Taser International is arguably the most well represented brand in the less lethal industry and are known by many as the company that started the term “less lethal”. The company pioneered the CEW (conducted electrical weapon) technology which is now used by law enforcement agencies world wide. Jack Cover a NASA scientist developed the Taser product for the law enforcement market back in 1969. Since that time Tasers have seen a world of change and expanded their market into consumer sales. One of Taser International’s consumer self defense products is the Taser Bolt (formerly the Taser C2), a compact single shot CEW that fires two darts at an attacker at a distance of 15 feet. The weapon uses a non-rechargeable lithium battery(up to 50 uses) and has replaceable cartridges. The weapon cycles through a 30 second energy blast which means that a target shot with the Taser Bolt will be immobilized for at least 30 seconds and probably disoriented for an additional time span after the initial shock has subsided. Unlike regular “stun guns” Tasers work by penetrating the target’s skin with two fish-hook darts which are propelled by compressed gas from a distance. These darts cycle an electric current from dart A to dart B virtually hi0jacking the target’s nervous system causing muscles to seize up. In addition to it’s projectile defensive capabilities, the Taser Bolt also has a contact stun feature which means that the user can simply touch the device to a target to deliver a shock without a cartridge in the weapon. The weapon also features a safety and integrated laser sight and LED flashlight. Recommended use for consumer distance is 10 feet from the target.
Taser Safe Escape Guarantee. Taser International guarantees that if a consumer uses their device in a self defense scenario which is documented by the police, Taser will replace that unit at no cost to the consumer. This is if the weapon has to be left behind in order for the user to escape safely from a potentially violent encounter and submits a police report of the incident.
Each Bolt kit includes two live cartridges, lithium power magazine (not rechargeable), protective soft cover and conductive target to practice and gain confidence with the self-defense tool.
RESTRICTIONS: DC, HI, MA, NJ, NY, and RI ban the civilian sale of TASER weapons. CT, IL, MI, and WI are legal with certain restrictions and requirements. If you have any questions regarding your ability to carry a TASER in your state or municipality consult your local law enforcement agency or view our detailed TASER legal requirements page for additional information.