How to Use an Electric Taser Weapon

Electric Taser

An electric TASER device is the ideal, non-lethal weapon to carry for self-defense.

In this article, we’ll dispel some popular misconceptions and show you how to properly use these powerful electroshock weapons to protect yourself and your loved ones.

The Principle Behind Electroshock Weapons

First, what does it do?

A taser is a weapon that fires two darts connected to the weapon by wires. The darts are barbed and deliver an electrical charge that stuns the target.

Electric TASER devices work by delivering a high-voltage, low-current electrical discharge into the body of an assailant, overwhelming the muscle-triggering mechanisms of their body. The shock is painful and can paralyze the assailant, but the electric TASER device as a non-lethal weapon is generally considered safe.

Electric TASER device? Stun Gun? A Shocking Difference!

Many people confuse the terminology surrounding non-lethal electric weapons. TASER devices and stun guns come in all shapes and sizes, from tiny handheld stun guns and ingeniously camouflaged guns specially made for women to police or law enforcement-grade TASER weapons.

But what’s the difference?

Electric Stun Gun

Basically, electric stun guns are handheld devices designed to deliver a paralyzing electric shock in close contact, while TASER weapons can fire a thin, flexible wire through which to deliver the shock at a distance.

Tasers can be used in two ways: as a contact weapon, or as a projectile weapon.

TASER devices without a cartridge can still function as regular stun guns, so they generally give you more usability but can be harder to carry around and conceal.

When used as a contact weapon, the taser must touch the attacker in order to work. 

When used as a projectile weapon, the taser can be fired from a distance. The darts will travel through the air and make contact with the person, delivering the electrical charge.

Electric TASER Devices Are Still Weapons

While electricity enabled TASER devices and stun guns are generally safe, the electrical force can stop the heart of people with heart problems, and misusing TASER devices has caused several issues in the past, even among law enforcement officers. 

Take out your electric TASER device only when you mean to use it, and remember that you can use the 'warning arc' sparks to deter aggressors from even approaching.

As with most stun weapons, the voltage is high and the amperage is low which keeps these products generally safe to use.

Tips on Effective Electric TASER Device Use

Here are some quick and easy tips to make the most use of your conducted energy weapon:

  • If you’re planning to use a projectile-based stun gun on a suspect engaged in a crime, make sure to practice your aim so you can actually hit your target!
  • It pays to familiarize yourself with your particular stun gun. Learn the grip, understand how to fire it, how to engage and disengage the safety, and generally how it works. It may save you one day.
  • Remember to make contact with your target first before pressing the button, unless you are trying to intimidate them with warning arc sparks.
  • Keep in mind that your TASER device is battery-powered and it will run out if you overuse the warning arc.
  • Your electric TASER device is completely safe for you, even if it sparks lots of volts next to your hand.
  • If you decide to take your TASER device with you, make sure it’s accessible. No point in packing it at the bottom of your backpack, or stuffing it underneath clothes. You need to be able to take it out in a couple of seconds, so plan accordingly.
  • The best defense is to avoid confrontation altogether.
  • Needless to say, keep your stun gun away from children!

Self-defense can mean many things, but above all, it’s a way to give you peace of mind. By correctly using your civilian electric taser, you can live a safer, less stressed life and have more security.

And if you need to purchase electric TASER devices and other self defense weapons, we've got you covered.


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