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.

TASER Bolt 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.

TASER Bladetech Holster

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How TASER devices can cause incapacitation

Posted by Anthony Carli on 3/20/18 11:00 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.

Purple Backpack TASER Pulse

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Americans believe violent crime is on the rise. What do the statistics tell us?

Posted by Anthony Carli on 3/15/18 9:00 AM
Is there more crime in the US than there was a year ago? It can be difficult to address the question without allowing outside sources to influence your answer.

Recently, The Brennan Center for Justice found that the overall crime rate, violent crime rate, and murder rate all dropped in 2017. According to their analysis, the nation's 5 largest cities reduced their murder rate by an average of 10.8%, while the top 30 cities averaged a 5.6% reduction. The FBI's preliminary analysis of crime in 2017 tells a similar story, noting that from January-June violent crime decreased by about 1%, and property crime dropped by about 3%.
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Today is International Women's Day. Here's what we're doing to #PressforProgress

Posted by Brandy Shaffer on 3/8/18 11:00 AM

A Guest Post by Axon's Brandy Shaffer, the Product Manager for Axon Signal Sidearm and UAS. She also leads our Diversity & Inclusion committee.

Today is International Women's Day, a celebration of the achievements of women all over the globe. We are in a unique spot this year because there is strong global momentum towards gender equality. Yet, we're still too far from where we need to be. The World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap 2017 report showed that gender parity across the world continues to widen and will now take over two centuries to achieve. Two centuries.

Global Gender Gap
(Image courtesy of World Economic Forum, Global Gender Gap Report 2017)

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The importance of practicing with your TASER device

Posted by Anthony Carli on 3/6/18 11:00 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!

Chart on How many people practice using their TASER Device

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

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

Posted by Anthony Carli on 2/27/18 11:00 AM

Everyone's got their own idea on what a “taser” is, but as the exclusive manufacturer of TASER devices, we thought we'd clear up the misconception once and for all.

TASER Device vs. Stun Gun

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Professional & Self-Defense TASER Devices - What you need to know

Posted by Anthony Carli on 2/20/18 9:45 AM

Cops and security professionals carry them, and so can you. So what's the difference between what's in your holster and theirs? Check out this infographic to get the scoop on what differentiates TASER devices available to the public from those used in professional settings.

TASER Professional Series vs. TASER Consumer Series
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Anatomy of a TASER Pulse

Posted by Anthony Carli on 2/13/18 12:00 AM

Before surgeons are given a license to wield a scalpel, they undergo years of education and training to understand where vital structures in the human body are located. Though the TASER Pulse is far less complex, there is still a benefit to understanding where important features are located, both inside and outside of the device, to help you build confidence in your ability to use it for self-defense. 

The Anatomy of a TASER Pulse

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6 Tips to Bring to your Valentine's Day Date

Posted by Anthony Carli on 2/13/18 12:00 AM

Valentine's Day is upon us, can you feel it in the air? While we hope Cupid has helped you find your true love this week, we all know that dating these days can be a risky proposition. Although dating apps have helped strangers connect in meaningful ways, there is justifiable nervousness that exists before the first date. 

Valentines Day Safety

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