Three Reasons To Buy A Tactical Pen

Some pens aren’t just for writing. A tactical pens is designed to do double duty as a tool for self defense. Here are three things to look for when buying one.

hand writing with gerber tactical pens
Why carry a pen for writing when you can carry a tactical pen that can also save your life?Gerber

Having a tac pen on hand can be extremely useful in facing a number of occurrences that could otherwise turn your day into a nightmare. And they can be handy in a variety of not-so-critical situations, too.


The Atomic Bear Tactical Pen
Solidly and simply constructed, this pen is made to deliver a devastating strike in a self-defense situation.Atomic Bear

When most people talk about every-day carry (EDC), they're referring to a concealed firearm used for self-defense purposes. In the absence of a gun, though, a tactical pen is a frequently overlooked tool that could save your life one day. Why carry a pen that can only be used for writing when you can get one that'll help you defend yourself as well?

Glass Breakers

Gerber Impromptu Tactical Pen
Most tac pens are made with a sturdy point—tempered steel in this case—for breaking glass if the need arises.Gerber

Many top-rated tactical pens are made rugged enough so that the user can break glass with the tip. Such utility can spell the difference between safe and sorry in an emergency situation.


TF Takeflight Tactical Pen
A tac pen that also has a flashlight and a bottle opener incorporated into the design can assist with even more daily chores.TF Takeflight

A pen that can write, be used for self-defense and break glass provides more than enough good reasons to make a purchase. But many models offer other features too, like built-in flashlights, bottle openers and more.