ASP Batons - 26" Friction Loc Expandable Baton:
ASP has defined expandable batons for 30 years. The classic Friction Loc ASP 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 Friction Loc 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 Friction Loc 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.
I was issued one of these in 1985. Retired now, but wanted one for my collection. It is the exact copy of the one that I was issued.
I have several shorter batons, and ASP Batons are excellent. I decided to get a baton with longer reach and so the 26" length version. It's the same high quality I've come to expect from ASP, and overall I'm happy with it. My quibble is that the collapsed length is still quite long. Perhaps there's a manufacturing/performance explanation as to why it couldn't be built in four sections, but I'd love it more of the baton collapsed shorter but still extended to 26" length.
I feel safe jogging during the early morning because I have the asp baton. I am very pleased with the purchase process .
Recommend by my police academy instructor. I see why they recommended it. It's really durable and collapses the way you'd hope for.
One of my instructors at the police academy recommended ASP Baton. She is retired from HPD and brought her over 10 years old, still in excellent shape ASP Baton. Upon receiving my 26" ASP baton, I immediately feel that it is made with very solid materials, I get a lot better grip, and I can control way better than my S&W baton. I have full confidence that my 26" ASP will serve me well for many years to come.