I’m not going to lie; when I saw the press release from Smith & Wesson about its new CSX pistol, I was skeptical. At a time when the polymer-frame, striker-fired, micro-9 mm double-stack pistol was conquering the landscape, Smith & Wesson launched the CSX, a metal-frame, single-action-only handgun.
In the hands of a competent practitioner, a tactical pen can be used to distract, deter, delay and even stop a violent physical assault. Unlike your firearm or a folding knife, it is a low-profile, personal-safety option for your toolkit that can be used to help mitigate an active threat.
What do you do when your 1911 hammer falls to the half-cock notch? George Harris answers in his Tech Wisdom column.