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ADVANCED TASER® SUMMARY WITH Q&As
Synopsis: The ADVANCED TASER® M26 is the only less-lethal weapon that can stop a truly
aggressive, focused, combat trained attacker.
Time to Complete Incapacitation: 0.25 seconds.
Range: 21 feet police, 15 feet commercial
Method of Incapacitation: Electro-physical, involuntary contraction of skeletal muscle tissue.
Overrides the motor nervous system, blocking command & control of the human body. Existing
stun systems stimulate sensory neurons and can be over-ridden by a focused individual. The
ADVANCED TASER directly stimulates motor nerve and muscle tissue, causing incapacitation
regardless of mental focus, training, size, or drug induced dementia.
Long term injuries: None.
Short term injuries: Minor skin irritation.
Data Port System:
• The M26’s on-board memory can download the time and date of its most recent 585 to
protect officers from unfounded charges of misuse of force.
• The M26 is available with an option to remotely fire the Air Cartridge from underneath a rifle,
robot, tactical mirror on a pole, camera, etc.
Sighting System:
• Ergonomic design tested by over 1,000 law enforcement trainers. Average distance from
aim point (without using physical sight) was less than 1.5 inches.
• Physical sight on top of weapon for optical alignment. (Front sight post and rear sight posts.)
• Built-in laser sighting
Power Supply:

AA Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries 1.2 Volts
AA Alkaline (Duracell® Ultra) batteries 1.5 Volts

Air Cartridge:

Compressed nitrogen (1800 lb./in2).

Cartridge Shelf life: 5 years.
Weight:

18 ounces. including batteries and Air Cartridge

Energy:

Power: 26 Watts; Per Pulse: 1.76 Joules; and Amps: 162mA Irms

Training:

The ADVANCED TASER uses the same hand motions and muscle
memory as standard semi-automatic pistols, drastically reducing the
amount of time required to train and increasing accuracy under stress.
Recommended user training is 4 hours, instructor training is 8 hours.

HOW DOES AN ADVANCED TASER WORK? Upon firing, compressed nitrogen projects two
ADVANCED TASER® probes 15 or 21 feet (depending on cartridge) at a speed of 180 feet per
second. The probes are connected by thin insulated wire back to the M26. 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 for 5 seconds.

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HOW 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®.
DOES 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, Dr. Robert
Stratbucker tested the M26 at the University of Missouri
and 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 1.76 Joules is well below the 10-50 joule
threshold above which cardiac ventricular fibrillation can
occur.

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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. By contrast, the ADVANCED TASER
power supply consists of 8 AA alkaline 1.5-Volt batteries capable of supplying 26 Watts of
electrical power for a few seconds.
WILL 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. Over
1,000 individuals have personally tested the ADVANCED TASER.
WHAT ARE THE AFTEREFFECTS? A person hit with an ADVANCED TASER will feel dazed
for several seconds. Recovery is fast and the effects stop the very instant that the M26 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. 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 that similar TASER technology leaves no long term injuries compared with 50%
long term injuries for gun shot injuries.
MUST 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. Both probes need to contact the body or else contact clothing and be within two
inches of the body to stop an attacker.
WHAT IF THE PROBES MISS? The ADVANCED TASER can work if one probe hits a human
and the second falls on grass or dirt as the power grounds. However, the results depreciate
substantially if the second probe lands on concrete, asphalt or not all on wood floors.
Otherwise, the M26 can be used in a touch-stun mode. The user is thus provided with two
backups. A secondary Air Cartridge is available that holds a backup cartridge below the
ADVANCED 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 can
applied directly to the target and it will work like a powerful touch-stun device.
CAN THE ADVANCED TASER CAUSE FIRE? The ADVANCED TASER will not ignite
standard solids or even black gunpowder. However, the spark from an ADVANCED TASER
can ignite some flammable liquids, vapors, meth labs or sensitive explosives. The ADVANCED
TASER should not be used anywhere that cigarettes are forbidden for fire safety reasons. The
ADVANCED TASER should never be used on anyone who has been sprayed with an alcohol
based chemical spray – including some alcohol based pepper sprays -- which could ignite.
WHAT ABOUT THE POTENTIAL OF EYE INJURY FROM THE ADVANCED TASER? The
ADVANCED TASER should always be aimed at the attacker’s chest or back, since both probes
need to hit some part of the body to be effective. The torso provides the largest surface area to
hit. The ADVANCED TASER should never be aimed toward an attacker’s face. This is a
serious self-defense device and should be treated as such. Moreover, putting any sharp object
into an eye is potentially dangerous to the cornea.
HOW WILL THE ADVANCED TASER PREVENT CRIMINAL USE?
Our mission is to
ensure technology can play a positive role in our society. To that end, an Anti-Felon
Identification (AFID) system is used so criminal use of the ADVANCED TASER can be traced
from evidence dispersed by the device itself to provide the exact identification of the Air
Cartridge purchaser. No other self-protection device in the world -- guns, chemical and pepper
sprays, touch-stun devices or batons -- can be traced from evidence at the scene of the crime
directly to the registration of the user.
WILL THE PROBES STICK TO BULLETPROOF VESTS? Some bulletproof vests are made
specifically to stop only bullets and gun shot projectiles -- not knives or sharp devices such as
syringe needles. Should the probes attach to clothing in front of the soft body armor, the TWave can penetrate some of these vests with near full-effect. Although most bulletproof vests
are made to stop bullets, the vests are porous and will not stop the flow of electrons. A

bulletproof jacket with metal shock plates can cause the probes to bounce off the target.
However, some companies have reported that there is soft body armor that has filled the porous
material with rubber and/or plastics, which may prevent the T-Wave from penetrating the body
armor. Twaron® is difficult for the TASER-Wave to pass through in bulk.
WHAT IS THE BEST-SHOT AT MAXIMUM RANGE? As long as the spread of the probes is at
least four inches, the ADVANCED TASER will 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 and 12-18 for a 21-foot cartridge.
DOES TEMPERATURE HAVE A DETRIMENTAL EFFECT ON THE ADVANCED TASER?
Yes. The weakness to the system is not the ADVANCED TASER. The batteries limit the
effectiveness in cold and extremely hot temperatures. Alkaline batteries perform poorly at
freezing temperatures. However, Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) rechargeable batteries can be
substituted in a freezing climate, as their performances are better suited in colder climates. The
heat issue is only an issue if the ADVANCED TASER were left sitting in the sun, once again
adversely affecting the batteries. As for the Air Cartridge, it 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 TWave. However, as with any product containing polycarbonates and other thermoplastics, the
ADVANCED TASER and Air Cartridges should never be left in direct sunlight.
SUMMARY POINTS:
• Truly incapacitating: This less-lethal system is solely designed to stop the most hardened of
targets: extremely violent, aggressive, goal-oriented and drug induced suspects.
• It can’t kill or maim innocent bystanders, damage buildings or aircraft fuselages with stray
bullets.
• Won’t damage buildings or aircraft: It is a defensive device and can’t penetrate walls, doors
or glass.
• It is far more effective than other less-lethal self-defense devices, such as pepper sprays or
beanbag weapons -- no cross-contamination or blunt instrument damage inflicted.
• It uses the same muscle memory as that of a firearm for police under stress. The
ADVANCED TASER records the last 585 firings to protect law enforcement from false
allegations of misuse.
• Training is simple and the learning curve is relatively flat – critical in training multiple users
• The ADVANCED TASER is 26 Watts. Its amperage is 0.162 – not enough to cause
damage to the human body. It is 50,000 Volts.
• Effective against most conventional body armor and other counter-measures.
• The stun gun backup does not make this a one-shot only device.
• Lifetime Warranty.
• It will not cause a heart attack or damage a pacemaker; will not cause electrocution, even if
target is standing in water.
• It will not cause urination or defecation.

 

 

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