Stun guns are becoming increasingly popular, firstly as a deterrent and then as a means of self-defense. By disrupting the muscle and motor functionality of the gun’s victim, it causes much pain, but no actual injury. It works by means of delivering the electric shock via two pins making direct contact with the skin. Tasers work in a slightly different way but are just as effective. A projectile is fired into the victim, and the current passed down the attached wires.
After trying out a number of Tasers, this model survived our tests and won through with flying colors.
The compact Taser Pulse has been well designed to serve its purpose efficiently. Easy to conceal, yet ready for use at a moment’s notice, it carries the same voltage as law enforcement officials – 50,000 volts, immobilizing someone for up to 30 seconds which allows for a safe getaway.
Taser have produced the most powerful civilian weapon, excluding the nightstick.
The design allows it to fit neatly into a pocket or holstered on a belt, but when activated the barbed projectiles fire with speed and power, penetrating clothes and skin, causing neuro-muscular incapacitation (NMI) – not something you want to trigger accidentally. Luckily the built-in safety function eliminates that fear. Each charge can be delivered for a mind and body numbing 30 seconds, however, that can be cut short if you choose.
It can also be used as a traditional style stun gun via the exposed electrodes, giving you the ability to defend from a distance or close proximity, and the battery has offers impressive longevity – over fifty 30 second cycles before it needs replacing.
The Taser Pulse performed well over numerous tests, and we’ll certainly be adding it to our kit.
Our only, very minor issue is that the included holster isn’t particularly durable, however, a new holster certainly won’t break the bank, so this really isn’t a deal breaker.