Monadnock AutoLock® X3™ 18" Baton w/ Power Safety Tip:
The Monadnock AutoLock® X3™ expandable baton is the latest innovation in impact devices. The AutoLock® X3 baton features many improvements in the already impressive AutoLock baton series. Notable improvements include an updated cam and stainless-steel ball bearing design which offers reliably consistent locking action and better stability with a solid feel when expanded. Monadnock added a plastic nose on the baton handle that ensures a smoother transition when holstering/unholstering. The Monadnock AutoLock® X3 baton has a blackened electroless nickel finish for a tactical and corrosion resistant look. These batons close flawlessly with the push of a button and are sturdy and stable at lockout.
Monadnock X3 batons have two grip types, two cap and two tip options.
Available grips are the standard foam grip and the super grip. The foam grip offers the highest tear strength and is also offered on most friction lock batons. The super grip is a textured rubber grip that offers better grip and retention in adverse conditions.
The safety tip is a standard baton tip encased in hard rubber to ensure a smooth striking surface. Both baton tips are very effective in striking. The power safety tip is a 2” weight encased in rubber designed to enhance striking effects by adding extra weight to the end of the baton.
The optional wedge end cap enhances baton retention and control.
Worked flawlessly right out of the box. Found the 18" to be perfect size for duty belt. When extended properly it has a Convincing locking noise, click, to announce you mean business. Stay Safe.
I really like the 18" size as a good compromise between 16 and 21. The power safety tip provides good heft at the business end of the baton. Smooth action just needs a little time to break in (working it open and closed) and a little lubricant, and you are good to go.
As always, the shipping speed and customer service from Baton Warehouse is beyond exceptional.
This is a quality product. I hope I hope I never have to use it, but if necessary will do so with confidence.
Worth the money. High quality great materials. Opens and closes with ease 100% reliable. No doubt I will have this the rest of my life
This is the second Monadnock baton I have bought, the first was for a family member who cannot carry their firearm into the work place. I was impressed in all respects, and decided to get one of my own. I now carry this baton off duty and on plain clothes assignments as it conceals very easily (either in a case, in a pocket, or just stuck in your belt) while allowing me an effective less lethal option with high confidence. If your life, or more importantly, that of your loved ones, may depend on your equipment, don't go cheap. I especially like the auto lock function over friction lock, it allows discrete opening and closing when desired, and no nasty burs for someone to get cut with. I just wish I could get my agency to switch! The customer support has been outstanding!