Tasers

Taser has become synonymous with stun guns. In fact, many people believe that Tasers and stun guns are one in the same. The fact is that Tasers and stun guns are very different devices. Stun guns are usually direct contact devices. While some Tasers can be used as a direct contact stun gun, they are known more for using replaceable nitrogen cartridges that fire a pair of electrodes to deliver their shock. The electrodes are attached to the device by trailing wires which have a range of about 15 ft and can deliver pulses of up to 50,000 volts. These 50,000 volts overpower the body's normal electrical signals temporarily confusing the nervous system. The electric shock is so effective that unlike handguns, a hit to any part of the body can temporarily disable an assailant. This makes the Taser C2 a perfect home defense weapon as they deliver tremendous stopping power and are effective even if the assailant is not in direct contact with the victim. Click here to learn more about the Taser C2.

Pros

  • 15 ft electrode firing range that can be used without being in direct contact with the assailant.
  • Serious stopping power that can temporarily disable an attacker with a hit to any part of the body.
  • Electrodes can deliver their electric shock through layers of clothing so electrodes do not need to be in direct contact with the skin
  • Can double as a direct contact stun gun
  • Non lethal weapon that can be used as a substitute to hand guns.
  • More effective than pepper sprays in terms of stopping power.
  • Legal in most states without a permit.


Cons

  • Since Tasers fire a projectile it is recommended that people undergo some type of training before using them.
  • Single fire so if you miss you do not get a second chance at firing another set of electrodes
  • The 15ft range can give a false sense of security. The fact is that most rapes and assaults are surprise attacks. A victim has very little time to react.
  • Tasers are considerably more expensive than standard stun guns.
  • Cartridges are expensive to replace once discharged.