Pros: Weight, Balance, Construction, Materials
High Quality Baton - Light, Yet Very Very Solid
Purchased for all legal purposes. It is especially nice for use in places where carry choices are limited. Very high quality fit and finish. Clip is moveable and won't just twist off when carrying due to its design to freely rotate around the handle, but not shift up or down (unless you choose to move it). I also own a highly touted European manufactured product from another company made of hardened steel. The competitor's product is heavier, harder to close, and the finish is some type of powder coat or conventional paint that is very chippy. It is also harder to close than the ASP. The ASP finish is far superior and is not prone to chipping. If this were offered in a disc-lock version that is NOT longer when closed (like the A40), I think it would be even better. I like the A40, but it is just a little longer when closed versus the P16. The P16 is a little easier to carry. This is a very nice product that can be carried without attention pretty much anywhere. I routinely have it in a trouser pocket or suit jacket pocket and almost forget it is there. Nice job, ASP.