from New Orleans, LA United States
I'm a big guy - 6'2" 220# - just practicing with the baton it stuck right off in open position and I had to resort to leaving it in the sun to heat up before it would expand enough for the partsw to collapse. In a hostile situation this would be untenable.
The 26" baton was a minor bit too large and heavy for me. I would recommend a 21" to anyone unless that person pushes weights. That part was my mistake. Item returned. Otherwise very fast shipping and curteous return policy. Thanks.