Chicago Aluminum Expandable Side Handle Baton w/ABS Handle
Chicago Aluminum Expandable Side Handle Baton w/ABS Handle :
Chicago Aluminum Expandable Baton w/ Side Handle & ABS Handle :
The Aluminum 21” Expandable Baton w/ Side Handle & ABS Handle made by Chicago Batons.
This friction locking baton expands by flicking the handle in an outward motion and is retracted by pulling the locking ring, located in the middle of the baton, upwards toward the tip of the baton. When the baton is held vertically, and the locking ring is engaged, the friction locking mechanism will release and the shaft will retract into the baton.
This high impact weapon is a heavier gauge than most traditional friction locking batons and features side handle for increased control in addition to a textured rubber grip to prevent slippage in adverse scenarios.
The baton is 21” in length, made from high grade aluminum, and can be purchased with or without a side handle.
Some assembly required. Handle needs to be screwed on using supplied tool and hardware.
Part Number: CHAL21T
Weight: 18 oz.
Material: Aluminum w/ Rubber Grip
I chose this baton mainly because of the price (when compared to the expandable Monadnock baton). I'm years (well, okay . . . decades) removed from the last time I used this form-factor (but without the expandable feature), and wanted something on the cheaper end to start (hopefully) refreshing my skills with it. I'm personally pleased with the outcome, and I would echo Michael C.'s review posted on 19 Feb 2019.
Got this for dogs when I walk home. Feels nice. Only issue is it doesn’t fully collapse because of the screw that attaches the side handle. Feels nice.
Looks and feel great. I hope I don't ever have to use it on a bad guy. But if I do it will get his attion.
The locking ring is a very nice touch. My service issued straight expandable baton get scratched up when closing it. The center of balance helps keep it inside a ring-type holster unlike my expandable PR-24 that needs a frame-type holster. Makes similar distinctive sound when swinging open. Easy to assemble side handle. Came with an Allen wrench. Personally I like the protection this design brings and practice often.