The TASER X26C electronic control device (ECD) is based on the standard law enforcement TASER X26. Comfortable to carry & easy to use, the TASER X26C offers private security, executive protection, fugitive recovery agents, and concerned individuals in the private sector the same trusted take-down power on duty with thousands of police officers every day.
Integrated light & laser
(6) Air cartridges
Training voucher, DVD & case
Warranty: 1 year
Audio/Video capable with TASER CAM
Displays battery life & cycle time
Extended grip available (XDPM)
LED light & laser are configurable
Professional training session included
Shaped Pulse technology
Fugitive Recovery Agents
Integrated light & dual lasers
(4) Air cartridges
Warranty: 1 year
Increased battery life
Same power as law enforcement version
Fires 2 cartridges without reloading
Able to display warning arcs
Displays battery life & cycle time
LED light & laser are configurable
Dual lasers for easy targeting
Shaped Pulse technology
A TASER is an electronic control device (ECD) that utilizes a replaceable cartridge to fire two barbed darts, which remain connected to the TASER by insulated conductive wires. In order for a TASER to be effective, both darts must impact the target and create a circuit. Electrical impulses are then transmitted from the TASER through the wires and into the target, which results in loss of neuromuscular control. This electrical stimulation effectively prohibits the body's ability to perform coordinated action for the duration of the impulse. A TASER may also be used as a contact stun weapon, with or without the cartridge installed. When the TASER is turned off, no further stimulation is delivered, and the body is then able to function normally.
In the late 1960s, nuclear physicist, Air Force test pilot, and NASA scientist Jack Cover heard about a man who was briefly immobilized by a fallen power line, so he began tinkering in his garage, and came up with a device that fired darts to deliver an electrical charge. Mr. Cover named his weapon "TASER" after one of his favorite childhood books, "Tom Swift & His Electric Rifle," a popular science fiction and adventure series that emphasized science, invention, and technology. In this book, a young inventor by the name of Tom Swift invents a rifle that shoots bolts of electricity, and could be calibrated to different levels of range, intensity, and lethality. Jack Cover's first patent was issued in April of 1974, and production began the same year. Because these first-generation TASER devices used gunpowder as a dart propellant, the BATF declared them as firearms in 1976, and the device remained largely unavailable to consumers until 1994.
In 1994, brothers Tom & Rick Smith (after working in conjunction with Jack Cover) introduced the first air-fired TASER device, called the AIR TASER. The same year, the BATF certified that the AIR TASER was not a firearm, and wasn't subject to the stringent regulations that were placed on the original TASER devices developed by Mr. Cover. In the years following the introduction of the AIR TASER, the Smith brothers have built TASER into the company we know today as TASER International, Inc.
From the Tasertron TF-1 in 1974, to the TASER X3 in 2009, the TASER has emerged as the most effective & widely deployed less-lethal weapon in the world. With over 800,000 field deployments, and 900,000+ volunteer exposures, the TASER has proven itself to be a true "less-lethal" device, and continues to give 400,000 police, military, & security personnel in 44 countries, and 200,000 civilians an effective defense/containment option - without having to resort to deadly force.
1974 - TASER TF-1 (Firearm Classification)
1976 - TASER TF-76 (Firearm Classification)
1993 - Tasertron TE-93 (Firearm Classification)
1994 - AIR TASER 34000 (Civilian & Law Enforcement)
1995 - Tasertron TE-95 (Firearm Classification)
1999 - ADVANCED TASER M26 (Law Enforcement)
1999 - ADVANCED TASER M18 & M18L (Civilian)
2003 - TASER X26 (Law Enforcement)
2004 - TASER X26C (Civilian)
2007 - TASER C2 (Civilian)
2009 - TASER M26C (Civilian)
2009 - TASER X3 (Law Enforcement)
2010 - TASER X3W (Animal Use Only)
2011 - TASER X2 (Law Enforcement)
2011 - TASER X26P (Law Enforcement)
2012 - TASER X3 HD (Civilian)
2013 - TASER X2 HD (Civilian)
Unlike conventional weapons, TASER devices are effective with a hit anywhere on the body, making them easier to use and more reliable under stress than any other use-of-force option. To be effective for self-defense, bullets must strike the head or other vital organs, and the risk of lethal consequences is much greater. Similarly, chemical or pepper sprays must hit an assailant in the face, is much less reliable alternative in fast-moving confrontations, and the user can also be contaminated and affected. TASER devices have been field-proven (up to 95% effective in actual police use), and is the only device that can truly incapacitate people under the influence of PCP and other dangerous drugs. TASER devices may also be used as contact stun weapons - with or without the Air Cartridge installed.
TASER devices are not risk free, and may cause injuries, primarily from falls or physical exertion. Use of any TASER brand device should not be undertaken lightly. When lawfully used as directed, TASER ECDs are designed (in probe-deployment mode) to temporarily incapacitate a person from a safer distance than other force options, while reducing the likelihood of death or serious injury. Any use of force, physical exertion, capture, control, restraint, or incapacitation involves risks that a person may get hurt or die. These safety warnings are for your protection, as well as the safety of others. Disregarding this information may result in serious injury or death.
TASER devices are illegal in Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, & Wisconsin. Additional cities, counties, and towns may have restrictions regarding the possession of TASER devices, so be sure to check all applicable laws and regulations carefully before purchasing or carrying any electronic control device.
What's the difference between civilian & law enforcement TASER devices?
A. The TASER C2 was created as a more affordable option to the X26C (the civilian version of the law enforcement X26), and utilizes the same proven technology. Upon trigger activation, the C2 initiates a 30-second cycle. This offers the user the ability to deploy the C2, place it on on the ground, and depart the scene - while the device disables the assailant. The LE X26 model runs for 5 seconds with one pull of the trigger, but can be cycled as many times as needed, based on the subject's willingness to comply with officer commands. The cycle time on both models may be interrupted at any point - the X26 by placing the safey lever in the "safe" position, or sliding closed the safety cover on the C2. Both the X26 and C2 TASER devices begin their cycles at 19 pulses per second, but since the C2 is capable of delivering a 30-second cycle, these pulses are reduced after 5 seconds, and range from 8-19 pulses per second throughout the remaining 25 seconds. The purpose of the initial 19 pulses per second is complete neuromuscular incapacitation induced through rapid electrical "punches". After takedown, these faster pulses are no longer needed, and are reduced to a lower level still sufficient to keep an assailant disabled.
B. The TASER M26C is simply the law enforcement TASER M26 packaged with 15ft cartridges. One trigger pull of any "M" series TASER initiates a 5-second cycle, which can be interrupted at any point by placing the safey lever in the "safe" position. Per second, the TASER M26 delivers 15-20 electrical pulses per second (depending on batteries used), with 26 watts of power at the main capacitor. The discontinued TASER M18/M18L delivers less power than the M26, with 12-15pps at 18 watts.
C. The TASER X26C was modeled after the law enforcement TASER X26, and utilizes the same proven technology. One trigger pull of the X26C initiates a 10-second cycle, while the LE model runs for 5 seconds. Moreover, the X26C trigger can be pulled several times to create a 30-second cycle. The user can then deploy the X26C, quickly squeeze the trigger 2 additional times to create a 30-second cycle (3 x 10 second cycle = 30 seconds), place the X26C on the ground, and depart the scene while the X26C safely disables the assailant. The law enforcement version cannot be triggered multiple times to create back-to-back cycles. Cycles on both models may be interrupted by placing the safey lever in the "safe" position. Both the law enforcement X26 and civilian X26 TASER devices begin their cycles at 19 pulses per second, but since the X26C is capable of delivering up to a 30-second cycle, these pulses are reduced to 10 per second for the remaining possible 25 seconds. The purpose of the initial 19 pulses per second is complete neuromuscular incapacitation induced through rapid electrical "punches". After takedown, these faster pulses are no longer needed, and reduced to a lower level still sufficient to keep an assailant disabled.
D. It is TASER International's policy that civilians may only purchase air cartridges with a 15ft range, while law enforcement officers have access to 21ft, 25ft, and 35ft air cartridges.
What's the difference between a TASER & a stun gun?
TASER devices are far more powerful than traditional stun guns, and operate on completely different principles. A TASER can incapacitate an attacker from up to 15 feet away, while a stun gun requires direct contact. Unlike stun guns, TASER technology does not rely on pain compliance at the point of contact, but rather overrides the sensory and motor functions of the body's nervous system, and inhibits muscular control. A stun gun is not likely to deter a determined assailant, but TASER devices are well-known in criminal circles, and are generally regarded with a great deal of respect.
Can a TASER be carried on a plane?
TASER devices are not permitted in carry-on luggage. They can be packed in checked baggage for domestic flights, but only if you are traveling to a state where TASER possession is legal. Federal law prohibits carrying or shipping any TASER device outside of the US.
What does it feel like to be shot with a TASER?
Different people have different reactions, but itís definitely very uncomfortable. Some compare it to touching a live electrical outlet, except that itís not localized to the point of contact. There's more of a full body effect, and muscular control is limited only for the duration of the charge cycle. The feeling is best described as muscle lock-up, because you are generally unable to move. The TASER operates by creating Neuromuscular Incapacitation (NMI), and is not about pain compliance, but rather incapacitation.
Do I need special training to use a TASER?
As with any self-defense option, itís a good idea to understand how it works and how to operate it safely and effectively. Training materials are included with every TASER ECD, and cover everything you need to know about the device. Itís also beneficial to practice shooting your TASER ECD become comfortable with how it feels, fires, & sounds.
Why do I have to pass a felony background check in order to purchase/activate my TASER?
You must be 18 years old or over in order to purchase or activate any TASER brand device. TASER International's primary goal is the protection of life. One of the ways this goal is met is through an approval process that aids in keeping TASER devices out of the hands of criminals. Fortress Tactical will not ship any TASER M26C or X26C, unless a felony background/ID verification has been completed, or valid concealed weapons permit has been submitted. TASER International will not activate any TASER C2 without a buyer felony background/ID verification. This procedure is not required by law in any state, but has been instituted by TASER International, and is a dealer requirement. Be wary of any business that does not complete this prcocess.
Do I have to register my TASER?
The TASER C2 is inactive at the time of purchase, and requires the input of a factory-generated code in order to function. Before receiving the activation code, all C2 buyers must register their device with TASER International (either online or by phone), and complete a felony background/ID verfication process. Fortress Tactical is required by TASER International to complete and submit a registration card containing buyer's name, address, and driver's license number on the sale of any TASER M26C or X26C factory package, as well as all TASER brand air cartridges. If your TASER is sold, transferred, or given as a gift, there is a card included so that you can transfer your TASER's registration to the new owner.
What happens if I have to use my TASER, and lose it as a result?
If any C2, M26C, or X26C TASER brand device in lost, damaged, or held as evidence due to a lawfull self-defense situation, your TASER will be replaced free of charge, after a police report of the incident is obtained and submitted to TASER International.