ASP Talon Baton - T60:
The Talon baton is ASP’s latest and most advanced baton on the market. Ever since their conception, expandable batons have been known as an ASP. ASP has been manufacturing top of the line batons since the early 1990’s and they continue to innovate and improve.
The ASP Talon baton utilizes a patented disc lock to ensure sturdy lockout. These batons also utilize a push button for closure. No more finding a hard surface and beating your baton on the ground to close. Simply depress the button on the end cap and push the telescoping shafts back into the handle.
The Talon batons metal components are constructed of precision machined & heat treated high carbon steel tubing for maximum strength. They are also available in aluminum versions. The baton handle is composed of a foamed vinyl grip protected by a metal front collar.
The push button release of the Talon baton is machined into the end cap. There are two end caps available for the Talon baton. The push button end cap features a recessed button that is compressed to collapse the baton. The cap baton handle makes the whole end of the baton into a button that unlocks the baton for closure.
Manufactured with superior materials and craftsmanship, this baton stands out from other handheld impact weapons. The Talon Baton expands utilizing a Disc Loc system and internal grooving that ensures smooth expansion. The ASP Talon Baton is easily opened with a flick of the wrist, and is closed by compressing the button or cap and pushing it together. This product is ready for use straight out of the packaging. We recommend purchasing the ASP envoy scabbard to ensure easy access and protection.
T60 9.63" 24.45 cm
T60 23.62" 60 cm
T60 21.4 ounces .607 kg
T60 12.0 ounces .342 kg
ASP Talon Baton Diagram
What I failed to mention in my previous review... it is not hard "use" ... especially for this 69 year old lady.
It’s lighter than my steel T 60 and with everything on my duty belt I need to save on weight. It has also come in handy even helping pull a trash barrel fire off a building.
At first glance there doesn't seem to be a lot of differences from the original Talon. ASP claims fewer moving parts and more durability, along with no need to lubricate. What I found:
1. Lubrication may not be necessary but definitely improves the smoothness of the operation. So I'd say still lubricate.
2. When you initially pull the shaft out of the handle for inspection the main difference at first seems to be one, double-sized caliper vs. two smaller calipers, but on further examination the first (largest) section of the shaft no longer rotates freely but is fixed in place; the second smaller section does still rotate freely. All in all I'd say significant design changes and hopefully leads to the durability improvements they say.
Solid, no shake, light and maneuverable. Deploys and retracts very easily.
This is a Very good quality Baton no Shake in the Handle when deployed The foam grip gives it a secure feeling in your hand I have owned Several ASP Baton befoe this is by far the best one I highly recommend it Due to this Bail reform I have used it 7 times already and each time it performs great.