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TASER Self-Defense

Frequently Asked Questions

Customer Service

Visit the device registration form. Please be sure to keep a copy of your receipt or other proof of purchase.

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.

Return for Refund:
Civilian model products purchased directly from taser.com 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. Product(s) must be received in new or like new condition.

Return for Warranty Claim:
Civilian model devices are warrantied for one year from the date of receipt. Civilian model accessories are warrantied for 90 days from the date of receipt. To make a warranty claim, verify that your product is within its active warranty period.

Non-Repairable Devices for Civilian Purchases: In an effort to ensure dedication to customer safety, any devices submitted to Axon Enterprise, Inc deemed non-repairable or inoperable (outside of Warranty period), will not be returned, rather such unrepairable devices will be destroyed after analysis.

To Return 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);

- ship with your name, address, and phone number of where to send the exchange item or return using 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 49 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 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 United States only.

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.

General TASER Questions

TASER energy weapons 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 energy weapon 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.

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

NMI is the motor-nerve stimulation of the skeletal muscles that occurs when electrical pulses temporarily interfere with the command and control systems of the body.

No. There are currently over 800 scientific and medical studies, research papers, articles, etc. about TASER CEWs, approximately 77% of which were conducted by independent entities with no funding or support from Axon (or formerly TASER International, Inc.).

High voltage, in and of itself, is not dangerous. Please reference our Civilian CEW Safety Document.

In many cases, the darts leave small probe or contact wounds, and the subjects are able to recover following the exposure. Please consult our Civilian CEW Safety Document for more details.

Please refer to our Civilian CEW Safety Document.