ADVANCED TASER M-Series
QUICK REVIEW OF HOW TO USE THE ADVANCED TASER:
Arm the device by flipping up the safety.
Aim for the center of the chest of the subject, (If the subject is
wearing a thick jacket-aim for the legs if possible).
Fire -- simply press down the Trigger Switch to fire the probes.
If the subject is not down or there are multiple subjects (or you are
attacked from behind), hold the unit firmly and prepare to use it as a
The ADVANCED TASER can be used as a stun gun with the used Air Cartridge
still in the power handle or with the cartridge out of the power handle.
However, if there is an unused cartridge in place, you cannot use the
ADVANCED TASER as a stun gun because it will fire the probes when
activated. Once the probes have been launched you can use the ADVANCED
TASER as a stun gun.
WHEN TO USE THE ADVANCED TASER
ADVANCED TASER is a serious, state of the art, defensive weapon and should
treated accordingly. Although the unit is designed to be as nonviolent as
possible in stopping a combatant, its use can result in serious injuries
such as getting a probe stuck in an eye, or injuries related to falling.
Be sure, however, not to fire at an attacker who is over 21 feet away
(measure 21 feet to see how far this is -- it will probably be farther
than you think). If you do fire at someone more than 21 feet away, the
probes will not have sufficient TASER¨ wire to reach the target LAW
ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS: REFER TO YOUR DEPARTMENT'S USE OF FORCE POLICY.
WHERE TO KEEP YOUR AIR TASER
While the ADVANCED TASER should be kept somewhere accessible so you can
get to it quickly, it must also be kept well away from children if you are
storing it at home. In general, we recommend you treat the ADVANCED TASER
exactly as you would a gun -- find a place to store it or keep it so it is
accessible only to you, but not to children or other people unfamiliar
with its use. TASER International, Inc. offers a series of accessories
such as belt holsters and car clips which can help you keep your ADVANCED
TASER accessible and ready for convenient use.
Simple rule -- only leave the ADVANCED TASER somewhere you would leave
your pet. It is designed for temperatures from 20 degrees to 114 degrees.
The temperature limitations for the ADVANCED TASER are a function of the
battery performance. Battery performance is severely deteriorated below
freezing temperatures. Much like a pet dog, you should not leave it in the
car in Alaska in the winter nor in your trunk in Arizona in the summer.
Extreme temperatures can cause damage to batteries. If the temperature is
comfortable for you, it is comfortable for the ADVANCED TASER. Note: NiMH
rechargeable batteries perform better at lower temperatures than alkalines
HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR ADVANCED TASER
ADVANCED TASER has been designed for ease of maintenance. Aside from
storing the ADVANCED TASER in moderate temperatures, you must keep a set
of 8 fresh Duracell Ultra or NiMH AA alkaline batteries in the unit at all
times. Always replace low alkaline batteries as indicated by the lack of
the red flashing light in the battery check system or recharge NiMH
batteries every 2 weeks. Also, replace spent cartridges and always be
careful to throw out used Air Cartridges where the sharp probes will not
injury anyone. Each Air Cartridge has been printed with an expiration
date. This date is intended as a safety guideline after which time the Air
Cartridge should be replaced. At the time of expiration (normally after 5
years) be sure to fire off the Air Cartridge for practice before disposing
of it. Never throw out a "live" Air Cartridge, and especially not into a
fire as this could cause the Air Cartridge to explode. After the
expiration date, the cartridge needs to be replaced and a fresh cartridge
used. This procedure helps to maintain the system for top performance.
Never attempt to pry the doors off an Air Cartridge or pry open an
ADVANCED TASER: EFFECTIVE TAKEDOWN POWER
TASER¨ technology is so highly effective because the electrical signal
penetrates the nervous system regardless of the placement of the probes.
The entire human body is covered by the neural net which the ADVANCED
TASER uses to knock out the target. Because the T-Waves can penetrate
approximately 2 cumulative inches of clothing, the probes do not have to
penetrate the flesh or cause bodily harm to be effective.
a bullet to be instantly effective, it must hit a vital organ such as the
heart or brain. Similarly, chemical sprays such as Mace or pepper sprays
must hit an assailant in the face -- no easy task in fast moving
confrontations. The ADVANCED TASER can be used more effectively and with
less training than most other less-lethal technologies.
EFFECTIVENESS ON ANIMALS:
nervous systems of animals are greatly different than human beings. The
ADVANCED TASER is designed to be effective on a human attacker.
Accordingly, it will not be as effective at incapacitating an animal as it
is on a human being. The ADVANCED TASER should not be used as sole
protection from wild, uncontrollable, or attacking animals. Law
enforcement can use the ADVANCED TASER or dogs, but it is advisable to
have animal control officers present to "collar" the incapacitated dog
while the T-waves are working.
THE SAFETY RECORD
Because the TASER¨ Wave "jams" the communication system of the body, it
does not need to cause bodily injury to be effective. It is the nature of
the signaling effect within the nervous system that makes it effective.
The graph below uses internationally recognized safety guidelines for
electrical currents. The safe area is considered safe electrical exposure
for 2 year old child or a 75 year old man. Notice the ADVANCED TASER's
output is less than 1/100th of a potentially dangerous level.
Studies have confirmed there are no long term effects from being hit by a
TASER. A study performed at the University of Southern California Medical
Center concluded that in addition to its non-lethality, the TASER¨ leaves
0% long term injuries. This compares quite favorably to the data in the
same study concerning the .38 Special handgun. Only 50% of those shot with
a .38 Special survived and of those, 100% had permanent injuries. While
all of the field studies to date have been conducted with 7 Watt stun
systems, the pre-release testing of the ADVANCED TASER on both human and
animal subjects indicates that the ADVANCED TASER's enhanced EMD output
also leaves no lasting effect. Further, the TASER¨ output will not damage
an implanted pacemaker. Pacemakers are designed to withstand the pulses of
electrical defibrillators hundreds of times stronger than TASER¨ pulses.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) has classified the ADVANCED
TASER as a non-firearm because it uses compressed air, rather than an
explosive to launch the projectiles. Because the ADVANCED TASER is not a
It can be carried for off duty use without a permit. (check state laws)
It can be purchased through mail order from leading law enforcement
catalogs and direct shipment.
ADVANCED TASER restricted from off duty use in the following states:
Washington DC, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York,
Rhode Island, and Wisconsin.
Effectiveness: In prerelease testing, the unit incapacitated 100%
of the 4,000 test subjects.
Long Term Effects: None (except for potential eye injuries or
injuries related to falling.
Range: 21-15 feet.
Optimum Performance: 7 - 10 ft.
Backup if probes miss: If 2 launched probes missed, there are 2
stun electrodes on the front of the unit which can be used as a stun
Automatic Impulse Regulation: Once the probes are launched, unit
stays active for 5 seconds to keep target reliably down.
Thickness of Clothing: Up to 2 inches of cumulative clothing,
even leather jackets.
Recovery Time: Varies by individual -- generally several minutes.
Battery Low Indicator: Yes (For alkaline batteries only).
Safety: Prevents accidental firing.
Temperature Range: 20 - 114 Degrees Fahrenheit.
Warranty: Lifetime $75 replacement warranty
Weight: 18 ounces (with batteries).
Battery: AA Duracell Ultra alkaline recommended. Can use
rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride batteries as well, but battery
indicator will not function properly with rechargeable batteries.
Patents: U.S. #5,078,117, 5,771,663. Others pending US and
T-Wave Output: 50 KV Peak 1.76 J per pulse
M18 and M18L: 10-12 pulses per second, 18 Watt output
M26C: 15-18 pulses per second, 26 Watt output.
ADVANCED TASER LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
TASER INTERNATIONAL, INC. herein warrants this product under its "Lifetime
Warranty Program" which covers the original registered owner of the
product in the following manner and scope. This warranty is conditional
upon the return of the enclosed warranty registration card within 90 days
of purchase. Should that card not be returned, this warranty is not
applicable. Should the original registered owner use the product in the
manner prescribed by the manufacturer via the printed instructions and the
unit rendered inoperable, the registered owner shall return the
inoperative unit to TASER International, Inc. (postage prepaid) with a
check or money order for $75 processing and handling fee. A replacement
power handle will be sent to the consumer via prepaid postage within the
United States. Foreign returns require additional postage fees. Prior to
forwarding said unit, the registered owner shall obtain a Returned Goods
Authorization Number from TASER International, Inc. by mail or a toll free
telephone number at 1-800-41-T-WAVE (800-418-9283). It is the
responsibility of the owner to return the product to the manufacturer via
prepaid postage and provide written information as to the nature of the
defect. Our only obligation under this limited warranty is to repair or
replace the product and return it to the customer, via prepaid postage.
Warranty provisions apply to the power handle and any unfired air
cartridges. Air cartridges that are fired are deemed to have operated
properly. Batteries are covered under manufacturers' warranty. The
expressed warranties herein are provided by the manufacturer and may not
be changed or enlarged by any distributor, dealer or other person
whomsoever. To register a claim under this warranty, within the warranty
period, mail the ADVANCED TASER part to: TASER International, Inc., P.O.
Box 14463, Scottsdale, AZ 85267, Attn: Warranty Department. Do not mail
the entire kit. The foregoing provisions are the only warranty and state
the exclusive remedy for any breach of warranty or any other claim in
respect to this product. THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES CONTAINED HEREIN ARE IN
LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IF THE EXCLUSION
OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES IS PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW, THEN ANY APPLICABLE
IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTY
DESCRIBED ABOVE. THE PURCHASER AGREES TO ASSUME ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY
DAMAGES AND BODILY INJURY WHICH MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OR MISUSE OF THE
PRODUCT BY THE PURCHASER OR ANY OTHER PERSON. CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL
DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE SPECIFICALLY
EXCLUDED. SUCH CONSEQUENTIAL AND INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SHALL INCLUDE, WITHOUT
LIMITING THE FOREGOING, LOSS OF USE, INCOME OR PROFIT, LOSS OF OR INJURY
TO PROPERTY OR PERSON. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an
implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not
apply to you. No representative of TASER International, Inc. or any other
person or dealer is authorized to extend the liability of TASER
International, Inc. in connection with the sale of its product beyond the
terms hereof. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may
have other rights which vary from state to state.
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