/> ED I T O R S C H O I C E IN N O V A T IO N A W A R D
X

Photos: The newest in Taser tech

Taser International showed off its latest devices at the Alameda Sheriff's Office Regional Training Center in Dublin, Calif.

img-4770
James Martin
taser9.jpg
1 of 7 James Martin/CNET

Taser X3

On Friday, Taser International held a demo day at the Alameda Sheriff's Office Regional Training Center in Dublin, Calif., to show off some of the latest in electronic control devices.

The Taser X3, the newest device with multishot technology, goes beyond the single-shot capabilities of first-generation tasers and provides the ability to deploy a second and third cartridge immediately. Also, it can simultaneously zap three bad guys at once.

Read the related story here.

taser2.jpg
2 of 7 James Martin/CNET

Taser Shockwave

The Taser Shockwave system utilizes the frightening-sounding Taser X26 Neuromuscular Incapacitation technology.

Shockwave is the first generation of a technology called Remote Area Denial (TRAD). The Shockwave unit seen here can be locked together, forming an even larger bank for stand-off capability. It's triggered via a 100-meter firing wire, so you can set it up and wait in the bushes for your target.

taser3.jpg
3 of 7 James Martin/CNET

Taser XREP

Taser International says its XREP (Extended Range Electronic Projectile) is the most technologically advanced projectile ever deployed from a 12-gauge pump-action shotgun. The self-contained, wireless electronic control device fires accurately up to 100 feet and attaches itself to the target before deploying its charge.
taser7.jpg
4 of 7 James Martin/CNET

Shotguns

Taking shots at the target from 50 feet away, shooters at Taser International's Demo Day were able to easily hit within a few inches of their mark.
taser8.jpg
5 of 7 James Martin/CNET

Taser XREP

The XREP can be fired from any 12-gauge shotgun. Its projectile autonomously generates its charge for 20 continuous seconds.
taser6.jpg
6 of 7 James Martin/CNET

Taser XREP

The energy from the impact of an XREP breaks a series of fracture pins, which release the main chassis of the XREP projectile. After impact, the casing falls away and six Cholla electrodes automatically deploy to deliver Neuromuscular Incapacitation over a greater area of the body.
taser5.jpg
7 of 7 James Martin/CNET

Taser X3

Target practice with the Taser XREP. It delivers a similar Neuromuscular Incapacitation effect as the handheld Taser X26, but it can be delivered from a distance, combining the charge with blunt impact force.

The natural reaction to being hit like this is to grab for the projectile after impact, which provides an additional shock when touched and completes a circuit through the body, explained one representative.

More Galleries

The best games on Nintendo Switch

More Galleries

The best games on Nintendo Switch

41 Photos
Movies coming in 2021 and 2022 from Netflix, Marvel, HBO and more

More Galleries

Movies coming in 2021 and 2022 from Netflix, Marvel, HBO and more

67 Photos
The new Genesis G90 looks incredible

More Galleries

The new Genesis G90 looks incredible

6 Photos
2021 best new TV shows to watch, stream, obsess about

More Galleries

2021 best new TV shows to watch, stream, obsess about

65 Photos
The best Christmas movies and where to watch them

More Galleries

The best Christmas movies and where to watch them

18 Photos
The 51 best VR games

More Galleries

The 51 best VR games

53 Photos
Best dating apps of 2021

More Galleries

Best dating apps of 2021

13 Photos