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Tested and Tried!
on January 26, 2014
I have been in some trouble in my past, and for the first time I finally discharged parole here in California. I purchased this VIPERTEK VTS-189 with a very skeptical outlook being that I have been hit with pepper spray, stun guns and tasers more times that I care to recall here. I have been in prison riots and have been shot with both rubber block guns and twice by a .223 round. Pain does NOT scare or intimidate me! Therefore, first test was conducted on myself! Let's talk about effectiveness now. This is a panic weapon. It NEEDS to be easy to fire. It is almost too easy to fire. If you plan on using this unit on someone, you may want to know how it works and what it feels like. I tested it on myself TWICE, once at my own hand, and once by handing it to a friend and letting him hit me. I went down immediately. $100.00 was in it if I could take a three (3) second burst. I did not make it! I lost my balance and wet myself! I won't go for round 3! Want something that works? You are looking at it.
Please keep in mind that there are many choices to choose from here and elsewhere, but where else can you read a review like this? I am confident with this tool and knowing that my fiance and her appropriate training will be safe with this flashlight. It is incognito and pretty safe. Even with the safety on it will hurt you. The spark jumps quite far and is very intimidating even to the one wielding the weapon. When you get one, you will want to familiarize yourself with it in every way. Use the safety cap, and the safety switch on the butt of the light if you are not going to be using it as a flashlight.
Treat this unit like a lethal weapon and use it responsibly.