Mark K (Knoxville, TN)
Absolutely delighted with my purchase. Baton defense.com had the best prices I could find anywhere and I didn't even know this particular product even existed until I searched their website.
I couldn't be happier. Over twenty years ago, I carried the original ASP during my brief stint as a cop. I really liked it then. These days, I wanted to get a slightly lighter weight version for when carrying a handgun was not an acceptable alternative. I was simply looking for a good price on an ASP Airweight Baton when I discovered this one.
The protector is made of the same materials as the Airweight, but even smaller dimensions so considerably lighter and easier to carry. The handle is checked aluminum like a maglite flashlight which I like a lot. No foam to tear or flake apart. The handgrip portion is less than 7/8" diameter and the removable and fully adjustable clip works beautifully. It is going to be perfect for my needs. I would say it seems a little flimsy for carry by an on duty cop, but it is the perfect compromise for off duty or concealed carry. Just like a gun, when you need it, whatever one you happen to be carrying is the best one in the world. This one is small and light enough that you will actually be willing to carry it. That said, just like all ASP products, it is repairable, adjustable, and the package says it has the same lifetime warranty.