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Shotgun Tasers Revisited

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posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 11:37 PM
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Came across this thread about a taser bullet that can be fire from a 12 gauge shot gun www.abovetopsecret.com...



TASER XREP
www.taser.com...


The TASER® XREP™ is a self-contained, wireless electronic control device (ECD), that deploys from a 12-gauge pump-action shotgun. It delivers a similar Neuro Muscular Incapacitation (NMI) bio-effect as our handheld TASER® X26™ ECD, but can be delivered to a maximum effective range of 100 feet (30.48 meters), combining blunt impact force. The battery supply is fully integrated into the chassis and provides the power to drive the XREP projectile engine.



Overview
The TASER eXtended Range Electronic Projectile (XREP) is the most technologically advanced projectile ever deployed from a 12-gauge shotgun. In both the XREP series, the nose assembly of the projectile contains four forward facing barbed electrodes. On impact, the forward facing barbed electrodes attach to the body of the target. The energy from the impact breaks a series of fracture pins that release the main chassis of the XREP projectile which remains connected to the nose by a nonconductive tether. The XREP projectile autonomously generates NMI for 20 continuous seconds. As the chassis falls away, six Cholla electrodes automatically deploy to deliver the NMI effect over a greater body mass.

Advanced Features

• 12-gauge round
• 18-gram projectile weight
• 25-gram total round weight
• The worlds first wireless TASER Electronic Control Device
• Can be fired from any 12-gauge pump-action shotgun

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www.taser.com...


Shooting a bullet at someone, at inexecess of 1000 feet per second is extremely dangerous no matter which way you look at it. That means the bullet is travelling possibly up to the speed of sound.

en.wikipedia.org...

The speed of sound is the rate of travel of a sound wave through an elastic medium. In dry air at 20 °C (68 °F), the speed of sound is 343 metres per second (1,125 ft/s). This equates to 1,236 kilometres per hour (768 mph)



Is this bullet capable of killing? (besides electric shock)

If bullet hit in temple, throat, eye etc if target is moving?

It is still a bullet, rubber bullets can kill, so why not this one?

en.wikipedia.org...:Rubber_bullet

Seventeen people have died as a direct result of, or due to injuries sustained by, these rounds in Northern Ireland since 1969


www.cbsnews.com...

Rubber Bullets Don't Get Rubber Stamp
Study: Not A Safe Method Of Crowd Control


What is to stop some trigger happy cop hitting someone with a double barrel shotgun giving the impact of two bullets at once, plus twice the electric shock?

[edit on 17-7-2010 by acrux]




posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 08:47 PM
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OK, just a few things for you.


Originally posted by acrux


Shooting a bullet at someone, at inexecess of 1000 feet per second is extremely dangerous no matter which way you look at it. That means the bullet is travelling possibly up to the speed of sound.



The XREP round you're talking about does not have a muzzle velocity in excess of 1000fps. The picture you've put up as a demonstration is of standard steel buckshot loads, which are very lethal indeed. A completely different beast to the XREP.


Is this bullet capable of killing? (besides electric shock)

If bullet hit in temple, throat, eye etc if target is moving?


Possibly. However the chance of blunt trauma being a killer in this round is very slight. There is risk with any object designed to be launched at a body.


It is still a bullet, rubber bullets can kill, so why not this one?

en.wikipedia.org...:Rubber_bullet

Seventeen people have died as a direct result of, or due to injuries sustained by, these rounds in Northern Ireland since 1969


www.cbsnews.com...

Rubber Bullets Don't Get Rubber Stamp
Study: Not A Safe Method Of Crowd Control




Again a completely different round. The 'rubber bullet' in the sources you cite are large rubber (or more recently plastic) lumps fired from re-worked 40mm or 37mm grenade launchers and are designed to cause severe blunt trauma.



Rubber bullet on the left, plastic on the right. Much larger, heavier and faster than the XREP round. They drop you using the kinetic force of the impact to cause pain and knock you over.


What is to stop some trigger happy cop hitting someone with a double barrel shotgun giving the impact of two bullets at once, plus twice the electric shock?


Nothing, just as there is nothing to stop them hitting you with two tasars or more lethal options.



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