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Simply put, a twin-laser system for aim enhancement, which uses
the traditional red dot as a range finder, and then a green laser
dot appears, either in its place or adjacent to it, when the optimal
effective range is reached. The idea here is primarily intended for
Taser-type weapons, because
of the way their prongs spread
apart when fired. They are most effective when there's at least
several inches between the points of entry on the target.
Alternatively, and perhaps even more ideally, it could also simply
have a separate laser pointer for each prong, spreading apart
with distance on the target to show where each
prong will hit.
||//separate laser pointer for each prong//
||This is the way to go, and, it's easy to implement and
gives a fast visual reference.
||I understand from law enforcement types, that the Taser
isn't as good as people perceive. It's range is supposed to
be up to 35ft, but in real world conditions with clothing
etc. it's half that. Meaning that you have to be within a
step and a leap from your target. They're pretty slow
also, meaning a miss is very likely with a moving target.
||I think what the dual laser system would show is that the
Taser orientation is all wrong, if you need to get two
barbs in for an effective take down, why would you want
horizontal spread when humans are longer than they are
wide? Even better would be a multi-barb system, you
could fire 4, send a series of test pulses to see which
barbs hit the target, then send the Voltage down the
||Civilian models are even shorter range. All ranged Taser-
brand models have a stated effective range of 15 ft. They
have a targeting laser, but that doesn't help with
determining range or orientation.
||I wonder if you could make a single-wire Taser by oscillating
quickly like a Tesla coil? You have to oscillate extremely
quickly to make anything of the limited capacitance in a
normal Tesla coil, but the capacitance would be
dramatically increased if you embedded one end of the
secondary in a person. Sadly, my knowlege of high-voltage
tuned circuits isn't more than "enthusiast" grade.