JPX Jet Protector Sold Out until August 2013

We have just been notified by the only U.S. distributor who imports the JPX Jet Protector from Switzerland that the JPX Jet Protector, both with and without the laser, are sold out until some time in August 2013.

Sales for these amazing self defense weapons have completely blown past all forecasts for the first half of the year.  People buy one, show it to their friends or family members, and subsequent purchases are immediately made.  People see that there are just no better self defense weapons on the market.

Not only have civilians been buying up the JPX Jet Protector, made by Piexon in Switzerland, but also U.S. Law Enforcement agencies have been placing huge orders for them, too.  Its these combined purchases that have caused this unit to become sold out so quickly.

Just as soon as they’re back in stock in the United States, you’ll see it here.

-By E Harris

– By SmartStun Stun Guns

What are Stun Guns?

A lot of people use the phrase “Taser Gun” when they’re really meaning “Stun Gun”.  So, what’s the difference?

Stun Guns are handheld, electrical devices designed to deliver a big shock to whomever its being used on.  They require that the holderstun guns actually touches the body/skin of the target with the stun guns electrodes while depressing the button which activates the unit.  A TASER Gun, on the other hand, is also a handheld electrical device designed to deliver a shock to whomever it is being used on.  However, a Taser gun is a brand of these weapons AND, to date, all Taser brand guns actually shoot the electrodes outward towards the attacker.  The use of a TASER gun does NOT require the user to physically touch the target, since the electrodes can shoot out up to 15 feet.

There are several types of stun guns, most being smaller, fit into the hand size units.  Most are between 4-7 inches long and fit easily into most peoples’ hands.  There are also stun batons, which are typically 15-18 inches long and allow the user to have a longer reach.  Stun Batons are well known to be a great defense against attacking dogs, as the user can more easily insert the baton into a couple of fighting dogs than the smaller stun gun.  And, there’s even a stun cane available now, too.  Which provides even greater reach, yet still not as much as a TASER Gun, while providing walking support for a person up to 250 lbs in weight.  And, finally, there are also Flashlight Stun Guns which are real, functioning flashlights that also have a stun gun’s ability to of shocking someone built into the unit.

– By E Harris

– By SmartStun Stun Guns

 

New TASER GUN On the Way: X2C

Almost sounds like “ecstasy”!  Maybe that’s just what it’ll be.

We don’t have a lot of info, yet, but here’s what we do know:

Taser will be discontinuing the TASER X3 Home Defender.  While people really seemed to like its capabilities, the prefer the X2 that is currently offered only to Law Enforcement and Military personnel.  So, they’re working to get the X2 out to the civilian market and we believe it will be marketed as the X2C, although this is not confirmed.

Stay tuned for more info as we get it.

– By E Harris

– By SmartStun Stun Guns

Reminder: TASER Flashlight

Just a reminder, here, that TASER will be releasing their very first Flashlight Taser this summer.  It will NOT shoot electrodes out, rather, it will be a direct contact flashlight stun gun.

This is the first weapon from TASER that will not shoot outward.  Of course, all other TASER guns shoot electrodes.  We’ve not been given any more specs at this time.  As soon as we have more info, we’ll most certainly release it here.

– By E Harris

– By SmartStun Stun Guns

The Enforcer by Phazzer

Many people are familiar with the TASER brand of guns, like the TASER X26 that the police carry or the M26C that is the most popular for civilians.  But, not everyone is aware of a very strong competitor to the TASER line of self defense weapons.  Their name is Phazzer.  And, not only do they offer direct contact stun guns, but they also offer the shooting style of stun guns.   And, most notably, is the Phazzer Enforcer.

Phazzer EnforcerThe Phazzer Enforcer is similar in size to the X26, but is priced much less.  Generally, you’ll find it for around $600, compared to the X26 at $900-1000.  They both work almost identically when it comes to the technical specs.  But, Phazzer also makes their own cartridges.  Now, what makes these cartridges unique is two-fold.  First, the coiling process that Phazzer utilizes when wrapping the wires inside the cartridge is such that it allows for less tangling.  Less tangling means more hitting of your target.  If the wires get tangled, they cannot shoot as straight nor as far.  For this reason, Phazzer is able to claim a higher effectiveness rating of their guns when using their cartridges.

Now, secondly, their cartridges are interchangeable and can be used in TASER guns.  That’s right.  The Phazzer cartridges can be used in the M26C and the X26C.  So, even if you own one of these models, you can gain the greater effectiveness that Phazzer offers.

Oh, and let me know forget to mention that Phazzer offers more than just the electrical dart cartridge.  They also offer pepper powder, pepper ball, paint ball, rubber ball and training cartridges.  Find out why they are so hot on the heals of TASER.

– By E Harris

– By SmartStun Stun Guns

Which Stun Baton to Get?

Stun Batons are about as popular as most stun guns, overall.  In fact, stun baton sales make up just over 40% of our sales.  But, which one should you get?  The answer is not easy as saying one model is the best and that’s the one you should get.

I can tell you, however, there are 3 or 4 really popular models.  One we sell the most of is the ZAP Stun Baton.  Its size makes it comfortable for virtually everyone to carry.  Its not too big, nor too small.  It has electrodes in more places than just the tip, it even has them underneath the wrap around handle so that if you have to swing at someone, you’re more likely to hit them with the electrified electrodes.  This stun baton has a rechargeable battery built into it and even offers a flashlight to allow for double duty.

The Omega Super Baton is also a very commonly purchased stun baton, as is the Omega Star Warrior.  The Super Baton is one of the longest made, giving the user a little bit more reach, and thus distance between them and the attacker.  The Star Warrior is unique in that it sends electrical sparks up and down the shaft making a visually menacing display that pretty much scares the crap out of anyone face to face with the baton.  Both made by Omega, which is a company that’s been around since the mid-1980’s and is one of the original stun gun makers.  They are both designed in the U.S. and, while manufactured in China, are not cheap chinese toys.

These are just 3 models of stun batons that we carry and are easily some of the best.  If we can help anyone select which model might be the best for their particular use, please contact us through SmartStun.com.  And, by the way, stun batons are the most common use for stun gun protection against attacking dogs.

– By E Harris

– By SmartStun Stun Guns

Stun Guns

Many people having differing views on the effectiveness of stun guns.  And, its very understandable when you look at the market as a whole.  Here’s what I mean….

Some stun guns are good.  Some stun guns are cheap and crappy.  And, some stun guns are exceptional.  Its because of this diversity in quality of products that people have had differing experiences after purchasing these self defense weapons.

For instance, you find an 8 million volt stun gun online for $30-50.  Well, technically speaking, the only way to generate this much voltage is to reduce the amount of amperage that the weapon puts out.  And, amperage is actually what stops someone.  Amperage is what they feel.  Voltage is important, yes, as its what delivers the amperage, the SHOCK!  But, high voltage by itself won’t stop anyone.   A battery can only generate so much electricity.  And, when voltage is pushed  up, the only thing that can happen is that amperage has to be reduced.

So, what you want here is a nice blend of high voltage and high amperage.  So, when looking at stun guns in the 3-4 million volt range, you will find a sufficiently high amperage can still be generated.  The average, good quality stun gun generates about 3 milliamps of amperage and this is enough to make your attacker back off.  And, there’s even one stun gun brand that delivers this level of voltage, but has found a way of increasing the amperage to 4.5 milliamps by redesigning the built in battery they use.  This model is the Barracuda BC37.  It generates 3.7 million volts and delivers 4.5 milliamps.  When you consider that 5 milliamps is considered lethal, you’ll soon realize that 4.5 is right below that threshold and will most certainly deliver the most stopping power.

– By E Harris

– By SmartStun Stun Guns

JPX Jet Protector Price Increase

JPX Jet ProtectorThis just down from the manufacturer:  The price for the JPX Jet Protector with Laser is going to increase on May 1.  The current price of $299 will become $319.  This is the minimum price any retailer can sell it for online.  So, if you’re looking into getting a JPX Pepper Gun, don’t delay.

At SmartStun.com, we’ll be holding the price steady at 299, until May 1 AND it Ships for FREE!  Check them out and place your order today!

– By E Harris

Does a Stun Gun Work?

In order to answer this question, we must first define what a stun gun is supposed to do.  So many people think that a stun gun is supposed to instantly drop someone to the ground and leave them unable to get up with just an instant of contact.  This is simply not the case.  Anything that acted this quickly, would most certainly kill.

So, what is a stun gun supposed to do?  Well, first, a stun gun is designed to instill fear into someone who sees you have one.  Preventing an attack is much better than winning an attack.  And, think of this:  Do you like to be shocked?  Do you even like the little bursts of static electricity shocks that happen throughout the course of a day?  Do you like the shock of a 9v battery on your tongue?  I can’t say that I’ve ever met anyone who LIKES the feeling.  And, knowing that a good quality stun gun generates SUBSTANTIALLY more electricity than static electricity or that of a 9v battery, most people, upon seeing a stun gun being test fired into the air will not want to come into contact with it.  So, if that alone scares off an attacker, the stun gun has worked.

Secondly, a stun gun is designed to cause severe discomfort, mental instability, and yes, possibly, causing a person to be physically disabled to the point of falling to the ground, when actually applied to the person.  But, does all this happen with just an instant of contact?  No.  The amount of amperage determines how long a stun gun has to be applied to cause these effects.  Most good quality stun guns generate about 3 milliamps of electrical current.  (notice we’re talking amperage here and not voltage….voltage is an entirely different subject and does not determine how effective a stun gun is).  And, 3 milliamps of current will generally take between 3-5 seconds of direct contact to cause these effects to occur.  The highest stun gun out there, the Barracuda BC37, generates 4.5 milliamps of electrical current, while 5 milliamps is considered lethal, or deadly.  So, 4.5 milliamps is right below the threshold of what will kill someone.  And, at this level of electrical current, generally 1-3 seconds of direct contact is required to cause these effects.

Now, will all that said, there are many, many, many cheap stun guns on the market that will not really do anything more than that 9v battery on the tongue kind of thing.  So, you do have to make sure you’re dealing with a high quality stun gun to begin with.  And, even at that, just as some people can take a bullet and still move forward, there are some people who can take a shock and still move forward.  So, there is virtually no self defense weapon that works on 100% of the people, 100% of the time.

And, so, if you have a high quality stun gun that can prevent an attack and/or that can cause most people enough severe pain and mental instability, then, yes, you have a stun gun that works.  If you have a cheap stun gun, then, no, it probably won’t work.

– By E Harris

Have you been busted by a Nanny Cam?

Some people know what a Nanny Cam is and some people don’t.  If you’re in the latter group, you might just want to be careful if you’re up to things you shouldn’t be.

You see, a Nanny Cam is a an everyday looking object; something like an alarm clock, boombox, even a watch or car key remote.Nanny Cam  However, its not JUST an everyday object.  Inside is a camera and a recording device (DVR), and some even have microphones built in.  So, what? you say.

Well, if someone suspects you’re up to something, let’s say, cheating on your spouse, hitting the kids  you’re supposed to be babysitting or stealing office supplies, the owner of the place may have installed a Nanny Cam.  And, the next time you go into the office supply closet or have a clandestine encounter with you know who, they may just be able to get the video surveillance they need to bust you.

These handy cameras with DVR’s can be used for other good, too.  We use one in our house to spy on our dogs when we’re not home.  Most times, there’s nothing really to see.  But, every once in a while, we get some funny stuff worth sharing.

– By E Harris