Air Taser

The Air Taser 34000 is a blast from the past which can still be felt today if you are unlucky enough to be standing at the business end of one of these devices. The Air Taser 34000 came out in 1994 and was the first Taser unit not to be classified as a firearm as it used compressed gas to fire it’s projectiles instead of gun powder.  This unit was also the first in Taser’s infamous less lethal line up which used the AFIDs (Anti Felony Ids) which are very small confetti like signature strips that get shot out along with the projectiles when they are deployed. Like most of Taser’s civilian lineup, the Air Taser has a reach of 15 feet when firing the projectiles and has a stun period of 30 seconds per trigger pull to allow the user time to escape from a hostile situation. If needed the device doubles as a traditional stun gun and delivers the shock directly upon contact to the assailant’s body. This device uses a standard 9V alkaline battery and has an indicator which will tell you when the device needs a new battery. Unlike Taser’s newer models like the M26C and X26C, the Air Taser 34000 did not come with an internal laser sight, but does offer that as an external accessory piece. The standard kit comes equipped with one Air Taser, two dart packs, instructional video, special practice target, 9V Battery, and hard carrying case. Since this unit is older than many other similar devices the retail on it is priced a lot lower than many other Taser units.

Unit starts at $269.95 for basic package.

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Stinger S200

Back in 2004 -2010 a company called Stinger Systems Inc. started the manufacture and marketing of a less lethal weapon platform known as the Stinger S 200. This unit was test released into various law enforcement agencies in the United States as a front run competitor for the leading ECD manufacturer in the world, Taser. The unit promised equal stopping power and take down capabilities to that of Taser, but claimed to have newer internal technology that surpassed that of Taser. In 2010 Stinger Systems Inc found it’s self in legal hot water when Taser won a lawsuit  against them for patent infringement and Stinger Systems were banned from selling or producing the Stinger S 200 in the United States. Thus bits and pieces of this less lethal technology was sold off to overseas companies. KOMM LABS in India acquired the design for the Stinger S 200 while other bits of Stinger Systems Inc was transferred to Karbon Arms based in Tampa Florida. Now that we got some of this unit’s dramatic history out of the way, lets talk about the unit it’s self. The Stinger S 200 is based on a pistol platform measuring 7.5″ in length and 1.68″ wide. The unit has a 635 NM integrated laser sight for sharp target acquisition, a recessed dart cartridge with a reach of 22 feet, features a quick eject button for speedy reloads, uses off the shelf CR-2 batteries, and a ambidextrous bolt safety to accommodate both right-handed and left-handed shooters. The Stinger S 200 has two key technologies, the Quantum Flyback Technology and Nervlok. The Quantum Flyback Technology provides, ” the availability of new high-energy switching transistors is permitting the deployment of the best solution yet – Quantum Flyback Technology (QFT™). The S-200’s electrodes deliver high-voltage energy in a precisely controlled series of energy packets or “Quanta.” The electronics delivers these energy quanta from a “Flyback” transformer circuit. Series of quantum pulses are delivered first as ionizing spark energy and then as a more immobilizing, lower-voltage, higher-current energy quanta once on target.” The Nervlok is,”a novel feature of QFT is the ability to more effectively lock-up nerve tissue while delivering less total energy to the body. The muscles become hopelessly overloaded and fatigued very quickly – in a manner that may be safer than ever.” Further technical specifications include a pulse rate of ~22 pulse groups per second, a pulse duration of ~300us to ~400us, a peak arc volt of ~60KV, and a max firing time of 4 seconds per trigger pull. The weapon can also be used in drive stun mode by touching the unit to it’s target.

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