How to Choose a Stun Gun
I am often asked “There are so many to choose from, which stun gun should I get?” Your final decision should be to buy the stun gun that closley matches your own criteria for use. After all, you will be the one that will be using it.
1. Voltage – Higher Is Better
Plain and simple, higher voltage means faster immobilization. This simply means raw stopping power. Higher voltage also means the current can pass through more layers of clothing quicker and get the job done faster.
If you test fire a high voltage stun gun (anything above 800,000 volts), the electrical current running between the test prongs creates a bright spark. The loud, crackling sound is unmistakable and is often enough to send a would-be attacker running in the other direction. However, if the bad guy keeps on coming, you are holding some serious stopping power in your hands.
Stun Gun Effects:
Touching an assailant for less than one second will cause minor muscle contractions and have a repelling effect.
Touching an assailant for one to two seconds will cause muscle spasms and a dazed mental state.
Touching an assailant for three to five seconds will cause loss of balance and muscle control, total mental confusion, and disorientation.
All effects to the assailant are temporary; a stun gun should cause no permanent harm.
Today’s stun guns come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and even fashionable colors. Let your lifestyle and needs dictate your choice here. If you are petite and want a unit that will fit comfortably in your hand, consider one of our smaller units. One model is so small that it can fit inside of a regular pack of cigarettes. If you like the idea of a disguised self defense weapon, consider one of the look-alike models such as a cell phone, pen, lipstick, perfume or flashlight.
Personal Alarms – Many stun guns provide double duty and boast a powerful personal alarm. As soon as you find yourself in danger, press the button and the built-in feature sounds an ear-splitting alarm. This extremely annoying noise will attract attention and send the would-be assailant in the other direction. In addition to stun gun stopping power, the alarm feature adds a extra level of protection to stop an assault before it happens.
Flashlights – We carry many different models that work as a functional flashlight AND a stun gun. No more fumbling with the keys to your car or home on a dark night. You can have a bright flashlight if you hear a bump in the night, but it will also double as a powerful stun gun for some serious home and personal protection.
Disable Pins – Many stun devices boast a wrist safety strap attached to a disable pin. If an attacker manages to get the stun gun away from you, the pin is pulled from the bottom of the unit. The stun gun will not work without the pin in place. This means that the assailant can’t turn your own weapon against you.