Surefire's new $125 pen. THAT'S a budget-buster.
(I got one.)
The Bullets are the best for sheer durability. There isn't much available to break. They have a couple of new bullets, too. One is the oild model with a flat end at one end. The other is the working end slipped into a shell casing. That's a REAL "bullet" pen.
I love my space pen. The first one I got I found to be a bit too slick so I then went for the brushed chrome bullet. It adds a little grip to the pen and doesn't show any wear from my pocket carry. I don't use a clip with it, but it is available with one:
I do a lot of work outside and my fisher bullet is in my pocket 24/7. Have never had it leak. Almost to small, hard to find sometimes. I have gone through a lot of refills by writing on stuff like wood and metal, but it always gets the job done for me.Erv
While its not in your price range its a worthy investment
I have a "Tuff Writer" that I purchased at a show as I was slightly...well hungover and it was Tacticool. Very solid construction, writes excellently, and in a pinch can do some damage. Also it takes Foray or Fisher refills
Interestingly enough a few weeks after I bought it I figured for the 55$ I shelled out for it I should start carrying and using it daily, a few days later I had to punch out a car window at accident scene and I used the pen as it was in my pocket and the first thing I could grab.
Worked perfectly to shatter the window and afterwards when the paras extracted the person and I had to give a report/statement I let the officer use my pen because his wasn't working. When he asked what I used to crack the window to get to the person I told him that he was holding it...Took him a good minute to figure out I was talking about the pen.
I bought a Fisher Bullet Pen and carried it around for a few days clipped to my left front pocket. Sure enough, I caught the clip on something and it busted clean off.
Does anyone know if the various titanium pens out there have stronger clips than the Fisher Space Pens? I really hate to have pens (like knives) rattling around in the bottom of my pocket, so I'm looking for something that I can clip to the pocket. Thanks.
I don't spend a lot of money on pens but I like a decent made product..
I picked up a couple Zebra F-402's at the Wally Mart a while back for $5.50 IIRC.
Seems to be fairly well made and has good grip with the bottom section having a "Grippy" material on it. I've sat on one of them a couple times and have seen no adverse effects yet.
I like them well enough that the other day I misplaced them, I grabbed a couple others and headed off to work. I actually missed them.. Fortunately I found them the next day
So far, the best low dollar pens I have tried.
bulgron, if you want a tough pen that writes very well and has a practically unbreakable clip, get the Mil-Tac. If you can get a Perrin Concepts pen, that's a good one, too, and completely civilian-looking. Do NOT go near the Lightfoot. The cap almost looks like an afterthought and doesn't hold on the tail end at all.
For those who hadn't got the word: never buy from Botach.