Nice back up weapon
Yep! Before the expandible batons came out I almost always ended up leaving mine in the cruiser. PR-24's rattled around like bottle tops back in those days.
I think I've still got my old wooden baton somewhere in one of those always-moved-never-opened cardboard boxes.I was a huge fan of the ASP baton. I used a wood baton as an Army MP to great effect and a wooden baton as a cop. I went thru the PR-24 and expandable PR 24, but give me a contoured (hollow) steel rod (ASP) to beat people with. :danceban:
In the early 1970s when on Shore Patrol duty all we carried is a straight baton it was very effective, still have it and the SP arm patch. It wasn't the greatest duty, but only every other port with the off ports as "free time". This was in the Mediteranian area.when working with base security in the navy we only ever had the collapsible batons. this thing seems like its WAY too big to be practical. i think id rather use the old school one over that personally.