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Old 12-29-2018, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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A buddy of mine is a serious firearms enthusiast, and I'd like to make him a pen. He's a firearm safety instructor (actually, now head of a big firearm safety instructional program) by trade. He collects Lugers, Glocks, and also likes shotguns. I'd say, he mostly leans towards military style pieces, and has had a fair amount of combat training. He shoots competitively, rather than hunts. I know that his interest in specific pieces has to do with the engineering elegance, mostly.



So, what pen kit do you think he'd might appreciate? Left to my own devices, I'd go for a PSI Magnum Bolt Action in antique brass. But I don't know if this would come across as more kitsch than gun nerdy, or if there's a higher quality option out there.



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Old 12-29-2018, 01:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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PSI makes an AR kit.
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Here's another option, from Berea. More political.... Not sure if that's good or bad.



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These revolver click pens from PSI turned out very nice. A little unique and I get a lot of positive feedback from gun enthusiasts. img_0955.jpg
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You can always look to someone that sells real cartridge kits. Substitute real bullets over the slimline tips. The Library has a number of tutorials on making them.
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@Curly That's a super cool idea to use a real cartridge. Here's another place that sells them:


223 Remington Nickel Kit - $17.45 : Bullet Pen Kits
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Yes ! . Go for the real cartridge !

Other than that, my second choice would be the 30 Caliber Bolt Action. . The Magnum might also be ok but it's not as sleek.

Yes, indeed, there are other firearm-themed pen kits but they are all pretty crummy in one way or another. . I have tried all of them and would not recommend.
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Bolt Action, Antique Brass or Antique Pewter, depending on the blank. With apologies to those who like them, IMO the AR-15, Revolver, Lever Action, etc. are too gimmicky. Dress it up with the Bald Eagle Insignia model, and you can dress it up some more by pairing it with an Antique Brass (or Pewter) Pencil kit, subbing out the standard clip for the Patriotic Pen Clip.
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FWIW, sold four lever action pens to a friend for Christmas presents.
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Any of these. Can send close ups if needed. All from PSI except 3rd from
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