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    Tomorrow is going to suck

    Going to Taser training in the morning. I will take the ride. The only reasons I'm doing it are that I am curious, and that I have let them hit me with every single LL weapon we have (because I was curious). But I am scared to death of electricity. Like an unreasonable fear. The only thing I can think of that I'm more afraid of is sharks.

    If they every try to get me to carry a shark, I'm going to fucking quit.

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    Given all you've posted about how much pain you've experienced on the job, I don't think the taser pain could be much worse!

    Good luck!

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    Be aware that tomorrow is April Fool's Day - watch out for pranks, too!!

    Most importantly though, bring us a good story about your adventure.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    Be aware that tomorrow is April Fool's Day - watch out for pranks, too!!
    Now that's a double whammy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    Be aware that tomorrow is April Fool's Day - watch out for pranks, too!!
    Aw - great. Never thought of that. FML!!

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    You've let them hit you with LL impact weapons like bean bags, etc??!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 121Traffic View Post
    You've let them hit you with LL impact weapons like bean bags, etc??!
    Yup. Bean bags (far away, mind you), pepperball, stinger 12 ga rounds, 37mm rubber balls (skip-fire) - everything so far. Actually, the pepperball was the least pleasant of the impact rounds IMO. But I don't mind getting hit with stuff. I dislike OC and CS/CN - but I'm AFRAID of electricity. I don't know why.

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    I took the ride. It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I would much rather be tasered again the pepper sprayed again
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    I feel you on the electricity thing. Growing up around electric fences and getting knocked unconscious on a different occasion will do that.

    Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    Be aware that tomorrow is April Fool's Day - watch out for pranks, too!!

    Most importantly though, bring us a good story about your adventure.
    I second that.

    By the way when I had to fire a gun for the first time I made sure I used the bathroom first. Something to consider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    I took the ride. It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I would much rather be tasered again the pepper sprayed again
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    Make no mistake, it sucks though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post




    Given all you've posted about how much pain you've experienced on the job, I don't think the taser pain could be much worse!

    Good luck!

    LOL, you always find the perfect cartoons and photos for the grand event! Now go find a photo of a cop carrying a shark in his holster

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPD View Post
    Yup. Bean bags (far away, mind you), pepperball, stinger 12 ga rounds, 37mm rubber balls (skip-fire) - everything so far. Actually, the pepperball was the least pleasant of the impact rounds IMO. But I don't mind getting hit with stuff. I dislike OC and CS/CN - but I'm AFRAID of electricity. I don't know why.
    way to man up...ive been hit with all that shit too, except the taser. my dept wont tase us. if they would, id let them hit me with that too.

    it should be noted, i was hit with all of those impact weapons and the cn/cs gas while on the CERT team in the DE state DOC. the only thing my current police dept has done to me is spray me with OC spray and CS gas me (both of which I also experienced on the CERT team several times). the OC was a voluntary direct hit while in the academy, where they were testing out new brands of spray to see which had the most desired effect. sabre red. it hit me in the face, then i opened my eyes counted to 10 while everyone cheered, and then the intstructor got pissed and sprayed me again, and that one put me out. only 10 out of 60 volunteered for the direct hit (all of whom i had to persuade to do it with me). the rest were in a room and the instructors sprayed the room, then they all had to stay in there for 30 seconds and then walk out. pussy's. the CS in the gas house was mandatory, and was experienced by everyone.
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    I've taken OC 3 times so far, all accidental (wrestling with suspect on ground, other guy reaches around to spray him but misses...), wasn't as bad as I thought but it still wasn't something I'd repeat by choice. I've talked to some of the local TASER instructors, who all have to take a hit to get certified, they say it's not a pleasant experience but doesn't really leave lasting effects other than some soreness for a bit.

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    From my experience, I wouldn't classify a taser deployment as hurting.



    It's uncomfortable, but it doesn't really "hurt". That's really your first reaction when asked to describe it. It's more like a discomfort from all of your muscles going tense at once.

    That's just my take.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TXCharlie View Post
    LOL, you always find the perfect cartoons and photos for the grand event! Now go find a photo of a cop carrying a shark in his holster



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    Quote Originally Posted by TXCharlie View Post
    Now go find a photo of a cop carrying a shark in his holster
    Quick & dirty:


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    Quote Originally Posted by 4 Turns View Post
    Quick & dirty:


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    On second thought, I should have used the tail. You wouldn't want to grab it from the bitey end.

 

 
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