Smith & Wesson 16" Aluminum Baton & Holder:
The Smith & Wesson S.W.A.T. lightweight baton is as effective as it is light. Lightweight construction makes deployment faster without sacrificing strength. High strength steel and aluminum construction ensures this baton is sturdy in the most demanding situations. The rounded steel baton tip is designed to apply pressure, but not break the skin of any attacker. Batons are an effective defense tool. The 16” Smith & Wesson S.W.A.T. baton is just 6.5” in the collapsed position and weighs only 7oz. This baton utilizes the friction lock mechanism, to close the baton simply hit the tip on a hard surface in a straight downward motion. This baton has a foam grip. This baton includes a nylon Smith & Wesson baton holder.
This is my second 16" baton from S&W, but in the lightweight version this time. I cannot tell a difference in quality between these and the ASP I carried for 9+ years. The biggest complaint I've heard from people with using batons is that their telescoping baton bent after use and could not be used again. Well, I've been fortunate enough to have never had to use one in the line of duty. However, I would not feel any less secure using this than my old ASP. If it gets bent, I'll have to go through 3-4 of these for the price of one ASP. What are the odds of going through that many? Not very high.
If you're going to spend the money on an ASP, you might as well go all the way up and get a Bonowi. Short of that, save your money and buy one of the S&Ws, and get one of the glassbreaker tips for it.
Very well made and exactly what I was looking for.