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Brian  -  I am surprised when you say the Canadian Police used these Zaps.  They do terrible head damage.   Mervyn

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Never write off the Canadians as being kind and gentle, that's just what we want you to think.  ;)

Back in the 1960s they used these "Zaps" as well as a small truncheon that comprised of a flexable metal spring-like shaft with a larger handle with a weighted cylindar afixed to the tip. The whole thing was covered in heavy black leather. The OPP used to carry these in their back pockets with a leather loop hanging out for quick retrienal.  These were about 7 or 8 inches in length. 

I suspect they stopped using them as they could be real skull crushers.

Regards

Brian

 

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Mervyn,

Regarding your post of the 36" nightstick. It is actually called a RIOT CONTROL BATON. It is designed to allow the officer to hold it with both hands. We were trained on a variety of baton strike techniques.

Check out this e-bay link.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-POLICE-MILITARY-RIOT-BATON-36-Correctional-BILLY-CLUB-NIGHTSTICK-Stick/111636665273?_trksid=p2054897.c100204.m3164&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140407115239%26meid%3D08b9a895f89940088cdc659307b90565%26pid%3D100204%26rk%3D8%26rkt%3D30%26sd%3D111655201891

BTW-what happened to the numbers for each entry?

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