Chicago 21" Hardened Steel Baton - Nickel:This Chicago 21" Tactical Baton comes with a highly reflective Nickel finish on the two extending steel shafts to make an extra eye-catching display. Measuring 21” at full extension, this baton is the medium size for this variety. Our friction locking Chicago Batons can be easily deployed with a strong outward swing & retracts by swiftly hitting the tip straight down on the ground. The handle comes in a rubber diamond textured grip that helps maintain control under extreme conditions. Additionally, this comes with a Nylon Baton Case fitted for your baton.
I was a little worried that the baton would feel cheap or unsturdy. I didn't want to spend the big dollars on some of the brands that cost exorbitant amounts. This baton feels great. The rubber grip is substantial, and the weight of the baton is more than I was expecting.
For under $30, I doubt you find a better baton. That being said, the unit I received doesn't seem to catch properly when extended. No matter how hard I swing, I can wiggle the middle shaft and collapse it by hand. It makes the noise and gives the look you'd want to hopefully defuse an altercation before it starts, but I can't see it staying rigid past the first swing. I plan to leave this in my truck and have already ordered a higher end baton to carry.