Pros: Construction, Weight, Materials
After being forced to be disarmed (military overseas, foreign country) I went through a process of finding the perfect less then lethal option. I started with pepper spray, although effective, the one I bought only gives me two shots and is somewhat bulky for carry. I bought the S&W 12in Batton and could not be happier. This Batton expands quickly and efficiently, it uses a magnet type retention instead of a clip, like most cheap ones do. It also comes with an attached clip on the base of the baton that makes carrying it a breeze. Although I would love to carry my gun like I used to in the states, I have settled with this and it provides me a bit of safety and at least some options. Note, I have received multiple training classes on the use of the expandable baton, due to me being military police, as such I feel confident in this tools ability to defend myself such a need should arise. The only con that I can muster after daily use would be that sometimes the baton makes noise when walking, as in a fast pace walk or run. This is to be expected as is part of the construction but still somewhat annoying. Don't hesitate to buy this if you want it!