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Gerber Impromptu Tactical Pen Review

I received the Gerber Impromptu Tactical Pen as a gift and at first I just pushed it aside for my trusty Uni-ball pen that has been my go-to for years. But about two months ago, I began journaling and I wanted a pen that I would feel comfortable carrying as an every day carry (EDC) option. I wanted something that would not break or leak and, if the need arose, could be used for more than just a pen.


The Impromptu Tactical Pen is made in the USA. It contains a Rite-in-the-Rain cartridge that allows it to write at just about any angle, even upside down. The pen has an anodized black stainless steel body, a quality steel pocket clip, a push button and a glass breaker tip. I tried it on a bottle and it worked surprisingly well. It weighs 2 ounces and is 5.7inches long. Gerber offers a full lifetime warranty for those of us who live in North America. It’s a pen that ought to last you a lifetime as long as you do not lose it. I have not lost mine.


Gerber makes a solid pen that also performs as a self-defense tool in the right hands. In a vehicle crash, the Impromptu Tactical Pen can break the glass on your car window to help you escape from a crash scenario. It’s nice having tools that can do double or triple duty in the right situations. This pen is advertised at an MSRP of $72.00 and can be found cheaper at places like Amazon.com. If you are looking for an EDC pen, whether you are hunting in the mountains like I am or working in a tactical situation, this pen just might be the ticket for you. It also makes a nice gift.




Kevin Paulson

Kevin Paulson is the Founder and CEO of HuntingLife.com. His passion for Hunting began at the age of 5 hunting alongside of his father. Kevin has followed his dreams through outfitting, conservation work, videography and hunting trips around the world.

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