Gear Review: Tuff-Writer ‘Operator’ Tactical Pen

  Freud may have said that sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, but sometimes a pen isn’t just a pen. The Tuff-Writer ‘Operator’ tactical pen functions very nicely as a pen (more on that later) but it’s also a Kubotan, a stiletto, and an escape tool that nobody will notice you’re carrying. Unless they […]

TSA and Logic. Do These Things Go Together?

Travel is kind of a pain in the ass, nowadays. In America (the largest developed nation without reliable, efficient passenger train service) you’ve got three choices – automobile, bus, and airplane. And for all it’s speed, convenience, and relative low-cost, flying has gotten to be the biggest pain of all, thanks to the legacy of […]

NRA Convention: Is This Pen TSA-Friendly?

I love the concept of “tactical” just about anything (although that flashlight gun has to be an accident waiting to happen). So when manufacturers started making tactical pens, I thought “hey…cool…something I can I can carry on the plane since I can’t take my gun!” Um. Maybe. Maybe not. 

Gear Review: Leupold Tactical Flashlights

If you’ve read any of several of my earlier posts on tactical flashlights, you’ll already know I’m a fan. I carry one on a daily basis, and I’ve found it to be more useful than any other piece of gear I carry. Part illumination tool, part self defense weapon and part strategic tool to level […]