I first saw the TASER PULSE at SHOT SHOW’s industry range day in Las Vegas in January. My initial reaction was “well ALRIGHT! They got it right!” The PULSE is a new, smaller, compact version of a TASER that is now shaped like a compact carry gun, and has many of the functions that pistol owners have become accustomed to.
We also met Annie, their product manager, and she showed us everything first hand. This video shares our initial impressions as we shot the new PULSE on site at media day at the range:
Some things you need to know about the PULSE:
-The TASER PULSE uses Neuro-Muscular Incapacitation (NMI), as it shoots two hooked projectiles into the attacker and “stuns” them. As the trigger remains depressed, you temporarily override an attacker’s central nervous system, limiting muscular control for 30 seconds.
-While the effective range is 15 feet, even if the barbs are pulled out, the gun itself is always a “contact stun” – added insurance in close encounters.
-It is LEGAL! (in most cases), click here to see what the local state laws say directly from the TASER website – https://buy.taser.com/taser-state-requirements/
-It features a LASER to assist target acquisition – paired with a powerful LED flashlight, a battery status indicator, as well as shaved safeties and angled sights.
When I arrived back home from SHOT SHOW 2017, one of the first things I shared with my wife was the video on the PULSE. She had been using the other TASER for civilians (now called the BOLT) and had experienced an issue with the sliding cover that protects the “trigger” on that model. Soon after we discussed this new option, the PULSE arrived at our home.
NON – LETHAL OPTIONS
My wife works past sunset many days, and the dark parking lot at her work is the main reason she carries a TASER. A flashlight has also become a go to tool for her at work and elsewhere. She does not carry a firearm, so the TASER PULSE seems to be the next best thing, we both agree that it is a fantastic option for our needs.
The size is perfect for purses, backpacks, or other off body carry options, it checks in at just .5 POUNDS with these impressive stats: Width: 1.25” Length: 5.25” Height: 4.75”.
The only accessory that I recommend is the BLADETECH holster that you can buy at the TASER website. It is a molded kydex holster that has the positive retention that you may be used to with other carry systems you use. The neoprene will work perfectly if you are leaving the PULSE in one place, but if you plan on transferring it from bag to bag or place to place, the kydex is the way to go.
Here is what comes in the box:
With all of these features, TASER seems to have hit the nail on the head for a compact, non-lethal alternative that will give you or a loved one a fighting chance. The TASER PULSE retails for $399.