In April, I wrote an article about the new Taser X2 and some of its proposed advances over Taser’s X26. I received a department-issued X2 yesterday and took the required block of Taser X2 training. I have a few thoughts.
The X2 is slightly larger than the X26. From their spec sheet, the X2 is ½” longer, 1” taller, and ½” wider than an X26. It also weighs twice as much. Okay, so it adds a bit of bulk to the gun belt.
A major advantage to the X2 is dual sighting lasers. The dual lasers help with a main culprit of ECD ineffectiveness: probes missing their target. I found that the top and bottom dart lasers were dead-on inside 25 feet.
Accurate hits are easier when you don’t have to guess where the bottom dart is going to land. The top dart laser is constant on, while the bottom dart laser pulses. This comes in handy if you need to cant the weapon for prone suspects or difficult shots.