I recently completed my recertification as a Taser instructor for my agency. The class was great as usual, and their staff are some of the most knowledgeable and talented instructors I’ve met.
This go-round we were certified on several new products. Most notably of interest to the folks here is the Taser XREP (eXtended Range Electronic Projectile). Grossly sumamrized, it is a plastic-cased 12 gauge cartridge that contains a miniaturized and modified Taser for deployment at ranges of 15 to 100 feet. The cartridge/projectile is designed to assist in the safe capture of violent persons with a minimum of force. it is classified as a non-flexible, less-lethal cartridge. Nominal velocity is approx. 300fps. Propellant is an unknown charge weight of black powder.
The cartridge is offered in several versions, including live rounds and training rounds, and also versions that are specially ‘keyed’ via the cartridge head/rim for safe use in the Taser X12 shotgun (produced by Mossberg).
I was allowed to take several pictures of the gun and various cartridges. I will return later to post links to them and a lot of additional info; I’m on dialup-only and getting them uploaded to my Photobucket album has been hellish. As always, any error or omissions are my own. Please do not link to, forward, post or publish the attached photos.
Additional documentation and information can be found at taser.com