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The title pretty much says it all. Third party Taser cartridges, with
varying loads. Some might only pulse for a few seconds before
they can be ejected, freeing up the contact prongs for more
immediate use. Some might have longer or shorter leads, some
might have customizable spread. Some might
prongs that are easier to remove without injury. Some might have
contact prongs that can be used while the cartridge is loaded.
This would be useful if there were multiple assailants.
I've been looking into these things for carrying on my person
while working in my taxicab, and it seems to me that these
ranged Taser devices provide a whole world of self defense
potential that isn't being realized.
Solution for 's taxi
first 40 seconds... [whatrock, Mar 23 2021]
Very, Very bright light.
[bs0u0155, Mar 25 2021]
||Keep safe in your cab - I'm sure 99.9% of the time everyone's nice and congenial, but it must be nerve
wracking waiting for that 0.1%. I'm not sure what the best thing could possibly be for someone in the
front of the car, confronting someone in the back seat (which I suppose is the most likely scenario you
might be guarding against? I don't know) At least a taser is a less-than-lethal option and less likely to
incur expensive upholstery cleaning bills. What about those shotgun shell perimeter alarm things? If you
wired up one or two of those in the footwell, you could scare the living bejesus out of an attacker with a
bunch of loud bangs, distracting them long enough to get yourself to a safe place and consider your
options. Of course, I have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about and this might fit better in a remake
of a Home Alone movie, than a practical self-defense option, the main thing is that you stay safe. Peace.
||Where is 8th when we need his pyrotechnic
expertise? Be safe +
||Xenzag, that occured to me as I posted this. ZT, the
upholstery cleaning was actually a huge concern I had! It's
never talked about in these things!
||Surely a more certain way of keeping safe in your cab
would be to have a passenger ejector seat, which can
be activated by the driver?
||Hippo, if I could eject the unruly passenger without
ejecting my seat, we're onto something.
||Then it will be like printer ink and razor blades, where they sell the cheap taser and get you on inflated cartridge pricing. Could be a business opportunity.
||Tatter, that's pretty much exactly what I'm surprised
||hmmm, a sign, or a verbal notice that the occupant will be filmed, live streaming, for the duration of their trip, (whether real or not), will eliminate most if not all potential threats.
||Think about it. I'm pretty sure they can't stop you from filming your own work-place... or faking it.
||Whatrock, that's a CLASSIC!
||//Whatrock, that's a CLASSIC!//
||That was back in 1981, when it wasn't feasible in any
affordable way. Now, you could easily install a few kW of
ultrabright LEDs to achieve essentially the same outcome.
Something like <link> would be difficult to cope with in a