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Monthly Archives: April 2012

  • Tornado 5 in 1 Pepper Spray System - Review

    Sometimes you get customers that really amuse you.  I have found one and enjoy his emails and his product review.  I may have to send him all my products just to have him review them.  With his permission I'm going to post the review he gave for the Tornado 5 in 1 Pepper Spray System. 

    Dear Tracy: I got my gadget!  Today, Wednesday, April 25,2012. a day that will live in infamy. Mine came somewhat dissembled so I assembled it. It comes with a rotating belt clip-why you would want to carry this upside down is one of those universal truths that is beyond me.

    It comes with two white safeties, and an orange one. REMOVE the white one that activates the siren last. I did not-and you have to replug the unit to stop the screaming-not mine-this unit! Then remove the one that turns on the strobe-Now you have a unit that is screaming and flashing-but hell, that's why I bought it-the next one-the orange one pulls straight out,and it gives you access to the spray-so leave the unit while it is still plugged in.

    Tomorrow, is the kid next door's Birthday, and I will let you know after the party how stong the pepper really is. I hate to do that to someone turning 7 , but somebody has to go first.

    Not a bad little gadget, Batman would love it I am Certified in Chemical Weapons-so I will render first aid to the child not to worry.  Once. 0h, one more thing, the safety falls off the minute you take it out of the box-be carefull

    Thanks again

    Larry

    The Tornado 5 in 1 Pepper Spray is a revolutionary new product that incorporates incapacitating pepper spray, an ear-piercing 125dB alarm and a blinding strobe light into one personal defense system about the size of a cell phone.  It is lightweight and easy to use, and can be accessed and deployed in about one second.

    A single button releases the unit from the base and automatically activates (in less than one second) the alarm and strobe, calling for help and blinding the attacker. The Tornado personal defense system discharges eight one second bursts of pepper spray up to a distance of 15 feet, and with the built in finger lock you always know the unit is pointed in the right direction (so you can't spray yourself).

    The unit measures three and one-half inches x two and one quarter inches. It requires 2 CR2032 button batteries that are included. A free belt clip is included with each unit purchased.

  • Legalizing TASERS In Michigan - Senate Bill 29

    http://legislature.mi.gov/documents/2011-2012/billintroduced/Senate/pdf/2011-SIB-0029.pdf

    SENATE BILL No. 29
    January 19, 2011, Introduced by Senator HANSEN and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
    A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled
    "The Michigan penal code,"
    by amending section 224a (MCL 750.224a), as amended by 2006 PA 457.
    THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
    1 Sec. 224a. (1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, a
    2 person shall not sell, offer for sale, or possess in this state a
    3 portable device or weapon from which an electrical current,
    4 impulse, wave, or beam may be directed, which current, impulse,
    5 wave, or beam is designed to incapacitate temporarily, injure, or
    6 kill.
    7 (2) This section does not prohibit any of the following:
    8 (a) The possession and reasonable use of a device that uses
    9 electro-muscular disruption technology by any of the following 2
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    1 individuals, if the individual has been trained in the use,
    2 effects, and risks of the device, and, IN THE CASE OF AN INDIVIDUAL
    3 DESCRIBED IN SUBPARAGRAPHS (i) TO (xi), is using the device while
    4 performing his or her official duties:
    5 (i) A peace officer.
    6 (ii) An employee of the department of corrections who is
    7 authorized in writing by the director of the department of
    8 corrections to possess and use the device.
    9 (iii) A local corrections officer authorized in writing by the
    10 county sheriff to possess and use the device.
    11 (iv) An individual employed by a local unit of government that
    12 utilizes a jail or lockup facility who has custody of persons
    13 detained or incarcerated in the jail or lockup facility and who is
    14 authorized in writing by the chief of police, director of public
    15 safety, or sheriff to possess and use the device.
    16 (v) A probation officer.
    17 (vi) A court officer.
    18 (vii) A bail agent authorized under section 167b.
    19 (viii) AN INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS BEEN ISSUED A CONCEALED PISTOL
    20 LICENSE ISSUED UNDER SECTION 5B OF 1927 PA 372, MCL 28.425B, AND
    21 HAS IN HIS OR HER POSSESSION SPECIFIC WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION FROM A
    22 LICENSED BAIL AGENT APPOINTING HIM OR HER AS THAT BAIL AGENT'S
    23 FUGITIVE RECOVERY REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE SPECIFIC DEFENDANT BEING
    24 SOUGHT AND BEARING AN EXPIRATION DATE THAT IS NOT LATER THAN
    25 DECEMBER 31 OF THE YEAR IN WHICH THE AUTHORIZATION WAS EXECUTED OR
    26 THE NAMED DEFENDANT IS APPREHENDED, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST.
    27 (ix) (viii) A licensed private investigator. 3
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    1 (x) (ix) An aircraft pilot or aircraft crew member.
    2 (xi) (x) An individual employed as a private security police
    3 officer. As used in this subparagraph, "private security police"
    4 means that term as defined in section 2 of the private security
    5 business and security alarm act, 1968 PA 330, MCL 338.1052.
    6 (xii) AN INDIVIDUAL WHO HOLDS A VALID LICENSE TO CARRY A
    7 CONCEALED PISTOL UNDER SECTION 5B OF 1927 PA 372, MCL 28.425B.
    8 (b) Possession solely for the purpose of delivering a device
    9 described in subsection (1) to any governmental agency or to a
    10 laboratory for testing, with the prior written approval of the
    11 governmental agency or law enforcement agency and under conditions
    12 determined to be appropriate by that agency.
    13 (3) A manufacturer, authorized importer, or authorized dealer
    14 may demonstrate, offer for sale, hold for sale, sell, give, lend,
    15 or deliver a device that uses electro-muscular disruption
    16 technology to a person authorized to possess a device that uses
    17 electro-muscular disruption technology and may possess a device
    18 that uses electro-muscular disruption technology for any of those
    19 purposes.
    20 (4) A person who violates this section SUBSECTION (1) is
    21 guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 4
    22 years or a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both.
    23 (5) AN AUTHORIZED DEALER OR OTHER PERSON WHO SELLS A DEVICE
    24 THAT USES ELECTRO-MUSCULAR DISRUPTION TECHNOLOGY TO AN INDIVIDUAL
    25 DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (2)(A)(xii) SHALL VERIFY THE INDIVIDUAL'S
    26 IDENTITY AND VERIFY THAT THE INDIVIDUAL HOLDS A VALID CONCEALED
    27 PISTOL LICENSE ISSUED UNDER SECTION 5B OF 1927 PA 372, MCL 28.425B, 4
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    1 AND SHALL PROVIDE TO THE INDIVIDUAL PURCHASING THE DEVICE, AT THE
    2 TIME OF THE SALE, TRAINING ON THE USE, EFFECTS, AND RISKS OF THE
    3 DEVICE. A PERSON WHO VIOLATES THIS SUBSECTION IS GUILTY OF A
    4 MISDEMEANOR PUNISHABLE BY IMPRISONMENT FOR NOT MORE THAN 30 DAYS OR
    5 A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN $500.00, OR BOTH.
    6 (6) BOTH OF THE FOLLOWING APPLY TO THE USE OF A DEVICE THAT
    7 USES ELECTRO-MUSCULAR DISRUPTION TECHNOLOGY BY AN INDIVIDUAL
    8 DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (2)(A)(xii):
    9 (A) THE INDIVIDUAL SHALL NOT USE THE DEVICE AGAINST ANOTHER
    10 PERSON UNLESS THE DEVICE IS REASONABLY USED IN THE PROTECTION OF
    11 PERSON OR PROPERTY UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES THAT WOULD JUSTIFY THE
    12 INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF PHYSICAL FORCE. AN INDIVIDUAL WHO VIOLATES THIS
    13 SUBDIVISION IS GUILTY OF A MISDEMEANOR PUNISHABLE BY IMPRISONMENT
    14 FOR NOT MORE THAN 2 YEARS OR A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN $2,000.00, OR
    15 BOTH.
    16 (B) IF THE INDIVIDUAL USES, OR THREATENS TO USE, THE DEVICE
    17 DURING THE COMMISSION OF A CRIME TO TEMPORARILY OR PERMANENTLY
    18 DISABLE ANOTHER PERSON, THE JUDGE WHO IMPOSES SENTENCE UPON A
    19 CONVICTION FOR THAT CRIME SHALL CONSIDER THE DEFENDANT'S USE OR
    20 THREATENED USE OF THE DEVICE AS A REASON FOR ENHANCING THE
    21 SENTENCE.
    22 (7) (5) As used in this section:
    23 (a) "A device that uses electro-muscular disruption
    24 technology" means a device to which all BOTH of the following
    25 apply:
    26 (i) The device is capable of creating an electro-muscular
    27 disruption and is used or intended to be used as a defensive device 5
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    1 capable of temporarily incapacitating or immobilizing a person by
    2 the direction or emission of conducted energy.
    3 (ii) The device contains an identification and tracking system
    4 that, when the device is initially used, dispenses coded material
    5 traceable to the purchaser through records kept by the
    6 manufacturer, .
    7 (iii) The AND THE manufacturer of the device has a policy of
    8 providing the THAT identification and tracking information
    9 described in subparagraph (ii) to a police agency upon written
    10 request by that agency. HOWEVER, THIS SUBDIVISION DOES NOT APPLY TO
    11 A LAUNCHABLE DEVICE THAT IS USED ONLY BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES.
    12 (b) "Local corrections officer" means that term as defined in
    13 section 2 of the local corrections officers training act, 2003 PA
    14 125, MCL 791.532.
    15 (c) "Peace officer" means any of the following:
    16 (i) A police officer or public safety officer of this state or
    17 a political subdivision of this state, including motor carrier
    18 officers appointed under section 6d of 1935 PA 59, MCL 28.6d, and
    19 security personnel employed by the state under section 6c of 1935
    20 PA 59, MCL 28.6c.
    21 (ii) A sheriff or a sheriff's deputy.
    22 (iii) A police officer or public safety officer of a junior
    23 college, college, or university who is authorized by the governing
    24 board of that junior college, college, or university to enforce
    25 state law and the rules and ordinances of that junior college,
    26 college, or university.
    27 (iv) A township constable. 6
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    1 (v) A marshal of a city, village, or township.
    2 (vi) A conservation officer of the department of natural
    3 resources or the department of environmental quality.
    4 (vii) A RESERVE PEACE OFFICER, AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN
    5 SECTION 1 OF 1927 PA 372, MCL 28.421.
    6 (viii) (vii) A law enforcement officer of another state or of a
    7 political subdivision of another state or a junior college,
    8 college, or university in another state, substantially
    9 corresponding to a law enforcement officer described in
    10 subparagraphs (i) to (vi) (vii).
    11 (ix) (viii) A federal law enforcement officer.
    12 Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect
    13 unless Senate Bill No. 30
    14 of the 96th Legislature is enacted into law

     

  • Legal TASER® Use One Step Closer in Michigan

    TASER

    TASER® In Michigan May Soon Be Legal

    Those with CCW in  Michigan may  soon be allowed to carry a TASER® to temporarily disable potential attackers.  The House almost unanimously passed Senate bills 2930 and 93. The Senate originally approved the bills last October, but made  some technical changes before the bills are sent to the Governor for his signature.

    Under the law, citizens can possess and use electro-muscular disruption devices, also known as a TASER® with a concealed pistol license and training. The bills call for similar restrictions and penalties as the laws in place for pistols.  A TASER® must be registered to activate it and a background check is performed.

    Civilian TASER®'s, which are legal in 44 states, have less firing range than the type the  police use. The police stun guns can shoot up to 35 feet while the civilian model goes 15 feet.  The bill is only for legal TASER's  in Michigan and does not apply to stun guns.

    Lawmakers are considering another bill that would speed up the process for obtaining a concealed weapon permit and allow some licensed gun owners with additional training to carry concealed pistols in traditionally pistol-free zones, such as schools, hospitals and bars.

    State Sen. Rick Jones, a former Eaton County sheriff who once allowed himself to be shocked by a Taser during a 2008 legislative committee meeting, said "thousands" of citizens have contacted him seeking legalization of the Taser device.Jones,  said he believes the threat of electroshock could prevent violent crimes, especially against women."I would say you could pull it out and say 'Back away, I have a Taser,'" said Jones. "Ninety-nine percent of the time I think they'll run away because they don't want to be Tasered."

    More than 286,000 Michigan residents had a valid concealed pistol license in October, according to the Michigan State Police.

    The House's minor changes to the bills must be approved by the full Senate before the legislation can advance to Gov. Rick Snyder for his consideration.

     

     


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  • A TASER® Can Be A Stun Gun - But A Stun Gun Can't Be A TASER®

     

    Confusion arises between the difference of a TASER® and a stun gun. They are two different things and should be treated as such.

    TASER® is a trademarked name for TASER® International as well as a brand name. TASER®'s are products used by many Law enforcement agencies and civilians alike. TASER®'s cause electrical muscular disruption (EMD) which results in involuntary muscle control causing a person to drop to the ground.

    The TASER® has two electrodes which propel from the gun through the use of compressed nitrogen. These dart like electrodes are still attached to the main unit and may not be reused. A new cartridge must be used each time. If the TASER® does not hit the target it can be used as a stun gun.

    A stun gun must be touching the other person to be effective. The probes produce an electrical current which can go through the clothes. The electrical current will cause the muscles to work very fast and depletes them of blood sugars. This current will also interrupt the tiny neurological impulses that control muscle movement. This will result in disorientation and a loss of balance. Leaving someone an opportunity to get away from a dangerous situation.

    The TASER@ can also be used as a stun gun. So, this is how a TASER® can be a stun gun but a stun gun can't be a TASER®.

     

  • Ever Wonder What Happens When You Stun Yourself With A Stun Gun???

    People are always curious about stun guns and what the  shock feels  like.  I've had people come up to me at shows and ask me to stun them.  I don't think it would be a very good idea for me to do that...and these are supposed to be used for self defense only.  Well, we know that curiosity gets the best of many people and here is one man's account of his experience with a stun gun.  This was taken from a forum post on BC4x4.com by user fishead.

    Funny Taser story  

    Stun

    Last weekend I saw something at Larry's Pistol and Pawn Shop that sparked my interest. The occasion was our 22nd anniversary and I was looking for a little something extra for my wife, Toni. What I came across was a 100,000 volt, pocket/purse-sized taser. The effects of the taser were suppose to be short lived, with no long-term adverse affect on your assailant, allowing her adequate time to retreat to safety . WAY TOO COOL!

    Long story short, I bought the device and brought it home. I loaded two triple-A batteries in the darn thing and pushed the button. Nothing! I was disappointed. I learned, however, that if I pushed the button AND pressed it against a metal surface at the same time, I'd get a blue arch of electricity darting back and forth between the prongs. Awesome!!! Unfortunately, I have yet to explain to Toni what that burn spot is on the face of her microwave.

    Okay, so I was home alone with this new toy, thinking to myself that it couldn't be all that bad with only two triple-A batteries...... Right?

    There I sat in my recliner, my cat Gracie looking on intently (trusting little soul) while I was reading the directions and thinking that I really needed to try this thing out on a flesh and blood moving target. I must admit I thought about zapping Gracie (for a fraction of a second) and thought better of it. She is such a sweet cat. But, if I was going to give this thing to my wife to protect herself against a mugger, I did want some assurance that it would work as advertised. Am I wrong?

    So, there I sat in a pair of shorts and a tank top with my reading glasses perched delicately on the bridge of my nose, directions in one hand, taser in another. The directions said that a one-second burst would shock and disorient your assailant; a two-second burst was supposed to cause muscle spasms and a major loss of bodily control; a three-second burst would purportedly make your assailant flop on the ground like a fish out of water. Any burst longer than three seconds would be wasting the batteries.

    All the while I'm looking at this little device measuring about 5" long, less than ¾ inch in circumference; pretty cute really (and loaded with two itsy, bitsy triple-A batteries) thinking to myself , "no possible way!"

    What happened next is almost beyond description, but I'll do my best.....

    I'm sitting there alone, Gracie looking on with her head cocked to one side as if to say "don't do it master," reasoning that a one-second burst from such a tiny little old thing couldn't hurt all that bad.....I decided to give myself a one-second burst just for the heck of it. I touched the prongs to my naked thigh, pushed the button, and HOLY MOTHER, WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION!!

    I'm pretty sure Jessie Ventura ran in through the side door, picked me up in the recliner, then body slammed us both on the carpet, over and over and over again. I vaguely recall waking up on my side in the fetal position, with tears in my eyes, body soaking wet, both nipples on fire, testicles nowhere to be found, with my left arm tucked under my body in the oddest position, and tingling in my legs. The cat was standing over me making meowing sounds I had never heard before, licking my face, undoubtedly thinking to herself, "do it again, do it again!"

    Note: if you ever feel compelled to "mug" yourself with a taser, one note of caution: there is no such thing as a one-second burst when you zap yourself. You will not let go of that thing until it is dislodged from your hand by a violent thrashing about on the floor. A three-second burst would be considered conservative.

    SON-OF-A-*&^%$.....that hurt like hell!!! A minute or so later (I can't be sure, as time was a relative thing at that point), I collected my wits (what little I had left), sat up and surveyed the landscape. My bent reading glasses were on the mantel of the fireplace. How did they get there??? My triceps, right thigh and both nipples were still twitching. My face felt like it had been shot up with Novocain, and my bottom lip weighed 88 lbs. I'm still looking for my testicles. I'm offering a significant reward for their safe return.

    Still in shock,

    Tommy

    It's not recommended that you try this at home - but from all the videos on youtube it's obvious this happens quite often.  If possible - try to learn from the mistakes of others.  Stun Guns do hurt!!!!


  • TASER® - Everyone Knows What They Are

    TASER®'s

    TASER® is becoming a household word.  People young and old all seem to know about this product.  Several weekends a month I'm participating in some type of show.  I sell stun guns and TASER® products.   I'm amazed at how many people come up - many wide eyed asking about the TASER®.

    Is it because of TV, Movies, video games or maybe even the now famous "Don't Tase Me, Bro" that has exposed even the youngest to know what these self defense tools are???  Often, someone will pick one up and try to use it on their friend, family member or person standing next to them.

    Stun Guns which are different than a TASER® are often referred to incorrectly.  A stun gun is a hand held device that must touch a person to be effective.  TASER® has probes that shoot out.  Most people call all of the different products a TASER®.  Hopefully, it won't be used so much that the brand name is lost.  No matter though...these items have gotten plenty of exposure and the name is known to young and old!!!

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