Monadnock to Debut AutoLock X3 HG Expandable Baton at 2017 SHOT Show


January 11, 2017

Monadnock to Debut AutoLock X3 HG Expandable Baton at 2017 SHOT Show

Sturdy baton with larger diameter shaft addresses increasing demand for smaller, feature-rich equipment

ONTARIO, California – Monadnock®, a brand of The Safariland Group, will present the AutoLock® X3™ HG expandable baton, a new design with a larger diameter shaft at the 2017 SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade) Show, booth #12762. The new AutoLock X3 HG baton is a compelling option for the rise in demand for smaller size batons while providing more surface contact during baton performance. With its enhanced reliable locking function, the AutoLock X3 HG model with its Super Grip® coating on the handle, has a more substantial feel than traditional expandable batons.

“The AutoLock X3 HG baton showcases power, functionality and performance in a smaller, easy to handle design,” said Craig Starrett, category director for the Monadnock brand. “It has a stronger feel in the hand, is easy to deploy and close with a push of a button, and has improved corrosion protection for use in varied conditions. Best of all, we have added these features with no increase in the price.”

The X3 HG baton features an updated cam and stainless steel ball bearing design which offers reliably consistent locking action and a more solid feel in the hand when performing control techniques. Standard with a Super Grip handle, the X3 HG baton features a ribbed Santoprene™ material that enhances the grip in both dry and wet conditions. Other features include a locked position providing a more solid feel and an integrated nose cap for smoother holstering and grip protection. The enhanced corrosion resistance for extended durability is due to an improved corrosion-resistant black electroless finish.


Handle-Outside Dimensions Shaft-Outside Dim. Length Open Length Closed Weight Tip Style
1.125” 0.75” 19.75” 8.75” 17 oz. (.48 kg) Safety Tip®

Available in February 2017 in Black Electroless Nickel, the MSRP is $196.

The AutoLock X3HG Baton will be on display at The Safariland Group booth, #12762, throughout SHOT Show 2017 from January 17 to 20. For more information, please visit

About Monadnock
Monadnock® has manufactured products of the highest quality for law enforcement since 1958. It has a rich heritage of pioneering baton design and development that has revolutionized the way law enforcement professionals operate, train with and purchase batons. Monadnock products are made with the finest materials for state-of-the-art batons and training aids that assist officers in performing their duties. Monadnock is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit

About The Safariland Group
The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, Med-Eng®, ABA®, Second Chance®, VIEVU®, Mustang Survival®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, PROTECH® Tactical, Defense Technology®, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.

For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit

For further information, please contact:
Chris Goddard
(781) 640-8387

Angie Mathews
(714) 768-1140

For product samples, please contact:
The Safariland Group
Kelsey Reddoch
Brand Marketing Manager
(909) 923-7300 x31260


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