Stun Guns FAQ's
is a Taser?
are manufactured in the United States by TASER International
which was founded in 1983. A TASER is a non-lethal self-defense weapon that uses compressed
nitrogen to shoot two tethered needle-like probes at an assailant
in order to deliver an electric shock.
travel at a speed of 135 feet per second (41 meters per second)
with a maximum reach of 15 feet (4.5m). When the probes penetrate
the attacker's skin, an electric shock passes between them,
disrupting the assailant's nervous system. This cuases the
attacker to lose all control and coordination. The taser will
continue to apply the electrical charge in an auto-timed sequence
of an initial charge of several seconds followed by many short
bursts. This prevents the assailant from recovering from the
initial shock and removing the probes. During this event the
user can abandon the taser on the ground and escape.