As can be seen from my various posts, I'm interested in saps, blackjacks and similar impact weapons. There is a reason behind this.
Next year I'll be starting work as a bouncer, or as we are now referred to in most Australian states, a 'Crowd Controller' at a nightclub interstate (going to a better university in a state that offers better career prospects and very very low regulation of weapons), and I'm considering what sort of an impact tool to purchase.
The conventional option of an expanable, straight or tonfa baton is not wise in an environment where crowds are likely to be injured by a backswing, and there is an increased danger relating to baton retention. A monodock (sp?) autolock jr. is out due to the difficulty of obtaining import documentation for expandables (they are a prohibited import, but what's already in the country is not affected).
Blackjacks, saps and similar weapons, due to their extreme obscurity in Australia, are not prohibited imports. Hence my researching them. Basically I need an impact tool that I can use in a similar manner to a baton.
So, in the field of saps, blackjacks, and moderately compact other impact tools, what offers the best transfer of energy, compact size and ease of retention, what is best for a nightclub environment?