Scabbard cases may be slid on and off or permanently attached to the duty belt. The Brake Shoe assures firm retention of the baton. The scabbard body can be rotated by the wearer to any angle for best tactical draw.
Traditional cases are little more than pouches for holding an expandable baton. Fashioned from leather, they are subject to scarring and wear with daily use. When a hole is placed in the bottom of the case, the ASP baton will shake open as an officer runs or jumps over a fence. An expanded baton placed through the hole must be drawn like a sword and is difficult to get out. Retaining loops on these cases are often permanently attached. They require that the belt be totally dismantled before the case can be put in place. Other carriers incorporate snaps and rivets which are prone to breakage. Leather cases loosen with age. Police Batons easily fall out. The only provision for locking expandables in these cases is a flap.
The ASP SideBreak case overcomes the difficulties associated with traditional baton carriers. It is fashioned with the polymer technology of the finest firearms. The scabbard will not easily mar or show wear. Leather grain, basketweave, high lustre or ballistic weave designs are molded in.