The Taser Pulse, A Small Self Defense Weapon That Packs A PunchTaser International launched a whole new electronic control device (ECD) at the 2016 SHOT Show. The personal defense weapon is designed for non-law enforcement application and is known as the Pulse. Unlike the existing C2 weapon intended for civilian use, the Pulse is handgun shaped and is a bridge amongst the C2 and also the X26 frequently used by police departments.
Taser intended the Pulse to be more of an intuitive use gadget since many individuals are acquainted with the way a gun functions. It offers a low profile thumb safety and also angled sights to make it much more amenable to concealed carry. The replaceable cartridge has a 15 feet range.
Much like the X26, the device features a built in red laser for targeting. Moreover, the device uses a LED white light for illumination. Based on my knowledge with the X26 in actual deployments, I found the laser worked well.
Similar to the C2, the Pulse is designed to produce a varying electrical pulse over 30 seconds. The idea is this will allow the user to flee the scene if the probes are appropriately deployed. This is different from the devices acquired by law enforcement in which the pulse duration is much less: 5 seconds.