Taser Pulse: The Civilian Taser | SHOT 2017

In this episode of TFBTV Edward O tries the Pulse on the range at Shot Show 2017.

A wide range of taser models are actually available for the civilian purchase, but the Pulse was created specifically for the civilian as an additional use of force tool. It’s sized and styled like a concealed carry handgun, and offers a 15 foot engagement range. The Pulse also includes an integrated flashlight and laser unit that is automatically activated when the safety is disengaged.

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Edward O

Edward is a Canadian gun owner and target shooter with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. Crawling over mountains with tactical gear is his idea of fun. He blogs at TV-Presspass and tweets @TV_PressPass.


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  • Tom Currie

    Costs are much as a typical defensive pistol. Costs much more if you want to train or practice with it. “Legal” is part of their sales pitch, but actually these are banned in many of the same places that effectively ban firearms. And, of course, it can only handle a single assailant. BUT it MIGHT still be a worthwhile alternative for someone who lives in an area where this is legal and a firearm isn’t or for someone who is unwilling to use lethal force even in a self defense situation.

  • Keiichi

    Would much prefer an “up for safe, down for hot” safety, like all of the pistols I’ve used. Going with the opposite seems less than ideal.

  • jerry young

    This might be a good alternative for the home but I would never replace my gun with one to carry and I would have to be in the situation to decide how much force was needed if I had one in my home to use it first, if there was only one intruder and you had the drop on him then yes but if there were more than one I’ll take my handgun every time.

  • gunsandrockets

    I like it. Well almost.

    I really don’t like the reload cost.

    And I worry that the shape and coloring looks too much like a firearm. Perhaps good for scaring off an attacker, not so good for interactions with police.

    Other than those reservations, I think it makes a good supplement to a defensive firearm. There are many defensive use of force situations which call for less than lethal force.

    Pepper spray is a lot cheaper. Of course it has its drawbacks too.

    • Wingbert

      Mayhaps the current Taser C2 line would address your second reservation. I carry it because it doesn’t look like a gun and fits in the cell phone pocket of my trousers.

  • Oregon213

    I know this isn’t intended for duty use, but a smaller taser for LE would be nice.

    Finding space on a belt or external vest for an X26 was challenging for some officers, the X2/X3 didn’t make things any easier here either. A smaller option could be nice. I wonder what they would have to do to get this up to the duty specs of a X26?

  • KestrelBike

    Probably a stupid question, but if you discharge the dart and it properly grabs on to someone, are the wires “hot”?

    I.e. If you tag someone with this then touch those wires, will you then also be shocked? Could be possible if you’re on the ground leaning away from the attacker and you tag them, then the trailing wires fall onto your exposed legs/body.

    • Ebby123

      No, the wires are coated. At least all previous Tasers have been.