Okay, so you want to get a stun gun, right? But, which one? I mean, there are a lot of different makes and models of these self defense weapons out there. How do you know which one to get?
Well, its really quite an individual thing. I mean, some people might need a hand held stun gun and some people might need a stun baton for their particular situation. So, when you go to get a stun gun, you have to decide which type will best suit your needs. But, we can tell you a few things to look for.
First, look for a high amperage model. Most makers and sellers are pushing ultra high voltages of 5 million volts and more. While voltage is something to consider, its not the most important factor. In fact, typically, to get high voltage, the maker has to reduce the amperage. That’s very unfortunate, because its actually the amperage that stops someone. Its the current, or amperage that gets into someone’s muscles and causes them to spasm and fatigue. If high voltage is only delivering a little bit of amperage, you’re not going to stop anyone. 3 milliamps is pretty common, and the highest amperage models are the Barracuda BC10 and BC37 stun guns. They each deliver about 4.5 milliamps, this is 50% more than the average.
A strong battery is also essential, since this is the power source of the electric shock. If its a a rechargeable stun gun, you want one that utilizes Ni-MH batteries. In short, these are the only types you want. If the unit works off of 9v batteries, you want one that requires 2 – 9v batteries, not just one.
Finally, make sure whomever you buy from has a satisfaction guarantee and that they’ll back it up. All too often, we hear of people buying something that ‘sounds” great on the website, but once they get it, only makes a little tingle on the electrodes. If that happens to you, get your money back and shop at SmartStun
– by E Harris
– by SmartStun Stun Guns