Aaron caught up with Vic Morales at the Rapid Containment Baton previously, but Aaron wanted to follow that up with an article on some of the Rapid Containment Baton’s specific advantages.
Although new to me, the RCB has been around since 1997. The RCB design was purchased by Winchester and became known as the “Winchester Baton”. Vic advised that the inventor decided to buy the patent back in 2004. That was brought on when the inventor discovered that a large manufacturing company involved in the distribution of the RCB was making knock-off batons of other manufacturers. That brought a lot of bad press, and the inventor (a real cop from Long Beach, CA), didn’t want to see the merits of the RCB flushed by association with that company.
Peace Keeper International is the new manufacturer and distributor of the RCB.
The RCB is similar to other expandable batons in that it uses a friction/tension lock system to lock the baton in the expanded position.