The Taser Pulse, A Small Personal Protection Gadget That Packs A Punch

The company Taser International announced a whole new electronic control device (ECD) at the 2016 SHOT Show. The self defense device is designed for non-law enforcement usage and is called the Pulse. Contrary to the existing C2 weapon developed for civilian use, the Pulse is pistol shaped and is a bridge between the C2 and the X26 frequently used by police departments.

Taser fashioned the Pulse to become more of an intuitive use unit since many individuals are accustomed to the way a pistol operates. It possesses a low profile thumb safety as well as angled sights to make it much more amenable to concealed carry. The exchangeable cartridge features a 15 feet range.

Just like the X26, the device has a built in red laser for aiming. Moreover, the system uses a LED white light for lighting. Based on my experience with the X26 in real deployments, I found the laser worked well.

Like the C2, the Pulse is made to produce a variable electrical pulse over 30 seconds. The idea is this will permit the user to flee the scene when the probes are properly deployed. This is different from the models sold to law enforcement officials in which the pulse period is a lot less: 5 seconds.

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