Camo Bolt-Action Pen Review: Now That's A Pocket Protector

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The web is full of secret online weapons stores and places you can legally load up on ammo. But the pen is mightier than the AR-15. Especially this bolt-action bullet pen.

What Is It?

It's a pen made of a replica 30-caliber bullet, with a rifle-shaped pocket clip.

Who Is It For?

Anyone who loves guns and writing. At the same time, apparently.


Very military. The end of the pen looks like the tip of a bullet, and the ink tip releases like the bolt-action .22 you used at Scout camp.


Using It

It writes well. The bolt-action release is a little awkward one-handed, but you can do it. (Two-handed operation would be a deal breaker.)

The Best Part

The little rifle-shaped pocket clip, which even has a scope.

Tragic Flaw

It's a $50 writing utensil. Do you know how many bags of Bic pens $50 buys? Even those Pilot V-Balls are like 2 for $5.


This is Weird…

The camouflage in the middle is kindy of milky and swirly. It's...pretty. It looks odd on a bullet with a bolt-action release and a rifle clip. Maybe if it was darker, or that digital camo, or something?


Test Notes

  • I'm left-handed, so I'm not sure if that hurt how well I could use the bolt-action release.
  • Provided a bunch of little notepads to write on, I scribbled through them. Nice lines.
  • It's comfortable to hold, although a bit bottom-heavy.
  • The slick bullet shank is a little hard to grip. A 30-cal is a fat round.

Should You Buy This?

A pen like this appeals to a very specific group of people. Are you into the gun aesthetic? Do you collect pens? This could be a nice gift for you! If you're a no-nonsense writer who really only needs pens to serve a non-decorative function, then no, this would seem an odd, frivolous choice.


Camo Bolt-Action Pen Specs

• Size: 5-5/8" x 5/8"
• Weight: 1.7 oz
• Stock Ink Color: Black
• Gizrank: 3.0 stars


Photos by Michael Hession

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