Our next Less Lethal Alternative bit of technology looks as if it were drawn straight out of a Judge Dredd comic book and comes to us all the way from Russia. A company in Russia called ( by it’s english name), Electro Shock Technologies, has been busy developing a new ECD device that allows it’s user up to 10 shots and is clip fed like a traditional firearm. This is exciting news because up until recently ECDs were only single shot devices. The RESD PDG-S5 is built on an ambidextrous pistol platfrom, allowing for both left and right handed operators. This Russian ECD features a tactical rail for mounting accessories like flashlights or cameras and has a button to trigger drive stun operation like a traditional stun gun. Get ready for this next bit of information, it will blow your socks off….. The operational range of the RESD PDG-S5 is up to 50 feet, unheard of in American ECDs. The wires projected from the cartridges are not insulated like the ones of a Tazer thus it allows for the user to drag the wires from point A to point B, if a second attacker tries to charge he will meet the “electrified fence effect.” The unit comes with a built-in laser for better target acquisition. I have contacted the manufacturer to see how the American consumer might be able to get their hands on the RESD PDG-S5, I will keep you posted when I find out more.
From the world’s leader in ECD technology comes another great achievement in less lethal technology. The Taser X2 and X3 Less Lethal Alternatives are semi-automatic devices that offer multiple shots prior to reload. The X2 and X3 were developed ,”by law enforcement for law enforcement”, and is the most advanced product in the infamous Taser lineup. Before this product was released to the professional market it had spent six years in research and development and been put through more than 3000 hours of validation testing. The unit features a double laser for greater accuracy than ever before, it’s improved power magazine allows for 500 firings, the unit is virtually weather proof made to work in any conditions, it features a self diagnostic application that determines if the device is ready and safe for use, Current Metering technology ensures that the appropriate amount of current gets deployed for maximum effectiveness while considering safety, and it also has a tactical accessory interface. Aside from all of the most cutting edge technology that this unit brings to the table, it’s appearance lacks no sex appeal. The unit is extremely sleek with sharp edges and ergonomic curves in all the right places. It boasts a comfortably contoured grip for your hand, recessed cartridges, ambidextrous thumb safety, and looks like a prop from the latest SciFi movie. Available in the black and black and yellow color configurations. At this time the unit is only available to law enforcement and military. The X2 version is a double shot model and is slightly thinner than its twin brother the X3 which offers three shots prior to reload.
Taser X2 MSRP is $950.00
Taser X3 MSRP is $1,599.95