Smith & Wesson 26" Baton & Holder:
Smith & Wesson batons are well balanced, strong and versatile. This Smith & Wesson 26" expandable baton with rubber grip & nylon holder offers strength and protection at an affordable cost. Manufactured in Smith & Wesson owned Taylor Brands factory out of 4130 high strength steel tubing. These Smith & Wesson batons can handle the pressures of daily use. The Smith & Wesson collapsible 26" baton weighs 17.8oz and is just 10 inches long in the closed position. Smith & Wesson batons are a favorite among public safety professionals. Paired with a Smith & Wesson nylon sheath, this Baton is ready for your duty belt straight from the package. The included baton holder is designed to fit 2.25" police duty belts.
Baton Weight- 17.8 oz
Baton Open- 26 in
Baton Closed- 10.125 in
Seems very sturdy and well built. Have NOT used it yet but will update review if it happens. Deploys quickly and totally. Takes a extra hard strike to break back down. Nice holster.
I just got it today and it seems to lock up securely and closes easily if you hold it like a dart and drive it straight into the ground. I have read reviews saying it is hard to close but would imagine they were striking a hard surface at an angle. It is heavy I could imagine a blow to the head could be fatal, I would only do that if they were using a weapon or I was in fear for my life for some other reason (for instance they were larger than me and acting crazy and didn't seem to respond to blows to other parts of the body).
As a retired NYPD Detective,,a former US Marshal contractor with 37 yrs of L.E. experience I found it ridiculous that a competitor of yours ( I'll say it,Galls) denied me the purchase of this baton. The item is S&W quality,,easy to deploy and retract, and because I donated my service Cocobollo to a sick friend who lived in the sticks and had more use for it ,, I found the absence of less lethal personal defense in these lawless times uncomfortable...Thanks so much Baton Warehouse. God Bless America.
Great for us retired police that go walking for the dogs that come after you. And of course regular defense. Very well built.
Very well made, easy to deploy, works well to fend off attacking dogs, we've used it for this purpose twice since we bought it. Adds a lot of peace of mind having it along on a walk. I am sure it would also work well on a two legged attacker.