This pen is designed after the revolver. This is made from a white oak tree and a extremely durable high gloss finish was added to the oak. I absolutely love writing with these style pens. Its nice and heavy, easy to write with. While pushing the button to extend the ink cartridge, the cylinder spins just like a revolver. When you want to retract the ink cartridge just pull the trigger. Again the cylinder moves just like a real revolver when pulling the trigger. The tip looks just like a real bullet cartridge. All of my pens have an easy to replace cartridge. This is a perfect gift for the gun lover in your family.