How to Make a Taser Out of a Flashlight


A taser is a handheld non-lethal weapon whose main purpose is to disable someone by shooting two barbed darts into their skin. The idea behind this is that the person who has been shot will immediately lose control over their muscles and be unable to move around or run. The same thing happens when you are shocked by electricity from an electrical outlet. It only takes a single second for the victim of a taser to completely lose mobility, but it takes them several minutes to regain full-body movement again! In this article, I will discuss how to make a taser out of a flashlight.

how to make a taser out of a flashlight

Summary: In this short creative writing piece, we learn how to make a taser out of a flashlight. By taking apart the flashlight and replacing the battery with a electric shocker, we create a DIY taser that is both effective and safe to use.

Step-wise Guide on How to Make a Taser Out of a Flashlight:

Required Materials:

In order to do this project, you will need a few things that are easily obtainable and not too expensive. You can substitute any materials for something similar that you already have in your home or garage. The point is that all the materials are easily obtainable and minimally cost-effective.

Step 1 :

Disassemble and clean out the flashlight, so there are no loose metals inside it.

Step 2 :

Remove spring from flashlight housing by unscrewing end cap on Torx-type screw(s).


Assemble taser electrodes using jumpers hooked onto the flashlight housing and insert them into the Torx-type screws.


If you want to make a circuit, you need to connect the wires to the screws on either side. You can do this by pulling each jumper to the opposite side of the screw. To keep the wires in place, you can hook an extra wire or paper clip onto the extended middle ring electrode.


You will need a 9-volt battery and two AA batteries. First, attach the alligator clips to the ends of the 9-volt battery. Then, insert the AA batteries between the clips in opposite directions. Finally, secure the batteries together with electric tape.


Attach the wires from the battery pack to the Taser electrodes using paperclip strips. Make sure that each electrode has at least 1/4 inch of stripped wire. This may be a little tricky, but it can be done. Use some electrical tape to hold down the loose wires.


Coat all exposed metal parts in Teflon Tape; this will prevent any possible sparking or circuit disruption when completing your taser weapon circuit by touching two bare electrodes together (like you would an electronic “snap” bracelet).


In order to use the flashlight, you must first insert two batteries into the battery pack. Make sure that the batteries are aligned below the gap of the two alligator clips. Then, assemble the spring end cap over the flashlight housing. Only screw on the end cap until it is tight. You should not be able to turn it anymore. Match the drilled holes at the top with the bottom Torx-screw head.

Use a Battery


When completed correctly, complete with a metal strike plate over the two red taser electrodes at the top of your weapon. This is used to trigger your device or target effectively, but also as an aesthetic value. Additionally, you will be able to extend significant reach out of your Taser by extending the middle ring electrode outward and then allowing both electrodes to come up and bend forward; this allows for maximum distance between targets (you) and victim/s.


To use the taser, grab onto both alligator clips and push the red taser electrodes together in the opposite direction. To disable electronics or equipment using electricity from the taser, push both electrodes inward toward each other until you hear a “snap” sound.


Avoid direct contact with all exposed metal parts of your device and household appliances, TV, or other electrical equipment that could be “fused” by the weapon. 

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Precautions While Performing How to Make a Taser Out of a Flashlight:

A) Before you start making a taser out of a flash light, it is better to familiarize yourself with the precautions given for every device.

B) It is essential to know about the safety and security measures to protect you from getting hurt while working on this project.

C) As per our experience, people get hurt when making a Homemade Taser out of Flashlight. Most commonly, injuries occur due to failure to discharge high voltage capacitors (during the capacitor charging phase).

Discharge High Voltage Capacitors

D) However, if you follow instructions properly, then there should not be any risks. However, I still recommend you do this activity under the supervision of an expert or adult who can help in case of any emergency.

E) Proper protection equipment like gloves, goggles, and masks must be used to prevent injuries.

Taser Gun Costing:

Tasers are guns that shoot electricity and are used to stun people. They usually cost more than 200 dollars. While they may be a good weapon for self-defense, they are expensive.

In fact, just one Taser gun will set you back about $200 and more if you have to buy batteries for it (which most people get at the same time). There may be some who can afford the luxury of carrying around a “laser gun,” but only a select few due to price.

Now here’s where the real issue comes in- How far will this so-called “nonlethal weapon” throw your attacker into submission? If you don’t place them correctly, the attacker can be thrown into a shelf, table, or chair. Not only is this dangerous to your safety, but it would also simply give your opponent another weapon and/or an escape route.

I see that Taser guns are too expensive (for most people anyway) and have a limited range, making them useless when used on multiple attackers (most likely, a person will not carry around two Tasers at once).

Use on Multiple Attackers

Dangers With a Taser Gun:

To be sure, even the police have to use great caution with taser guns. There are three main dangers in using these on anyone you are trying to subdue:

Health risk

Injuries can occur to a person’s heart and/or other vital organs if they accidentally get shot directly with one of these weapons; this is why some victims have died after being hit by them.

An increase in aggression

Many people who get zapped by a taser go into an almost animalistic state, making it very difficult for law enforcement officers to control them

Pain-Induced Psychological Damage

Some people cannot handle the intense shock that comes from getting hit with a Taser. They may go insane or become so shaken up that it is impossible to calm them down. In extreme cases, this can lead to the permanent psychological damage that can last for years or even a lifetime!

Taser Guns vs. Flashlight Taser: Which Is More Effective?

Based on the above-mentioned facts, many people wonder if perhaps they’d be better off using actual taser guns instead of flashlight ones. But, unfortunately, the fact of the matter is such devices are costly, and only law enforcement officers have access to them; in other words, you cannot buy one legally. So, unless you are willing to break the law (and risk going to jail), you’re out of luck.

In some cases, though, such weapons often fail because criminals have figured out that heavy clothing will usually protect them from getting shocked, which is why it would probably be better to use a flashlight taser instead.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Are Flashlight Stun Guns Effective?

There are many different types of stun guns available on the market. Some are handheld, and others are carried in a purse or pocket.

Stun guns use high voltage to deliver an electric shock that immobilizes the target for about five seconds. This allows time for you to get away from your attacker without any physical contact.

Some brands offer additional features such as LED lights, laser sights, or voice activation, which may help you identify your assailant more easily and make it easier to escape from a dangerous situation quickly.

Why Do Tasers Have Flashlights?

Tasers are designed to incapacitate the target with a high-voltage, low-amperage electrical shock. The flashlight is used to target officers who need to find their target in darkness or with limited visibility. The light can also disorient the subject and help them identify themselves as an officer.

How Many Volts Is a Police Taser Flashlight?

A police Taser flashlight can be powered by two AA batteries or a lithium-ion battery. The voltage required to power the device is either 3 volts or 4 volts.

Powered by Two AA Batteries


I hope this article has been beneficial for learning how to make a taser out of a flashlight. Always maintain personal safety while using a taser. Thank you and have a nice day!

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