The Galco Change Carrier Keeps Your Change and Self-Defense Handy

You just never know when you are going to be feeding the parking meter and trouble will come along. Sometimes, a little blunt force trauma is just what the bad guy ordered. With this in mind, what could be more convenient than the ability to deliver menacing blows without a separate weapon? With the Change Carrier from Galco, you are already holding your weapon, while fishing around for change.

The Galco Change Carrier

Also known as a “blackjack” or “slapjack,” the sap has a long history, dating back to the 19th century. A club-type weapon, they typically consist of a dense, heavyweight (generally lead) attached to a short shaft. Original versions were constructed of a wooden shaft with a covered lead ball at the end. This gave the “sap” its name, due to the wood (or sapling) handle.

As the weapon progressed, sailors would weave a lead ball into the end of a short piece of rope. Since no sapling (wood shaft) was present, the weapon was often called a blackjack. The 20th century brought with it new shorter, flexible designs made out of leather, which were adopted by law enforcement. This is mostly due to its flat profile, which was easy to carry in a pocket.

The modern sap maintains the beavertail design and the end is typically filled with lead. However, creative minds present creative alternatives, and the change holder sap made its way onto the stage.

The new Change Carrier from Galco is a great example of this improvised self-defense bludgeoning tool. Constructed of Sauvage leather, the Change Carrier is durable and will only look better with age. With an overall length of 9-inches open, the holder provides ample distance for some jaw-jarring sap smacking.

A small slot provides access to the coin compartment, allowing you to fill the approximately 4-inch pocket with change. The 3” x 4.5” holder features a snap enclosure, so you can carry it on your belt. Simply place it around your belt and snap it closed, so it is always handy when you need it most.

Available in either black or tan, it’s a whole lot easier than carrying around a sock full of quarters.

The Galco Change Carrier.


It is important to note, that the legality of carrying a sap will differ between jurisdictions. So, make sure to check your local laws and ordinances before carrying the Change Carrier. Some jurisdictions may even prohibit owning a sap-style weapon altogether.

The Galco Change Carrier is available now with an MSRP of $59.00. For more info, please visit

Galco Change Carrier Features

  • Carries coins in a slotted pocket
  • Unsnaps to become impact weapon
  • Sauvage leather
  • Black or Tan
  • 4.5” x 3” folded, 9” x 3” unfolded
  • MSRP: $59.00
The Galco Change Carrier.

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