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Got tased last night

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by scottydl, May 26, 2011.

  1. scottydl


    May 31, 2005
    The Middle
    New department carries X26's, and I had training last night the first half of midnight shift. Although we weren't technically required to "ride the lightning" to be certified for taser carry, we were never really given the opportunity to say no. :whistling: Plus of course the whole macho-guy-peer-pressure thing that I said I wouldn't fall into, and did anyway to become accepted by the clan. *sigh*

    It was quite an experience to say the least. Got alligator-clipped to one shoulder and the opposite lower leg, for maximum shock coverage for the 5 second blast. Instructor said the clips in that configuration are actually more painful than being shot with barbs that usually end up closer together... go figure!

    Last night's zap and my faceful of Sabre Red OC spray (a couple years ago) are two unforgettable incidents that I'll be happy if I never repeat again, but will be happy to pass the joy on to others who deserve it! :cool:
  2. Panzergrenadier1979

    Panzergrenadier1979 Keystone Cop

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central Pennsylvania
    I'd rather take OC again then get zapped again. No thanks! Never again.

    I swear, after being tased, that my greatest fear ISN"T someone getting control of my gun, but someone getting control of my taser. The idea of a bad guy standing over me squeezing the trigger for all eternity is a fate worse then death.....

    If someone attempts to pull my taser out of it's holster, there's going to be a lot of brass on the ground to clean up. :whistling:

  3. AZLawDawg

    AZLawDawg Oh, Oh, Oh!!

    Sep 10, 2005
    Phoenix Metro
    I'll take the Taser ride any day over the OC.
    Last edited: May 26, 2011
  4. razdog76

    razdog76 Heavy Mettle

    Sep 26, 2007
    That's funny, because I feel about the same way. It seemed like a long 5 seconds, and I couldn't do anything about the pain even though it was all over with after the five seconds.
  5. Newcop761

    Newcop761 CLM

    Jan 29, 2001
    In Existential Crisis
    Opposite for me. I'd rather take a ride on be Tased again than another OC bath. I hate that ****.
  6. ProactiveShooters

    ProactiveShooters President / CFI

    Jan 5, 2009
    Richmond, Va.
    That's the exact reaction/reason why we added a Sabre pepper spray course to our course listings. Its a great tool for civilians. I tell folks that Sabre is the nastiest stuff alive. Its an eye opener! (or eye shutter to be more precise).
  7. msu_grad_121

    msu_grad_121 BOOSH

    Sep 16, 2009
    NW Burbs
    Having never been tased, but having been juiced AT LEAST once a week for the last 3-4 years, I'd take a face full of OC any day of the week before the taser. I just don't want to do it, but I'm so used to the OC, it hardly even effects me anymore. I know, that's a boastful claim and all that, but that's how I feel. NOT looking forward to doing that, but we'll see...
  8. PuroMexicano

    PuroMexicano VIVA MEXICO !!!

    Jan 28, 2004
    Monterrey, Mexico

  9. golls17

    golls17 Lifetime Newbie

    Feb 3, 2009
    I rode the lightning for the first time the other day, too. X26. It sucked, but I'd do a hundred more times before getting sprayed again...

    ETA: We used alligator clips (my agency had a "mishap" during a previous voluntary exposure when the guy pulling the trigger jerked and the barb went into the guy's neck). I still have a small burn mark on my back from the arching. Kind of cool, actually...
    Last edited: May 26, 2011
  10. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

    Mar 14, 2005
    This week a rookie responded to assist a fellow officer who was in a ground fight. Guess who rode the lightning? Give you a wasn't the BG.
  11. Panzergrenadier1979

    Panzergrenadier1979 Keystone Cop

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central Pennsylvania
    Let me guess: It wasn't the rookie either?
  12. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

    Mar 14, 2005
    Impressive Sir!
  13. rhikdavis

    rhikdavis U.S. Veteran

    Jul 22, 2002
    In Remembrance
    Taser doesn't get on your junk in the shower later.
  14. Sam Spade

    Sam Spade Staff Member Lifetime Member

    May 4, 2003
    So how many guys in the class died?
  15. I've ridden the lightning twice so far. Both times I took the barbs. I still scream like a girl but will take it again over pepper spray.
  16. toddmog


    May 28, 2007
    I get to ride on Saturday morning. We use the clips too. A buddy has a scar on his back from his exposure. I'll have to report back whether I'll take it over spray again.
  17. packsaddle


    Jan 15, 2009
    do you guys voluntarily get shot with a .45 too, just to see how it feels?

    get beat with a nightstick?

  18. MeefZah

    MeefZah Cover is Code 3

    Jan 2, 2008
    Lost Coast, Cali
    Same here. I didn't find the Taser painful, it just shut me down like a switch was flipped. 5 seconds after it was over I was fine.

    OC lingers.
  19. Panzergrenadier1979

    Panzergrenadier1979 Keystone Cop

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central Pennsylvania
    That's only required if you are qualifying with the Glock 7 platform. :tongueout:
  20. TENN19


    Mar 26, 2000
    Now, anytime you hear that "Click-Click-Click", the hair will stand-up on the back of your neck... Like your brain knows it doesn't want that again.