Chicago 16" Hardened Steel Baton - Nickel:
The Chicago 16” Tactical Steel Baton in Nickel with Rubber Grip and Nylon Baton Holder. This high-quality Chicago Baton has a steel shaft with a nickel finish, in addition to its rubber diamond textured grip to ensure a secure handhold in tense scenarios. The protracted length is 16”, uses friction locking technology to prevent accidental retraction, and is easily closed by hitting the tip of the baton onto the ground in an upright manner. This high impact weapon is sold with a nylon baton holder that can be attached to a duty belt via its belt loop. The Chicago Baton holder further secures the weapon with a Velcro strap and includes a D-ring to attach additional law enforcement accessories.
This Chicago Baton is available in larger sizes of either 21” or 26” and can be purchased with a black finish.
Weight: 13.3 oz.
Length: 16 in.
Material: Nickel Plated Steel
Part Number: CHB-16-NComes With a Free Chicago Baton Glass Breaker End Cap & Baton Holder
I had originally intended to buy a Smith & Wesson baton, but the price of the comparable Chicago Baton product was so attractive that I decided to give it a try. I am very glad I did. The Chicago Baton appears to be an excellent product - solid, well-built, easy to deploy (and close, with a good straight downward impact on a hard surface). Best of all, it is manufactured in Taiwan (as opposed to mainland China). The shipping charge was fair and the package arrived much more quickly than I had anticipated.
Now, for a disclaimer. I am a prosecutor, not a police officer, so I won’t be carrying this baton every day. Those who constantly put themselves in harm’s way should talk with their fellow officers regarding whether a more expensive baton may be a better choice. But the Chicago Baton will serve my purposes and I commend Baton Warehouse for making it available.