How A Stun Gun Works
Stun guns use high voltage and low amperage to disable an attacker for several minutes. The Stun Gun does not rely on pain for results, but rather, the energy stored in the gun is dumped into the attacker’s muscles causing them to do a great deal of work rapidly. This rapid work cycle instantly depletes the attacker’s blood sugar by converting it to lactic acid. In short, he is unable to produce energy for his muscles, and his body is unable to function properly. The Stun Gun also interrupts the tiny neurological impulses that control and direct voluntary muscle movement. When the attacker’s neurological and muscular system is overwhelmed and controlled by the Stun Gun, he sustains muscle seizure and loss of balance incapacitating him for several minutes, long enough to escape an attack and/or find assistance. However, should the attacker be touching you, the current will not pass to your body! At the end of a Stun Gun are two or more prongs that conduct an arc of electrical charge between the prongs. When engaged, the electrical charge is clearly visible and between that optic as well as the startling sound of electricity can often be all that is necessary to intimidate and scare off the threat from a possible assailant!
Stun Gun Use and Safety Tips
- Know the Legal Status of Stun Guns Where You Live
There are restrictions and/or limitations in some cities and states, as well as restrictions with regard to age and criminal history. It will be important that you confirm your purchase and use of a Stun Gun is legal where you live.
- Choosing the Stun Gun for Your Needs
Stun Guns come in many different styles and voltages but all are capable of doing the job. You may want one ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand, or with a rubberized grip for easy handling. Many double as a flashlight and some are disguised as cell phones, flashlights, pens or the ladies favorite, a stylish lipstick tube.
- Familiarize Yourself with Your Stun Gun, It’s Controls, Function, Sights and Sounds
Read the brochure that was provided completely. Become familiar with the positions of the safety switch. If it doubles as a flashlight, practice its use in the flashlight mode and with the safety off. Push the stun activation button and become familiar with the sight of the electrical charge as well as the sound of the charge so you aren’t startled if its use becomes necessary. Keep your Stun Gun fully charged for maximum effectiveness if or when its use become necessary.
- Practice using the Stun Gun
Practice removing the Stun Gun from the holster, turning off the safety switch and activating the stun. Become proficient at using it by practicing on a dummy or a pillow. Remember every second counts in an attack. Your Stun Gun will be most effective by hitting your attacker in the torso area, somewhere between the neck area and above the waist. Ideally it should be held against an assailant for 3 to 5 seconds which should disable him for several minutes providing an opportunity to escape.
Following these instructions will be important in getting the most out of your Stun Gun. Remember that your Stun Gun is not a toy….it is a weapon and should be treated as such. Respect it as you would any weapon.