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    Baton, which one

    My son has taken an interest in Batons. Which one to get? Are the pricy ones that much better than the cheaper ones. I bought a cheap pone off Brownells, seems decent.

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    Duty or hobby?

    I used an ASP repeatedly once on a very combative suspect. He told me to "f*ck off", and I broke my hand to pieces in that fight.

    I have since bought a Kogawood Straight Baton and it does the trick.

    For collapsible batons, the Peacekeeper RCB is the minimum that should be carried.

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    Baton, which one

    Peacekeeper is the KAC of batons. X2 there

    Loved my 24” staff of justice.

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    I carried an ASP for years, they work but they’re not as good as 24” of hickory. I was in a Bruce Siddle class where he opined that most average cops were only effective for one or two strikes then things went downhill precipitously. After that there was much flailing and fodder for law suits with little positive effect.

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    In my experience the best batons looks a lot like Streamlight SL-20s.
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    I think the Peacekeeper is just about the best expandable baton.

    I believe that one of the most useful things I learned was to 'stick' the strike. For some reason the concept of hitting 2 inches deep and letting it 'lay' for a moment made a real difference in felt impact.

    I think it has to do with folks pulling the strike at impact to cock back for the next strike.
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    This is an older pic, lots of things have changed on the belt. The 29" Kogawood Baton has not. It remains, at least in a way, my safety blanket lol. Plus, it gets lots of glances from people who may be hit with it soon, and maybe changes some minds.



    I owned a Peacekeeper RCB when I was a county deputy, and I thought it was too bulky. It wasn't, carrying a straight stick is the definition of bulky.

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    These are supposed to be pretty good, but I don't know...
    http://www.deenside.co.uk/deenside-p...e.php?pid=2734

    I like the PR-24.
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    The aluminum expandable PR-24 is the hardest hitting baton I’ve ever used. It’s also wicked heavy!


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    Thank you for the replies guys. Good info in an area I have no experience.

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