Stinger S200

Back in 2004 -2010 a company called Stinger Systems Inc. started the manufacture and marketing of a less lethal weapon platform known as the Stinger S 200. This unit was test released into various law enforcement agencies in the United States as a front run competitor for the leading ECD manufacturer in the world, Taser. The unit promised equal stopping power and take down capabilities to that of Taser, but claimed to have newer internal technology that surpassed that of Taser. In 2010 Stinger Systems Inc found it’s self in legal hot water when Taser won a lawsuit  against them for patent infringement and Stinger Systems were banned from selling or producing the Stinger S 200 in the United States. Thus bits and pieces of this less lethal technology was sold off to overseas companies. KOMM LABS in India acquired the design for the Stinger S 200 while other bits of Stinger Systems Inc was transferred to Karbon Arms based in Tampa Florida. Now that we got some of this unit’s dramatic history out of the way, lets talk about the unit it’s self. The Stinger S 200 is based on a pistol platform measuring 7.5″ in length and 1.68″ wide. The unit has a 635 NM integrated laser sight for sharp target acquisition, a recessed dart cartridge with a reach of 22 feet, features a quick eject button for speedy reloads, uses off the shelf CR-2 batteries, and a ambidextrous bolt safety to accommodate both right-handed and left-handed shooters. The Stinger S 200 has two key technologies, the Quantum Flyback Technology and Nervlok. The Quantum Flyback Technology provides, ” the availability of new high-energy switching transistors is permitting the deployment of the best solution yet – Quantum Flyback Technology (QFT™). The S-200’s electrodes deliver high-voltage energy in a precisely controlled series of energy packets or “Quanta.” The electronics delivers these energy quanta from a “Flyback” transformer circuit. Series of quantum pulses are delivered first as ionizing spark energy and then as a more immobilizing, lower-voltage, higher-current energy quanta once on target.” The Nervlok is,”a novel feature of QFT is the ability to more effectively lock-up nerve tissue while delivering less total energy to the body. The muscles become hopelessly overloaded and fatigued very quickly – in a manner that may be safer than ever.” Further technical specifications include a pulse rate of ~22 pulse groups per second, a pulse duration of ~300us to ~400us, a peak arc volt of ~60KV, and a max firing time of 4 seconds per trigger pull. The weapon can also be used in drive stun mode by touching the unit to it’s target.

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