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Citizen model products that are may be returned or exchanged within 30 days from the date of receipt of the product for a credit or a refund of the purchase price paid, less shipping and handling, and any applicable restocking fees. 

To return or exchange a civilian Taser product, you must fill out a Return Material Authorization (RMA) below. After completing the form, ship the product to us within 5 days and we will process your device ASAP. When sending product back to us, keep our policy in mind:

ship in the original product packaging, in as-new condition, along with any media, documentation, and any other items that were included in your original shipment;ship at your expense and insured (if you return the product uninsured then you accept the risk of loss or damage during shipment);ship with the RMA number clearly marked on the outside of the return packaging;ship with proof of purchase of the product (receipt, purchase order, or invoice); andship with your name, address, and phone number of where to send the exchange item or return

Use the following link to begin the return process for a TASER Device: AXON Returns

To get more information regarding shipping and warranty, visit the Shipping & Warranty Information page.

TASER devices are legal to sell and own in 48 states and Puerto Rico with little to no restrictions. your state's Attorney General or local government will have up-to-date information regarding the legality of TASER devices in your area. Civilian ownership of TASER devices is prohibited in Hawaii and Rhode Island.

Please visit our state requirements page to see a detailed map and diagram of all the state restrictions in the United States.

For detailed information regarding this guarantee, please visit the Safe Escape Product Replacement Guarantee page.

To get more information regarding Sezzle, visit the How to Use Sezzle page.

TASER HEALTH & SAFETY QUESTIONS

Neuromuscular Incapacitation or NMI, is the scientific term for what happens to your body when exposed to a TASER shock. NMI causes the skeletal (voluntary) muscles to tightly contract. The effect of NMI is so powerful that regardless of the mental state a person is in, there is nothing the brain can do to override the TASER’s effect.

Of the 500 medical studies that have been done on the safety of TASERs 75% have been conducted by independent entities with no funding or support from TASER international.

High voltage, in and of itself, is not dangerous. Current it what poses a danger to the human body but a TASER is specifically calibrated to deliver currents well below a dangerous level.

The only lingering effects from a TASER are two mosquito-bite-sized wounds and potential light headedness for only a couple of minutes following the electric discharge.

The only after effects are slight lightheadedness for a couple of minutes (similar to an intense workout) and two mosquito-bite sized puncture wounds from darts.

Pacemakers are specifically designed to withstand the energy output of defibrillators which use far more energy than a TASER does.

TASERs are specifically designed to not affect the heart and only affect skeletal muscles (muscles you have conscious control over). The TASER simply mimics the natural signals your brain sends to your skeletal muscles and amplifies them.

GENERAL TASER QUESTIONS

Only the TASER StrikeLight is rechargeable. However, the batteries on all other TASERs are user replaceable and provide enough energy for many uses.

All TASERs are equipped with back-up stun gun features to be used after the cartridge has been deployed regardless of whether or not the spent cartridge is still in the TASER or not.

- Aim to “Split the belt.” The LASER indicates the area where the top probe will make contact. The bottom probe may make contact below the top probe.
- Top probe should be aimed in the lower center mass or abdomen area
- Bottom probe should strike in the thigh area
- Avoid head, neck, genital area if possible.

TASERs work by firing two pronged darts which are propelled by compressed nitrogen. The darts are tethered to insulated copper wire which conduct the electricity from the TASER into the attacker’s body. When both darts hit, if the electrical circuit is completed and maintained, it may cause the attackers muscles to contract and they may lose voluntary muscle control.

Each cartridge can only be fired once but can deliver multiple electrical cycles. That means that while the darts can only be projected at a target once, as long as the darts remain in the target after the initial 30-second electrical cycle (5-seconds for the X2 and X26), subsequent electrical cycles can be engaged. 

All TASER weapons are equipped with a back-up stun gun feature. In the event that the user misses with the probes, the TASER can still be used as a stun gun even with spent cartridge still in device (or after it is removed of course).

Most state have no special requirements or permits that are need for possession. For more information, see our ownership guide or visit our state requirements page.

Absolutely! TASERs are legal to own for civilians in 45 states.

Please visit our state requirements page for more information on TASER Ownership by State.

No. Civilians may only purchase 15-foot cartridges. Only Law Enforcement agencies can buy cartridges of other lengths.

All new TASER devices come pre-activated. Only older models of the TASER C2 may need to be activated. This can be determined by examining the LED light located beside the button trigger which can be revealed by sliding back the safety cover. If the LED light is GREEN, the device is already activated. If the light is RED, the device needs to be activated. Email team@taser.com with your serial number and that your device needs to be activated for fastest response. 

No. All new devices come pre-registered to the purchaser. Just be sure to keep a copy of your receipt or other proof of purchase.

No, the darts can be easily removed with a swift, firm pluck. It is recommended to have a professional who is trained to remove the probes and if needed, seek out medical help to have the probes removed.

The C2/Bolt, Pulse, and Pulse+ all use approximately the same current, voltage and waveform. They are all equally effective at stopping an attacker in his tracks.

All other stun guns only induce pain and do not incapacitate muscle or knock down an attacker. Only a TASER weapon is equipped with neuromuscular incapacitation which may immobilize an attacker.

The darts may penetrate all but the thickest clothing and the electricity will also jump up to two inches of combined distances between the probes and the skin.

Because a TASER does not rely on pain compliance to defeat an attacker, the mental state of the attacker (high, angry, determined, etc.) does not matter. It may be just as effective on someone who is under the influence as it is on someone sober. 

A TASER device may work just as well on a 300-pound man as they will on a 150-pound woman. In fact, the more muscle a person has the more effective the TASER device may be. A TASER device may even take down a full grown bull.

TASER Pulse Questions

Access the Pulse User Guide here

The TASER Pulse Kit includes: 1 TASER Pulse with the Battery Already Installed, 1 Conductive Practice Target, 2 Live 15 Foot Cartridges, Quick Start Guide and Warranty Information.

The TASER Pulse and the TASER Bolt both have the same knock-down power and incapacitating effectiveness and only differ in form factor. The TASER Pulse is shaped like a sub compact pistol, and designed for concealed carry. The TASER Bolt is sleeker, less threatening, and designed for off-body carry in purses, pockets, briefcases, etc.

TASER PULSE+ QUESTIONS

Click here to access the the Pulse+ User Guide. 

No problem. Simply cancel by responding with your 4-digit Noonlight PIN when contacted via text or call from a Noonlight dispatcher. You can also cancel your alarm by entering your 4-digit Noonlight PIN inside the Noonlight app. We’re never upset about a false alarm because it means you’re safe.

Noonlight is an app and connected safety platform on a mission to protect and comfort people so they can live freely–connecting its users and their smart devices to advanced emergency response. Backed by real, caring dispatchers, Noonlight will send emergency services (police, fire, or emergency medical services) when you manually trigger an alarm using the Noonlight app, or when one of your connected devices detects an emergency (car accident, heavy smoke or CO, break-in, and more). Additionally, Noonlight will share vital information from your profile directly with first responders to ensure you get the right help, right away. For help setting up Noonlight go to this link:http://help.noonlight.com/en/collections/1439253-connected-apps-and-devices 

Yes. Your Pulse+ purchase comes with one free month of Noonlight Premium membership. At the end of your free trial, you'll need to become a Noonlight Premium member ($9.99/month) before connecting Noonlight to your TASER Pulse+. In addition to TASER Pulse+, your Premium membership includes advanced safety features found in Connections , such as Automatic Crash Response, and the ability to connect Noonlight to other smart safety devices. 

Your phone must have a data connection (cellular or wifi) in order for Noonlight to work properly. This connection is required so that Noonlight can determine the exact location of your alarm and allow for members of their dispatch team to get a hold of you.

Yes. Noonlight is connected to police, fire, and emergency medical services in every municipality across the United States. Noonlight does not currently work internationally.

No. Once paired and Emergency Response is toggled “On”, your TASER Pulse+ is monitored 24/7–even if your Noonlight app is closed. However, please be sure your Pulse+ is within Bluetooth range of your phone (usually ~30 meters) to ensure you’re always protected. Users may also have to configure privacy settings to allow Noonlight to monitor the Pulse+.

The Pulse+ uses two replaceable CR123 batteries, found in most places batteries are sold. Click here  to see our Senior Trainer Sara's video on how to change your Pulse + batteries. 

If your battery housing is malfunctioning, fill out the RMA form in our Help section for to begin the repair process.

TASER Bolt Questions

Access the TASER Bolt/C2 User Guide here

The TASER Bolt Kit includes: 1 TASER Bolt, 1 Lithium Power Magazine (Battery), 1 Neoprene Soft Carry Sleeve, 1 Conductive Practice Target, 2 Live 15 Foot Cartridges, Quick Start Guide and Warranty Information.

The TASER Bolt and the TASER Pulse both have the same knock-down power and incapacitating effectiveness and only differ in form factor. The TASER Bolt is sleeker, less threatening, and designed for off-body carry in purses, briefcases, etc. The TASER pulse is shaped like a sub compact pistol, and designed for concealed carry.

The “TASER Bolt” is simply the new name for what was formerly called the “TASER C2.” There is no difference in the functionality or operation between the two.

The TASER Bolt only comes is black. The TASER Bolt kit no longer includes a training cartridge.

TASER StrikeLight Questions

Access the TASER StrikeLight User Guide manual here.

The StrikeLight is a contact stun device only.

A StrikeLight only works on pain compliance. An attacker may very well recoil from the pain induced but the attacker’s muscle’s will not lock up.

80 Lumens

A wall charger is included in the kit and a single charge will provide the user with 5 hours of continuous flashlight use and 100 5-second stun discharges.

The TASER StrikeLight kit includes: 1 TASER StrikeLight, 1 Wall Charger and 1 Wrist Strap.

TASER X2 Questions

Access the TASER X2 User Guide manual here.

The TASER X2 Kit includes: 1 TASER X2, 1 Performance Power Magazine (Battery), 1 Right-handed Level Two Retention Blackhawk Holster, 1 Conductive Practice Target, 2 Live 15 Foot Cartridges, Quick Start Guide and Warranty Information.

Other than the length of the cartridge that is available to consumers, the consumer X2 is 100% identical to the Law Enforcement grade X2.

TASER X26P Questions

Access the TASER X26P User Guide manual here.

The TASER X26P kit includes: 1 TASER X26P, 1 Performance Power Magazine (Battery), 1 Right-handed Level Two Retention Blackhawk Holster, 1 Conductive Practice Target, 2 Live 15 Foot Cartridges, Quick Start Guide and Warranty Information.

Other than the length of the cartridge that is available to consumers, the consumer X26P is 100% identical to the Law Enforcement grade X26P.

TASER 7 CQ : Home Defense Questions

Access the TASER 7 CQ User Guide Manual here.

The TASER 7 CQ kit includes: 1 TASER 7 CQ, 2 Live 12 Foot Cartridges, 1 TASER 7 CQ Battery Pack, 1 Right-handed Safariland Holster, Rugged Carrying Case and Conductive Target.

The consumer TASER 7 CQ is 100% identical to the Law Enforcement grade TASER 7 CQ.