ASP Batons - 21" Friction Loc Expandable Baton:
ASP has defined expandable batons for 30 years. The classic Friction Loc baton is the most widely used police baton. ASP Friction Loc batons are constructed of 4140 steel that is significantly stronger than 4130 steel used by other manufacturers. In most cases, the sound of an ASP baton being deployed is enough of a deterrent.
ASP batons have many options for handles, shafts & accessories:
The DuraTec grip is an injected molded mostly firm textured grip. DuraTec grips are permanently bonded to the baton. Foamed vinyl grips are softer, extremely reliable and also replaceable.
ASP batons are available with an Airweight, Chrome or Black Chrome shaft. Each having its own set of advantages. The Airweight shaft makes deployment faster, resulting in quick response times to any threat. The chrome finish provides a nice look and corrosion resistance. Black Chrome provides a tactical, non-reflective finish.
ASP Friction Loc Batons are impact released, easily retracted by knocking a hard surface. The ASP baton is an Elite Impact weapon, utilized globally by the most advanced Law Enforcement Agencies. With a simple, compact design produced with duty grade materials, this ASP Baton outperforms and outlasts all competitors.
The ASP Baton I ordered was received promptly and packaged very well. The Baton is obviously manufactured with attention to detail and excellence. It expands and retracts exactly as expected. It is a welcome addition to my self defense arsenal.
Service was great! Everything was done as said. Something not often found today.
A bit expensive but it's a great baton, last one I had lasted quite a long while of EDC! this baton is easy enough to snap open to be confident in it, but not so loose it feels greasy, and it sticks open good too, definitely takes a good smack to close the baton. Only thing I'd change is how much it rattles in its scabbard or in your pocket. The quality is definitely there and it's definitely one I will buy again.
You do need to work with it a little when you first get it... 1. To learn how hard to flip it out, and 2. To wear it in a little so it's smooth.
Just wish the tip was the same as the handle so it didn't show all the scuffs when I closed it on hard surfaces.
This was my first baton, and now know why the movies only show them being opened, never show them being awkwardly closed.
Solid and very well made, great for home defense, hope to never use. Shipping was fast.