Detective® Classic Friction Lock Black Chrome Expandable Baton


Made from cold drawn 4130 aircraft seamless alloy steel tubing The precision Morse tapers (tight locking joints) make the baton feel solid in your hand When the baton tip strikes a hard surface, the weight in the tip helps it close by providing additional shock to unlock the shafts.


Detective® Classic Friction Lock Black Chrome Expandable Baton,

Made from cold drawn 4130 aircraft seamless alloy steel tubing The precision Morse tapers (tight locking joints) make the baton feel solid in your hand When the baton tip strikes a hard surface, the weight in the tip helps it close by providing additional shock to unlock the shafts.

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  • Comfortable to carry and easily opened with a flick of the wrist
  • Morse tapers, the tight locking joints, make the baton feel solid in your hand
  • The distinct sound of the baton expanding sends a signal to the suspect that you are armed and ready
  • Available lengths: 16" (40.64cm); 21" (53.34cm); 26" (66.04cm)
  • Available grips: Firm Foam or Super Grip® featuring a fluted surface texture for excellent baton retention
  • Black Chrome finish
  • Standard Steel Tip  is ideal for opening baton in a high-profile manner and gaining the psychological advantage over subject
  • It provides more weight-forward kinetic energy, allowing the baton to open faster in a combat situation
  • Fewer strikes also mean added safety for the officer
  • The end-cap utilizes a bore guide that centers the end shaft over the retention spring, reducing the retention spring breakage that often occurs in non-Monadnock® end-cap designs
  • Limited Lifetime Guarantee
  • Made in the USA





Batons should be sized proportionally to the Officer’s height. One of the common misconceptions is a longer baton is better. Normally, if an Officer is given a baton that is too large for them they will naturally find the proper balance point for grip….much like a baseball player will “choke up” on a bat that is too large. By “choking up” the Officer has to overcompensate for the improper length and will move their grip up on the handle several inches negating the length advantage.

Recommended Baton Lengths Based on Officer Height

This is not a firm rule, rather a recommended guideline.


Monadnock Return and Repair Service Policy:

Monadnock batons are manufactured with care and precision, and are backed by a limited lifetime warranty. However, should you experience any issues with a baton product, you can return it to our repair shop where our team of experts will diagnose and/or repair the baton. Repair service is subject to a processing fee of $20.00.

Here's how to submit a claim:

  1. Contact Customer Care at 800.347.1200 to receive an RMA number.
  2. Print the provided shipping label; be sure to include the RMA number on the exterior of the package.
  3. We will inspect your item and give you options for getting it fixed.

This return policy applies to US customers; International customers please contact customer care.

Recommended Holster
Front Draw® 360° Swivel Clip-On Baton Holder for Classic Friction Lock Batons
This Front Draw® 360° swivel baton holder is for Classic Friction Lock batons. It's made from durable polycarbonate with a plain or Basketweave finish and has a molded tension spring for baton security and clip-on belt loop. Comfortable to wear, it offers a quick draw from any position. Rotates 360° and locks in one of 8 positions. The baton may be re-holstered in the locked position either open or closed as necessary, saving time to control the suspect.
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Detective® Classic Friction Lock Black Chrome Expandable Baton is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable..Easy to Use This was the first baton I had purchased from Monadnock. The baton works as it says. Friction lock has pro's and cons. The cost is great and affordable, the expansion is good and solid. I prefer the Autolock because it is easier to collapse but if you are not worried about smacking it off of any hard surface than its no concern. I found it handles moist environments well and does not rust. I did have a hard time with my baton in the monadnock baton holder as it would when running, expand sometimes in the holder.
Date published: 2016-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than Autolock? Everything a telescoping baton should be: rigid, durable, and intimidating. But wait? Isn’t the Autolock Better? It’s certainly more convenient! Monadnock makes quality impact weapons, and I have friends who’ll swear by their Autolock batons: the twisting shafts are easier to retain in tug-of-war, the button closing is extremely convenient (great for water patrol), and the mechanical locks make for solid extension in a covert draw allowing for pokes and jabs. According to them, the old fluted tubes belong with revolvers in a police museum. Not so fast! Mechanical batons are like chain handcuffs: they do their job and have a place, but you haven’t “arrived” by putting them on your belt. I find something distressing about a baton that rattles (slightly) when open: while either model is perfectly stable, the long, tightly-fit bearing surfaces of a friction lock make for one durable impact weapon. Are friction batons convenient? They’re as convenient as they need to be. If you’re sneaking up on someone, use an EDW or expand that baton beforehand. If you must poke someone with your swing-based force instrument, it shouldn’t collapse if you opened it forcefully enough; it will collapse if opened with a gentle flick. If you’re worried about subjects ripping the baton out of your hands, you should stop prodding and start swinging. If you can’t get the baton to close, I’m sorry, but you aren’t doing it right. If you’re buying your first baton, you need to ask what it’s meant for. I understand it to be an intimidating impact weapon tool bordering on lethal force, one which was meant to be expanded dramatically and swung. Some agree, but their job demands ease of collapse. Others see it as an all-purpose compliance tool but won’t carry a PR-24. Many see it as an unwanted artifact between EDW and Gun useful only for the occasional top-shelf cookie jar. What do you want it to do? Whatever you choose, you must add a retention cap to get the full length out of the baton, consistent strikes, and a solid grip. If your model has the option, seriously consider a power safety tip.
Date published: 2014-11-28
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