Hands-on with the Taser shotgun

The highlight of the company's new range is a shotgun with self-contained bullets of electrical agony.

Yellow Taser shotgun
You can put the Taser cartridge in either the company's yellow shotgun or a normal one. Crave UK

LAS VEGAS--Taser International is a CES regular. This year, the company's staff was at the trade show in force, demonstrating its new technology and offering to fry anyone crazy enough to volunteer . The highlight of its new range is a shotgun with self-contained bullets of electrical agony.

As ludicrous as Tasers are, we can't help but be drawn to the bright yellow guns and incredible electrical power. Most incredible is the Taser X12 shotgun, which can fire a projectile up to 82 feet--most Tasers can only be used from about 16 feet away--and doesn't have wires attached to the gun itself. The cartridge is entirely self-contained, has little fold-out wings that keep it stable in flight, and is designed to puncture the target's skin to deliver its electrical punch.

Read more of " Hands-on with the Taser shotgun, and other non-lethal fun ," and see more photos, at Crave UK.

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