I think most of us have seen police carry “night sticks” or batons. These are mainly self-defense weapons and in the hands of an expert can be very effective. A tactical baton can be very effective in crowd control or in self-defense. Its uses may vary, it is more than a simple than a simple club, it is an effective personal defense tool. When my husband was in the navy, he would often have to carry a baton when he had Shore Patrol he is thankful he never had to use on as he probably would have not used it properly. In the hands of an expert, it can be very effective when used properly.