For most deployments, hold the CEW level. Do not tilt the CEW unless it is necessary to align the CEW with the target
All TASER CEW deployments should be in accordance with current TASER training and warnings, and department training, policies, and procedures.
Normally, aim the LASER at the preferred target areas of the body, which are the lower torso and legs when the subject is facing you, or the subject’s back if the subject is turned away from you.
When possible, avoid intentionally targeting the CEW on sensitive areas of the body such as the head, eyes, throat, chest/breast, or known pre-existing injury areas without legal justification.
The top probe is designed to impact the target near the top LASER beam but exact placement can vary depending on numerous factors, including, but not limited to the distance, type of cartridge, and environmental factors.
Hold the X2 CEW so that the cartridge is vertical for an upright target. If both the upper and lower LASERs are active, you should be able to estimate where each probe will hit.
Note: The LASERs are designed to coincide with the top and bottom probes of a 15' or 25' Smart cartridge at 15 feet. Thus, if your target is 15 feet away, and your CEW is loaded with a 25-foot Smart cartridge, the probes will strike the target approximately where the LASERs are projected. If the CEW is being held perfectly vertical, the top and bottom LASERs should be vertically aligned. If you are significantly closer or further than 15 feet to the target, the LASERs will appear to be out of alignment. This is because the two LASERs are located almost 1 inch apart side-by-side on the CEW and zeroed to 15 feet.
With previous-generation TASER CEWs, the electrical current is relatively quiet in actual human use. Therefore, the CEW may make very little sound when the probes are successfully deployed on a human or a conductive target. With the X2 CEW, the noise level will vary. If a single cartridge is deployed and both probes make direct contact with a human or animal and an electrical circuit is completed and maintained, the current will be relatively quiet. Multiple cartridge deployments and Warning Arc displays are likely to make more noise than typical of single-cartridge TASER CEWs.