Taser® C2 FAQs
1. What is a TASER® C2 device?
A TASER® C2 is a personal safety device that is intended to stop threats up to 15 feet away. It works by launching out two probes from a disposable TASER® cartridge. The probes deliver a scientifically designed electric signal that makes muscles lock up, therefore temporarily incapacitating an attacker for 30-seconds, so you can get out of harm’s way and call 911.
2. What is the Lifetime Replacement Guarantee?
In the event you use the TASER® C2 to protect yourself and it is not recovered, send TASER® International a copy of the police report showing that you used your TASER® C2 to protect yourself, and TASER® will replace your unit free of charge*. Your life is worth more than the cost of a TASER® C2.
*Applies only to incidents that occur in the United States.
3. Is it legal to carry a TASER® C2 device?
Not in all states. TASER® devices are restricted from possession in Washington, DC, HI, MA, MI, NJ, NY, RI and WI. Additional states may have other limited restrictions on the use or possession of the TASER® C2 device. Also, it is illegal for TASER® devices to be carried or shipped out of the United States.
4. Do I have to register my TASER® C2 device?
Yes. The TASER® C2 device is inactive at the time of purchase and requires the owner to register the devices with TASER® International and pass a felony background check before receiving the activation code. This may be completed online or over the phone for a one-time fee of $9.95. Some states and cities may have additional requirements.
5. Are TASER® electronic control devices considered firearms?
No. TASER® devices are not considered firearms by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATF) because the TASER® cartridge uses compressed, inert nitrogen gas to launch the probes instead of gun powder.
In 1998, the BATF stated that TASER® brand ECDs are non-firearms.
In 1994, the BATF stated that TASER® brand ECDs are non-firearms.
6. Can I bring a TASER® C2 device with me on a plane?
No. TASER® devices are not permitted in carry-on luggage for domestic U.S. flights, but may be included in checked baggage if you are traveling to a state that allows possession.
7. Is the TASER® C2 device the same model used by law enforcement?
Same technology, different model. The TASER® C2 is designed for use by the general public and utilizes the same technology and stopping power as the law enforcement model, but in a smaller, easier-to-use size.
8. What if I miss my target?
In the event that you miss your target with the projectile probes, the device can be used as a direct-contact electronic control device or stun gun.
9. What are AFID tags?
AFID stands for Anti-Felon IDentification tags. Each TASER® cartridge contains 20-30 small, confetti-like tags that have the serial number of the TASER® cartridge imprinted on them. If a TASER® device is misused, the police will find these tags and can use them to identify the registered owner of the TASER® device.
10. How many times can I use a TASER® cartridge?
Each TASER® cartridge can only be used once; therefore you may want to consider purchasing additional cartridges.
11. How does the TASER® device shoot out the probes?
The TASER® cartridge uses compressed and inert nitrogen to launch out the two probes.