Gerber Impromptu Stainless Steel Tactical Pen, Black - 31-001880


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Part #: GB31001880 | Gerber Knives and Gear
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GB31001880: Impromptu Tactical Pen


Danger has a way of presenting itself when you least expect it. That's why Gerber, in collaboration with law enforcement professionals, developed the Impromptu Tactical Pen. Sure, it's a pen and it'll serve to take notes like a good pen should, but it's not your average writing implement. Made from machined steel with a tempered window-shattering tip design, the Impromptu Tactical Pen can be used to break a windshield or defend yourself from an unexpected attack.

Multi-Use, Made in the USA

The Impromptu Tactical Pen combines Gerber’s decades of experience crafting tools with valuable input from police officers to offer a utilitarian tool that could quite literally be your ticket to safety. During interviews, officers agreed that the most important tool you can carry is the item that happens to be in your hand, which more often than not turns out to be a pen. So Gerber designed a pen that can write in all conditions and is rugged enough to handle the unexpected. This USA-made, push-button pen features a "Rite in the Rain" ballpoint pen cartridge that is effective in wet and dry conditions, and the tool's machined steel body is stout enough to rise to the unexpected call of duty.

Fits Your Daily Routine

Sure it's stout, but it fits easily into your pocket like an ordinary pen and will become part of your daily routine, on the job and off. Whether you're in your vehicle or responding to a call in the field, it's easy to make the Tactical Pen part of your routine equipment. But unlike an ordinary ballpoint pen, this one will be there when you need more than just a writing implement.


  • Rugged, machined steel body with Cerakote
  • Stainless steel pocket clip keeps the pen handy Integrated glass-breaker tip features tempered steel and is designed to get you out of trouble
  • "Rite in the Rain" ink cartridge works in all conditions, inside and outdoors
  • Reliable push-button mechanism deploys ball point mechanism
  • Backed by Gerber's Lifetime Warranty


  • Item Number: 31-001880
  • Overall Length: 5.59" (14.19 cm)
  • Closed Length: 5" (12.7 cm)
  • Weight: 1.02 oz. (29 g)
  • Material: Steel
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 013658132108

Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Steel Handles
Steel Handles Stainless Steel knife handles provide strength and durability and look and feel great.
Made in USA
Made in USA This product is USA born and raised.
Gerber Impromptu Stainless Steel Tactical Pen, Blackrated 4.875 stars out of 5 (8 reviews)
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Gerber Impromptu Stainless Steel Tactical Pen, Black
rated 5 stars out of 5
Winona Lake, In
Dec 26, 2018
Pros: Durability, Refill Quality, Materials, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Best USA made tac pen
I've carried my impromptu everyday and they have no problem with it at customs in or out of the USA. This pen will shatter glass and will be a effective combat weapon if you only have this heavy duty click pen with you. I feel safe with it even when I can't carry a true weapon. Highly recommended and Gerber service sent me a new clip I broke free of charge. My pen is so pocket worn it's half black and half bare stainless steel.
Gerber Impromptu Stainless Steel Tactical Pen, Black
rated 4 stars out of 5
Donald S.
Bakersfield, CA USA
Nov 23, 2017
Pros: Materials, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Refill Quality
Glad I bought it
Good pen and kubaton. I use the pen at work everyday, I haven't used it as a kubaton yet. The ink that came with the pen lasted for only 2 weeks. Had to buy a refill at Amazon, No. 37-R black, Rite in the rain refill. Writes much more smoothly now. The pen has to be positioned just right in your hand, carbide tip facing upward and and the pocket clip not resting against your skin to be comfortable.When holding the pen upright it is comfortable and writes well. The clicker sometimes gets stuck and the pen doesn't retract, hit the clicker again and the pen retracts. had the lowest price.
Gerber Impromptu Stainless Steel Tactical Pen, Black
rated 5 stars out of 5
Feb 09, 2015
Pros: Durability, Refill Quality, Materials, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Best tac pen ever
I bought this pen for my fiance for work, he does private security. He has had many different Tactical pens through out the years and said that this is by far the best tac pen he has ever had. He said it is better then ones he has paid twice as much for. He uses it every day at work and loves it. He said it is the most durable and well built tac pen. He also loves the fact that you can use Fisher Space pen refills in it that was his favorite detail about it.
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