Aside from the Pulse+, Axon carries two other tasers that are worth mentioning. The one we are interested in this time, is the Taser X26P, the law enforcement model!
The X26P is a strong addition to any civilian self-protection plan though. This means it can be effective against even the most aggressive assailants. If you need to brush up on how a taser operates, catch this article.
Product: Taser X26P
My Rating: 8.5/10
Product Description: More Powerful incapacitating muscular disruption and threat reducing world of pain electroshock self defense device. Or Professional CEW, a Conducted Electrical Weapon for short.
Taser X26P – More power at your fingertips
The X26P, widely used by police officers, is only slighty different from the civilian-minded Pulse+ we have discussed. The biggest advantage of the Taser X26P, is its take down power, and rightfully so.
Police officers are up against violent and rather precarious situations day in and day out, and the people that they come up against could potentially be hyped up on drugs, or be substantially more dangerous in general. While the Pulse+ has more than enough power to incapacitate 90% of people, the X26P uses extra caution.
If you like the idea of having more power to take down a threat, then you need not to look any further than the X26P.
The only downside to the X26P, and I say this now because it is important to YOU as the end user, the X26P does NOT HAVE THE NOONLIGHT APP that calls the police for you after you have triggered the weapon!
Makes sense though, right? The police do not need the police called for them after taking down an attacker…
Take that in to consideration when choosing between Tasers. I personally like the Noonlight app as it offers multiple features aside from the Taser Pulse+. The added safety of police being notified right away is crucial when seconds count.
Aside from the Noonlight capability, the X26P does all the same things, just slightly diffrently:
- Neuro-Muscular Incapacitation (NMI) ‐ temporarily overrides an attacker’s central nervous system, limiting muscular control for 5 seconds
- 21-foot safety range ‐ gives you further distance from the intruder
- Laser and Flashlight‐ paired together, targets are hard to miss
- Contact stun‐ added insurance in those close encounters
- Long-Life Replaceable Battery‐ providing approximately 500 5-second firings. Compare this to the 30 second firings of the Pulse. Police do not need the full 30 seconds to run away!
- Legal to Own, Legal to Carry–no license needed in most states
Why you need the X26P
Let’s face it, nothing puts a smile on your face like watching your buddy get zapped with thousands of volts.
And nothing will make you feel safer than doing the same thing to a burglar or attacker. The multi-shot capability of the Taser X26P means you can keep pulling the trigger every 5 seconds and keep them at bay until the police arrive.
Look at this guy in the photo! A well trained mentally and physically able soldier still needs to be held up by his friends when hit with a taser to keep him from hurting his face on the floor. A buddy of mine went through this exact training working for an air force base, and he told me the only words he could mutter out while being zapped was “fgjgkagerhjhgvjucggrt”…
The higher voltage rating means your taser will be more effective against thick clothing and bigger threats. The more powerful taser creates a larger arc that can reach through thick clothing easier. So if your burglar is well insulated while trying to break in during the winter, you can warm them up even further with a few zaps of electricity.
Why you do NOT need the X26P
It is hard for me to sit here and recommend the X26P for average civilian use. Let’s face it, this model does not come with the Noonlight app integration. If you do not want to spend the $10/month for the app, then the X26P is a great option (the Pulse+ works regardless if you have the app or not), but that $10 gives you peace of mind knowing cops are on the way to assist you. In the heat of the moment, you never know how somebody is going to react after an encounter with a threat. If you freeze or are too shaken up to even dial the phone, it is difficult to ask for help!
The X26P is also a lot more expensive, and Axon does not directly give you the monthly payment flexibility like they do for the Pulse+, although they do through Amazon. They offer 5 months at $240 a month, but that is still a lot of money, and if you miss payments, you can incur large fines and interest rates. For the price of this taser, you can purchase multiple Pulse+ tasers and place them around the home or your vehicles so you are always prepared.
The Price for Power
At $1200, this taser is truly meant for law enforcement budgets.
I rated the X26P lower at 8.5/10 for two reasons:
- Does not integrate with Noonlight
Maybe you do not need the Noonlight app, and you would rather go for the extra power to insure your family is safer from more prepared burglars. The larger battery life of this taser means you do not need to worry about shelf life as much, and guarantees you can keep the threat immobile for longer.
I did not go over the basic operation of tasers in these reviews, but Axon has put together some awesome videos and tutorials you can watch that cover the basics of using a taser on their website.
Regardless of the Taser you decide to purchase, it is important that you train with it and get comfortable with its use. The last thing you want to be doing is fumbling around trying to find the safety switch when confronted with a threat.
The Taser X26P packs a whole lot of punch, covering a wider array of threats that may come your way. Some burglars wear thicker clothing on purpose to help protect themselves from broken glass or dogs that might try to bite them. The Pulse+ carries enough energy to incapacitate most of these threats, but you can never be too sure with the X26P.
What model are you thinking of going with? Do you already have a X26P? How has it helped protect you and your family?