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Posted: 3/20/2006 4:17:31 PM EDT
My ASP is extended and I can't get it to close. I soaked it down with CLP and it still won't budge. Anybody got any suggestions?
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:23:41 PM EDT
Hold it by the handle, lightly tap the tip on the pavement while rotating the handle. then slam the tip straight down on the pavement.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:27:55 PM EDT
Find concrete or a flat stone.
Grasp the baton with 2 hands, so the tip is pointing down.
Forcefully run the tip into the concrete or stone.

1 of 3 things will happen
1) Chip the concrete or stone
2) The baton is now closed
3) Man card revoked, lifetime.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:47:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By OLY-M4gery:
Find concrete or a flat stone.
Grasp the baton with 2 hands, so the tip is pointing down.
Forcefully run the tip into the concrete or stone.

1 of 3 things will happen
1) Chip the concrete or stone
2) The baton is now closed
3) Man card revoked, lifetime.

I tried that. I split a brick on my porch, knocked out a huge chunk of concrete, and took all the finish that was left off of the baton.

I also put it tip down and smacked it on the end of the with a kevlar helmet about 5 times. The people in the duplex next door came over and asked if someone was shooting in my backyard.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:49:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Hold it by the handle, lightly tap the tip on the pavement while rotating the handle. then slam the tip straight down on the pavement.

Worked like a charm. Thanks.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:22:30 PM EDT
Now might be the time to trade that sucker in for something different......

How long have you had it?
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 7:36:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/20/2006 7:37:26 PM EDT by GackMan]

Originally Posted By joker581:

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Hold it by the handle, lightly tap the tip on the pavement while rotating the handle. then slam the tip straight down on the pavement.

Worked like a charm. Thanks.



uh dude... that is in the instructions.

tap tap tap tap then Whack!

not Whack whack whack... that never works.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 4:30:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GackMan:

Originally Posted By joker581:

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Hold it by the handle, lightly tap the tip on the pavement while rotating the handle. then slam the tip straight down on the pavement.

Worked like a charm. Thanks.



uh dude... that is in the instructions.

tap tap tap tap then Whack!

not Whack whack whack... that never works.

Instructions?

I lost or threw away the instructions at least two years ago. I don't get alot of use out of the ASP.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 4:31:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Carter226:
Now might be the time to trade that sucker in for something different......

How long have you had it?

About 2 years.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 5:52:01 PM EDT
I've used mine once so far.

I dropped my water bottle on the floor on the passenger side of the car and used the ASP to reach over and pick it up.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 7:09:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AJE:
I've used mine once so far.

I dropped my water bottle on the floor on the passenger side of the car and used the ASP to reach over and pick it up.



Works great for that doesn't it
Also works to shut the vents on the passenger side of the car.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 7:15:54 AM EDT
The only time I used my asp, one night I came up on two guys, one was holding a piece of pipe like he was going to cave the other's head in. I snicked the asp out and said drop it....(Clang.) Came in handy then, mostly just in the way.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 9:11:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By highdraglowspeed:

Originally Posted By AJE:
I've used mine once so far.

I dropped my water bottle on the floor on the passenger side of the car and used the ASP to reach over and pick it up.



Works great for that doesn't it
Also works to shut the vents on the passenger side of the car.



Moved a nearly-dead cat out of the road...wasn't putting my hand near that pissed off sucker.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 9:14:53 AM EDT
It's good for waking up bums
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 10:03:59 AM EDT
They are good for popping your hubcap back after you jump the raised railroad track crossing.
I haven't used mine on anyone so far...I always seem to have my large flashlight in my hand instead.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 10:29:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2006 2:21:03 PM EDT by highdraglowspeed]

Originally Posted By trippletap:
They are good for popping your hubcap back after you jump the raised railroad track crossing.
I haven't used mine on anyone so far...I always seem to have my large flashlight in my hand instead.



.

Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:03:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2006 3:05:27 PM EDT by NorCal_LEO]

Originally Posted By highdraglowspeed:

Originally Posted By trippletap:
They are good for popping your hubcap back after you jump the raised railroad track crossing.
I haven't used mine on anyone so far...I always seem to have my large flashlight in my hand instead.




<edited -NorCal>




OOOOOOOOOOH he said it...

Most of the times I've seen it deployed it'a been for psychop purposes.


FY you F'in pig (draws back)
<snik>
Hey, man... now hold on...

Link Posted: 3/22/2006 2:46:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2006 2:47:53 PM EDT by jeager001]

Originally Posted By AJE:
I've used mine once so far.

I dropped my water bottle on the floor on the passenger side of the car and used the ASP to reach over and pick it up.



That sounds a lot like my uses.
I tend to use mine as a probe for places I don't want to put my hands.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 6:43:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jeager001:

Originally Posted By AJE:
I've used mine once so far.

I dropped my water bottle on the floor on the passenger side of the car and used the ASP to reach over and pick it up.



That sounds a lot like my uses.
I tend to use mine as a probe for places I don't want to put my hands.



DIDn't some guy get fired for that
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 2:05:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2006 2:07:33 PM EDT by npd233]
CLP? Why would you do that? ASP specifically trains to NEVER lubricate the baton. Take it apart, clean it up with brake cleaner to get off the CLP.

Hard strike on a concrete surface would have closed it up.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 5:02:39 PM EDT
Maybe one of the sections is bent and wont allow the whole unit to collapse?
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 5:13:31 PM EDT
When I first came on the job, we were issued a straight wood stick, and a slap-jack. The nightstick usually got left in the scout car, but the slap-jack got lots of use.

When we transitioned to the ASP's, it was great because it was always on my belt. The down side was that we were no longer authorized to use the slap-jack
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 9:40:27 AM EDT
I use my ASP to scratch me back under my ballistic vest when I can't get to the itch with my hand. Other than that, it's never used.
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