Back in the early days we made a line of pens called the X, Y, and Z. The Z used the Pilot G2, the Y used a Parker style refill, and the X used the Pilot G2 mini. The X never sold all that well so I axed it pretty quickly and the other two eventually turned into our Bolt Action and Bolt Action Short models. Lately, however, we've gotten a lot of requests for a shortie pen so figured why not give X another try with the Bolt Action Mini!
Since they were first released in September 2016, the Slider and Glider Bolt Action Pens have been the core of our business. They've outsold all other models of pens in our lineup by a huge margin and, earlier this year, we began rethinking the design. The first priority was shortening the bolt action slot to improve the feel of the action by removing unnecessary carry.