This is a pretty incredible video. Most of the time when we see someone hit with a Taser, they lock up, fall to the ground, and are unable to do anything but scream or moan. This sheriff’s deputy from Washington is hit with a 30 second Taser blast from the C2, which is commonly available to non-law enforcement personnel, but manages to draw and fire his Beretta sidearm six times at a target a few yards away, hitting it five times.
It’s an important demonstration for anyone who uses a Taser – both to warn you about some people being able to partially function during the “ride” and to let you know that you might be able to partially function during the “ride” if you are ever disarmed of your Taser. I think the latter is more important to law enforcement officers – I have no stats to back this up, but my feeling is that not many “regular people” carry both a Taser and a firearm. I’m sure they’re out there, though.
As for the former point, I believe that the Taser C2 was designed to be used and dropped so that the user could escape the immediate danger during that 30 seconds. If (as a private citizen) you manage to tase an armed assailant, I wouldn’t advise sticking around to see if he is as capable as Deputy Montelongo.