ASP Protector Concealable Baton:
The ASP Protector Concealable Baton is the unrivaled concealable striking apparatus, with a low-profile design for discreet carry. On the The ASP Protector Concealable Baton, strength is not compromised for concealability. The Striking surface of the baton is forged of 4140 steel, and the Middle shaft and handle are crafted of 7075 T6 aluminum. The sturdy construction of the ASP Protector Concealable Baton ensures its striking force and durability are no less than Its bulkier counterparts.
- Using ASP Friction Loc technology, the ASP Protector Concealable Baton is retracted by striking a hard surface.
- The Baton features a Snap Loc Clip which can be positioned anywhere on the handle for better concealment or presentation. You can carry the ASP Protector Concealable Baton on your belt, waistband, or in your pocket.
- Nexus Clips are accepted on the The ASP Protector Concealable Baton.
The ASP Protector Concealable Baton comes in three variations, the P12, P16, and P21.
The P12 has a retracted length of 5.06 inches. The Expanded Length of the P12 is 11.75 inches. Its weight is 5.12 Ounces.
The P16 has a retracted length of 6.38 inches. The Expanded Length of the P16 is 15.75 inches. Its weight is 6.4 Ounces.
The P21 has a retracted length of 8.215 inches. The Expanded Length of the P21 is 21.00 inches. Its weight is 7.68 Ounces.
All ASP Protector Concealable Batons have a diameter of 0.862 inches.
Important Note: The ASP Protector Baton is among the hardest to close. This is intentional because the baton needs to be sturdy in deployment. This product is recommended for experienced users. If you are not experienced/trained in baton use it is recommended you look at the ASP Agent Baton
Excellent fit and finish
I prefer this grip because I think it will be more durable yet grips well.
Can’t imagine why others are so much more pricey.
I love this baton, having problems closing it on anything other than concrete but it probably needs to be broken in
The P12 is a great little baton. The lenght is shorter then a standard pen; so it will fit in most pockets that will hold a pen. It fits nicely in my 5.11 tactical upper left thigh pocket (also holds a 2oz can of Fox 5.3 spray), or in either side pocket.
I want to repeat Richard's tip from his earlier review on his technique to easily close the baton (in case you have not yet scrolled down and discovered this review). I was able to fully close the baton on a second attempt using his "dart" method outlined below. So you should not be put off by ASP saying it is difficult to close.
Over time and after multiple opening, I was able to fully close the baton without the "pre-stage" and have have it open consistently.
"Not hard to close at all, closed it every time I have tried it with no brute force. I've been a baton instructor since 2005, and the closing technique I use is as follows: Hold the friction lock baton with thumb and index finger (yes, that's all) like you are holding a dart. Keeping a loose wrist "throw" the baton (dart) into the ground with a little force (without letting go) and it will close 9 times out of 10."
The clip is plastic yet it seems sturdy and robust, and it rotates around the axis of the baton. If you want, it looks like you can even remove, and/or maybe reposition the clip to a lower position.
You may find that opening the baton is easier if you "pre-stage" it; meaning not absolutely closing the second stage flush, but leave just a little exposed, it will still stay closed and opening it will be easier.
Been carrying the 12 this past week because concealment is critical. This is a good choice when you are faced with packing nothing. The 16 is clearly a better choice for defense, but I still would not want to get hit by the 12. Good action on both, weight and feel. No rattle.