SPECIALIST. I was just thinking of where you've been. I agree with you on ASP. ASP does break down to the company's name but for the life of me, I can't bring it to mind. I spent some time searching for Velcro's answer but came up flat. Anyone else remember ASP's actual name? [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] BTW, www.shooters.com has a very extensive directory of company's of all kinds. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
Specialist and Phred, I know that ASP stands for either Arnament Systems & Products or Arnament Systems & Procedures. I believe that it is the first one... Maybe we can try to search under these words.
It's kinda weird that the website of a company that is so well know in Law Enforcement is so (relatively) hard to find with a search-engine. [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] Why can't they just buy up asp.com as their domain? [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
I've been looking for this one too - Quickbeam, congrats, Armament Systems and Procedures is the trut'.
But I tried that in Google, and - still no result. (168 sites on a "search within results" )
Where are they hiding ?
Still haven't found it so far. However, while searching for Armament Systems and Procedures (thanks for the proper name Quickbeam), I came across this website which has numerous links to police vendors. Ranging from apparel and body armor to training aids and software. I thought, why not share it with the rest? [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] Pretty interesting, especially for LEO's.
I contacted ASP several years ago about a website. They did not have one then and did not seem interested in establishing one. For the post-50 crowd, Armament Systems and Procedures is best remembered as the firm that pioneered the "slick" conversions of the Smith and Wesson "single stack," double-action Model 59 from a blocky, chunky, sharp edged pistol into a smooth, "body-friendly" work of art with glass-smooth trigger pull, dehorned and radiused edges, and transparent grip panels. The "madeover" Smith was the unofficial "mold" for third generation S&W pistols such as the 3913. I still own one of the ASP specials and still use it occasionally. ASP moved into making collapseable batons in the early eighties and then other products soon followed. Carrying the Taclite torch now along with the ASP pistol seems fitting.
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That sure explains things. I've spent almost 3 hours searching non-stop last Friday evening without luck! For a moment it seemed like I finally found it on that police vendor site, but it was a bad link. Then, while searching further, I found the same link which was valid this time. So I click on it and it turned out to be just some training homepage with ASP ads. [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
On the positive side though, when you look for something on the WWW really hard, you will often find other interesting and appealing things as well. Like that police vendor site. I think I would've never found that site if I wasn't searching like a idiot for the ASP website.
Anyway, most companies have a website these days. Why would ASP not have one? Perhaps they are a bunch of old people that are not familiar with the Internet? [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]