The body of this pen is very sturdy. The glass-breaker tip feels sharp and solid and--along with the broad thumb surface on the cap for stability if one ever had to use it for defense or rescue--is really the main reason I purchased it. The ink cartridge didn't last a particularly long time, but I didn't buy it for writing, so it doesn't really bother me. The clip has gotten a little floppy over time, but considering I've had this pen for around a year now, it's not unexpected. Additionally, some of the paint has begun to flake, but as stated, I've carried it every day for nearly a year, so I don't care about that, either.
The main flaw of this pen and the reason that I am giving a 3-star rating is because of the O-ring in the cap. The first time I opened the pen, the O-ring popped out. I used the tip of the pen to re-insert it, but it was never the same, so I never (intentionally) re-opened the pen. If I had purchased this to use as for writing rather than a back-up self-defense/rescue item, I would have been very disappointed. More to the point, after re-inserting the O-ring, the cap has popped of a couple of times since and the pen has fallen out of a pocket. Without the cap in place, this pen becomes impossible to use as either a rescue item or self-defense implement because the thumb support provided by the cap is essential. The O-ring is a fatal flaw in the design and functionality of this pen.
Overall, this is a good, solid tac pen that withstands quite a bit of abuse--but the cap needs to be improved. I am now in the market for a new tac pen to replace this one.
Great Pen love the way it writes and how it handles. Great job!!
SWAT Pen - The Tactical Pen that Can Take a Beating
It is very good pen and well made of quality material. Writing is great and it comes with spare refill inside the box. I am happy with this purchase.
The pen is sturdy and useful. The clip is so much better than any I’ve seen before - stronger and able to clip on a thicker service. Strong point and a nice feel to write with.
Excellent prompt service.