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RedWolfStunGuns.com works in tandem with our sister site, SmartStun.com, to provideSmartStun Stun Gun information and products so that you can make the best selection on how to properly protect yourself and your loved ones in the event of a face to face encounter with someone who means you harm.  From stun gun information, like what’s the difference between voltage and amperage and which is the highest amperage stun gun – to – information on all types of pepper sprays and pepper guns, like the amazing JPX Jet Protector from Piexon, we have the information and the products for you.

We got started selling self defense weapons much like anyone else.  We saw the rapidly increasing crime rate all across the country due to the plundering economic conditions and realized that decent, law abiding people needed the proper tools to protect themselves and their loved ones.  We began by offering pretty much everything under the sun.  But, we quickly realized many of the available products, didn’t live up to the claims being made by the manufacturers and/or the other resellers.  We quickly deleted those items from our product offering.

Today, we offer only the best self defense weapons for you.  If we would not offer the weapon to our own daughter to use, we don’t offer to sell it to you.  Its that simple.  Feel free to surf through our newly designed website and find all sorts of info on how to get the best protection for your particular situation.  Then, click on over to SmartStun.com and place your order today……where, ALL ORDERS SHIP FREE!

– by E Harris

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Get a Stun Gun

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

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Does it Make Sense to Get a Stun Gun?

Ultimately, the answer to whether you should get a stun gun has to be answered by you.  However, there are several things we can point out to help you consider your purchase.

First, you must know what  a stun gun is designed to do and how they work.  Initially, a stun gun is designed to be a visual deterrent.Stun Gun  When face to face with an attacker, you want a stun gun that will make a loud ZAP! into the air letting the person know you’re about to shock the crap out of them.  And, quite honestly, there are many levels of stun guns out there, each which deliver varying levels of loudness.  The loudest one is easily the Barracuda BC37.  However, there are some that are a little less expensive which also deliver a fairly strong ZAP into the air.  Your goal at this stage of contact with an attacker is to prevent a full on attack.  So, again, a loud and bright spark is what you’re wanting.

Secondarily, a stun gun has to be able to deliver on what it’s supposed to do.  So, here, let’s discuss what a stun gun is supposed to do.  Many people incorrectly believe that a stun gun, with just a split second of contact with another is person, is supposed to knock the person to the ground for 30-60 seconds, giving the user time to get away.  And, while this MAY happen from time to time, every person is different.

A stun gun is designed to shock whomever it is applied to, plain and simple.  Do YOU like to be shocked?  Not many people do and that’s what a stun gun works with.  FEAR.  Flat out, people don’t like to be shocked. Not by static electricity.  Not by a 9v battery to the tongue.  Now, obviously, if you apply only a slight bit of electricity, like static electricity to someone, will that put them on the ground?  Probably not.  A good quality stun gun, however, should deliver much more than static electricity, and they do.  Most stun guns deliver 3 milliamps of current to their target.  This level is generally enough, after 3-5 seconds of direct contact, to cause most people to become disoriented and potentially fall to the ground unable to control their muscles.  The stun gun that delivers the highest amperage, again, the Barracuda BC37, delivers 4.5 milliamps of current.   This level is generally enough to be effective after only 2-3 seconds of contact.  Note:  5 milliamps of current is considered lethal, so the BC37 gets as closer to this level of electricity than any other stun gun.

zap stun batonFinally, there are different types and shapes of stun guns.  Most stun guns are small and fit snugly into the palm of the user’s hand.  A stun baton gives the user a little bit longer reach, and are commonly used to protect against attacking dogs, yet it won’t kill them.  Flashlight stun guns offer a flashlight with the added benefit of extra protection in the form of a stun gun built into the unit.  A stun cane is even longer than a stun baton, again, further increasing the distance between the user and the attacker.  Finally, a TASER Gun (also some units from PHAZZER) have the ability of actually shooting electrodes outward up to 15 feet, thus giving the user even further distance between them and the attacker.  This technology is noticeably more expensive, but for those who want the distance, they feel this cost is worth it.

One other note we commonly get asked:  If you are shocking someone with a stun gun and they touch you, the user, will you be shocked?  The answer is “NO”.  The current will not pass through your target and come back into you.

Hopefully, you’ll find this information helpful, but if we can be of further help, please visit us at www.smartstun.com.

– By N Sprague

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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

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

Why Carry a Stun Gun?

First, Why Not?  I mean, if you’re not in a locale where stun guns are restricted, why wouldn’t you carry a stun gun, or at least some form of self defense weapon?  With the poor economic conditions getting worse all around the country, crime is spreading at a rapid rate.  I was sitting behind our retail store last week getting a little sunshine between customers when a guy approached me and I could tell he was up to no good.  Fortunately, I was near our door and I did some quick talking to get away from him and safely inside.  But, I had no weapon on me.  If he had pulled a knife or even just demanded that I give him my wallet, I might have had to just to keep things smooth.

So, why not carry a stun gun?  I mean, let’s say its dark, you’re coming out of the mall or the grocery store or Wal-Mart and someone comes up and demands your purse or wallet.  What are you going to do?  If you had a stun gun in a holster on your belt or perhaps, in your purse, simply setting off a quick test fire may be all that’s needed to set the mugger running off.  While he may not be caught by the police, at least your safe.  I can assure you that you have a much better chance of being safe with a good quality stun gun in your hand than you do if you have nothing.  And, let’s be real, its not quite comfortable to walk around everywhere with a handgun on your hip.  So, in many cases, a stun gun is a much more suitable alternative.

– By E Harris

 

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Best Stun Gun Manufacturer

Oftentimes, we get asked “Who makes the best stun gun?”.  And, of course, this can only truly be answered by defining what makes a stun gun the best one.  I mean, are we talking technical specs?  Are we talking overall quality?  Are we talking about how long it’ll last?  All these things can define which is the best.

So, let’s just look at overall quality, today.  And, in doing so, that’ brings two manufacturers to mind.  The first is Over the Counter Intelligence, the maker of the Barracuda Stun Guns.  The second is Omega, the maker of the Omega Stun Guns.

Over the Counter Intelligence set out early on the build not only the stun gun with the best technical specs, but also the line of weapons that will last for years.  So, not only do their stun guns generate the highest amperage, which is what actually does the “stopping” when applied to a person, but they also have the best battery design.  This helps them to last decades, not just years.

And, Omega is one of the first two manufacturers to ever develop stun guns and stun batons.  They began back in the 1980’s.  And, while their designs haven’t necessarily changed much since then, they haven’t needed to.  You see, the Omega line of stun guns, while somewhat lower in voltage and amperage than most models today, remain effective due to the frequency of the amperage they generate.  I won’t get into the technical “know how” of how it works, as it would take much more than a blog post to explain it.  But, their stun guns sell just as well today as they did 3 decades ago.  Again, if they have this kind of staying power in the marketplace, they have to be considered among the best.

– By E Harris

 

Flashlight Stun Gun from ZAP

The ZAP Brand of self defense products has been around for a while and is manufactured by PS Products.  This company is unique in the industry as they design and have their own products manufactured, rather than taking on some of the cheap chinese products and putting their name on them.  PS Products holds patents on the design of their weapons, as many of their stun guns and such are unique to them.

zap flashlight stun gun

For instance, the new ZAP Enforcer Professional Grade Flashlight Stun Gun is one that can only be gotten from ZAP.  There is not another unit like it out there that is sold under another brand.  This unit is 2 million volt, heavy duty flashlight with display on it that lets the user know how much charge is left on the battery.

The ZAPL, 1 million volt flashlight stun gun and the the ZAPLTE, 1 Million volt Extreme Flashlight Stun Gun are also 2 unique models that cannot be gotten under any other brands.

All 3 of these units are of the highest quality, and while they are all manufactured in China, they are only done so according to the specs of PS Products.  Whereas many stun guns are designed and made in China, then marketed to US companies who then put their name on them. So, if you see anything from ZAP or PS Products, you can rest assured you’re getting the best in self defense.

– By E Harris

 

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Barracuda BC37 – The Best Stun Gun

I get asked quite frequently which stun gun I think is the best.  And, while I first have to find out exactly what type of stun gun someone is wanting, how they’re going to use it, etc so I can help them get the “most appropriate” stun gun for them, when it comes to a general, overall answer of which I think is the best stun gun, its the Barracuda BC37.

Why?  Simple.

The Barracuda BC37 mixes the following attributes like not other model:  It is the highest amperage stun gun at 4.5 milliamps;  It is a verybarracuda bc37 high voltage, not the highest, but still very high at 3.7 million volts;  it has the best battery system, not only utilizing a Ni-MH hydride (which is the best type), but also a dual type of configuration giving it the longest life; has a built in charger, so no one has to keep up with a separate charger; has a disable pin so its rendered useless if someone rips the stun gun from someone’s hand; and, its overall quality and durability is unsurpassed by other brands and models.

So, is this stun gun the “most appropriate” for everyone?  Not necessarily.  If someone wants a weapon to protect against a dog attacking their dog, then something like a stun baton or stun cane is “more appropriate”.  But, if someone simply wants a hand held stun gun for general purpose, then the BC37 is by far the best!

– By E Harris

 

Stun Guns and Batons for Dogs

So, we get asked quite often which model of stun gun or stun baton is best to use against dogs.  While there is no definitive single best unit, there are two features which are really helpful in dealing with an attacking dog situation.  These help both if the dog is attacking your dog and if the dog is potentially attacking you or a person.

First thing to consider is preventing the attack.  If a dog is in pursuit of you or your dog, you want to be able to “shake” their attention,barracuda bc37 to startle them and to get them to rethink what they’re doing.  You want to redirect their attention.  Oftentimes, simply by doing a test fire into the air before they make contact is enough to rattle them and get them to redirect.  However, what’s important here is that the test fire HAS TO BE by a strong stun gun.  I wimpy little “poof” into the air is not going to get anyone’s attention.  But, by using something that has high voltage AND high amperage, like the Barracuda BC37, a sound so loud will be generated that many times, the dog freaks and tucks tail.

zap stun batonNow, if the dog does happen to continue or if the dog is already in “mouth on” attack mode, you want something that can reach in to the fight, thus keeping your body parts as far away as possible.  And, to accomplish this, a stun baton or even a stun cane is a good weapon to have.  A stun baton is typically 15-18 inches in length and a stun cane is generally 30+ inches.  So, either can be used to extend your reach giving you a little distance.

Now, with all this being said, please know that there is no weapon that can be claimed to be 100% effective in any and all situations.  Body chemistry, adrenaline and what have you sometimes comes together to give a freakish situation that even a bullet won’t instantly stop.  But, you’ll increase your odds by having something rather than nothing.  Also, know that stun guns and batons will not permanently harm either the attacking dog, nor your dog should you accidentally touch them.  And, the stun cannot pass from the attacking dog you touch into your dog.

Dog attacks can be quite stressful situations for sure.  Be prepared and know that you’re increasing your chances of safety and that of your dog by carrying some form of stun gun.

– By E Harris