Pros: Weight, Balance, Construction, Materials
A handy replacement for the conventional baton
My line of work doesn't not require the necessity to carry the 21" steel version of the ASP baton everyday. Heck, due to the size and weight, it makes it very difficult to accommodate it into the pockets of a suit. I carry this new 12" baton daily, off-duty as well. It's light, compact, and the clip keeps it at my pocket opening. It will leave a mark if used as trained. Obviously the only negative with the 12" is you loose reach, impact power and the inertia from a longer heavier baton, that you may need on a planned and tactical operation. This 12" baton has a place in my arsenal, and short of a tactical operation, this will be in my person.