I am doing a little research for someone. Who here: 1) owns one of the newfangled, so called tactiical pens? 2) is it any good? worth the price? 3) any advantage to a particular brand pen? I like the pikal/drawpoint system as its quick to learn, quick to deploy and versital, and effective. These pens piss me off a little, as about 15 years ago i made my own, crude but effective type by boring out a peice of aliminum to fit a bic pen refil. (my work banned all weapons, and we carried cash.) I put a quickie clip on it, and used it for a while, and it was handy once... so i like the idea. i'd like to have one, as i write with heavy pressure, and am hard on eqipment...yet, as much as i like the concept, and as useful as it would be, both in emergencies and day to day...$100 for a pen? OTOH..how much is one's life worth? I like quality US made gear, but i'm not someone who goes out and buys the latest "tactical' widgets. I rely on things that are tried and true in my own experience. If i got one ofthese, it would be as a permenent EDC item, expected to last-and work as a PEN-until i died of old age. I was thinking...maybe i could fill a G-2 gel with JB weld. gimme some feedback, guys.