Could you recommend a good collapsible/telescopic baton and an online place to buy one? I live in Europe
Hi Nic, telescopic batons are one of the defensive tools I’ve seen catastrophically fail the most, both using it myself and in the hands of others.
The cheap ones? Absolute garbage. The somewhat more expensive ones? Garbage that lasts a couple days more at most.
The only telescopic baton I would recommend is the ASP. If you cant afford an ASP just got for a regular stick or tonfa. Again, just don’t buy the cheaper collapsible batons, they break on deployment alone, hit someone with one and it will come apart at the worst possible moment.
I prefer edged weapons myself but especially in Europe where laws vary a lot from one country to another a telescopic baton may be a good option if you can carry one legally. Again, check your local laws and carry the best defensive tool you can.
Can you break someone’s arm (or skull) with one of these? Oh yes, you can, and if firearms aren’t of frequent use by criminals in your location one of these would be adequate to deal with most aggressors.
Asp Law Enforcement F21FA Foam Airweight Fricton Loc Baton (21-Inch)
Remember to at least take a couple baton classes so as to learn its proper use. The telescopic baton is pretty versatile and can be used both for strikes, blocking, armlocks and locks to the neck, in addition to its use as a kubotan in its collapsed form.
About the place to buy, clicking on the picture or link above takes you to Amazon where the ASP is for sale for a good price. You may or may not find it available for sale from Amazon depending on your country of origin.