Are you getting ready to have a taser tested on you or maybe you’re qualifying for your employer in order to carry one on the job? Either way, it can make you nervous and you just want to know what does a taser feel like.
Knowing you’re about to go through a taser ride can cause greater anxiety than the pain you’ll feel from being tasered. So, don’t stress over it and know anyone being tasered will be just fine.
Direct Answer: It feels like a charlie horse cramp. The uncontrollable cramp you get that comes out of nowhere and usually while you’re laying in bed. This type of cramp feeling can be more or less extreme for some people. Not everyone will experience the same level of contractions the muscles make but it’ll hurt for everyone.
Is It Extremely Painful?
Your experience with getting hit by a taser is going to be different from someone else. There are different factors that go into play that can cause higher or more tolerable levels of pain. The more obvious reasons would be the type of taser being used, where you’re getting tasered, and your own level of pain tolerance.
I’ve seen tall, muscular, grown men that would prefer getting pepper sprayed over being tasered. It’s far from something they ever want to experience again. On the flip side of that I’ve also seen petite women get up from being tasered and say it wasn’t as bad as they thought.
So, the only real way to know is for you to get tasered yourself. It’s the only way you’re going to be able to know how it really feels. You can help yourself by staying hydrated and not overthinking it.
What Does A Taser Do To Someone?
We described above how it feels like a cramp but when this happens it’s to the persons entire body. The voltage causes every muscle in your body to contract and release repeatedly causing intense pain. There’s a lot of questions that come along with this due to the fact the person loses control over their body or more precisely their nervous system.
If you’re interested in learning in more detail exactly what happens when you taser someone we’ve covered the topic in greater detail in this article. That article goes beyond just what a taser feels like and covers the other possibilities like heart attack, peeing yourself, etc…
Can Permanent Damage Come From Being Tasered?
Some people are concerned with permanent damage from a taser. Can you have permanent brain damage, nerve damage, or even be killed from being tasered?
Thankfully there’s no permanent damage caused by tasers. You won’t die from being tasered and you won’t have permanent brain damage. Some people experience having a tough time remembering things for a few hours after being tasered but this is caused by stress.
Any effects of being tasered fade away in a few hours. After that you’ll be back to your normal self before getting tasered.
What Makes The Taser So Great?
The taser allows you to inflict temporary non-lethal pain. This is beneficial for many reasons. This allows you to protect yourself without having to shoot someone which can land you in front of a judge and having someone decide if you used excessive force defending yourself.
Unfortunately, we live in a time where protecting yourself from an attacker can still land you in jail and a possibility of being charged with a major crime. That’s crazy to think of but it happens all the time.
You get to avoid that entire scenario using a strong non-lethal option such as a taser gun which allows you to shoot up to 15 feet away. Another scenario you get to avoid is getting hands-on with an attacker. You could lose the hands-on struggle but with a taser, it’ll be a lot less likely that you lose.
Just pulling your taser out while walking to your car at night is going to make you feel much better. Most tasers have a flashlight so to someone not right beside you they’ll think you’re just using a light. Not knowing you’re instantly ready to defend yourself and run 50,000+ volts through someone if they come at you.
There’s no need to have a background check to buy one and they’re much cheaper than buying a pistol. You’re also going to be more comfortable toting it around if you’re not experienced with firearms.
The list could go on and on but I think you get the idea. Even if you’re an avid gun owner it’s a smart idea to keep a secondary non-lethal option on your side as well. It’s the very reason police officers also are equipped with these handy tools for personal protection.
I hope this article on what does a taser feel like answered your question. It’s kind of like asking what does a tattoo feel like. You do your best to explain it but the only real way to know is to get one.
If you have a friend about to get taser certified share this article with them. Or maybe you’ve been tasered by someone and your friend keeps bugging you about the experience. Either way, pass the article along and cure their curiosity.