kubotan dual

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  1. dvcochran

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    I don't know. My 6-cell C-cell Mag I wore as a side baton because I rode patrol on a bike quite a bit and it was a little shorter than a PR-24. It was used its fair share in daily duties, survived two slides on the bike (a recovered wipeout where the bike is damaged), cracked a few skulls and the only thing I have ever replaced were bulbs. It is ugly enough from all the scratches and missing paint we used to joke about its appearance alone being a deterrent. This one is 33 years old and still working perfectly. My smaller 2-cell AAA lights have had the switch button replaced a couple times but to be fair they are on/off much more and treated roughly. They are at least 20 years old so no complaints.
     
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    I replace my C cell Mag with a LED bulb (direct fit) that makes a huge difference.
     
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    I carry one similar to this
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    Yeah, I'm thinking there's a market for the hamsters, and a great after-market business for assault gear.
     
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    Yeah, the only failures I've had with the bigger Mag-lites has been when I left batteries in them too long and they corroded. I've had some issues with the little AA versions, though - they' seem to be a bit less sturdy.
     
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    My Kungfu teacher sifu Patrick van Steen is also a kubotan instructor. He mentioned that it is considdered as a keychain. And that the best one to are the one without a point at one end. There are judges who considder a point shaped one worse then on wothout point shape.
     
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    This depends very much on what the local laws are where you live, so I won't comment too much on that. I've no clue what the laws are in the netherlands. But for a similar reasoning (can be considered something else, and blunt rather than a pointed object like a knife), I recommend people get a maglite like mentioned earlier in the thread.
     
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    Given that we stop them from coming into the courthouse, and the TSA is supposed to stop them from going on planes, I don't think it's safe to make a blanket statement that they are considered key chains.
     
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    That's true in the US. A really quick google search agreed with what he said for the netherlands-apparently they are okay as long as they do not have a sharpened tip, but you cannot use more force than deemed appropriate (not sure if that's reasonable man appropriateness or something else). TI found a few sites suggesting that, none of them legal or official in any manner, but different countries (and states) have different laws.123
     
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