I recently used this baton in a fight with a subject. It bent within a strike or two. I understand batons will do that, but this one is just not durable and was rendered useless far too quickly. When I bought it, I liked the price. But when you need a piece of equipment to protect yourself, price shouldn't be the deciding factor. I'm going to buy a much nicer, higher quality baton because this one is 10-42.