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Story about a man and his taser...

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Texfire, Feb 20, 2006.

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  1. Texfire

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    Forgive me if this has already been posted, but I haven't seen it here yet, so I'll share it. I found this little comic gem elsewhere and knew the appropriate people to share it with. The problem is I can easily imagine myself doing something this dumb. Is it a guy thing?

    Tex

     
  2. sturmruger

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    Wow that was funny!! I just knew that was going to go badly.
     
  3. dmftoy1

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    I could see myself doing it too . . .that's scary. When we bought a shock collar to train a particularly stubborn dog about 8 years ago, my two boys and I all had to put it on and shock each other just to see what it felt like. :)
     
  4. Biker

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    Actually, I thought about buying one for my wife a few years ago, so I had a buddy test his on me. It really wasn't bad at all. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
    On the other hand, I also considered pepper spray. I bought a can and had a buddy spray me in the face.
    I can't describe the horriblility (it is now!) of the ordeal. Picture a 6'1", 190 lb long-haired bearded guy wearing black leather staggering around a C-Store parking lot, tears flowing at a gallons-per-minute rate, snot running out of his nose, arms straight out in front like one of Romero's zombies, coughing and wheezing like a TB patient, trying to make his way to a car wash bay that another customer was using, reaching the customer and taking the wand from his hands then spraying himself full in the face with what should have been water but turned out to be Clear Wax. It was uglier than a pecker on a dog.
    Not one of Biker's shiniest days...
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  5. wally

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    Nude, and sitting still,pressed agains a major muscle vs. thru clothes in a fight are two very different things.

    Better than nothing, I guess. Probably a lot less effective overall than a baseball bat or golf club would be.

    --wally.
     
  6. silliman89

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    Yeah. I had to test drive the dog's new shock collar too. I didn't want to use anything on him that was too cruel. Boy was that dumb... At least it just gave me one little zap. I can't imagine if it had a button that you hold down...
     
  7. springmom

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    Yes....

    that is very DEFINITELY a guy thing :neener:

    Springmom, who can just SEE any of the males in her family by whom she is lovingly surrounded doing EXACTLY that...
     
  8. ball3006

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    None of you guys have ever....

    grabbed the spark plug wire on a lawn mower, have you........that was a funny post.........chris3
     
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    that was great, I once plugged a TV halfway in and touched my thumb to the prongs, that gave me a bit of a wake up. :D
     
  10. Tom Servo

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    Sounds like he met my last girlfriend :eek:

    I got zapped with one of these back in college (long story...), and I can say, it hurts. It hurts bad. Wetting your pants and burbling incoherently (and involuntarily) at the top of your lungs while turning into a quivering lump of Jello isn't fun. Not an experience I'm eager to repeat.

    However...I'd still rely on a gun or knife for self-protection before I'd use one. First off, too bulky and slow to bring to bear. Second, there are plenty of folks who, either from intoxication, conditioning, or just plain toughness, are largely resistant to the effects of things like OC and electricity. With my luck, it'd be one of those types I'd be having to act against. No thanks.
     
  11. Charles S

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    That is great.

    I now must clean coffee of my keyboard.

    Charles
     
  12. Texfire

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    Moved thread...

    Whoops, looks like I posted this in the wrong place. I placed it in general due to the curiosity kills the cat male factor, rather than in here for the taser. Silly me. :)

    Tex
     
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    Bwahahahahah!]

    Good leson...
     
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    Sounds like my Friday afternoon's electornics labratory demostration for 'how to not take apart your amplifier circuit.'

    I was awarded no extra-credit points. :(

    On a side note, check out some of the videos on collegehumor and compare between different types of tazers...
    http://www.collegehumor.com/movies/tazer/

    -Colin
     
  15. rustymaggot

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    the one in this story must be different than the one i had cause mine just didnt do much at all. i think mine was a 80,000 not a 100,000 but still, these are just toys. might do somthing if it was used right on the spine or neck but they dont do much on the ribs.

    what are the differences between the hand held and the ones police use with the prongs? those seem to work from the videos ive seen. why are the hand helds so useless?
     
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    Looks like I'm in good company. :D

    My wife's uncle was at a flea market last year and found an item that he found just too interesting to pass up. An electric fly swatter. So he picked one up for me as a Christmas gift. Probably knowing what would happen next...
    [​IMG]

    It runs on a couple "C" cell batteries. It has two protective grates that portect the terminally stupid from seeing just how much it takes to kill a fly.

    [Larry the Cable Guy]Boy Ah tell you whut...[/Larry the Cablr Guy]

    Of course I tested it in a house full of people. I thought they'd never stop laughing at me.:rolleyes:
     
  17. hot head

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    I Feel The Pain

    I also have been shot with a taser, the X26. I was going through training to carry a taser and after completing my written work and class work, one of the options was to get shot. Of course, the pain junky that I am, I thought also, it could not be that bad. My instructor, who also is a part of THR, was more than happy to administer the a shot carrying 50,000 volts. I could tell by the look on his face that he just hated to have to do it. It started out with three people, the instructor, myself, and a second a deputy to help prevent me from hitting the ground hard. By the time we got to the training room, we had attracted nine observers. It was an experience of a lifetime. The best way to describe it is that it felt like someone had kicked me in the twins. As they went north, it felt as if someone had hit me in the back with a bat full of nails. My eyelids wrapped around the back of my head as I was laying on the floor, and it felt like I got ran over by a 18-wheeler. After 4 or 5seconds of shock, it was all over. No problems afterwards. I would do it again for the right amount of money or for the right reasons. I feel your pain and I'm glad you got to experience the oh so wonderful feeling. I hear it puts a lead in your pencil. Thanks for the good humor, it brightened my day.
    PHP:
     
  18. hot head

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    I Feel The Pain

    I also have been shot with a taser, the X26. I was going through training to carry a taser and after completing my written work and class work, one of the options was to get shot. Of course, the pain junky that I am, I thought also, it could not be that bad. My instructor, who also is a part of THR, was more than happy to administer the a shot carrying 50,000 volts. I could tell by the look on his face that he just hated to have to do it. It started out with three people, the instructor, myself, and a second a deputy to help prevent me from hitting the ground hard. By the time we got to the training room, we had attracted nine observers. It was an experience of a lifetime. The best way to describe it is that it felt like someone had kicked me in the twins. As they went north, it felt as if someone had hit me in the back with a bat full of nails. My eyelids wrapped around the back of my head as I was laying on the floor, and it felt like I got ran over by a 18-wheeler. After 4 or 5seconds of shock, it was all over. No problems afterwards. I would do it again for the right amount of money or for the right reasons. I feel your pain and I'm glad you got to experience the oh so wonderful feeling. I hear it puts a lead in your pencil. Thanks for the good humor, it brightened my day.
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  19. Texfire

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    From all accounts, it's skin contact that makes the difference. Clothes act as an insulator, though different amounts are more or less effective. The major difference between the handheld and second generation models is standoff distance. The X26 has a pair of electrodes that are launched by compressed air and are darted on the end so they penetrate clothing. This allows you to be out of reach of the target that you are tasing.

    Tex

    ps- Some are assuming that I'm the guy in this story but I'm not. I have no idea who he is but I share his incurable curiosity, and while I've never been tased, I'm sure it's lack of opportunity rather than good sense. :)

    Tex
     
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    Actually, the difference is what a "tazer" actually is. Tazers use low voltage (around 15,000 volts, IIRC) and higher amperage to do some kind of nervous system stuff. Stun guns use high voltage (80,000-150,000) and very low amperage to give you a static shock.

    Put on some wool socks, drag your feet on the carpet, and touch a doorknob. Magnify that by a thousand times and you have a stun gun. It's like getting snapped with a big rubber band. It stings, and does absolutely nothing else. Tazers, on the other hand, totally override the central nervous system and cause spastic paralysis. Usually, anyway. They don't work 100%, and you only get one shot.

    There is a huge difference. It's like comparing one of those toy guns that shoots soap bubbles to a real gun.
     
  21. Texfire

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    Ah I stand corrected.

    Tex
     
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    tazer info

    ryan ,the tazer has 50,000 volts and the amps are around .0016 per pulse .it may not be right on buts its close give or take a .o its has been a year or so the last time i took a look at the work book.the x26 gives 19 pulses per sec. amps is what kills, if you get a chance look up tazer international it may help butter than how i explain it .
     
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    i imagine you'd be pretty shiny after the clear wax...

    sorry, i couldn't resist :D

    i have been tasered and pepper sprayed as part of training. i think getting shot hurt less.
     
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    I had my friend do that once, as a gag. :evil: "Hold that wire on that plug, there, so's I can start this.... ZZZZZAP!


    He got be back good, tho... :uhoh: :neener:
     
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