"Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives. I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we've lived. After all Number One, we're only mortal..." - Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: Generations (1994)
Saturday, November 18, 2006
When I first laid eyes on this electroshock gun (click here), I thought to myself...WOW...this is cool!!
Reminds me of something taken right out of Star Trek...*grin* Right now, I keep a tube of pepper spray in my car...just in case, but having one of these would blow my mind...just look at the conceallable, sleek and sophisticated looking, what I'd call a 'personal space invasion denial weapon'...in fact, I think the word 'weapon' is a misnomer in this context...more like a 'personal defensive device'...
The TASER X26(pictured on the right) was first highlighted by local daily (click here) the Star in January this year. Then, our Special Operations Force (UTK) were deployed with the TASER X26. Read more about TASERS on the official website (click here).
Nevertheless, it is my opinion that our Malaysian law enforcement agencies should acquire the 'big brother' version of the X26...the ADVANCED TASER® M26 (pictured on top), which employs an 18 to 26 watt electrical signal to completely override the central nervous system and directly control the skeletal muscles. This effect causes an uncontrollable contraction of the muscle tissue, allowing the M-Series to physically debilitate a target regardless of pain tolerance or mental focus. The ADVANCED TASER® M-Series are specifically designed to stop even the most elite, aggressive, focused combatants. Rather than simply interfering with communication between the brain and muscles, the ADVANCED TASER® systems directly tell the muscles what to do: contract until the the body is in a FETAL position. I must say that this would be more effective than simply causing a frenzy with the body's muscles...controlled distruption of all voluntary muscle groups...that's the way...
Obvious variable applications would be augmenting the ADVANCED TASER® M-Series to be mounted on assault rifles and submachine guns, for those close encounters, yet when lethal force is not required. You know the phrase "take him alive", well, definitely achievable now when you don't have to pull the trigger of a ballistic weapon.
In 2003, TASER International introduced the new TASER X26 (loos similar, if not identical with the old one, pictured above) with Shaped Pulse™ Technology. The TASER X26 offers even greater stopping capability than the ADVANCED TASER M26. Able to penetrate Type III body armor...damn... Still, pity these defensive options are only marketable to civilians legally in most parts of the US, inter alia.