ASP Protector Compact Batons P12, P16, P21

(38 customer reviews)



The Protector Batons are the most compact and concealable batons produced by ASP. The P series are all aluminum and steel and available in 12″, 16″ and 21″. They are Friction Loc style batons and open with the flick of your wrist and close by bringing the tip down on a hard surface such as asphalt or concrete.

Design and Construction

ASP designed these batons as an EDC (Every Day Cary) option for investigators and undercover operators. You get the 4140 striking power expected from an ASP impact weapon while experiencing the benefit of its easy carry design.

Each P Series Baton is fabricated using ASP materials and manufacturing techniques. The precision machined grip is fine line , Crosstec knurled pattern with spiral micro grooves. The batons are finished using ASP coatings for exceptional corrosion protection. Each P Series Baton is produced to the same standard of quality that has been adopted by police professionals in over 80 countries around the world.

The P12, P16 and P21 are designed similar to the Airweight Baton. The handle and middle shaft are forged of 7075 T6 aluminum and the striking surface is of 4130 steel. This design helps reduce weight and still provide the striking power expected out of an ASP impact weapon.

The rings in the handle are for Snap Loc™ clips which can be adjusted to various positions along the handle for flexible carry options. The batons can be carried tip up or tip down. Whatever your activity may be, the P12 and P16 batons are easily carried and rapidly presented, a constant companion for control and defense.


P12″- Closed Length- 5″ Weight 5.3oz

P16″- Closed Length- 6.25″ Weight- 6.5oz

P21″- Closed Length-7.125 Weight- 8oz

Weight0.40 lbs
Choose Size

12", 16", 21"

38 reviews for ASP Protector Compact Batons P12, P16, P21

  1. PAUL N. (verified owner)

    The order was processed quickly and the product was delivered on time. The price was excellent.

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  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

    great product, slightly bent at the top is the reason for the 4/5 stars but i would buy again.

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  3. Joey Davis Jr. (verified owner)

    As described and great value for what your getting. Very happy with the purchase and shipping time. Will do business with Miles Tactical again

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  4. Jared C. (verified owner)

    Excellent product; excellent service! Will definitely work with Miles Tactical in the future!

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  5. William Q. (verified owner)

    Fits perfectly in front pants pocket. Easy to deploy and close. Very study. It’s a no brainer – just get it !

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  6. Michael (verified owner)

    Great product at a great price.

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  8. James (verified owner)

    Great product small light and very concealable but it still packs a punch. I also had a good experience with customer service my invoice didnt send to my email but once I contacted them they handled the issue immediately.

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  9. Joseph PEREZ (verified owner)

    Great website
    Easy process
    Outstanding product
    Super fast delivery

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  10. Sean Lochary (verified owner)

    Let’s just say I pretty sure I’m going to get a second one cause I really like it.

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  11. Jerry

    The ASP P16 is just as described. Well made, light weight, a quality baton. Easy to carry and quick to deploy. A good value for the price..

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  12. Joshua (verified owner)

    Tried to break on oak but the baton held up…worth its weight in gold.

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  13. Steven Oshall

    Love the lighter weight the p series have. Clip is great to hold inside pocket and easy to deploy if needed. Steel end only gives a good weight to help swing with ease. Steve Kicker

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  14. J.R. Nevlis

    ASP baton is well constructed and smoothly operates. Good customer service and delivery.

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  15. Ron DeLaby

    This is a great little size for personal carry. It fits very nicely in a right front pocket, is unobtrusive and easily opened.
    The price was excellent for this product and it arrived very quickly.

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  16. Mark K

    Absolutely delighted with my purchase. Baton defense.com had the best prices I could find anywhere and I didn’t even know this particular product even existed until I searched their website.

    I couldn’t be happier. Over twenty years ago, I carried the original ASP during my brief stint as a cop. I really liked it then. These days, I wanted to get a slightly lighter weight version for when carrying a handgun was not an acceptable alternative. I was simply looking for a good price on an ASP Airweight Baton when I discovered this one.

    The protector is made of the same materials as the Airweight, but even smaller dimensions so considerably lighter and easier to carry. The handle is checked aluminum like a maglite flashlight which I like a lot. No foam to tear or flake apart. The handgrip portion is less than 7/8 inch diameter and the removable and fully adjustable clip works beautifully. It is going to be perfect for my needs. I would say it seems a little flimsy for carry by an on duty cop, but it is the perfect compromise for off duty or concealed carry. Just like a gun, when you need it, whatever one you happen to be carrying is the best one in the world. This one is small and light enough that you will actually be willing to carry it. That said, just like all ASP products, it is repairable, adjustable, and the package says it has the same lifetime warranty.

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  17. Jim

    Nice baton, extends out nice and retracts nice but when it’s in my pocket the baton will loosen up and the tip will fall down in my pocket it does not stay retracted a little annoying.

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  18. Mike J

    This is a perfect Baton! The baton fits perfectly in pants or jeans. I carry it every where and at time forget I have it with me. I tried a smaller model and it was… TOO small. This 16′ is the perfect size to carry daily.

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  19. Mr. Smith (verified owner)

    Works just as good as my regular ASPs but easier to carry and use when I am out Bounty Hunting

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  20. Nan Ding (verified owner)


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  21. Cary S Larsen

    I’m very happy to have bought the P16 Batons from ASP, these are very high quality, professional Batons. Hight confidence with these, Thanks

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  22. DA Taylor

    I bought a baton to have a non-lethal option for daily carry as I work in remote areas.
    Not only did it arrive early, it is exactly as described.
    It operates beautifully and is light and easily deployed.
    Now I need to get some extras

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  23. Cameron Draper (verified owner)

    It’s everything I had hope it would be, the baton is very strong, yet quite light and compact.

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  24. D

    I’ve carried maybe 5 or 6 different batons for various jobs and I’ve learned a few lessons: always buy an asp, and speed over weight. This baton covers both very well. It’s light enough to carry in your pocket and the adjustable clip means deep concealment. I wouldn’t use the 16 inch on my duty rig, but for edc or a backup it’s perfect. Baton defense has incredible customer service, fast email response and fast shipping. Order from here, they know how to do business!

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  25. james

    Very Nice. Very Light Weight. Very Effective.

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  26. Eric M.

    Initially I though the P21 would suit my needs but the P16 is the perfect size. I am very impressed with the quality and build of this Baton. ASP Batons are the choice brand for Law enforcement and now I see why. I am very pleased with my purchase!

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  27. John Brooks

    Awesome product and very fast shipment.

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  28. Joel Wilcox

    Light weight, easy to carry/conceal if necessary. nice price point as well

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  29. Mike Allen

    The baton is very sturdy. I practiced on a training bag, and the baton didn’t lose its shape. The baton is very easy to close, but doesn’t when striking a soft target.

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  30. Jack

    P16: Great baton, long enough to be effective yet easy to conceal. I work in a gun-free zone but still want to be armed to the extent possible and this offers me that option in an easy to conceal package. This is a great option. And the service was excellent. Quite likely I will order from you again.

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  31. C.K.

    I couldn’t be happier with the size/weight … just big/solid enough to deliver plenty of power, while still being light and sleek in the pocket.

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  32. carl

    The product and your prompt order and shipping services were all exactly as billedpresented and as such GREAT! And a GREAT VALUE too!

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  33. Dave

    The baton is very well made, very solid construction, and is small enough and light enough for easy pocket carry. It is very quick in the hand and delivers solid strikes. However, I had a couple of concerns. First, the pocket clip bends and pops off very easily when the baton is being used. The idea is good, but the execution is poor. Second, I thought the baton would handle thrusting better, but when I used it on a double-ended bag and on a heavy bag, it tended to collapse after less than half-a-dozen solid impacts on the tip, and loosened after several impacts to the side of the tip. I think it would probably hold up fine on a human target. In retrospect, I was expecting the baton, which is designed to collapse when the tip is smacked against a hard surface, to handle conditions it was not designed for and should have ordered the agent leverlock model (which I will be doing).

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  34. Rafael

    excellent service and very good quality….planning to buy the P16.

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  35. Big G

    I work fugitive in NJ, I’m always in plain clothes and this thing is great. I had it for 2 days and used it to breach a window on a job. The body felt flimsy at 1st but it proved me wrong it is tough and looks like it will last a while. I’ve been getting made fun of alot tho because I’m a 6’7 300lb bodybuilder so the p16 looks like a toothpick in my hand. Love this product tho.

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  36. John U

    The P16 is the perfect size. Nice weight and very easy to activate. Easy to carry concealed.

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  37. kyle

    I like the baton its a great size the only thing I will say is it is a little hard to collapse sometimes when I deploy the baton out strongly, but I guess that is a good thing! Thanks. The order came quick you guys are great

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  38. charles

    I cary this unit with me to work as a security officer, its cheap and very effective.

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