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New warning from Taser International: No chest shoots!

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posted on Oct, 23 2009 @ 07:39 AM
Here's the new guideline:

1. We have issued a new TASER Targeting Guide that will apply for the new
XREP impact munition as well as ECDs such as the X26, M26 and X3. Note, we
have lowered the recommended point of aim from center of mass to lower-center of mass for front
shots. The blue highlighted area in the adjacent target man represents the preferred target area.
There are three reasons:
a. Simplify targeting for all TASER systems to one easy to remember map, avoiding chest shots
when possible and the risk of a head/eye shot in a
dynamic situation, as is standard for impact munitions
b. When possible, avoiding chest shots with ECDs avoids
the controversy about whether ECDs do or do not affect the
human heart.
c. Close-spread ECD discharges to the front of the body are more
effective when at least one probe is in the major muscles of the
pelvic triangle or thigh region.

Back shots remain the preferred area when practical.

The new announcement came out in Training bulletin 15.0 on Oct, 12-09 New guidelines in .pdf format.
You'll have to scroll down quite a way to get to page 2 of 12... since this report came out there are now several pages of disclaimers firmly stating their Taser has not been proven to give a person a heart attack... Still they dont want anyone to Taser anyone in the chest...

posted on Oct, 23 2009 @ 07:59 AM
there's an existing thread for this that started last week.

or here:

all I did was type chest-taser in the search field, these are the top two results, no sifting necessary.

[edit on 23-10-2009 by Enigma Publius]

[edit on 23-10-2009 by Enigma Publius]

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