“Compare TASERs to stun guns” – people often question how a TASER® C2™ electronic control device (ECD) is different from a stun gun. A TASER ECD can incapacitate a person by overriding the signals from the brain to the muscles. A stun gun on the other hand will only cause localized pain & requires direct contact to the person. Keep in mind that a TASER ECD can also be used as a stun gun.
A TASER ECD allows the user to keep some distance from the attacker and automatically delivers its Neuromuscular Incapacition effects for 30 seconds. Stun guns require direct continuous contact which can be challenging during an attack.
A stun gun only affects the nervous system (OUCH!) while a TASER ECD when deployed in probe mode affects the nervous system & the muscular system (OUCH & INCAPACITATION!). Stun guns just hurt but a TASER ECD probe deployment has the ability to incapacitate.
“How a TASER ECD works” -yet another common question. A C2 has a push button that triggers two probes to deploy by compressed nitrogen. These two probes then make contact with skin or clothing, electrical impulses overpower sensory & motor nerves, and the attacker loses nueromuscular control. While the person is incapacitated you have time to get to safety & call 911.
Remember, if you use it to prevent an attack in self-defense, you place the C2 on the ground and let it do the work for you. TASER’s lifetime replacement guarantee kicks in if you use your C2 in self defense (don’t forget we need a police report). Stay safe & protect life.