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Old 06-17-2011
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Default Super Talon

Hello everyone,

I am doing some research on the Super Talon Animal Catcher made by Advanced Weapons Technology. This isn't just a regular net gun. The container is about the size of a flash light. The end where the net comes out of is slightly larger than a flash light. If any of you have used this can you tell me the following:

1. How successful have you been at caputuring whatever you have used it for? Have you had less success with certain species of animals? How is it specifically with dogs and cats?

2. How durable is the Super Talon? Has it held up over time? How long have you had it? How many uses? Any problems with holes in the net or the net ripping?

3. How easy is it to reload? How long does it take?

Any info. would be appreciated.

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Old 06-17-2011
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This item has been discussed, you might find the threads in the tools of the trade section. General consensus among those that have tried it is that it is not very effective for the big price tag.
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It's a 50/50 type thing. I have talked with departments that have them, some love them and think they are the best thing since sliced bread, others hate them.
I guess it depends on the officer using them and the conditions your in.
I would highly recomend talking with the rep about how to use it properly. there is a trick to it that may not be properly explained in the manual.
Is your dog licensed?
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Our agency bought 2 iof them and they have been totally useless. We have used it a large number of times on dogs and birds and have been successful only once. The machinery is falling apart after less than a year and they are not at all durable. I would highly recommend against getting this for your agency.
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