31 January 2008

Introducing Darth Taser

If you're the sort of person who's been losing sleep over the ease and comfort of Taliban prisoners... perhaps you'd better skip this one...

Introducing the TASER XREP – the eXtended Range Electronic Projectile. XREP is a self-contained, wireless projectile that fires from a standard 12-gauge shotgun.

It delivers the same Neuro-Muscular Incapacitation (NMI) bio-effect as our handheld TASER X26, but can be delivered to a distance of up to 100 feet, combining blunt impact with field proven TASER NMI.
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9 comments:

TheDR said...

This is shocking news!

Christian Conservative said...

A poor choice of words, from their own website, no less...

"A stunning engineering achievement..."

WL Mackenzie Redux said...

Puuleeese...anyone who has used scatterguns for hunting and clays knows that if that projectile is about 1-11/2 oz and is propelled by even a field load charge of 1-1.5 drams, the only "shock" experienced at shorter ranges will be the look in cop and his target's face when they see this thing punch a 12ga. hole through the target's torso....so maybe that's the deal... kills the first target and ends up shocking the second standing behind him?


Someone levels a shotgun at you there is no such thing as "non-leathal" unless its by sheer luck.

Christian Conservative said...

wlmr, stop and think about it for a moment... just a moment, eh?

It's a SELF CONTAINED SHELL... ie, it's gonna have less gunpowder than a regular shotgun shell, otherwise you'd shatter the projectile.

Don't you think that, perhaps, they might have thought about that one during the product development process?

Paulm said...

WL Mackenzie,exactly how many shotguns do you own? How many have you fired?

Even with a field target load at about 40 ft. away, with 7 1/2 birdshot, and a full choke, if you shoot a wooden sign about 1/4" thick with a paper target stapled to it, you're going to have a very nice tight pattern that breaks the paper and only about 10% of the shot will pierce the wood.

Against a human target, average penetration would be less than 1", and the subject's survival chances are very good (90% or better).

This is why you need to use a very heavy 00 buckshot load to kill someone with a shotgun.

Shotguns are already used in crowd control or non-lethal environments. The 'bean bag' round is often used to subdue a subject at distance. It leaves a nasty mark, but its not going to kill you.

Earlier this century many people used shotguns loaded with rock salt against trespassers (and the railway police used them on vagrants). Entirely non-lethal, but very painful.

Your conception of a shotgun as being very deadly, with an extreme amount of energy is just plain wrong.

Neo Conservative said...

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"wlmr says... there is no such thing as "non-leathal"(sic)

cry me a freakin' river.

you whip out your glock and send a couple rounds of 9mm fmj into somebody's torso... and compare the, uh... lethality.

you wanna duke it out with a cop... you deserve whatever comes down the pipe.

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WL Mackenzie Redux said...

Wow hostile wimps who have probably not even seen the number of shot shells I've ejected let alone reloaded...Fuck ya, ya babys..really go changer yer fucking diapers..Pfffttt Pismires

Hey Glock boy....get a real gun ;-)

arctic_front said...

WL: As one poster already mentioned, as a part of field trials, it is more than reasonable to think that this taser projectile is toned down enough to do what it says, and not poke holes as you suggest. I'm not arguing the potential hole if the powder load was much more significant, but honestly, what purpose would Taser International achieve if their new toy was lethal? Think about it.

Neo Conservative said...

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"wlmr says... Hey Glock boy....get a real gun"

huh?

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