Taser Instruction for Civilians

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TASER® technology saves lives every day.  The 50,000 Volt TASER® C2 utilizes compressed nitrogen to project two small probes 15 feet at a speed of 180 feet per second.  These probes are connected to the device by high-voltage insulated wire.  A 50,000 volt electrical signal is transmitted throughout the region where the probes make contact with the body or clothing for 30 seconds, resulting in an immediate loss of the person’s neuromuscular control, balance, and the ability to perform coordinated actions.

TASER® devices are not considered firearms.  They can be legally carried (concealed or open) in most states.  TASER® devices are prohibited for citizen use in five states including HI, MA, NJ, NY and RI.  View TASER® Laws Statues Summary on the possession and use of stun products in your area (law enforcement and consumer). 

After the TASER® C2 is delivered, the unit will need to be activated.  You will do this by calling an 800 number or doing it online.  When performing the activation, TASER® International checks to see if your name is included in a large felony database free of charge.  If you have committed a felony, you may not be permitted to activate your TASER® C2, in which case a refund is administered upon its prompt return. 

The representative will walk you through the one time activation.  This is performed by a combination of sliding the trigger cover back and pressing the trigger button.  This only takes a couple of minutes and the 800 number is provided with the unit.

Note: 50,000 volt TASER® C2 & TASER® Advanced M26-C models deliver a stronger shock than our higher voltage stun guns, being both TASER® products’ wattage and amperage output is much higher.  Though our higher voltage stun guns are effective in disabling assailants at close range (stun guns do not fire darts – the unit itself must touch the assailant), both TASER® models have more take down power, and disable assailants from 15 feet away.

With the release of the X26C in 2005 and the C-2 Civilian Model, we introduced yet another revolutionary concept – private, one-to-one training with the foremost experts in TASER technology – our currently certified law enforcement TASER Instructors and certified TASER Users. Here is how the program will work:

Every X26C sold will include a unique serial numbered certificate valid for a private training session with one of our X26C Certified Officers. The purchaser can go online to register and request a personal instruction class on the X26C.

Our computer system will email the closest available X26C Certified Officers in the area based on zip codes to alert them that a student has registered to be trained.

The Officer will contact the prospective student within 48 hours to arrange for a time and location to meet the required 60 to 90 minute instruction period. TASER International will send an email reminder to the Officer to ensure that contact with the student has been made.

The Officer will collect the training voucher from the student and then mail the voucher and X26C Officer’s ID to TASER International. We strongly believe that good training is the cornerstone to public safety with any defensive system, and no group is better qualified to present this training than our law enforcement trainers who are familiar with the safe operation of our weapons, proper tactics, and related state and local laws.

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