Pros: Weight, Balance, Construction, Materials
Non-lethal Self Protection
The Smith & Wesson 16" heat treated collapsible baton ( S&W baton) lives up to the stellar reputation of S&W revolvers. The baton is quick to open and simple to close. However, it does take a substantial impact to do so. My wife who is by no means overly strong can operate the baton with no problem.The baton is a great backup or non-lethal defense tool. I have several rifles and pistols in various calibers and types and I am a very good shot. I have a CCW license. Given that, I wanted something I could use effectively and possibly avoid permanent injury. The baton, after considerable research of alternate possibilities and products, fit my needs. I recommend that anyone that plans on using a baton for self defense take some stick fighting training.The S&W baton is well made, heavy enough to be effective but light and small enough to fit in a pocket.The only con is the holster. It would do nicely on a duty belt but is a little large to wear with civilian cloths. However the holster is well built.At the risk of being redundant, I recommend this product to anyone with the above needs.