Training Tuesday: How to draw your TASER device from a holster

Posted by Anthony Carli on Apr 24, 2018 11:00:00 AM
We've covered the importance of safely carrying your device in a holster or a bag in the last few weeks, but how should you draw your TASER device from the holster should you need it? TASER Instructor Sara Morrell shows us in today's #TrainingTuesday post.

In the video below, TASER Instructor Sara Morrell demonstrates how to safely draw a TASER Pulse from a holster, keeping the device pointed in a safe direction at all times. While this video uses a TASER Pulse and a Blade-Tech outside the waistband (OWB) holster, the principles remain the same for any other holster products. This demonstration is the recommended approach, but may not be practical for all situations and may need to be modified in the heat of the moment. We emphasize practice so that when you are under the stress of a real-world situation, there is a higher likelihood that you will be able to remove the device from its holster properly and comfortably.

  1. Lift the device straight up from the holster, keeping the muzzle pointed to the floor, careful to not allow the muzzle to cross your body or travel in any other unsafe directions.
  2. Once the device has cleared the holster, turn it 90 degrees and arm the device. Your TASER device should now be pointed downrange, towards your target despite your arm remaining by your side.
  3. Push your arms straight out with the TASER device pointed towards your target.
  4. Acquire the target using the device's built in LASER and mechanical sights.

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Training Tuesday: Carrying a TASER device without a holster

Posted by Anthony Carli on Apr 17, 2018 11:00:00 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.

Bags designed for concealed carry

To make accessing your device even easier, many companies now offer purses and bags specifically designed with concealed carry in mind. These bags have hidden compartments that are specifically designed to be quickly accessed should your device be needed. You can view a selection of these products over at The Well Armed Woman.

If you're looking for a bag specifically designed to carry your TASER device, Concealed Carrie has designed a velcro TASER Pulse and TASER Bolt holsters that are compatible with many of the bags in her store. These offer a great, stylish option to safely carry your device inside a purse or bag.

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Training Tuesday: What are Kydex holsters?

Posted by Anthony Carli on Apr 10, 2018 11:00:00 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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Training Tuesday: How active people can help stay safe carrying TASER devices

Posted by Anthony Carli on Apr 3, 2018 11:00:00 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

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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Training Tuesday: How TASER devices can cause incapacitation

Posted by Anthony Carli on Mar 20, 2018 11:00:00 AM

TASER devices utilize a process called “neuro muscular incapacitation”, or NMI, to immobilize potential threats. Today, we explore how TASER devices harness electricity to override the nervous system.

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Training Tuesday: The importance of practicing with your TASER device

Posted by Anthony Carli on Mar 6, 2018 11:00:00 AM

In August, we conducted a survey of 479 randomly selected TASER Self-Defense customers and found that 25% of TASER product owners have never practiced firing their device. Over 40% have only practiced dry-firing their device. Most staggeringly, 22% of users said they were not confident in their ability to use their device. We consider that to be 22% too many!

(Survey of randomly selected customers conducted via email in August 2017, n= 479)

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Training Tuesday: What's the Difference Between TASER Devices and Stun Guns?

Posted by Anthony Carli on Feb 27, 2018 11:00:00 AM

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