TASER Pulse Review: Watt’s Up Doc

TASER Pulse Review - Unit
TASER Pulse Review - Unit

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.

By Michael Crites

Michael Crites is el jefe around here. He has spent more than 30 years shooting, learning about guns, and collecting firearms old and new. He holds his Oregon Concealed Handgun License, and enjoys testing products in the back 40 of his farm.

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