Eric Sofge of Popular Mechanics decided to test the Taser C2…on himself. At $350, this “shocking” gadget “fires a pair of probes into a target, presumably someone who’s attacking you, from up to 15 ft. away.” Video after the break.

If the probes get within two inches of your skin (they don’t have to penetrate skin, but they can, as I found out), they complete a circuit and deliver 30 seconds of muscle-clenching incapacitation. The C2 fires once per cartridge, so Taser recommends putting it down and running like hell while your target twitches away

Eric Sofge of Popular Mechanics decided to test the Taser C2…on himself. At $350, this “shocking” gadget “fires a pair of probes into a target, presumably someone who’s attacking you, from up to 15 ft. away.” Video after the break.

If the probes get within two inches of your skin (they don’t have to penetrate skin, but they can, as I found out), they complete a circuit and deliver 30 seconds of muscle-clenching incapacitation. The C2 fires once per cartridge, so Taser recommends putting it down and running like hell while your target twitches away