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Excellent but difficult soft button,
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I bought it for my 79 yr old mother in law new from Amazon and it has 5 light modes. Bright, medium and low light, strobe and S.O.S.code flashes. Each work easily in the flashlight mode with a half push on the "mode" button The blindingly bright strobe feature alone could act as a dizzying deterrent.
Safety is a bit overkill with the steps needed to set the weapon on stun. I.E. switch on bottom, push mode button till you pass the light mode, then hit the separate "stun" button. However, safety is important and the weapon can be rendered harmless easily and unless someone knows and follows the procedure, the stun feature is very unlikely be accidentally operated.
Each time the switch is properly and forcefully enough operated, there is an audible click and the click can be felt thru the finger or thumb.
The device is long enough to place a little distance before the bad guy is on top of you. Even zapping the bad guy while he is holding you will not result in zapping yourself, so they say. Good to know
The only negative is that the soft mode switch requires a long hard deep push to switch from Off to Flashlight to Stun. May be a problem with people who have little hand/finger strength. The switch also turns off the light in order to "arm" the stun feature. There is only so much power available so diverting the power from light to stun makes sense but you will have to rely on ambient lighting to tag your assailant.
I would prefer a sliding 3 position mode switch with less light modes or maybe even just one.
They obviously tried to throw in everything but the kitchen sink in this device and succeeded.
So the key is practice until you are expert at its use, like any other defensive weapon and take a finger exercise class.
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Initial post: Nov 10, 2015 6:50:02 PM PST
The Evil Alcalde says:
Update. 11/2015. The mother in law said it no longer worked but it was only a dead battery. Recharged it and it is working like new. Used primarily as a light and did require some retraining for her. There is a learning curve but if you use it or practice with it, it performs as advertised
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