The Monadnock® AutoLock® X3™ enhances the original positive locking design with notable improvements including: an updated cam and stainless steel ball bearing design which offers reliably consistent locking action, a more solid feel in the hand when performing or demonstrating techniques, new smooth plastic nose on the baton handle for more efficient holstering and transition from the holster to the hand. The blackened electroless nickel finish improves corrosion resistance on the inside and outside of the baton. The AutoLock's high-tech and patented cam ball bearing and locking mechanism, once locked, ensures the baton will stay locked open while striking, blocking or jabbing and closes with a push of a button - no need to strike the baton on the ground. Open passively or in a high-profile manner. Rotating shafts help maintain control of the batons during a struggle.