This is the .45 caliber of batons. Perfect for my correctional applications. Only draw backs are the paint chipped on day one, right above the grip portion. Deploying the baton needs a lot of force to get a full extension and lock. I've seen applications saying it just needs a little downward force to expand the baton, not true. Even lubricated it as per the manual with no luck. But I've learned to deal with it and got mine to work the way it needed it to. The best thing to like about it is not having to slam in on the ground to close the baton. Friction lock owners envy it...
Pros: Just the right size, foam grips are comfortable and high grade metal.
Cons: Paint flakes and 1 out of 5 times of deploying baton does not lock.
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.