Just Got Tazed Today....
...Got me a pocket full of pain.
(With apologies to ZZ Top.)
After having recieved the training and passed the test, I got hooked up to an X-26 Taser today. When the trigger was pulled, I said, "Ow. That's quite uncomfortable." Because I was in my uniform, and the clip probes were clipped to my uniform over my vest and undershirt, the zap didn't really take. So they were spread from my right shoulder to my left lower left love handle, and the trigger was pulled again. This time I said, "Augghrhaa-aa Ghhaa! Nnngheeha!"
It's over. I'm so very glad. That didn't feel good. I wasn't able to move, but was drawn up tight. My jaw clenched. My back drew up. My scalp crawled. My knuckles on my hands drew back toward my wrists. And then it was over.
Folks, this is strong medicine. It may be used for good or for bad. Understand that this is a potentially very, very good tool. I'm 6'5" and over 270 lbs, and I would have been a snap to handcuff and take to jail by a 5'2" 100 lb lady cop. No OC decontamination. No need to visit the ER to check out my wounds from a baton strike. Just take me to jail if you've got the authority. Gawd knows you've got the means. Good, good stuff.
You can bet I'm carrying mine on duty.