To retract the Talon, officers can push the release button at the butt-end of the baton's grip with their thumb and press the tip of the shaft against their other hand, their body or the bottom of the case in which they are carrying the Talon. "One really important feature of the Talon is that is can be closed simply by putting it back into its scabbard in one fluid motion," said ASP Chairman and CEO Kevin Parsons, PhD. "Retraction couldn't be more convenient."
The Talon's sophisticated yet simple design uses two opposing internal discs that secure each of the baton's shafts in place to ensure that lockout is stable and secure. It has a retention groove at the bottom of the foamed vinyl grip to improve an officer's grasp, and the Talon has fewer than 20 moving parts making it simple to maintain and fully service in the field.
Like all ASP expandable batons, officers can open the Talon by sharply extending it toward the ground or the sky, but they can also open it by pulling the extended tip of the baton's shaft. This allows officers to expand the baton in tight spaces, such as a vehicle while working executive protection detail.
The Talon is currently available in three lengths 40 cm (MSRP $165), 50 cm (MSRP $175) and 60 cm (MSRP $180). The Talon can be carried in any of ASP's SideBreak Scabbards and comes with a lifetime warranty.