Pros: Weight, Balance, Construction, Materials
Great baton. eliminates shortcomings of friction locks
The baton is well weighted and balanced, and deploys quickly from my preferred inside the waistband carry in either the straight up, or down law enforcement methods, or directly into a strike/block with a little more practice. I have used friction lock batons to practice various stick techniques, and this baton eliminates many of the problems that accompany the older baton design. The disc lock design will not unlock on you when striking another stick or edged weapon with force. This lock design does have more of a loose feel than a friction lock, but that is actually a strength. The individual telescoping sections can rotate while extended which make it much more difficult for an assailant to grab the baton and twist it from your hand. The one criticism I have is the ceramic coating wears off a little more easily than I would like. Where legal this is a great carry option that is very effective against edged weapons, and aggressive dogs. It provides a continuum of force that allows you to deal with varying threat levels appropriately and effectively. This item doesn't come with a "safety tip".