DOES AN ADVANCED TASER WORK?
Upon firing, compressed nitrogen projects two ADVANCED TASER probes
15 feet at a speed of 135 feet per second. An electrical signal
transmits throughout the region where the probes make contact
with the body or clothing. The result is an instant loss of the
attacker’s neuromuscular control and any ability to perform coordinated
action. ADVANCED TASER uses an automatic timing mechanism to apply
the electric charge. The ADVANCED TASER releases an electric current
in a pre-set time sequence (an initial seven seconds followed
by several 1.8 second breaks for a total time of about 30 seconds
in each cycle). This cycle ensures that the nervous system of
the target does not recover instantly to allow him to remove the
probes. The follow-on bursts disrupt the process of re-equilibration
of the nervous system. While the target is disabled, the user
can place the device on the ground and escape.
CAN THE ADVANCED TASER BE SO EFFECTIVE YET NON-INJURIOUS?
The ADVANCED TASER does not depend upon impact or body penetration
to achieve its effect. Its pulsating electrical output interferes
with communication between the brain and the muscular system,
resulting in loss of control. However, the ADVANCED TASER is non-destructive
to nerves, muscles and other body elements. It simply affects
them in their natural mode. More importantly, no deaths have ever
been directly attributed to the TASER .
HAS TESTING REVEALED REGARDING THE ADVANCED TASER? Anesthesiologist
and specialist in medical electronics, Dr. Frank Summers, MD of
St. Joseph’s Hospital, Orange, California, directed tests of volunteers
at St. Joseph’s in 1971 and 1974. Dr. Summers stated, "...We undertook
this [volunteer test] in the operating rooms at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
We had an assembly of cardiovascular surgeons, cardiologists...
we had a real [TASER]. We tested extensively and made movies.
The tests were impressive. We monitored all parameters of physiology,
including electrocardiographs. The tests did not produce any lethal
effects and we found that the background work that had been done
did indeed pan out in practice."
THE TASER AFFECT THE HEART OR A CARDIAC PACEMAKER?
The ADVANCED TASER’s output is well below the level established
as "safe" by the federal government in approving such devices
as the electrified cattle fence. In a medical study of the Model
XR 5000Ô electronic stun gun, Dr. Robert Stratbucker of the University
of Nebraska Medical Center confirmed that the T-Wave does not
interrupt the heartbeat or damage a pacemaker. Any modern pacemaker
is designed to withstand electrical defibrillator pulses that
are hundreds of times stronger than the ADVANCED TASER’s output.
The ADVANCED TASER current of 0.3 joules is well below the 10-50
joule threshold above which cardiac ventricular fibrillation can
HIGH VOLTAGE LETHAL?
High voltage, in itself, is not dangerous. One can receive a 25,000-volt
shock of static electricity from a doorknob on a dry day without
harm. The physiological effect of electrical shock is determined
by: the current, its duration, and the power source that produces
the shock. The typical household current of 110 volts is dangerous
because it can pump many amperes of current throughout the body
indefinitely. By contrast, the ADVANCED TASER power supply consists
of an alkaline 9-Volt battery that is capable of supplying less
than three watts of electrical power for a few minutes.
THE TASER CAUSE ELECTROCUTION?
No. The output is metered by the electronics and the electrical
energy in each pulse is always the same, regardless of the target
condition. The electrical output will not be transferred from
one person to another even if they touch. ADVANCED TASER, Inc.’s
president has been stunned by an ADVANCED TASER while standing
in water to emphasize this point.
ARE THE AFTEREFFECTS?
A person hit with an ADVANCED TASER will feel dazed for several
minutes. The pulsating electrical output causes involuntary muscle
contractions and a resulting sense of vertigo. It can momentarily
stun or render an attacker unconscious. Yet, the ADVANCED TASER’s
low electrical amperage and short duration of pulsating current,
ensures a non-lethal charge. Moreover, it does not cause permanent
damage or long-term aftereffects to muscles, nerves or other body
functions. A January 1987 Annals of Emergency Medicine study reported
TASER technology leaves no long term injuries compared with 50%
long term injuries for gun shot injuries.
THE PROBES PENETRATE THE BODY TO BE EFFECTIVE?
No. The electrical current will "jump" up to two inches as long
as both probes are attached to clothing or skin. At most, only
the 3/8-inch needlepoint will penetrate the skin. They have less
energy than a spring propelled BB.
IF THE PROBES MISS?
The ADVANCED TASER can be used in a touch-stun mode. The user
is thus provided with a final backup if the probes miss the target.
Should the user miss or engage a second attacker, he can touch
the unit directly to the target and it will work like a powerful
IS THE BEST-SHOT AT MAXIMUM RANGE?
As long as the spread of the probes is at least six inches, the
ADVANCED TASER will be extremely effective. To ensure that the
spread is greater than six inches, the ADVANCED TASER should be
fired at a target several feet away. The optimum shot is from
seven to ten feet away form the target to achieve maximum effect.
At seven to ten feet away - the spread of the probes will be approximately
16 inches, ensuring that the target receives the most efficient
TEMPERATURE HAVE A DETRIMENTAL EFFECT ON THE ADVANCED TASER?
No. The ADVANCED TASER utilizes compressed nitrogen (an inert
gas). The ADVANCED TASER compressed air capsules have successfully
held their charges at temperatures of minus 20º F and up to 160º
F. Moreover, altitude will not adversely effect the firing of
an ADVANCED TASER. In addition, the temperature will not effect
the T-Wave. However, as with any product containing polycarbonates
and other thermoplastics, the ADVANCED TASER and Air Cartridges
should never be left in direct sunlight.