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    My wife saw these at a truck stop in New Mexico. She wanted the 24' and I decided I liked the 30'. They are pretty well built for being a no name brand, although, the carrying cases leave ALOT to be desired. They are flimsy nylon and require two hands to extract/draw. I think I will have to have some custom leather sheaths made. (any recomendations?) I was actually thinking of having mine made 90 degrees opposite of normal and inline with the belt and carry it on the back of my belt, above the two pockets. Probably won't but an intersting idea...





    A question I have is are there places you can not carry these? My wife put hers on her fanny pack and it is out in the open. Hers really looks like a flash light to the sheeple... At a quick glance I thought it was a flash light at first and I bought it!

    My intent was to not conceal them but to be suble about it...
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    Unfortunately, batons aren't "OK" in most places. If you do keep them, I would fill a canvas duffel bag with clothes/linens, and REALLY whack on it. ASPs don't bend or wobble after a good workout, anything else, I would give a good trial run to.

    I definitely wouldn't open-carry these. 30" will have the swing of a short-sword- great for breaking through a mob, or fighting someone armed with a bat, but getting it solidly open in confined spaces can be a touch tricky.

    I know ASP makes a flashlight that will screw onto their batons- I don't know if there are any after-market products that are similar, but, with the larger stick, that would be the way to go: flashlight head sticking out of your rear pocket, getting some knicks and dings. Won't get a second glance, after it gets a few miles on it. I know of a CA truckstop where CHP only goes with 4 or more cars, and they only get called after things are "getting stiff"- perfect for that environment. Use could have unfavorable ramifications, used in "gentler climes".

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    In Fla. they are treated as concealed weapons. We can carry them(also a SAP or Billy) with a permit(CWP). I would strongly suggest that you check the laws of every state that you will carry it in.

    Don't know what you paid but see the ones shown above at gunshows for $19.00.

    I have the ASP brand, and that model is built very well. Mine was $62.00 however. I have taken approx. 13 hrs of instruction on it's use so far and gotta say that they are impressive.

    With my instruction and practice, I fully understand why they are considered a deadly weapon.

    Would finally suggest that if you are serious about owning and carring one of these "items",get some training .......and buy an ASP. --------

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    ASP? Have to look into that...

    Sigh... looks like I am back to carring a cane. Very annoying....
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    The monadnock batons are very nice too.

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    Isn't that your nice extending tire checker? Safety is a must!

    Hey, can we get a shot of the truck too? I love cool well kept rig's and want to convert one into an RV/pulling bad boy that I can pull with, travel in, vaction in, etc, and tool down the road in style. I have large 13,000 to 18,000 + lb equipment not including trailer and other equipment that needs to be moved to different states when we are following the work so I could justify the cost using it for both.

    Didn't mean to get off topic!


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    Check local & state laws. If legal get some training in using em.
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    Actually they are laying on the running boards in the photos above....

    That was my thought, is an extendable tire thumper... too bad I actually use an air guage to check the tires...lol.

    My Truck on my dieing trucker site...
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    So got any pics of the truck in robot form? Nice rig.
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    Nice looking rig, Lew!

    I have an ASP and carry it in my truck (pickup) all the time and have considered getting the flashlight head that attaches to the ASP but already carry a couple of flashlights....
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    There are 2 types of people, victims and the prepared. I choose to be prepared....

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    Plumb Crazy Purple! Nice looking rig Lew, thanks for posting.


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    Nice looking rig Lew! I've been pondering the idea of an Asp or a blackjack in my pickup here in FL. Not sure yet.

    Ti, gotta love those semi RV haulers. My wife and I live in a motor home now. Only way we can afford living in this area right now! Besides we are nomads at heart. If we weren't dead set on getting back on a boat I wanted to do a semi conversion myself. Pay a shop for the frame and sheetmetal and with my shop I could handle the rest. A major improvement over the standard RV fare.
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    That is funny the wife and I were considering doing just that. Although we are just the opposite, we can handle the metal work, but the interior is another matter...
    There are 2 types of people, victims and the prepared. I choose to be prepared....

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    Unfortunately, we cannot possess batons in California; but a tire iron is fine!
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