor Survival Tool
- Made from high quality aircraft aluminum
- Has a diamond grip body so it wont slip out of your hand
- Integrated clip to attach to belts, bags, etc.
- Heavy end-cap can be used to break glass
Best Tactical Pen runner up
Vktech Tactical Pen aviation Aluminum Anti-skid
- Solid aluminum construction
- Sharp glass breaking tip that can also be used for stabbing
- Retractable ball point tip (turn body to extend and retract tip)
- Very good writing quality with replaceable “Parker” style refill
Other great Tactical pens worth looking at
UZI Aircraft Aluminum Defender Tactical Pen with Glassbreaker
- Made from aircraft aluminum
- Carbide glass breaking tip
- Compatible with standard and Fischer Space Pen refills
- Non-reflective matte black finish
Under Control Tactical Pen for Self Defense with LED Flashlight, DNA Catcher, & Glass Breaker
- Heavy duty & rugged black aluminum construction
- Perfect size for concealment, self defense, and evasive maneuvers
- Built-in LED flashlight
- Sharpened “crown” end DNA catcher
- Belt clip
- Integrated glass breaker
Smith and Wesson Tactical Pen with Stylus Tip
- 5.7″ long
- T6061 Aluminum
- Built is stylus tip for use on tablets and smartphones
- Black ink
- Uses Schmidt P900M Parker Style Black Ball Point Pen Refill
Tactical Black Clicker Pen by Rite in the rain
- Simple great design
- Works in any temperature or weather condition including upside down
- Perfect for use with Rite in the rain field books and paper
Schrade Tactical Pen, Black
- 5.7″ overall length
- CNC machined 6061 aircraft aluminum
- screw-on/off cap
- Hauser Parker ball point pen cartridge included
- Matte black finish
Smith & Wesson Tactical Pen, Black
- 5.7 inches overall, weighs 1.4 ounces
- T6061 aircraft aluminum construction
- Hand screw on/screw off cap
- Utilizes Parker and Hauser ink cartridge (included)
- Attractive black finish
Columbia River Knife and Tool Williams Tactical Pen
- Made of the highest quality materials
- Test for performance and durability
- Used by service people worldwide
- High tech writing instrument
- Made from precision machined aluminum and hard coat color anodizing
- Non-reflective tactical black finish
- Tapered body improves grip
Tom Anderson Tactical Ball Point Pen, Black
- Tactical Ball Point Pen offers self defense and a writing instrument all in one
- Aluminum construction offers a sleek look, but can offer a lethal surprise
- Glass breaker on the end to punch out car window in emergencies
- Screw on/off cap; uses replaceable ink cartridges
- Measures 5-1/4 inches
Tactical Pens, amazing what you can find on Amazon
I hope you enjoyed learning about tactical pens and how you can use a pen to save your life. Who would have thunk it?
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