ASP Batons - 16" 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 Friction Loc batons are available with an Airweight, Electroless 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 Electroless 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 baton itself seems pretty top notch. Haven’t had occasion to use it yet though. You would think for a hundred and a half you would at least get some kind of carrier/ sheath/scabbard. Or even a response to emails with questions. But the ASP seems like it’s top notch. Thanks
Excellent product and extremely excellent customer service
Great product delivered in a very timely manner. Great communication of verified order and delivery information.
Very impressed with this baton. Well worth the money. Very solid and well built. Quick delivery. Very happy with it!!
Don’t have any real world experience with the 16” asp to share so I cannot comment how effective it would be against real world bad guys. But I can comment on what seems to be a reoccurring complaint in the reviews: the difficulty in retracting the baton after use or expansion. Yes a little difficult to forcibly collapse but I tried it 10 times and when struck against a suitable hard unforgiving surface with sufficient force (and I am not a powerful man) it retracted every time. Twice I had to hit it two times and once it took three strikes. But it never required more then my own arm strength to retract/collapse it. I don’t see this as a design flaw. It should take some effort to close it after use. This assures it will remain in open expanded condition when you need to rely on it. The friction lock may take some force to retract it but I’m sure it was designed to function that way. Just one (not so strong) man’s opinion.