Protect yourself With the Advanced Taser M18l

By: Brandi Wheeler

Today in the news there is a lot of controversy about the use of Stun Guns and Advanced Tasers. How much do you know about Tasers? Have you considered whether this versatile option is the right self defense tool for you? Do you think that Tasers are more ideal for police verses the Glock 9mm? This article will help educate you on the important facts of Taser use and help you to decide if a Taser can help keep you safe, brought to you by

The new Advanced Taser M-18 series has almost 100% effectiveness rating. It combines the injury reducing benefits of traditional stun technology with a quantum leap in stopping power via new Electro-Muscular Disruption (EMD) technology. In police studies, the new Advanced Taser has a higher instant incapacitation rate than a 9mm hand gun. The Advanced Taser shoots out 2 darts attached to 15 feet of wire. 50,000 volts travel over the wires and over-rides the central nervous system providing incredible take down power.

NEW Electro-Muscular Disruption (EMD) Technology

There are two categories of energy weapons: Stun weapons and EMD weapons.

STUN WEAPONS: Traditional stun technology weapons operate in a 7-14 Watt range and interfere with the communication signals within the nervous system of the target. These stun systems primarily effect the sensory nervous system. Like static on the communication lines between the brain and the body, stun systems interfere with the human command and control systems. However, a small percentage of people with a very high tolerance for electrical stimulation can fight through the effect of these 7-14 Watt systems.

EMD WEAPONS: EMD weapons use a more powerful 18 to 26 Watt electrical signal to completely override the central nervous system and directly control the skeletal muscles. This EMD effect causes an uncontrollable contraction of the muscle tissue, allowing the M-Series to physically debilitate a target regardless of pain tolerance or mental focus. The ADVANCED TASER M-Series are EMD weapons -- specifically designed to stop even the most elite, aggressive, focused combatants. Rather than simply interfering with communication between the brain and muscles, the ADVANCED TASER EMD systems directly tell the muscles what to do: contract until the target is in the fetal position on the ground.

How the TASER® M18L works:

Arming and firing the TASER® M18L is an almost instinctive motion which can be easily accomplished without even looking down. You can practice by doing it without a cartridge in the weapon. Firing the weapon without a cartridge will light the laser sight and arc high voltage sparks across the front of the barrel like an ordinary stun gun. You can also test fire the TASER® with a cartridge in the barrel by aiming at a piece of aluminum foil attached to a wall from a distance of up to 15 feet. The TASER® M18L comes with 4 cartridges for that purpose. Each cartridge fires only once. Never practice on another person. The TASER® is a very serious weapon.

There is a safety lever on both sides of the weapon for easy thumb release by both right and left-handed persons. The safety will not accidentally disengage in a pocket or purse under normal circumstances. The safety action and trigger action is simple and instinctive. Releasing the safety also simultaneously activates the laser sight. The laser sight increases the deterrence value of the weapon since an attacker's reaction might be to turn and run when they see the laser sight pointed at them. Most important is that the laser sight virtually insures you won't miss.

The cartridge fires once and both projectiles must hit the subject's body or clothing. The projectiles have barbed hooks that embed themselves in clothing or under the skin about 1/2 inch. These projectiles must sometimes be surgically removed. As a short-range weapon, the maximum range is 15 feet. Both projectiles must hit, and the projectiles spread out somewhat as the distance to the subject increases. Therefore accuracy is greater at a distance of 5 to 10 feet. Fire from a safe distance, but remember that the closer you are, the less likely you are to miss. The TASER® is a single-shot weapon. The cartridge must be replaced after firing in order to fire again at a distance. However if you do miss, or if there is a second attacker, the TASER® will continue to function on contact like an ordinary stun gun, even if you do not have time to replace or remove the spent cartridge.

The TASER® M18 and M18L (L is the laser sight model) will bring down an attacker 99 times out of a hundred. It is an extremely rugged and dependable weapon. It is identical in design principle to what law enforcement uses. It is designed to work only on humans, not on animals. An ordinary stun gun works on the principle of inflicting pain on the attacker. Some attackers are able to overcome high voltage pain, so ordinary stun guns are ineffective on subjects high on PCP, Meth or other drugs. The TASER® works on an entirely different high-tech principle. It does not rely on pain as a deterrent. It uses a scientifically advanced principle of "Electro Muscular Disruption" (EMD) that interrupts the body's ability to control it's muscles. Therefore the TASER® will bring down an attacker 99 times out of a hundred and keep them down for at least 2 or 3 minutes and usually 5 minutes or more.

Dimensions are 8" long with the cartridge in place and 5 1/2" high. Weight is 1 lb with batteries in place. The TASER® M18 and M18L come only in black and look like the serious weapons they are. You can purchase these at

You don't need any permits to carry it!

TASER is not considered a firearm - they're legal to carry in most states without permits (including California). The TASER is prohibited from citizen use in IL, MA, RI, NY, NJ, WI, MI, HI and certain cities and counties. Legal, but with restrictions in CT, FL, IN, NC, ND, OH and WA.

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Here is what people have to say:

"Finally, the most Effective, Easy to Use, Less-Lethal Self Defense Product for Civilians. You can take down someone bigger and stronger than you instantly!"

This product can save your life!

"I've been a police officer for 24 years and I have never seen anything better that gets people to comply quicker." - Sgt. David Fulenwider

Fulenwider coordinates the TASER program for deputies in the Jefferson County Jail.

Less-lethal self-defense has recently been taken to a whole new level - the TASER energy weapon. Police departments throughout the United States are starting to deploy TASER energy weapons for their duty officers. It has been proven that TASER weapons are far more effective than any other self-defense weapon on the market today.

"We've found it's been much more effective than the other less-lethal options we have available to us." - Sgt Mike Ryan

Tactical Team Staff

Ottawa Police Department

Here are some frequently asked questions about the Taser M18 and M18L:

How can the TASER system be so effective yet be generally safe?

TASER technology 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 muscular control. The electrical pulse from TASER devices It over stimulates the nerves that control muscle movement it affects them in their natural mode. The TASER is like a remote control that takes away the ability of the target to control his own body - but it does so with minimum violence or injury because it uses a communication mechanism rather than relying on physical injury.

Does the TASER device affect the heart or a cardiac pacemaker?

The electrical output from TASER devices is well below the levels required to cause cardiac arrest, or to physically damage an implantable cardiac device.

Isn't 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. Remember that the household wall outlet is connected to massive power plants with virtually unlimited power output capability. By contrast, the ADVANCED TASER power supply consists of 8 AA alkaline batteries capable of supplying 26 watts of electrical power for a few seconds.

What are the aftereffects?

A person hit with a TASER device will usually fall to the ground and may feel dazed for several seconds. Generally, recovery is fast and the effects stop the very instant that the M18 TASER device shuts off. Some will experience critical response amnesia and others will experience tingling sensations afterwards. The pulsating electrical output causes involuntary muscle contractions and a resulting sense of vertigo. It can momentarily stun or render immobilized. Some individuals have experienced athletic type injuries and injuries from falls. Although designed to maximize safety, the TASER is not risk free and should not be used lightly.

Must the probes penetrate the body to be effective?

No. The electrical current will 'jump' up to 2 inches as long as both probes are attached to clothing or skin. At most, only the 3/8-inch needlepoint will penetrate the skin. Both probes need to be within a cumulative 2 inches of the body to stop an attacker (e.g. if one probe is touching, the other can be up to 2 inches away, or each probe can be one inch away - the total spark distance is a maximum of 2 inches for both probes together).

Basically, no matter where you strike the attacker, both probes have to be within 2' of the body cumulative (think of the probes being away from the body), not 2' away from each other. This was the reason the TASER is 50,000 volts; if someone is wearing a thick jacket the current and the T wave will still 'jump' to the subject.

What if the probes miss?

The TASER system can work if one probe hits a human and the second falls on grass or dirt as the power may connect through the ground. However, the results depreciate substantially if the second probe lands on concrete, asphalt or not all on wood floors. If the probes miss, the M18 TASER device can be used in a touch-stun mode by aggressively touching the front of the device to the target. The user is thus provided with two backups. A secondary Cartridge holder is available that holds a backup cartridge below the TASER's handgrip. A final backup if the probes miss the target is the touch stun feature. Should the user miss or engage a second attacker, the ADVANCED TASER device can applied directly to the target and it will work like a powerful touch-stun device.

What is the best-shot at maximum range?

As long as the spread of the probes is at least four inches, the TASER device should be extremely effective. To ensure that the spread is greater than four 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 using a 15-foot cartridge. Although the TASER has been found to have a high degree of effectiveness, it is not a 'magic bullet.' You should always have a backup plan and be prepared to use the touch-stun capability in case you miss the target or do not get both probes within the required 2-inch cumulative arc limitation.

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You can get more for your money!

All TASER M-18 models come with the following items:

Ã?â‚??1 - M-18 ADVANCED TASER or 1 - M-18L ADVANCED TASER w/ integrated laser sight

Ã?â‚??1 - Hard Carry Case (not a holster)

Ã?â‚??1 - Practice Target

Ã?â‚??2 - Air Cartridges (value $60) for TASER M-18

Ã?â‚??4 - Air Cartridges (value $120) for TASER M-18L

TASER M-18 and TASER M-18L Specifications

Ã?â‚??Power output: 50,000V 18 Watts, 1.76 Joules per pulse energy (5-second automatic timing cycle per discharge)

Ã?â‚??Power input: 12 VDC: 4-6 A

Ã?â‚??Power supply: 8 AA Duracell Ultra Alkaline batteries or Energizer Nickel Metal Hydride rechargeable AA batteries, self contained inside polyethylene battery tray, with reverse insertion prevention feature.

Ã?â‚??Aiming mechanisms: Fixed front and rear 'fin and blade' sights, 650 Nanometer wavelength, daytime laser sight (optimized at 13 foot range).

Ã?â‚??Weight: 18oz

Ã?â‚??Housing: 7.5'L x 5.5H' x 1.3W' (inches).

Ã?â‚??Safety levers: Ambidextrous

Ã?â‚??Battery indicator: High visibility red LED calibrated for alkaline batteries.

Ã?â‚??Laser lens Material: Optically clear polycarbonate (for M-18L only)

Ã?â‚??Yellow coloration kit: Left and right side yellow polycarbonate decals with P.S.A. that adheres to sides of the weapon, in order to mark it as less- lethal.


Regular Price (MSRP): $399.95Regular Price (MSRP): $599.95

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ADVANCED TASER M18 with 2 Air Cartridges


ADVANCED TASER M18-L with Integrated Laser Sight, and 4 Air Cartridges


ADVANCED TASER HOLSTER--available right or left handed


2 pack of Air Cartridges. Reload your ADVANCED TASER in less then a second with replacement Air Cartridges. Price shown is for two cartridges.


2 pack of Air Cartridges. Reload your ADVANCED TASER in less then a second with replacement Air Cartridges. Price shown is for two cartridges.


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