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.
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.