I know some of you aren't fans. However, I would like to try one for a while. We are authorized to carry them, but we must purchase them. In the academy we were certified using the Monadnock autolock. I really liked the fact that you had to press the button on the end to make it collapse. Most at the department carry the Asp in different lengths that you just beat on the ground to collapse. Also would like your input on length and which tip to order.