Available in February 2002 for the first time to the general consumer, the ADVANCED TASER stun gun made its debut at CES.
The ADVANCED TASER has seen increasing demand since the events of September 11, 2001. United Airlines will now be using them in its cockpits to maximize the safety of pilots, aircrews and travelers. Over 1,000 police agencies use ADVANCED TASERS as an alternative method to help them stop goal-orientated, focused and extremely resistant individuals.
The ADVANCED TASER comes in three models: The M18, M18-L and M-26. The M-26 is only available for police and government use.
The ADVANCED TASER fires two probes up to a distance of approximately 15 feet (4.6 meters). These probes are connected to the weapon by high-voltage wire. When the probes make contact with the target, the device transmits powerful electrical charges along the wires and into the body of the target through up to 2 inches (5 cm) of clothing.
Technical information on the M18 and M18-L:
- Power - 18 watts
- Power output - 50,000 volts (estimated)
- 1.76 joules per pulse energy - five-second automatic timing cycle per discharge
- Ambidextrous safeties
- Battery indicator
For more information, visit TASER.