Cris Villacorta’s everdaycarry.com pocket dump includes an unidentified “tactical pen.” I’ve mentioned this before: I don’t get it. Why carry a pen to stab your opponent in the eye when you know that’s not gonna happen, really. So do everyday carry people carry a pen to . . .
sign stuff and maybe stab their attacker in the eye, throat, center mass?
Hello? Who signs stuff any more?
Aside from Field Notes types, everyone types. This professional writer gave up writing the moment an Epson word processor landed on his desk — and made him scream like a little girl when documents disappeared down the memory hole.
More than that, whipping out a tactical pen identifies you as an operator operating operationally. Is that the impression you want to give, given that discretion is the better part of speed, surprise and violence of action?
So . . . lose the pen?