The evolution from primitive weapons to modern self-defense tools has been nothing short of remarkable. Long gone are the days of relying on stones or pointy sticks — since the invention of firearms, humans have always sought better and more effective ways to protect themselves.
Enter the TASER Pulse, a less-than-lethal tool that promises safety without lethal consequences.
The TASER Pulse is designed with the civilian in mind. It offers a blend of usability and straightforward effectiveness by mimicking the dimensions of a subcompact handgun; a nod to familiar self-defense tools but with a twist. Instead of bullets, it fires two dart electrodes that deliver a jolt of electricity, causing “neuromuscular incapacitation” (say that five times fast.)
What sets the TASER Pulse apart is how light and user-friendly it is. Anyone who has shopped for a concealed carry pistol is familiar with the features that add value (compactness, a light rail, easy-to-manipulate controls, etc.), and the TASER’s integrated flashlight and laser, (which performed well in our nighttime environment tests) demonstrated the device’s adaptability to various scenarios.
Historically, the concept of a TASER isn’t new. Jack Cover, a NASA researcher, invented the first version in 1969, naming it after a book he loved as a child, “Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle” (but adding an “A” because they got tired of answering the phone ‘T.S.E.R.’). The TASER Pulse builds on the concept, refining the technology into a more approachable civilian-friendly package.
As we delve deeper into this review, we’ll explore the TASER Pulse’s features, its real-world applications, and its place in the broader context of personal defense tools.
Whether you’re a seasoned self-defense enthusiast or someone looking for a reliable safety tool, this review promises a comprehensive look at a device that might just be a game-changer.