Tuesday, July 5, 2011

What is a Stun Gun?

Many people don't know what a stun gun is. Some people think it might be a firearm, others think it is just another term for a Taser. Many also confuse it with being some sort of dart drugging weapon... None of these conclusions are correct!

A stun gun is basically a self defense weapon that is non-lethal and that you can use against an attacker. When you touch a person with a stun gun, it will transfer electricity through their body. As a general rule, a one-half second contact can repel and startle the attacker, giving some pain and muscle contraction. One to two seconds can cause muscle spasms and a dazed mental state. Over three seconds can cause loss of balance and muscle control, mental confusion and disorientation. Notice that we mentioned "touch a person". This is important because you have to be at arms length in order to actually use this weapon against an attacker. Stun guns are not like Tasers, which shoot electrical probes 15 feet away and actually reach an attacker, like police use... Both a stun gun and a Taser disable an attacker by using electricity.

While a Taser can reach attackers at a distance with electricity, they can be costly to some people, therefore, a stun gun is the next best thing to electrically shock an attacker with! Stun guns can come disguised as a cell phone, lipstick, bulky pen, baton, etc. Many have added lights, alarms and some are even rechargeable, so there is no need to worry about purchasing batteries. The disguised stun guns are perfect for the office and for college students too!

If you have any other questions about stun guns, please don't hesitate to contact us.
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