Gear Review ASP Protector Concealable Baton

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  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    I picked up a 16" ASP Protector Police Baton a few weeks back it is 6 1/4 collapsed and clips on the side of my Maxpedition EDC bag or in a pants pocket and provides a non lethal option for getting someone’s attention.

    Protector Concealable Baton
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  2. Hanzo

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    How does it handle with that clip? Think I would prefer no clip in a sheath.
     
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  3. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    I really don't notice any difficulty with the clip and when I carry in in my front pants pocket if stays handy in the corner and looks more like a LED flashlight.
    But it is an option.
     
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  4. Hanzo

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    Mahalo @stg58. Any issues with concealed carry and such?
     
  5. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    I have a CC so for me it does not matter.
     
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  6. Hanzo

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    Alas, NO CC in Hawaii.
     
  7. Ganado

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    @stg58 how do you know what length to get?
     
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  8. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    I picked up the 16" based on it fitting in my pocket the 21" probably would be OK but the 12" looks a bit small.
     
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  9. HK_User

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  10. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++


    Any length beats nothing. But be comfortable with it. The late Serada Escrima Grandmaster Angel Cabales was know for using a shorter stick with great efficiency.
     
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  11. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Not yet sure of the current law, but as of 2004, it looks like it would give me legal problems to carry concealed, and possibility even open carry.
    Can I Open Carry a Telescoping Baton In Ohio - THR

    It is noted that a cane would do as well, without legal action.
     
  12. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    A baseball bat in the car isn't considered a weapon at all. ;)
     
  13. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Ohio law disagrees. Pretty much anything used as a weapon, IS a weapon.
    (Per the posted link above)
     
  14. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Yeah, but if it's just sitting in my car next to a glove/mit. Not a weapon. But, in the United States of Gestapo, folks have been murdered for holding a screwdriver in a non-threatening way or daring to ask for the cops name with no weapon! That is why it is best to wipe the blood off the bat when not in use.
     
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  15. stg58

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    I hear that one of the devices bikers open carry are ball-peen hammers after all you never know when you will need to do some "body" work.

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  16. Ganado

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    I could be wrong on this but I think the standard is using any weapon against an unarmed person except in self defense. Of course each state has their nuances for baton or not, concealed or not.
     
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  17. natshare

    natshare Monkey+

    And they DO make self-defense canes. :whistle:

    One interesting idea I recently saw, was to attach a cell phone holder onto the end of an asp, and call it a "selfie stick". Unfortunately, no bluetooth shutter button on them, though! :rolleyes:
     
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