The problem with traditional expandable batons is that they are designed to strike with the smallest end of the baton. How much success would a major league player have if they walked up to the plate and tried to hit the ball with the narrow end of the bat? In order to achieve maximal force from a baton, the user must strike with the larger end. The KinetX baton solves this problem by creating a reversible grip expandable baton that allows the user to strike with the heavy end. The baton has a grip on each end that also serves as a striking surface. The officer can hold the baton in the traditional manner when speed is required and adopt a reverse grip when maximum stopping power is required. Finally, an expandable baton that makes sense.