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Posted: 2/15/2006 6:41:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2006 6:42:06 PM EDT by gaspain]


www.engadget.com/2006/02/15/tasers-electrifying-new-xrep-shotgun-fired-projectile/
Police will soon have a new weapon in their growing "non-lethal" arsenal in the form of a Taser-brand, shotgun-fired projectile that nearly quadruples the range of traditional stun guns while maintaining the same immobilizing-goodness we've come to expect from Taser products. The new XREP, which stands for Extended Range Electro-Muscular Projectile, contains a fully functional Taser circuit payload inside the shell housing for a 12-gauge shotgun, which is apparently among the most common "shoulder fired launchers" in use by law enforcement and military personnel. Unlike handgun-style Tasers, there is no wire tethering the payload to the gun, which allows for a 30-meter range but takes away the shooter's ability to lead the "non-compliant" around on a de facto leash. The response from the 35 lucky folks who field-tested (read: got shot by) the XREP was overwhelmingly positive: 100% said they would not recommend the sensation to friends and family. Protesters worldwide should start seeing these new superbullets whiz by sometime next year.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:50:08 PM EDT
How much?
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:50:48 PM EDT
Cool, now they can come up with some new slogans like:
Taser - Taking down grandma at 30 meters!
Taser - Now you can tase 12 yr old girls in the back without even chasing them!

Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:06:30 PM EDT
Sweet, gotta get me one o them.... annoying brothers, you know...
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:11:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2006 7:13:21 PM EDT by USGI_45]
so how long untill the first "non compliant" person gets a load of buck shot to the chest instead of taser?


on accident of course
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:12:29 PM EDT
that's cool.....


I want some !
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 8:38:28 PM EDT
War protestors. I thought it was fun tagging them in the butt with beanbag rounds. This would be worlds better.

Going to be a lot of "refuses to put down the knife/hatchet/club" people that are going to get a really unpleasant surprise.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 8:41:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By USGI_45:
so how long untill the first "non compliant" person gets a load of buck shot to the chest instead of taser?


on accident of course




Of course they said it couldn't happen when they introduced the handgun shaped taser a few years back...and then it DID happen.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 8:53:17 PM EDT
Will this deploy out of any shot gun or just their platform?

20
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 9:14:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KR20:
Will this deploy out of any shot gun or just their platform?

20



Deploy ?

" That's right Captain, we deployed the Taser from our 870.
Unfortunately sir, the deployed round was deployed into the
ass of the mayor's wife who was protesting with others in the
area were we were deployed so we could effort to disperse the
said protestors who, themselves, were deployed too close to
the deployment of troops just returning from their deployment
to Iraq."
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:45:22 AM EDT
Glad I didn't retire my 870!
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 6:02:20 AM EDT
Does it work on dogs and old ladies?

I just heard about this on the radio. Pretty cool. Although I thought tasers were used when a person is noncompliant when an LEO is trying to restrain them. Wit this thing they're trying to put some serious distance between them and the perp...

I can't wait t hear what it does to someone at less than 10 feet.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 6:20:59 AM EDT
Kick ASS.

I want to see a department deploy these, salvo fire, against some anti war protesters.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 6:42:04 AM EDT
I can think of things to do with this that will probably land me in jail and the neighbors dog in the vet at 2am.
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