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Re: Tactical Aircraft Security Officer ( TASO )
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2018, 20:39:20 »
Besides, what would be the fun of staying on topic?

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Re: Tactical Aircraft Security Officer ( TASO )
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2018, 20:56:57 »
So now we've veered off topic onto another topic of veering off topic.

Frangible ammunition https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frangible_bullet was developed for the air marshal role, but I have no idea if it is still in use.

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Re: Tactical Aircraft Security Officer ( TASO )
« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2018, 10:46:19 »
It's quite common, I have one sitting on my desk right now (.45acp) . Not sure which groups use for their work.

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« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2018, 11:48:32 »
20 years ago, I used to be a dealer in Second Chance Body Armor from the US.  The company was started by Richard Davis, who was in the habit of proving his armor worked by shooting himself with hand guns etc.  One of the videos he had he demonstrated this type of ammunition on a rack of ribs.  It blew a hole in the rack you could put your fist through.  That was something to see. 

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Re: Tactical Aircraft Security Officer ( TASO )
« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2018, 13:22:37 »
You've been around here long enough to know that the chances of a thread veering off topic are...well, pretty much guaranteed.   ;D

True.  But what impressed me was that in just under one page we made a hard turn from specialist training to science.
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Re: Tactical Aircraft Security Officer ( TASO )
« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2018, 15:38:56 »
True.  But what impressed me was that in just under one page we made a hard turn from specialist training to science.

https://youtu.be/V83JR2IoI8k

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Re: Tactical Aircraft Security Officer ( TASO )
« Reply #31 on: April 12, 2018, 19:18:47 »
Infidel Body armor.  Buddy is a bit of a odd-cat but pretty interesting video of him shooting himself in the chest with 9mm's then takes a 308 to the back from 10 feet away. Barely flinches.
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Re: Tactical Aircraft Security Officer ( TASO )
« Reply #32 on: April 12, 2018, 20:35:56 »
If I can interrupt for a second with a thought on TASOs...

Just consider, airplanes don't always land where they intended to when they took off.  If you have to put er down quick, that might be somewhere you didn't intend to.  Some of those places are better to land in than the field or whatever but the aircraft, crew, load, mission kit, whatever might need protection.  TASOs can be one of those 'better to have and not need, than need and not have' items.  While we're flying around, you never know when you're going to here "I smell smoke".  It happens, and when it does, you want to get on the deck FAST.  Your preferred alternate might not be where you end up.  It might not even be "fire of unknown origin" or aircraft systems emergency, it might be something like weather.

Sometimes, keeping 'undesirables' away from your aircraft might be done just seeing that someone is close to it that has tools to stop you from approaching.  If not, then there is to option to use non-deadly, deadly force IAW ROEs to protect that asset.  Things like GlobeMasters are hard to replace...
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Re: Tactical Aircraft Security Officer ( TASO )
« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2018, 20:37:00 »
Ahem, back on derail... Richard Davis.  :D

https://youtu.be/IwBLL7Z3OvU

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Re: Tactical Aircraft Security Officer ( TASO )
« Reply #34 on: April 12, 2018, 20:38:19 »
Ahem, back on derail... Richard Davis.  :D

https://youtu.be/IwBLL7Z3OvU

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Re: Tactical Aircraft Security Officer ( TASO )
« Reply #35 on: April 12, 2018, 20:40:20 »
Sometimes, keeping 'undesirables' away from your aircraft might be done just seeing that someone is close to it that has tools to stop you from approaching. 

You try to keep undesirables away, but the AESOPs just keep coming back...
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Re: Tactical Aircraft Security Officer ( TASO )
« Reply #36 on: April 12, 2018, 20:45:53 »
You try to keep undesirables away, but the AESOPs just keep coming back...

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Not if there's no bread and peanut butter in the galley!!   >:(

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Re: Tactical Aircraft Security Officer ( TASO )
« Reply #37 on: April 12, 2018, 20:46:31 »
Sorry...I'll get back in my corner now.   :surrender:

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