We get asked all the time, “what’s the difference between a stun gun and a TASER Gun?”. This should help clarify….
A stun gun is a self defense weapon that utilizes high voltage and relatively high amperage and requires direct contact between the weapon and the subject. The user has to directly touch the attacker with the weapon. And, in so doing, causes some level of pain and discomfort, as well as possible mental disorientation. This allows the user time to get away.
A TASER Gun is a brand, not just a type, of self defense weapon that utilizes relatively low voltage and amperage and allows the user to shoot electrodes up to 15 feet outward towards the subject. The user is afforded this 15 feet of distance as an increased level of safety. (note: several of the PHAZZER brand of weapons, also a brand, function in this same way; they shoot outward) This technology, while being somewhat lower voltage and amperage, generates a frequency of electricity which mimics that of the human central nervous system/brain. So, when this current is injected into the body, the body doesn’t know what to do with this extra electricity and goes into “overdrive” thus causing the target’s muscles to freak out.
Here are two videos to further demonstrate the difference:
– By N Sprague
-By SmartStun.com Stun Guns