I recommend a TASER C2over carrying other products because of the NMI phenomenon. If it just used pain compliance to protect the user, I can tell you first hand that the scariest encounter begins with a suspect who shrugs off something that worked just last week in another arrest. I have had a drug induced suspect look at me calmly and say, “You shouldn’t have done that”. When my backup blew past me doing Code 3 (because of my poor directions), I was certain I was in for a wild ride. Pain compliance is an incomplete answer.
Thirty seconds is a long time to ride any TASER. It allows an effective escape for the intended victim. No, I have no intention of enjoying thirty seconds of TASER induced control. The TASER C2does not shut off when the trigger button is released. It cycles for 30 seconds.
The TASER C2 also offers a drive stun backup. It does not need an installed cartridge in order to work. As long as there is battery power, the C2 can deliver the drive stun. The lithium power magazine (LPM) will last approximately 50 30-seconds before it needs to be replaced. Lithium cells have a long shelf life and are considered the most reliable method for powering this kind of device.
The drive stun feature is intimidating, even with the deployed cartridge and wires expelled. It is a miniature lightning storm between the electrodes, and the sound alone is an attention getter. The purpose of this tool is for the user to respond if there is no behavioral change when the probes are deployed. Only a fool would deliberately advance into this storm.
The TASER C2 is not perfect. No protective device will ever be. It is; however, an appropriate tool for a variety of situations. It affords a greater standoff distance than most devices. It will work when the shortcomings of tools like OC are exposed.
If you can’t carry a gun, carry the TASER C2.