Pistol Tasers? Any good makes out there?


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Uridium
August 6, 2010, 11:30 PM
When I'm travelling the US I'm looking at a defensive weapon and the taser is looking very viable.
Can anyone recommend a certain make or model?
Do FFL dealers sell them in most states?

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denster
August 6, 2010, 11:58 PM
I'd recomend the C2 Taser. Gunbroker and Auction Arms have dealers selling them well below the retail price. That is where I got mine. Check out the thread I posted a few days ago entitled New respect for taser.

hso
August 7, 2010, 01:02 AM
C2s may be sold other places than a gun shop and many FFL holders may not sell them since they're not firearms.

Your best course of action is to either identify a dealer near your point of entry into the US and make your purchase or have your stateside host do it for you.

RyanM
August 8, 2010, 10:19 AM
Make sure you read up on their legality in all the states you'll be visiting. Some states regulate tasers even more heavily than guns.

Uridium
August 8, 2010, 11:14 AM
Yeah I've done the checking on that and thankfully the states I'm travelling through are all ok with taser CCW.

hso
August 8, 2010, 11:20 AM
Do you have a "host" when you arrive that can receive the C2 for you before you arrive?

Dimis
August 8, 2010, 11:30 AM
uridium Taser is the only brand of actual tasers (projectile based electronic dissableing devices) on the market the rest are stun guns and are not as effective in any form of the word

taser makes a great product in many forms

as many have stated the C2 is a great choice it comes in alot of colors is small enough to fit almost anywhere youd need it too and gets the job done

if your feeling a bit generous with your wallet you can always get an X26 like the police use and have many many options for holsters and accessories if the need arises

all of tasers products are rated with the same voltage/amps/ohms etc and are set at a pulse that equals the brains natural waveform and there for debilitate on disruption not simply pain so more (estimated at something like 80%+) of people are properly effected by the device and are disabled untill help can arive

as long as it is a branded taser product and you do your practice with it youll be good to go

oh and again make sure to check all the local laws some states do treat them with more regulation than a firearm or melee weapon

Dimis
August 8, 2010, 11:34 AM
Your best course of action is to either identify a dealer near your point of entry into the US and make your purchase or have your stateside host do it for you.


also dont forget any autherized dealer for taser will have you do a background check (not a nics but some form for company use) so i wouldnt recomend a host buy it for you

hso
August 8, 2010, 06:36 PM
Dimis,

You're making an assumption that this is required everywhere. Internet sources don't perform this with any consistency.

TexasRifleman
August 8, 2010, 07:10 PM
Anyone know what the shelf life of the battery pack is? Is that something to worry about? I've really been eyeing one of these things for my wife who is a student so CCW is out of the question.

denster
August 8, 2010, 07:33 PM
C2 is actually better for civilian use as it conceals better than the x26 and doesn't look like a gun or anything threatening.
Can't get around the background check as you have to call in or go onlline to give your information. When you pass they send back a code to activate your taser. Won't work till then.
Shelf life on the lithium ion battery packs is several years.

TexasRifleman
August 8, 2010, 07:45 PM
When you pass they send back a code to activate your taser.

Thanks for the battery info. That was one of my big concerns.

Here's a video of someone showing the activation procedure:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVHtL4zCewA

hso
August 8, 2010, 11:05 PM
Thanks, denster. I was wondering how the internet sources handled that. It's left to the consumer to do with Taser.

Dimis
August 9, 2010, 12:28 PM
You're making an assumption that this is required everywhere. Internet sources don't perform this with any consistency.


straight from the horses mouth at taser

Do I have to register my C2?
Yes. Your TASER C2 is inactive at the time of purchase. You need to register it with TASER International, either online or by phone, and pass a felony background check before receiving the activation code. Some states and cities might have additional requirements so check your local laws carefully.

http://www.itaser.com/faq.html?__utma=1.1551628902.1272647609.1272647609.1281367316.2&__utmb=1.4.10.1281367316&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1272647609.1.1.utmcsr=dogpile.com|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/dogpile/ws/results/Web/taser/1/417/TopNavigation/Relevance/iq=true/zoom=off/_iceUrlFlag=7&__utmv=-&__utmk=13195959

hso
August 9, 2010, 01:57 PM
Yep

A local shop just sells them without requiring any paperwork/checks so my confusion was over that I thought you were saying that the dealer was having them do it instead of Taser having the consumer contact them to activate the device.

any autherized dealer for taser will have you do a background check

Thanks to you and TR and denster the requirement is much clearer.

Dimis
August 9, 2010, 05:51 PM
yea sorry i should have been a bit clearer on that
i knew that there was a BGC involved in some step i just couldnt remember if they made the dealer do it or how it worked so my apologies for the confusion

AWorthyOpponent
August 22, 2010, 02:17 AM
Here is a review that I did on the Taser C2.
http://www.techwarelabs.com/taser-c2/

any autherized dealer for taser will have you do a background check

There is actually a website you must go to in order to activate your Taser. It runs a simple NCIC Felony check. It costs $9.95 and the whole process takes about two minutes. When you pass the test, there will be a combination that you enter into the Taser via the "trigger".

C2 is actually better for civilian use as it conceals better than the x26 and doesn't look like a gun or anything threatening.

True. I address this briefly in the review as well. It does conceal well. It is much better for civilian use, as it is designed for a self defense situation. The X26 has a "5 second ride", discharging 50,000 volts for the entire 5 seconds. The C2 on the other hand has a "30 second ride", where the initial 5 seconds has the full 50,000 volts, then drops to a lower voltage for the remaining 25 seconds. The purpose of this is so the victim can immobilize the aggressor while they have an opportunity to escape.

Also, as the Taser is a fairly expensive device, and some may hesitate to run and drop it after deploying it, Taser will actually replace it free of charge if you can present them with a police report stating that you left it behind after deploying it.

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