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Police Batons

A baton or truncheon (nightstick in American English) is essentially a stick of less than arms-length, usually made of wood, plastic, or metal, and carried by law enforcement, correctional, and security personnel for non-lethal self-defense or combat situations. As an impact tool, batons can be used to strike, jab and block and to aid arm locks. They are also employed to break windows, break the safety glass surrounding fire extinguisher enclosures, or lever open doors to gain entry to vehicles or structures.
There are several variations, but most common are the telescopic or expandable batons and the side-handle batons.

At the end of the 20th century, a popular type of telescopic straight baton or friction lock baton was made of steel tubing which collapsed together for carrying, then slid apart to expand. A small metal knob on the end added weight when the baton was used as a bludgeon. Manufacturers include ASP, Monadnock, Casco and Hiatt.

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  Police Batons:
         
#K4429
Standard Tonfa Police Baton, 24"
Retail Price: $32.95
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#K21T
Expandable Tonfa Police Baton, 21"
Retail Price: $42.95
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#K-1094
Night Watchman
Retail Price: $42.95
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#ZAPBATON
ZAP Baton
1 Million Volts

Retail Price: $99.95
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#SWB800R Street Wise
Stun Baton, Long,
800,000 Volts

Retail Price: $109.95
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#SWMB750 Street Wise
Stun Baton, Short
750,000 Volts

Retail Price: $129.95
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#95SMB
Sjambok, Black, 42"

Retail Price: $23.95
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#BLS-8
Leather Flat Sap, Small, 8 inches
Retail Price: $19.95
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#BLS-11
Leather Flat Sap, Large, 11 inches
Retail Price: $24.95
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#BLS-14
Leather Flat Sap,
Extra Large, 14 inch

Retail Price: $32.95
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#P-15982
Leather Blackjack, Hand Strap
Retail Price: $27.95
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#P-15983
Leather Blackjack,
Wrist Strap
Retail Price: $22.95
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  Rubber Handle Batons:
         
#NS16RB
Expandable Baton, Rubber Handle, 16"
Retail Price: $32.95
Sale Price: $14.95
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#NS21RB
Expandable Baton, Rubber Handle 21"
Retail Price: $37.95
Sale Price: $21.95
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#NS26RB
Expandable Baton, Rubber Handle 26"
Retail Price: $43.95
Sale Price: $24.95
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#NS-29-RB
Expandable Baton, Rubber Handle 29"
Retail Price: $46.95
Sale Price: $26.95
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#NS-32-RB Sold Out
Expandable Baton, Rubber Handle 32.5"
Retail Price: $54.95
Sale Price: $32.95
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#WU-EXB-P-16
Pink Expandable Baton, 16"

Retail Price: $32.95
Sale Price: $14.95
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#WU-EXB-P-21
Pink Expandable Baton, 21"

Retail Price: $37.95
Sale Price: $21.95
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#WU-EXB-P-26
Pink Expandable Baton, 26"

Retail Price: $43.95
Sale Price: $24.95
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  Rubber Handle Batons with LED Light:
         
#NS-16-LT
LED Light Baton, Rubber Handle, 16"
Retail Price: $41.95
Sale Price: $18.95
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#NS-21-LT
LED Light Baton, Rubber Handle, 21"
Retail Price: $46.95
Sale Price: $23.95
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#NS-26-LT
LED Light Baton, Rubber Handle, 26"
Retail Price: $52.95
Sale Price: $26.95
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  Rubber Handle Batons with Window Breaker:
         
#NS-16-RW
Window Breaker Baton, 16"
Retail Price: $32.95
Sale Price: $16.95
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#NS-21-RW
Window Breaker Baton, 21"
Retail Price: $46.95
Sale Price: $23.95
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#NS-26-RW
Window Breaker Baton, 16"
Retail Price: $52.95
Sale Price: $26.95
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  Automatic Batons:
         
#AS-26-SL
Automatic Baton, Chrome, 26"

Retail Price: $59.95
Sale Price: $37
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#AS-26-BK
Automatic Baton, Black, 26"

Retail Price: $59.95
Sale Price: $37
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#VL-5120020
Automatic Baton, Chrome, 21
inches
Retail Price: $48.95
Sale Price: $37
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  Keychain Batons:
         
#NS-12-SL
Keychain Baton, Chrome Textured 12"

Retail Price: $25.95
Sale Price: $14.95
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#NS-12-BK
Keychain Baton, Black, Textured 12"

Retail Price: $25.95
Sale Price: $14.95
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  Foam Handle Batons:
         
#NS-16-FM
Expandable Baton, Foam Handle, 16"
Retail Price: $37.95
Sale Price: $22.95
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#NS-21-FM
Expandable Baton, Foam Handle, 21"
Retail Price: $42.95
Sale Price: $25.95
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#NS-26-FM
Expandable Baton, Foam Handle, 26"
Retail Price: $47.95
Sale Price: $28.95
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#FP12132 Sold Out
Expandable Baton, Foam Handle, 31.5"
Retail Price: $54.95
Sale Price: $32.95
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  Ribbed Handle Batons:
         
#TA-43-16
Hi-Tech Baton, Ribbed Handle, 16"
Retail Price: $37.95
Sale Price: $22.95
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#TA-43-21
Hi-Tech Baton, Ribbed Handle, 21"
Retail Price: $42.95
Sale Price: $25.95
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#TA-43-26
Hi-Tech Baton, Ribbed Handle, 26"

Retail Price: $47.95
Sale Price: $28.95
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  Rubber Finger Grip Handle:
         
#3205-L Sold Out
Rubber Finger Grip Handle, Chrome, 16"
Retail Price: $32.95
Sale Price: $18.95
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#3205 Sold Out
Rubber Finger Grip Handle, Chrome, 24"
Retail Price: $37.95
Sale Price: $21.95
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#3205-B Sold Out
Rubber Finger Grip Handle, Black, 16"
Retail Price: $32.95
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#3205-LB Sold Out
Rubber Finger Grip Handle, Black, 24"
Retail Price: $37.95
Sale Price: $21.95
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  Spring Coil Batons:
         
#3406S Sold Out
Spring Coil Baton,  Chrome, 17"

Retail Price: $22.95
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#SB-16
Spring Coil Baton,  Black, 16"

Retail Price: $22.95
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#SB-21
Spring Coil Baton,  Black, 21"

Retail Price: $28.95
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#SB-26
Spring Coil Baton, Black, 26"

Retail Price: $33.95
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  ASP Batons:  Armament Systems and Procedures.
         

 12" Batons:

     
#ASP52221
P12 Airweight Baton, Friction Loc

Retail Price: $44.95
Sale Price: $39.95
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 16" Batons:

     
#ASP52210
16 in. Chrome Expandable Baton

Retail Price: $91.95
Sale Price: $72.95
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#ASP52211
16 in. Black Chrome Expandable Baton

Retail Price: $91.95
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#ASP52212
16 in. Airweight Expandable Baton
Retail Price: $104.95
Sale Price: $84.95
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#ASP52213
16 in. Electroless Nickel Expandable

Retail Price: $96.95
Sale Price: $76.95
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#ASP32213
Friction Loc F16DE DuraTec Electroless

Retail Price: $96.95
Sale Price: $76.95
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#ASP32211
F16DB Friction Loc DuraTec Baton, Black Chrome

Retail Price: $91.95
Sale Price: $72.95
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#ASP52200
Baton, Friction Loc, 16 in. S16 Sentry

Retail Price: $45.00
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#ASP52222
P16 Airweight Baton, Friction Loc

Retail Price: $49.95
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#ASP32212
F16DA DuraTec Airweight Baton

Retail Price: $104.95
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#ASP52205
16 BackPocket Nylon Scabbard

Retail Price: $31.00
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 21" Batons:

     
#ASP52410
21 in. Chrome Expandable Baton

Retail Price: $96.95
Sale Price: $76.95
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#ASP52411
21 in. Black Expandable Baton

Retail Price: $96.95
Sale Price: $76.95
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#ASP52412
21 in. Airweight Expandable Baton
Retail Price: $110.95
Sale Price: $86.95
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#ASP52413
21 in. Electroless Nickel Expandable

Retail Price: $101.95
Sale Price: $79.95
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#ASP42410
Friction Loc F21WC Wavemaster Chrome

Retail Price: $101.95
Sale Price: $79.95
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#ASP32413
Friction Loc F21DE DuraTec Electroless

Retail Price: $101.95
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#ASP42412
Friction Loc F21WA Wavemaster Airweight

Retail Price: $115.95
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#ASP42411
Friction Loc F21WB Wavemaster Black Chrome

Retail Price: $101.95
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#ASP32411
F21DB Friction Loc DuraTec Baton, Black Chrome

Retail Price: $96.95
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#ASP32412
F21DA Friction Loc DuraTec Airweight Baton

Retail Price: $110.95
Sale Price: $86.95
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#ASP32410
Friction Loc F21DC DuraTec Chrome

Retail Price: $96.95
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#ASP52400
S21 Sentry Baton, Friction Loc, 21 in.

Retail Price: $54.95
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#ASP07201
21 in. Training Baton

Retail Price: $66.95
Sale Price: $59.95
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 26" Batons:

     
#ASP52610
26 in. Chrome Expandable Baton

Retail Price: $101.95
Sale Price: $79.95
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#ASP52611
26 in. Black Expandable Baton
Retail Price: $101.95
Sale Price: $79.95
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#ASP52612
26 in. Airweight Expandable Baton

Retail Price: $115.95
Sale Price: $92.95
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#ASP52613
26 in. Electroless Nickel Baton

Retail Price: $107.95
Sale Price: $84.95
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#ASP32610
Friction Loc F26DC DuraTec Chrome

Retail Price: $101.95
Sale Price: $79.95
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#ASP52600
Baton, Friction Loc, 26 in. S26 Sentry

Retail Price: $54.95
Sale Price: $44.95
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#ASP32612
F26DA DuraTec Airweight Friction Loc Baton

Retail Price: $115.95
Sale Price: $92.95
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#ASP32611
F26DB DuraTec Black Chrome Friction Loc Baton

Retail Price: $101.95
Sale Price: $79.95
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#ASP07200
26 in. Training Baton

Retail Price: $69.95
Sale Price: $54.95
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Side-handle batons, typified by Monadnock PR-24 and made infamous by the LAPD in the Rodney King beating, come in both rigid and expandable models. The rigid models are typically made of polycarbonate. The expandable models usually have an aluminum chassis from which a polycarbonate section extends. Almost all side-handle batons in use are made by Monadnock.

Side handle batons are derived from the tonfa, a Japanese martial arts weapon, and are used with a similar fighting technique.

Both types of batons have their advantages and disadvantages. Side-handle batons are more flexible, enabling many more kinds of strike and block, but they require more training to use than straight batons. Side-handle batons are also very bulky. Expandable straight batons are more compact and are easier to carry covertly and when driving.

Up until the mid- 1990s British police officers carried traditional wooden truncheons of a sort which had changed little from Victorian times, but since the early1990s all forces have chosen to replace truncheons with more modern side-handle and telescopic batons for all but ceremonial duties.

 

 

 

 
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