Are you in Florida and have you decided that you need a taser as your personal bodyguard? Perhaps you are wondering where to buy a taser in Florida? Or even if it’s legal in your state?
Well, I’m glad that you made it here! I will make sure that you have access to the best tasers in your area and also the best recommendations online! I will also ensure that you are up to date with the law to ensure you can carry the taser legally. I believe it is important to know the ins and outs of taser ownership to avoid getting caught in a nasty legal situation or to be defenseless in the unfortunate event of a surprise attack!
As far as purchasing a taser, there are many gun shops around Florida that will carry tasers and stun guns. However, you can’t always be sure that they are going to be carrying the best tasers available so we will go into more detail on what taser to buy. Also, today it is sometimes easier, more convenient, and sometimes cheaper to simply have it shipped directly to you! Also, just so you’re aware it IS legal in Florida to own a taser. If you are planning to carry it on your person, which would make the most sense, you will want to have a concealed weapons permit to ensure you are abiding by Florida’s legal requirements.
How Dangerous Is Florida?
Before you consider buying a taser, you might still be wondering if it’s worth it. How likely are you to be caught in a situation where you are going to need to defend yourself? According to statistics, violent crimes occur to about 1 out of every 245 residents in Florida. That’s definitely more than New York, which comes in at about 1 out of 280, but comes in at about the same as the national average.
To simplify this, you have about .41% chance, or just under half a percent chance, of becoming a victim of a violent attack in Florida today. It’s definitely a low chance, but if you do end up falling into that unlucky percentile range, you’ll be happy that you have a taser to back you up!
The Taser to Buy
There are many different tasers available on the market today, which can make it tough to know which one you want to buy. The first thing to make note of is to pay attention to the amps, not the volts! Taser manufacturers are known for advertising massive voltage and although the advertising of the voltage is true, it is not what contributes to the intensity of the shock.
Voltage is simply what allows the electrical current to penetrate through clothing and skin. It is actually the amps that measure how intense the electrical current will effectively shock your assailant. Taser’s for police and civilians will both come in at around 2-4 milliamps.
Since manufacturers are generally busy distracting consumer by the 30 billion volts their taser has, they usually fail to mention the amps. It’s almost impossible to find the amperage of the taser your buying but you should know that they will all fall within the 2-4 milliamp range. This will keep you from getting distracted by the volts and not end up paying extra for something that essentially …doesn’t matter.
One of the best tasers currently on the market is the Taser X26C. This is the civilian model of what the police use. It has 50,000 volts which are enough to penetrate through any amount of clothing and will most likely come in at 2.1 milliamps, same as the police grade version.
The video below is a training video on the Taser X26C so you can get an in-depth visual on how this taser works!
Where To Buy A Taser
If you’d rather go in and buy a taser yourself, there are a multitude of gun shops in Florida that carry self-defense products. Just to save you time in this hectic world, it’s always better to make a phone call first. Here’s a list of few shops with the best reviews across Florida:
- Advanced Firearms – (+1 954.968-4867) – Margate, FL (Southern)
- Freedom Guns and Ammo – (+1 321-631-2057) – Rockledge, FL (Central)
- Fire Coast Firearms – (+1 904-217-3623) – St. Augustine, FL (Northeast)
- Patriot Arms of NW Florida – (+1 850-226-7488) – Fort Walton Beach, FL (Northwest)
If these places don’t have what you’re looking for you can always get the Taser X26C on Amazon and just wait for it to be shipped to you!
Concealed Weapons Permit
The Florida State Constitution states in Article I, Section 8 that a citizen of Florida has the right to keep and bear arms. This includes all manners of weapons, including guns and tasers. The 2018 Florida Statues declare that if you are caught with a weapon, electric or otherwise, that is concealed without a permit then you can be charged with a misdemeanor of the first degree. If you dig further into the statutes you find that this can be punishable for up to a maximum of 1-year imprisonment.
What does this mean for you? Well, if you want to carry a taser for self-defense it will most likely be concealed. So, you’ll want to acquire your concealed weapons permit! Following the link will help you identify if you are eligible to obtain a concealed weapons permit and also, how to apply for one.
Now You know!
Now you are well informed on where to buy a taser in Florida! You are also well informed on the details of tasers and what to look for when purchasing a taser. Again, I would recommend the Taser X26C as this will ensure you are getting a high-quality taser without getting bamboozled by taser manufacturers high voltage advertisements.
Also, you now know the legal obligations required of you to abide by Florida’s concealed carry laws if you choose to carry the taser on your person as a concealed weapon. This will make sure when you buy your new taser you will be walking the streets of Florida happy and confident. That’s all for now!