Guns Tear Gas Pen Gun: Sign on the Dotted Line Ashley Hlebinsky December 13, 2021 Join the Conversation If you look in the top drawer of your desk, I bet you’ll find an assortment of pens — if you’re like me you have no pens, because somehow they get lost regularly. Which makes a pretty good argument for why I have no business carrying this as a concealed firearm. Pen guns are exactly what they sound like — just make sure to separate the words or else people may think you’re talking about everyone’s favorite bird. These guns are made to look like a pen and come in a range of different calibers. While some fire traditional bullets, others are designed for blank cartridges, flares, and even tear gas. These pistols have been made for over a century, with new variations like the Stinger being made relatively recently (1990s). They’re usually single-shot, making them about as disposable as real pens, and most have neither long-range nor accuracy. Therefore, they’re probably better as a collectible or novelty item to make yourself feel like a super spy. Most of these pens come with a hefty tax as well. Ones with traditional projectiles are typically classified as “AOW” (Any Other Weapon), meaning they fall under the regulation of the National Firearms Act of 1934. That’ll be 200 bucks, please. Tear Gas Pen Gun Maker Unknown Caliber: .38 Tear Gas CartridgesBarrel Length: 2.5 inchesAction: Single ShotLength: About 6 inches [Editor's Note: Photos Courtesy of the Cody Firearms Museum.] More Odd Finds on RECOIL How to Make a Smoke Bomb: Smoke and SpiceDIY Double Barrel Slam Fire Shotgun.Solvent Traps and True DIY Suppressors.Advancing the AR-15 with Cox Arms. Explore RECOILweb:The Sinistral Rifleman on HBO Real SportsRECOILtv SHOT Show 2020: Steiner Optics CQTNFTs and the Future of Gun CultureShot 2022: Night Vision Incorporated launches New Units, Gear. NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Click here to get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to a digital PDF of this target pack!