There are three personal protection tools I try to carry at all times—the first is a gun, the second a knife and the third a tactical pen. However, you and I know there are many places we can’t legally carry a knife or gun. The good news is, a tactical pen can be carried most anywhere and everywhere you go, which is why it’s the only personal protection tool that never leaves my side. After all, the world is getting more dangerous on a daily basis and everyone needs a way to protect themselves at all times. In fact, that’s one of the best aspects of the tactical pen. It’s easy to use for self-defense purposes so it doesn’t matter if you’re a businessman, college student, or teacher—anyone can master simple self-defense skills using the pen.
But before I go any further, let me clear up exactly what qualifies as a “tactical pen” and how to go about choosing the right pen for you. In short, it’s a specifically engineered pen made out of solid metal that can withstand the toughest conditions. In other words, it’s not a cheap plastic pen, it’s a rugged pen that can chop a wooden board in half and easily smash through a window. The problem is, if you get on the Internet there are probably 1,001 pens that have the name “tactical” attached to them, so let me show you how to choose a tactical pen that you’d be willing to bet your life on.