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Crowd control

An interesting product from Taser. That thing is a bit frightening.

14 Responses to “Crowd control”

  1. DirtCrashr Says:

    That might be good to have around the house in a civil melt-down situation.

  2. Will Says:

    This is to fight terrorists. I’d never be used here in the US against American citizens. Honest.

  3. Will Says:

    It’d*** Bah should have proofread.

  4. PT Says:

    So the only difference between this and a claymore mine is what? The noise?

    I would imagine getting hit by 2 or 3 of these things at once would kill you. Heck, some people getting hit by 1 kills them.

  5. Mr Evilwrench Says:

    I don’t get how they think that would be effective. Does the whole thing blow off to deny an area to a crowd? What if one guy shows up, you just let him through? What if he shows up with a big fluffy down comforter and covers the thing over, then the crowd shows up? There are so many countermeasures and ways to just juke this thing.

  6. John Smith. Says:

    God that would be hard to miss during a riot… I wonder how they handle molotov cocktails and cinder blocks…

  7. Crotalus Says:

    Dirtcrashr, what the heck makes you think that this will be available to us peons? This will be used against us. If we can find a maker, fine chainmail is the answer. It will short circuit a taser, and possibly stop microwaves. So, I believe, will common window screen–IF it’s aluminum, and not the coated fiberglas we often see.

  8. Mike V Says:

    Guys, it Military/LE sale only. It is seeing use in area denial scenarios. And sorry PT, you don’t get any more current from 2 (or even 3) sets of probes than you do from one. Evilwrench, you can fire them all or 1 row at a time, they are command fired, and will work through up to 2″ of clothing so a down comforter might not save you.

  9. Phelps Says:

    ‘up to 2″‘ is marketing speak for “usually goes through t-shirts”. Trust me, a comforter would do just fine — he’s holding it up as a shield, not wrapping it around himself, and then throwing it over the launcher. That launcher isn’t going to get him on the way in, and isn’t going to get another shot until someone comes and clears the fowling (which will require them leaving stand-off range.)

    This POS is just another way our tax dollars are being drained to make SWAT-babies feel tacticool at our expense.

  10. Phelps Says:

    fouling, not fowling.

  11. dustydog Says:

    I’d like to know more about the effects of a bullet hitting a charged Taser battery.

    Is the battery made from the type of lithium that starts burning when it contacts air?

  12. M@ Says:

    I want to attach one to the front of my truck…

  13. Tai Says:

    It looked pretty cool when they showed it on Deadliest Warrior. Semi-useless, but cool.

  14. bob r Says:

    “fouling, not fowling.”

    Well, he *did* say a “big fluffy down comforter” ;-).

    Seems like either “fouling” or “fowling” works.