Taser X12 Less-Lethal shotgun

The Taser X-12 shotgun, “optimized” to fire the less-lethal Taser 12 gauge projectile. The neat thing about the X12 (which is a Mossberg design) is that it’s not compatible with lethal 12 gauge rounds. Depending on to whom you’re speaking, this is either a good thing or a bad thing; for a police department from a liability standpoint it’s a good thing, since no one will be accidentally slipping a round of 00 buck into their “less-lethal” shotgun.

I don’t know yet whether or not the X12 will be available to non-LE types like you and I, and for some reason I highly doubt that it will be.  That’s actually too bad if you ask me, because I would recommend this to people who might be uncomfortable deploying lethal force against another human for whatever reason.

When I look at stuff like the X12, the sci-fi nerd in me kicks up just a little bit and says “soon…we’ll be able to set for stun…soon”, which of course I think is just fantastic.


  1. they can still stuff their oldschool 12 guage with beanbag rounds or rubber balls.

    All of these rounds CAN be lethal, but if they’re liking the less-than-lethal these’ll do the trick and be ASSLOADS cheaper than the taser rounds.

    Personally if I ever have to point a shotgun at somebody so much has already gone wrong that I’ll only want #00 buckshot in the bore.

  2. When I first heard of those taser rounds, I immediately thought of creating an air gun capable of firing them (without the powder charge, of course). It wouldn’t have the legal hangups of a firearm, but could still temporarily stop an opponent.

    I’m not sure how well it would work, though…

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