Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Soybomb, Nov 8, 2007.
In this case taking the knife to the gunfight would have been smarter.
Meh you think there would have been much of a difference? I'm not under the impression that knife wounds are often immediate stoppers.
Depends on where you get stabbed. Exgirlfriend of mine got stabbed 6 times
before she broke the assailant's nose and he ran away. Damn I should have
never let her go.
But if you stick someone, even if you die at least you know they didn't get
There's just something far more primal about getting stabbed. At this point
everyone knows if htey get tased they're not usually in any real harm. Stick
someone in the chest and yeah I imagine that's pretty scary.
Either way, running would have been smarter.
I watched an episode of mythbusters where they tested if .22 rounds used as fuses in an old truck would go off cause of the electricity(they did). Could the current from the taser have made the rounds cook off? It seems to me that once a person is tased they wouldnt be able to pull the trigger multiple times right?
I assume you mean they managed to cause enough heat to ignite the charge in the rounds. If that happened the gun would have fired once, not 5 times.
You're only immobilized while the current is going through you, afterwards you're in shock but you've regained your motor skills.
Yeah, electricity can ignite powder and no the gun if it was an auto would keep cycling as long as the current kept coming
It is HIGHLY unlikely that the perp had a fully automatic pistol. HIGHLY unlikely.
It doesnt need to be fully automatic, the current just has to light the next round that is chambered.
That's a stupid argument. The guy got tazed then pissed off so he shot the dumb bastard.
totally unrelated: why are all your posts left-aligned, while everyone else's are justified? Do you just like to hit the enter key?
used to a typewriter, eh?
hah.....no....just a really really old message board that had formatting problems
I'd guess it was a stun gun. Pretty damn hard to fight thru a Taser.
Sure. And your assailant might be struck dead by a combindation of your good karma and their bad karma.
That event is so stupidly unlikely that it's not even worth thinking about. If a random round goes off, odds are it will be in the magazine, not the chamber.
Anyone else get the impressionthatthe average taser/stungun purchaser buysthem with the expectation that they'll never really have to use the damned things, and then expects them to make the perp fly a good 20 yards from the, er, shock and be out cold for dozens of minutes if they use them?
Best I can gather, the most you can expect from a stun gun/taser is for it to cause high levels of pain while engaged, but not to count on incapacitation.
Can pretty much guarantee it was some cheap stun gun and not the real Taser.
I've been hit with it, and believe me, you aren't doing shit..........except well maybe actually shit yourself, while getting tasered.
It's not even the pain, it's every muscle in your body contracting as HARD as they can for 5 seconds and the shooter being able to keep doing that if you act up. In five seconds it makes you feel like you've worked out all day.
Same here. I have been hit with a 650,000 volt stun gun I have and its no joke. Its complete incapacitation while your being hit with it. So at best its good for breaking a situation up by locking up the perp, but its not gunna knock the dude out for any length of time. Just fuck his ass up while hes getting tased and allow you to gain control of the situation.
For clarification I've been hit with the Taser. As in the one the police use that shoots the wires with the barbs on it.
I haven't felt a stun gun, but we tried one on my friend and he just stood there and said "Is that it?"
One is crap, one is super kickass.
Rumor has it that the models that Tazer is selling to civillians are a bit nerfed relative to the models they sell to law enforcement (they have to be "activated" after they run some background check on you, and conveniently end up being registered to you as a result). Not sure if they're just shorter-range or if they also pump out less juice.
Given that stun guns are getting cheaper every day, I suspect they're not to be relied upon at all. Doesn't take much to generate an electrical arc that looks impressive; making it effective is another thing.
That's an "advantage" for the user just like intrusive copy protection for software/music/movies/etc.
The taser rep that zapped me said he'd be setting up a meeting to try and get them in our units.
I can't wait.