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

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

Required Materials:

What you will need is as follows. You can obviously substitute any materials for something similar that you already have in your home or garage. The point here is that all the materials are easily obtainable and minimally cost-effective. Cost is relative to what you may already have laying around your house, including tools & equipment. You could probably purchase everything at a hardware store for less than USD 50 if you are careful, especially if you know where to shop (GEO/CHEAPO). 

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.


Pull each jumper to the opposite side of its respective screw (completing a circuit), hooking an extra wire or folded paper clip on top of the extended middle ring electrode to hold in place.


Assemble battery pack by wrapping alligator clips around ends of a 9-volt battery, inserting AA batteries between clips in opposing fashion to complete the circuit, then secure together with electric tape.


Hook up wires from the battery pack to Taser electrodes via paperclip strips; one strip for each electrode, ensuring the electrodes have at least 1/4″ + of stripped wire each.  This may be a little tricky but is doable. 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).


Insert both batteries into the battery pack and make sure they are aligned below the gap of the 2 alligator clips, then assemble spring end cap over flashlight housing (only screw on till tight/cannot turn anymore), matching drilled holes at the top with bottom Torx-screw head.

Step-wise Guide


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.


Grabbing onto both alligator clips at once, trigger weapon by pushing together red taser electrodes in the opposite direction simultaneously. The same should apply when trying to disable electronics/equipment using electricity from this device; push both electrodes inward toward each other like you would sides of snaps on a wristband. You will know this has worked when 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).

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:

Taser guns usually cost 200+ dollars. Now that you know what Tasers do and how they work, I bet you think this is a perfect weapon to carry in your self-defense arsenal, right? The problem with that idea is that first of all, and Taser guns are costly.

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).

Taser Gun Costing

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 one of these devices. They may go insane for lack of a better term 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.


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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