There is a wide variety of self-defense weapons on the market. More and more people every year are feeling the need to be able to protect themselves should the situation arise. Not everyone is comfortable with owning and using a lethal weapon, so stun guns and taser are meeting the need. Today we will learn about the Taser Pulse, but first, a few words about tasers in general.
What is a taser and how does it work?
Let’s start by addressing what a taser is and what it is not. A taser is a non-lethal weapon that allows you to shoot probes into an attacker. The attacker is shocked when hit by the probes, which temporarily interferes with their central nervous system. This causes them to loose muscle control temporarily, allowing you to get away.
There is a misconception in society that all non-lethal weapons that can shock people are called tasers. However, stun guns are a similar product that works differently. Stun guns must be placed against the body of the attacker to work. They do not have probes that shoot out of the weapon. When you are in the market to purchase a taser make sure you fully understand the difference between a taser and stun gun and what you are looking for.
Now, here’s a video for the record that explains very well how a taser works.
Who Manufactures the Taser Pulse?
Now, on to the product we are specifically reviewing today. The Taser Pulse was manufactured by Taser International. This company has sense become Axon. They specialize in making and selling self-defense products, including many that are used by our Police forces. The company started with two brothers running the business out of a garage. They have continued to grow over the years and just this year re-branded the company as Axon. They are focused on keeping people safe. Along with tasers and stun guns, they specialize in cameras and reporting services that are helping to revolutionize police agencies in over 100 different countries around the world. Who better to trust buying a self-defense weapon from then the people who our own police officers trust with their lives and safety?
Features of the Taser Pulse
- Causes the attacker to be immobilized for 30 seconds, giving you a chance to escape to safety.
- Range of 15 feet, allowing you to maintain your distance from the attacker.
- Smooth design so it won’t get caught on your clothing or in your bag when trying to quickly access it.
- Includes a contact stun gun feature in case the attacker is too close for the taser.
- Laser targeting and LED flashlight
- Changing color light that indicates the battery level so you know when it is getting low.
- Single shot with multi-cycles allows you to shoot the attacker once, but have the option of pulling the trigger a second time to send another charge into the probes.
- 50,000 volts at 7 watts
Pros and Cons
Typically pros and cons are listed in two separate sections, but with the Taser Pulse it seemed like a waste of space. After reviewing this product there are no real complaints about it, so it doesn’t warrant a “cons” section. The only thing that you could look at as a negative would be the need to purchase additional cartridges once it is used. However, this is the way that a taser is designed to work. If you do not want to have to purchase cartridges, purchase a stun gun. But, then you lose all of the advantages that a taser offers over a stun gun.
On the other side, there are a lot of pros with the Taser Pulse. Most importantly, it works. The weapon holds its charge well and the battery lasts for up to 50 firings of 30 seconds each. The battery indicator light makes it easy to tell when it needs to be replaced. But, for the majority of people carrying this “just in case”, low battery will not be a problem. The 15 foot range allows you to keep your distance while protecting yourself, but the backup stun feature is there if you need it. It is easy to carry and conceal since it is lightweight.
If you are looking for a taser, the Taser Pulse is a great product. It is a reliable, non-lethal weapon that can help you maintain your personal safety. It is crucial that you do your research to see what the laws are regarding tasers in your state and city. Always obey the law when purchasing and using weapons, lethal or non-lethal. But, if your state laws allow you to purchase a taser, this is a great option to purchase.