March 31, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
A new ‘super-Taser’ stun gun that fires a 500-volt wireless ‘bullet’ up to 100ft is being considered for use by UK police forces, the Home Office said today.
The extended Range Electronic Projectile (XREP), already used by police in the U.S., fires a barbed electrode from a modified 12-bore shotgun.
It hooks into the target’s skin before administering a 20-second shock which renders the subject totally incapacitated.
And if the recipient tries to pull the device off, ‘reflex engagement electrodes’ complete a circuit that sends the shock through the subject’s body through their hand.