Is a Stun Gun Effective?

There are a lot of comments out there as to whether a stun gun is effective.  And, as most people do, I have an opinion.

effective stun gunFirst, I think we have to identify what  stun gun is designed to do, because many people think they’re supposed to instantly cause someone to fall down and have them quiver on the ground uncontrollably.  And, while this might actually happen, its not what a real stun gun is designed to do.

A stun gun is designed to at first, look menacing as hell to hopefully prevent someone from coming forward towards the victim.  And, unfortunately, there are many crappy quality stun guns out there that don’t put off enough of a spark to make anyone really care that you have it in your hands.  Second, these weapons, if used, are designed after several seconds of contact, not instantly (note I said after several seconds), to repel an attacker.  They may or may not fall to the ground.  But, if the weapon has enough amperage, it will cause whomever is receiving the jolt to back off.  And, this is what a stun gun is designed to do.  And, third, once again, if its used for several seconds on an attacker and it has enough amperage, the attacker will most likely be disoriented enough to not be able to move forward.  Potentially, they may fall to the ground.  But, at least they’re “stunned” enough to give the victim time to get away.

And, this is what a stun gun is designed to do.  But, notice also, that I said that the weapons need to have enough amperage.  So, what is enough amperage?  Well, 5 milliamps is considered lethal (deadly).  Most cheap chinese stun guns generate a whole 1 milliamp or so.  This is negligible when it comes to stopping someone.  Most average to good units will deliver about 3 milliamps and this is effective if they are applied for 4-5 seconds to the average human.  The highest amperage stun gun is the Barracuda BC37 and BC10 which deliver 4.5 milliamps (just under that 5 milliamp mark) and they will deliver the “stun” when applied for 2-3 seconds onto the average human.

So, again, its important to know what a stun gun is designed to do and what makes an effective stun gun.  Just like anything else in life, when you buy a cheap piece of crap, you get crappy results.  But, when you buy good quality, you get good results.

 

Carrying a Stun Gun

stun gunOkay, this may seem quite elementary, but you’d be surprised of the stories I hear.  Oftentimes, people commit and say, “Okay, I’m going to research and find a stun gun to buy for my protection.”  And, they do just that.  They research and shop and research some more.  Finally, they find the perfect self defense weapon and buy it.

And, for a couple of weeks they do well, keeping it in their purse or in their car or where ever they originally intended to keep it.  But, , when they actually need their stun gun, its not with them.  Or, its not charged.  Or, its in their purse, but there’s no time to reach for it when they’re face to face with an attacker.

My message is this:   If you’re going to spend the time and money to find a suitable weapon to defend yourself with in the event of a mugging or rape or whatever, stay committed to it.  Carry it.  Charge it.  Know where it is.  Go across parking lots at night with it in your hand so you’re ready.  Don’t take any unnecessary chances.  Crime has gotten totally out of hand in many places across the country.  Don’t become a statistic, or worse, a real victim!

 

ZAP Stun Baton

The other day, I wrote about the flashlight stun gun from ZAP.  Today, I’m going to tell a little about the ZAP Stun Baton.  This is one of our website’s top sellers.

Many people like a stun baton due to its size.  They figure it is a little more menacingzap stun baton looking and will hopefully prevent an attack, rather than just defend someone who is already being attacked.  So, this is one obvious advantage.  But, also, they are easy to swing at an attacker and make contact, rather than a smaller hand-held stun gun.  But, I think at this point, that just comes down to personal preference.

Now, the ZAP Stun Baton generates 1 million volts of power.  And, as we always say here, its not the voltage that stops someone, its the amperage.  But, voltage is what determines how thick of clothing the stun can penetrate.  And, this level of voltage will typically penetrate through a shirt or light jacket and will very easily work on bare skin as well as dog fur, if someone is using it to ward off an attacking dog.

The amperage of this unit is pretty typical in the 3 milliamp range and this is effective in dropping an average person after about 3-4 seconds of direct contact.  Not the quickest on the market, but still pretty typical in the world of stun guns.

The baton also has a built in LED flashlight, which is kinda nice, should you need one.  It has a rechargeable, built in battery and comes with a holster.  And, it has electrodes not only on the rod portion of the baton, but also around the grip, making it easier for the user to make contact of the stun electrodes to the attacker.

I think its pretty easy to see why this has always been one of our best sellers!

 

Omega Stun Guns

So, we get asked a lot about which stun gun to get, which one is best.  And, of course,omega stun guns there is no single best stun gun as it really depends on the user’s specific circumstances. However, obviously there are some brands and/or models that stand above the rest in general.

Omega Stun Guns are one such brand of stun gun that would have to be considered as one of the best.  Omega is actually one of the original two stun gun makers in the world.  Back in the mid-1980’s, they and one other company, set out to design stun guns.  The other company didn’t make it, Omega did.  And, they are still around more than 25 years later.  That alone should be a testament to the quality of their product.

But, there’s more.  Their stun guns are built of the highest quality materials which mean their units can take a beating and still work.  The Omega Star Warrior has even been in a movie because of its incredible appearance when activated.  This stun baton sends electrical sparks up and down the rod in such a menacing way that any idiot would know to turn and run if they were face to face with it.  And, if any of these models are actually used on an attacker, you can rest assured, they will do what they’re supposed to….drop an attacker to the ground when applied.

Zap Flashlight Stun Gun

Okay, here’s something pretty cool.  You search for Zap Flashlight Stun Gun, but find out now that there are 3 different models.  Used to be, there was only 1 model and it was really good.

The original model is the ZAPL by PS Products.  It is a 1 million volt stun gun integrated into a high quality, aircraft aluminum cased super bright flashlight.  It has a rechargeable battery built in and comes with a holster.  But, last year, PS Products introduced the ZAP Flashlight Extreme Stun Gun.  Its the same 1 million volts and super bright flashlight, but now it also has spikes on the end of it so it can actually be used in a third way to fend off an attacker.

And, just a few months ago, PS Products introduced the ZAP Enforcer, professional gradezap flashlight stun gun flashlight stun gun. Its a beast of a unit that offers 2 million volts of stun and can shock over 500 times or 12 continuous hours flashlight operation on a single charge.  Security Guards and the Law Enforcement Community love this model.  Oh, and it also comes with a ballistic grade nylon sheath for carrying.

 

Phazzer Enforcer

Here’s a self defense weapon that is giving the old guard a run for its money.  About a yearPhazzer Enforcer and a half ago, Phazzer introduced the Phazzer Enforcer.  And, it is doing an admirable job of taking on the TASER M26c and X26c.  While it most closely compares to the X26c, even those who were considering the M have now changed to the Enforcer.

The Enforcer is a projectile shooting stun gun, like a TASER.  But, Phazzer offers their own coiled cartridges.  Due to a unique coiling method, they are able to claim less tangling of the wires, thus providing for a great effectiveness rating than the TASER guns.  And, beyond just the electrode dart cartridges, Phazzer has introduced a pepper ball and paint ball cartridges.  What’s more, Phazzer Cartridges can be interchanged and used on a TASER brand product.

Similar in size to the X model, the Enforcer is also available in black, yellow or pink.  And, Phazzer has built a full line of accessories allowing the owner to customize their weapon.  The quality is definitely in line, too.  Find out for yourself why so many are making the change to the unit is less expensive AND offers a higher effectiveness claim.

 

Stun Gun for Sale

Whether you’re searching for a stun gun for sale or a Taser gun, you can most certainlystun gun for sale find what you need.  For instance, at our website, SmartStun.com, you can find all types of self defense weapons.

We carry:

  • Barracuda Stun Guns
  • Omega Stun Guns
  • Phazzer Stun Guns
  • TASER Guns and Accessories
  • Pepper Guns
  • MACE and Pepper Spray
  • Hidden Cameras
  • Hidden Safes

That’s just a quick snapshot of what you’ll find.  But, most importantly, what we offer is protection and confidence for our customers.  They have come to know us as the team that will readily answer questions and provide first hand guidance on which of our weapons might work best for them.  And, we provide helpful service after the sale, too.  That’s why so many of our customer not only come back to us time and again, they also tell their friends and family about us.   Find out what makes us the choice for so many.

 

 

Barracuda BC37

Want one of the best stun guns on the market?  Most people do.  While we have more infobarracuda bc37 on our website (smartstun.com), I’ll give you some info here about what makes the Barracuda BC37 the best stun gun available.

First, its high voltage.  While most retailers and manufacturers are pushing voltage as the key to what makes a superior stun gun, and voltage is important, its not the only thing.  But, voltage is important because its the “push” behind the stun.  Voltage determines how thick of clothing the “stun” can penetrate.  This unit generates 3.7 million volts which is generally strong enough to penetrate most leather bomber jackets.

But, as important, if not more so, is amperage.  And, the Barracuda BC37 delivers an impressive 4.5 milliamps of current.  Current is the “stun”.  Current is what voltage delivers to muscles.  Current is what penetrates into muscles and causes them to spasm and give out.  This is what causes a person to fall to the ground, unable to function.  Most stun guns deliver about 3 milliamps of current, but the Barracuda delivers about 50% more.  This means your attacker will fall to the ground substantially quicker if you’re using a Barracuda than if you’re using an average stun gun.  (note:  5 milliamps is considered lethal/deadly.  So, no stun gun delivers 5 milliamps or more.)

This unit also has a built in, rechargeable Ni-MH battery.  And, the charger is actually built into the stun gun, so you don’t have to keep up with a separate charger.  Add to this the disable pin which is designed to make the stun gun useless if someone rips the unit from your hand, and I think you’ll quickly see why the Barracuda BC37 is considered by many to  be THE Best Stun Gun.

 

TASER M26C for Store Owners

Okay, here’s the thing:  You’re getting ready to lock up your store at night.  You’ve run the reports and you’re heading for the door, when someone bursts in, yelling and pushing you back to the counter.  They demand you open the drawer and give them the cash.  What do you do?

taser m26cYou have a split second to make a decision.  You can do exactly what they say and hope they don’t do any harm to you.  Or, if you have some sort of weapon next to the drawer, you can reach down as if you’re going for the drawer, but instead pull the weapon and pop’em with it.

I’m not here to tell you what you SHOULD DO.  That’s a personal decision you have to make for yourself.  But, I can tell you, I keep a TASER M26C next to my cash drawer.  Now, I’ve not had to use it and I certainly hope I don’t have to.  But, if I’m in the “all-too-common” situation above, I at least have a choice.  I want a Taser gun because I don’t want to kill them, although I probably should.  And, I don’t want pepper spray, because they’ll probably just run off.  I want something that’s going to drop them to the ground, allowing me time to call the cops.  While the cops are on the way, I’ll bind the person up.  So, not only are they stopped from taking my money, but they’re also going to be caught.

Think about it and plan accordingly.  Again, I may be too freaked out to do it, but at least I have options.