Depending on how the cops wanted to proceed, it could be illegal in ca due to the laws against ownings saps or blackjacks.
I'm really glad I don't live in CA, I hear the laws are ridiculous for gun owners or any self defense survivalists. You do have a point though, it is more of an improvised weapon but I suppose some states may see it as "deadly" and require a concealed carry licence like Kentucky does. I would never consider it deadly though, and a smart judge should see that. Should...
I was looking at those a couple days ago and was wondering where exactly they would place the weight.
Now I know!
I like the idea but it seems gimmicky with that set up.
Does that thing actually have some heft to it? If so, is it low profile or is there a noticable lump at the back of your head?
On that link I gave, there is a YouTube video where they show it off. The pouch is in the back of the cap, and supposedly by their site the buckshot is made from a material that is denser than lead. With the leverage of swinging the cap back, I assume it would have enough force to seriously bruise someone. It would be more of a first-grab weapon, to get some distance between you and your opponent, but my thinking is: any weapon is better than no weapon.
I don't know about how it fits or feels on the head, I was wanting to buy one, but I never got around to it.