It was about a month ago I received a Tuff Writer  Precision Press series ink pen for consideration. Being a quality made pen CNC machined out of 6061 T6 aluminum it would serve well for more than just a writing tool. Your self defense took kit, in my opinion, should include a quality handgun, spare magazine or speed loader, pocket knife, and flashlight. There are other tools that can be added to enhance your “toolkit” such as this ink pen. There are numerous examples by self defense experts using a small steel or aluminum rod to gain mechanical advantage over an attacker. When that rod serves as a writing tool it will draw much less attention when you have it readily available. There are also plenty of places you cannot carry a firearm or knife but an ink pen would still be permitted.

It is a good idea to stack the deck in your favor in any way you can and adding an ace in the hole. I can see the Tuff Writer ink pens serving very well as that ace. Oh and they are made in America with a lifetime warranty.


  • Length: 6.0 inches
  • Thickness: 0.50 inches
  • Weight: 1.8 oz.
  • Color: Black
  • Cap: None
  • Engraving: None
  • Material: 6061-T6 Aerospace Aluminum
  • Clip: Cold Pressed Spring Steel
  • Finish: Mil-A-8625 “F” Anodized
  • Fittings: Stainless steel button head cap bolts
  • Mechanism: Machined 416SS pen advancing mechanism
  • Cartridge: Fisher #SPR4 Gas Pressurized
    Contains Fisher Space Pen® Pressurized Ink Cartridge ‘Fisher’ and ‘Space Pen’ are trademarks of Fisher Pen Co. Boulder City, NV U.S.A.


Tuff Writer 

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By Hunter Elliott

I spent much of my youth involved with firearms and felt the call early on to the United States Marine Corps, following in my father's and his brother's footsteps. Just after high school I enlisted and felt most at home on the rifle range, where I qualified expert with several firearms and spent some time as a rifle coach to my fellow Marines. After being honorably discharged I continued teaching firearm safety, rifle and pistol marksmanship, and began teaching metallic cartridge reloading. In the late 1990s I became a life member to the National Rifle Association and worked with the Friends of the NRA. Around that time my father and I became involved with IDPA and competed together up until he passed away. I began reviewing firearms for publications in the mid 2000s and have been fortunate to make many friends in the industry. Continuing to improve my firearms skills and knowledge is a never ending journey in which we should all be committed. I am also credited as weapons master on a few independent films.

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