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06-05-11, 11:40 AM
Hello, My name is Jordan. I'm doing an "instrument" project in my school for a career of my choice. My career of choice to join the RCMP when I graduate. My project is about the Taser Gun, I need a police officer to answer the following questions, thanks!
1. How fast does it take down a individual?
2. How heavy is the taser gun?
3. How often do police officer's use it?
4. How much volts does this weapon have?
06-05-11, 11:58 AM
1.) It depends on the individual, the spread of the probes, influence of alcohol or drugs, etc. There is no single answer for this. There are some people or times where it does not "take someone down" at all. Nothing is foolproof; everything fails sometimes.
2.) According to their website, the Taser X-26 weighs 7.2 oz (204 g). I suspect you could have found that info on your own if you had done more research.
3.) I have only ever TASED one person in the 4-5 years we've had them, but that will vary by department (some have more strict policies than others) and overall crime rate. Dumb luck will also play a large part in how often a particular officer will need to use it.
4.) It's not the volts that matter; it's the AMPS... :wink5:
06-05-11, 01:51 PM
Thanks alot! And I could of looked up the research a little better but I just needed to ask random questions about the taser so I just picked the ones that came to my head, thanks.
06-05-11, 04:03 PM
It's also not a TASER Gun, it's just a TASER
06-05-11, 11:38 PM
Or ECD, but it's definitely not a "gun". Further data can be found on the TASER website itself.
06-06-11, 12:20 AM
Citicop is dead on.
I have tased 4 guys. In one, a probe missed and I had to finish with a drive stun. In that instance, it was more about pain compliance than the paralysis that you get with a good spread of the probes.... think, "Rodeo with a 5 second ride instead of 8 seconds". :)
When you have a good spread with the probes, the Taser is a extremely effective. $h1t happens, though. You need to be prepared for when it does and be ready for alternatives.
06-06-11, 12:27 AM
When you have a good spread with the probes, the Taser is a extremely effective. happens, though. You need to be prepared for when it does and be ready for alternatives.
I won't (can't) get into details, but you better have a friggen plan if the Taser does not perform as expected.
06-06-11, 02:09 PM
I hit a guy with the Taser and both probes went into his forearm, about four inches apart. It still lit him up to the point I didn't have to follow up.