Archive for the 'TASER manufacturing' Category

UK – Taser Shotgun [X12] Tests Scrapped By Home Office (2013-07-17)

Posted on July 17 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : TASER International has abandoned the ‘shot-gun taser’ – X12 shotguns or their electronic XREP ammunition – due to poor sales (blaming “slashed law enforcement budgets”) and so the British Home Office has scrapped tests of controversial shotgun for supply to UK police forces. The shotguns and their battery-powered missiles were used […]

USA- KARBON ARM’s Electrical Immobilization Device Market Primer (undated, downloaded 2013-01-09)

Posted on January 9 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A long self-serving post (copied from a pdf file) by an upstart taser competitor, Karbon Arms – that has actually taken over from Stringer, which TASER International successfully put out of business. The text accuses TASER International of cynically misleading the police on the X26’s safety, overcharging for its parts, attempting to […]

BRAZIL / TASER Inc. – Press release: “TASER International Launching Long-Term Presence in Brazil – TASER International Receives Significant Brazilian Order for 800 TASER X26 ECDs” (2012-06-07)

Posted on June 7 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: In a TASER Inc. Press release we are told that Brazil has ordered 800 X26 and a new Portuguese-language TASER site has been created – a new market (for the Olympic Games and FIFA World Cup? For “cleaning up” the favelas?) “Further customer information is not being released at this time”, the […]

Globalshock: The TASER Monopoly (draft: 2011-05-11)

Posted on May 12 2011 by admin

TASER Inc. is the monopolistic manufacturer of a product in high demand. We examine here two elements: the nature of its monopoly and how this affects pricing. By pkb for GlobalShock: Note this is a first draft 2011-05. TASER International has the monopoly of the supply of stun-gen technology to North American police forces. As […]

USA – “Shocking development”: Projectile Taser cartridge made with 56 micromolded parts, 20 molds, and on-target collaboration (2011-02-15)

Posted on March 7 2011 by admin

[[GlobalShock: an article from the technical review “Plastics Today” (focusing in plastics moldings) on ICON’s supply of plastics to TASER Inc. for the new XREP cartridges: “It packs twice as much power and has four times the range of standard Taser guns,” says ICON President. “The XREP projectile generates NMI for 20 continuous seconds, according […]

TASER Inc. – Shocking development: Projectile Taser cartridge made with 56 micromolded parts, 20 molds, and on-target collaboration (2011-02-15)

Posted on February 15 2011 by admin

[[GlobalShock:   This article slipped under TASER Inc.’s information-control umbrella … Icon Injection Molding Inc. (mostly specializing in refrigeration equipment) has an unlikely partnership with TASER Inc. going back to 1997. Icon makes the molds for cartridges for TASER’s XREP cordless taser (see picture). TASER Inc. “has now brought the Taser XREP (Extended Range Electronic Projectile) […]

CHINA – Nine models of stun gun for purchase on the security weapons market 2011-02-05 (date downloaded)

Posted on February 5 2011 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This is an example of shock-guns available to individual (“for self defence use”) and institutional purchasers from a number of Chinese, Korean and Taiwanese manufacturers. (The term “taser” is not used and the varied appearance does not indicate their power.]] Wenzhou Jinniu Alarm Device Co., Ltd Stun Gun (JN-903) Stun […]

USA – Tasers and stun gun sales: imports to the United States (2010-06-23)

Posted on June 6 2010 by admin

[[GlobalShock: This post provides, we believe, information that can only be interpreted as the sources of manufactured parts for taser products, since there is no indication the China, the principal importer into the United States – “US$705,765 (50.4% of total sales)” in April 2010 – has purchased tasers from TASER Inc. It is logical to […]