Monadnock Introduces New Ultralite Friction Lock Baton

January 15, 2014

For Immediate Release

Monadnock Introduces New Ultralite Friction Lock Baton
Lightest weight friction lock baton offered by Monadnock

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – The Monadnock® brand announced today the introduction of the new Ultralite™ baton, its most lightweight friction lock baton ever designed. The Ultralite is a three-stage friction lock baton featuring a lightweight carbon graphite-reinforced handle resulting in a high strength-to-weight ratio. The Ultralite baton is offered in four models in both 21” and 26” lengths. The Ultralite will be featured at the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference (SHOT Show) January 14 - 17, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada, booth #12762.

“The Ultralite baton provides the same reliable quality as our other Classic Friction Lock batons but with an impressive 35 percent weight reduction,” said Chuck Martin, Category Director for Monadnock. He added, “As officers are required to carry more and more gear on their duty belts, this baton will become a popular alternative.”

With a weight-forward design for greater swing follow through, the Ultralite design is easily opened with a flick of the wrist, locked into place via precision Morse tapers and is closed by striking the baton on a hard surface. The Ultralite features a black chrome finish shaft with a standard steel tip, and may be purchased with either the new patent pending Monadnock Wedge Cap for enhanced baton retention, or with a standard end cap.

The Ultralite batons will be available for purchase in February 2014. The following are the MSRPs for each of the four models.

Model: 8000
Length: 21" (53.34cm)
Weight: 11.12 oz. (.31 kg)
End Cap: Standard
MSRP:  $105.00 

Model: 8001
Length:  21" (53.34cm)
Weight: 10.88 oz. (.31 kg)
End Cap: Wedge
MSRP: $111.00

Model: 8002
Length: 26" (66.04cm)
Weight: 13.41 oz. (.38 kg)
End Cap: Standard
MSRP: Coming Soon 

Model: 8003
Length: 26" (66.04cm)
Weight: 13.15 oz. (.37 kg)
End Cap: Wedge
MSRP: Coming Soon 

About Monadnock®
Monadnock® has manufactured products of the highest quality for law enforcement since 1958. Monadnock products continue to use the finest materials for state-of-the-art batons and training aids that assist officers in performing their duties. Among the highly-sought after Monadnock product lines are AutoLock® and PR-24® batons and the ExoTech® and Centurion™ riot suit lines. Monadnock is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit www.batons.com.

About The Safariland Group
The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a diverse 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®, ABA®, Second Chance®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Protech® Tactical, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator®, NIK®, Mustang Survival® and Med-Eng®. 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.

For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit www.safariland.com.

The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.


For further information, please contact:
Chastine Gabiola
Communications Specialist
The Safariland Group
Tel 1+909-923-7300 x31302
chastine.gabiola@safariland.com

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