I just bought this 10-31-16 from a local Rothco dealer and even though I just got it, I have lot of trust in it just watch my you tube video on it, to find the video just google my name "Nick Kochutin"
i used the ash wood nite stick in the persian gulf. in 1988,well it worked. i saw the nite stick with the side handle. like the syntheatic nite sticks. that came out years ago.i was military police part time.