The TASER® BOLT 2 is the next step in non-lethal self-defense for civilians. This shooting stun gun has a unique, sleek design that makes it look similar to a flashlight so it will not be confused for a firearm or handgun, which helps avoid any potential lethal situations due to confusion. The unit uses reloadable cartridges that fire barbed probes that can reach up to 15 feet away. This provides ample safe space between you and would-be attackers so you can defend yourself and escape. Once fired and a target is hit, the probes will penetrate through clothes and into skin to send an electrical current into the target to immobilize them for up to 30 seconds, which is plenty of time to escape. After a cartridge is fired or if the unit does not have a cartridge loaded, it can also work as a contact stun gun that will shock attackers when pressed to them. Additionally, the BOLT 2 has a safety cap that helps prevent it from being fired on accident. The cap will fall off on its own once the safety switch is disengaged. When this happens, the trigger button will light up as well to indicate that there is power and that the unit is live. When active, a built-in 210-lumen LED light and a red targeting LASER will also turn on to provide better sight & accuracy. The LED light can be used to temporarily blind an attacker too. Furthermore, the unit has Bluetooth capabilities that allow it to wirelessly connect to your phone via the free Axon Protect app. What this does is that whenever it is fired, an alert is sent to an Axon agent via the app installed on your phone. This allows them to locate you and send help quickly. The cartridge also deploys 20–30 small confetti-like Anti-Felon ID tags that stick to attackers so law enforcement can find and identify them if they are to run away before they arrive. Power for all of these features is provided by two CR123A batteries (included) that last up to 1-year and are easily replaceable and found in most electronic stores. On top of that, It weighs only 8.4 oz and is just 6.5″ long, making it easy to carry in hand or in a purse, bag, and more. The body of the BOLT 2 is made of a high-impact polymer that is drop rated for up to 4 feet, but it also has a textured grip for superior handling to minimize the chances of dropping it. Finally, it comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty and TASER® (Axon) provides a lifetime replacement guarantee if lost during an attack (police report must be provided).