Gear: PR-24



Category: Officer Safety Products
Subcategory: Less Than Lethal Force
Price: 25.00 from the Dept
Average Rating:
(36 Votes)

side handled baton

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    jimoc77, Tue, 12 Feb 2008 00:33:06 UTC.
    1st review

    great baton, it gets the job done

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    ANNASIRIYAH, Mon, 25 Feb 2008 06:49:51 UTC.


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    DGM, Tue, 26 Feb 2008 04:05:38 UTC.

    The best piece of defensive weaponry ever devised for LEOs.

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    hbg522, Sun, 02 Mar 2008 01:41:18 UTC.

    still does the job. i like it better than the asp but just not as easy to carry.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 02 Mar 2008 01:57:46 UTC.

    One whack and you will have their undivided attention! Usually the first thing to fly off the belt in a foot pursuit though.

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    12345678900123, Mon, 10 Mar 2008 10:01:59 UTC.

    I have carried one since 1996...Don't leave home without it...

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    cdoolin, Fri, 14 Mar 2008 00:55:51 UTC.

    Very effective tool here. It can be used in more ways than an ASP, but is bulky to carry. It dont do much good in the car either as I have seen it gets left in the car about as often as it get put on the belt.

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    klamm143, Fri, 14 Mar 2008 08:20:50 UTC.

    In all the tools I've been issued over the years, this is one of the best.It is extrremely versitile and can be used in many situations from attack to defense to vehicle extrication. I agree mwith many others here that it can be bulky and ofter akward when running, or entering and exiting the vehicle. I still prefer it to the expandables but our department has long ago quit using the pr-24 due to "the california choke hold" damaging afew throats. ......BUT IT WORKED REALLY WELL if you know what I mean.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 14 Mar 2008 11:53:46 UTC.

    I carried the PR-24 expandable ( for years and found it to be an excellant impact weapon. The sound it made when you opened it made people take a few steps back... Nice intimidator. I now carry a 21" ASP and have a wood baton available when I need it.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 14 Mar 2008 18:21:00 UTC.

    Too bulky, and in our use of force model (placed above taser and OC) it would hardly get used. I like the ASP as I have enough stuff on my belt.

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    Wolvarine, Sat, 15 Mar 2008 04:34:43 UTC.

    Great bad guy pleaser very dependable....

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    Anonymous, Sat, 15 Mar 2008 13:23:29 UTC.

    I really like the ASP better.

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    CIDNate, Sat, 15 Mar 2008 15:34:15 UTC.

    When I carried the PR-24 I thought it was good. It was a bit bulky and cumbersome but you got used to it. After switching to the ASP, I'd never want to carry the PR-24 again. The ASP is smaller, more compact, and much more of an attention getter- both physically and mentally.

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    wuxxler, Sun, 16 Mar 2008 04:08:42 UTC.

    It gets the job done.

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    kcozart, Tue, 01 Apr 2008 21:20:50 UTC.

    I have one of the original PR 24, even though nobody in NM trains with them I still carry mine on Private Uniform detail. All other times I carry a 16" ASP, or an off-market 26" depending. I teach both in my Martial Arts and LE classes.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 06 Apr 2008 00:55:22 UTC.

    I carried the metal version for years and it saved my butt more than once!

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    SkoolCop49, Mon, 12 May 2008 16:08:27 UTC.

    The only brand of baton I use. I have the expandable PR-24. A quality product!

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    aaa111, Fri, 06 Jun 2008 19:30:56 UTC.

    never was much on the pr24. like the asp much better

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    hpd350, Tue, 10 Jun 2008 22:45:14 UTC.

    Good tool but I like the ASP better. The non-collaspable sticks are a thing of the past. I like to carry one of these in my car for something quick and handy.

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    dragon1900, Tue, 17 Jun 2008 17:14:43 UTC.

    this is a great baton. it helps you show force and show who the boss is. it gets the job done when everyting else doesnt.

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    aaaaaacaa, Tue, 24 Jun 2008 06:09:08 UTC.

    ultra reliable

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    jmf510, Fri, 27 Jun 2008 03:43:15 UTC.

    We carried the PR-24 in the 90's. Great piece of equipment.

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    gurltoy453, Sun, 13 Jul 2008 17:51:57 UTC.

    i have one of these dont think i should but it cums in handing( i shouldnt of put that owell) sorry fro thoses who dont get

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    jbrogz, Thu, 07 Aug 2008 04:50:58 UTC.

    I'm a Monadnock instructor and have used both the old wooden sticks, the ASP and the PR-24 and absolutely love it. The only drawback is the non-collapsibe PR is a little bulky but you get used to it. The collapsable PR has a huge psychological imapct on an offender.

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    1GUNSLINGER, Sun, 31 Aug 2008 03:00:15 UTC.

    This is a whole lot more versatile than the expandable, and in my mind, I can rely on it better. All the training I have done with it, I trust it to do what I want it to do every time. I feel as though I know it well. Good stick.

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    C_Repine, Sun, 31 Aug 2008 15:19:34 UTC.

    Good solid "Be Cool Tool" even though it takes up too much space on a crowded duty belt compared with an ASP or M.E.B. If you use a PR-24, get the collapsable version instead for everyday carry.

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    mpenrod, Sat, 04 Oct 2008 12:50:28 UTC.

    One of the best tools I ever carried on the street. It has more capabilities than a straight baton.

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    Snafu168, Thu, 09 Oct 2008 13:35:21 UTC.

    Bulky but effective and versatile.

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    B4UGO, Thu, 08 Jan 2009 20:46:21 UTC.

    Other than the bulkiness I loved this when I was on the outside bringin' em in! Now that i am on the inside keepin' em in we use the straight, or expandable. Similar, just not as effective.

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    vlouie, Tue, 13 Jan 2009 17:27:00 UTC.

    This is a great baton. Use this on many occassion. It gets the job done. I would rather see officers use the PR-24 then the ASP baton. With proper training this is a very effective tool.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 31 Mar 2009 04:08:05 UTC.

    I'm still 'old school', this is one of the best tools that we have as LEO's. It's been a shame that it has virtually disapeared from our belts.

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    alanarc308, Sat, 28 Nov 2009 23:35:57 UTC.

    I carried an expandable for the first six years but decided to buy a PR-24 and at least try it out I got a plastic snap lock holster to hold it on my duty belt and built a mount for it on the door of the car so I wouldn't forget it. I was amazed at the psych effect it had on suspects just holding it in the interview position and it made me feel more comfortable too. I found that it works much better as a punching device than a striking though

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    Anonymous, Sun, 06 Dec 2009 22:21:47 UTC.

    Carry this everyday.

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    pawfarr, Sat, 11 Dec 2010 18:53:41 UTC.

    I was certified to use the PR-24 while on USAF TDY and working for Carolina Beach Police Dept in NC. Later when I joined the Lufkin PD in TX, I met my first ability challenge from one of my Shift Supervisors. I asked him to attempt to grab me and he was on his knees before he could think his way out. Other than TJ Hooker, nobody at this department had ever seen a PR-24 up close and personal. After my continued demonstration, I was permitted as the only trained officer to carry it on duty - It met with much respected attention with the criminal element, so much so that situations were defused from a distance when they recognized its presence on my belt.

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    TotalForceTraining, Wed, 06 Jun 2012 22:20:17 UTC.

    This is a great, though misunderstood (by my generation) piece of kit right here!

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    campo35, Fri, 14 Jun 2013 21:23:28 UTC.

    A great tool for a variety of situations, both defensive and offensive. Also good for takedowns and joint locks.

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