Overview of the PR-24
It's called the PR-24
or the side handle baton.
There are several theories
as to how the PR-24 got its name.
Released to the market in
or about 1974, it was initially referred to as "The Prosecutor."
Some feel that the "PR" was short for prosecutor.
manufacturer of the PR 24, promotes it as a tool designed to "protect
and restrain," and others feel that PR is short for that name.
Also, the length and
weight of most models is 24 inches and 24 ounces. There's the
No matter what you call
it, the PR-24 is an excellent tool.
The PR-24 closely
resembles the tonfa, a very old martial arts fighting weapon.
One source, however, writes, "While Monadnock claims that the PR-24 is
NOT based on the tonfa, the same techniques applicable to the tonfa are
also used with employing the PR-24."
Unlike most of our tools,
the PR-24 is designed to be used with both hands, and some techniques
are used solely with the support hand.
Also, it is designed to be
both offensive and defensive.
The PR-24 is offensive
when used for strikes or take downs. It is defensive when used to
PR-24's are fading in use
a bit with the addition of the ASP, but many still love them for their
simplicity and multitude of uses.
PR-24's are considered
weapons, and citizens should consult their local laws before any
Police officers can
purchase PR-24's from many dealers including Chief