Putting it together - Drawing, Firing, and Escaping

Posted by Anthony Carli on 6/5/18 2:28 PM

In previous Training Tuesday posts, we've covered the basics of TASER vocabulary, the functions of a TASER device, its components, and how to draw from a holster. Today, we put all those together with a drill lead by our TASER Instructor Sara. In the video below, she shows us a dry-fire drill to help you practice drawing, firing, and setting your device on the ground. And remember, devices left at the scene of a qualifying self-defense event are covered by our Safe Escape Guarantee.

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Carrying a TASER device without a holster

Posted by Anthony Carli on 4/17/18 11:00 AM

As we've learned from previous #TrainingTuesday posts, there are many advantages to carrying a TASER device in a holster, fixed to your waistband. However, this is not always feasible. Today, we explore other options for carrying your TASER device.

Why would I skip the holster?

Carrying a TASER device on your person, in a holster, is a preferred method of carrying given the easy access and safety that holsters provide. However, there are situations that may make it difficult. Perhaps you are on a hike, out on the town, walking to your car—it might not make sense to strap a TASER device to your hip. It might make more sense to pack your device in a purse, running belt, or backpack. In addition, carrying in a bag also allows easy transport of additional cartridges should you need them.

Keep the muzzle and trigger secure

It is extremely important to be sure that the trigger and muzzle of the device are covered and secure in order to minimize the risk of accidental discharge while carrying in a bag. For this reason, it is recommended that the device is kept in an easily accessible Sticky Holster or the protective soft cover that comes with the device. Each of these can help stop probes from traveling in an unsafe manner if an accidental discharge occurred. A Sticky Holster also allows for a quick draw of the device from your bag or running belt, whereas the protective soft cover can be a bit more cumbersome to manipulate in a hurry.

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What are Kydex holsters?

Posted by Anthony Carli on 4/10/18 11:00 AM


Kydex holsters are a great option for those seeking a sturdier way to discreetly carry a TASER Pulse in their daily life. Today, we learn about the Blade-Tech Kydex holster options for the TASER Pulse conducted electrical weapon (CEW).

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How active people can help stay safe carrying TASER devices

Posted by Anthony Carli on 4/3/18 11:00 AM
Safety should always be a priority for those who exercise outdoors, which is why Triathlete named safety as a top trend for 2018. Today we explore how to safely carry your TASER device while getting in some exercise.

Consider adding a self-defense tool

When it comes to exercising safely outdoors, a handful of common tips may pervade: be more visible, run with a friend, bring ID, consider ditching headphones. These are all important items to consider, but what we often miss in discussing personal safety is considering the added protection from harm by carrying a less lethal weapon. A Runner's World survey of women found that 3% have been physically assaulted while 30% have been verbally harassed. To be clear, the risk of being a victim of violent crime is relatively low in the United States, but it is still important to be ready to fight back if needed. A big part of properly using a TASER device is knowing how to carry it when the device is not in use.

Why a holster is important

TASER devices are self-defense tools, and it is extremely important to handle the device as such. That means keeping the trigger covered and pointing the device in a safe direction at all times. That includes when carrying it on your person, in a coat, or in a bag!

TASER holsters minimize the risk of an accidental discharge by securing the trigger mechanism.

TASER Bolt holster for active people: Ambidextrous Tactical Holster

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This lightweight yet durable holstering option, custom crafted for the TASER Bolt and C2, is the perfect choice for active lifestyles. It can be clipped to clothing, a belt, purse strap, backpack, or just about anywhere else. Keep your Bolt secured yet easily accessible with this Tactical Holster.

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Points of Contact - The Truth About Holsters

Posted by Anthony Carli on 3/27/18 11:00 AM

Firearms owners are aware of the importance of properly holstering their gun while carrying. It promotes safety for themselves and others. TASER devices can also be holstered to those same ends. Today, we explore some of the holster options available for the TASER Pulse.

There are a wide variety of holsters on the market for guns and CEWs (conducted electrical weapons). Here at TASER Self-Defense, we have a plethora of carrying options for our TASER devices, ranging from fabric sleeves to Kydex holsters. However, not all holsters share the same reliability - the key feature to look at when considering self-defense is how many points of contact a holster has. Let’s take a look at a brief breakdown of what that entails.

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Carry Safety By Your Side with a TASER Holster

Posted by Anthony Carli on 5/24/17 12:00 PM

Whether you’re simply off to the grocery store, going to a doctor’s appointment, going out for a late-night / early-morning run, or rushing across campus to make it to your first class of the day, you may be wondering how to best carry your TASER device. 

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How to Dress for Self-Defense in Winter

Posted by Jennifer Chan on 12/14/16 2:01 PM

 

With icy sidewalks, chilling winds and numb hands – it’s as important as ever to get ready with self-defense in-mind.

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