A telescopic baton is a self-defense tool used by law enforcement and security professionals, as well as civilians. It is a cylindrical metal tube with an expandable shaft that can be extended to varying lengths depending on the model. Telescopic batons have been designed to provide greater reach and leverage during an altercation than a traditional baton or other hand-held object.
How to use a Baton?
Telescopic batons are simple to use but require a bit of practice in order to gain proficiency. The first step is to ensure the baton is securely attached to your body either by a belt loop or some other form of carrying device. Next, you will want to extend the baton until you reach the desired length. When ready, grasp the handle firmly and direct it at your target.
What are the laws for Expandable Batons?
The laws for telescopic batons vary from state to state in the United States. In some states, it may be legal to carry a baton as a form of self-defense. However, certain restrictions may apply such as not being able to carry it concealed or with intent to use it as a weapon. Other states may have more restrictions, including age limits and bans on carrying certain types of batons.