Stun Gun for Dogs

I’m a dog lover and I hate to think that anyone would intentionally hurt a dog with a stun gun.  But, I also know, first hand, that there are times when we’re out walking, either ourselves or our dogs, that other dogs charge us and attack us.  I’ve had my dog mauled while on the end of a leash I was holding.  It was horrifying.  I understand the situation.

So, with all that being said, recognizing there are times when we must protect ourselves or our animals, having a stun gun on hand for thisstun gun for dogs is a smart move.  So, which kind of stun gun is good for this?  Personally, I prefer a stun baton or a stun cane for this situation, because they give “reach” in case an actual attack occurs.  You don’t have to put your hand into the middle of the fight in order to stop a dog.

But, first, let’s recognize that dogs are animals.  And, as such, they sense the electrical charge of a stun gun much better than humans.  So, its been my experience that a simple test fire into the air of most any stun gun, prior to them engaging in actual attack onto me or my dog, is enough to get their attention and stop them.  They sense the current and they back off.  So, with this, really, having any stun gun that gives off a very strong electrical charge is appropriate for stopping an attack before it starts.  But, again, if that doesn’t stop it, I recommend a stun baton, which are generally about 15 inches in length or a stun cane, which are generally 32-36 inches in length, so you can reach into the fight, without putting your hand or arm in harm’s way.

 

Tell Us About the Phazzer Dragon

Phazzer DragonWe got a lot of people asking about the Phazzer Dragon .  They’re familiar with the TASER C2, but have not hear of the Dragon.  So, here’s a little info about it.

First, Phazzer is a company who has set out to take on the big boys.  In addition to making some truly high quality direct contact stun guns, they also make (currently) 2 models of projectile shooting stun guns (similar to TASER which shoots out the electrodes).  They make the Phazzer Enforcer and the Dragon.  The Enforcer is the top of the line model which rivals the Taser X26C.  But, the Dragon is designed to rival the C2.

The Dragon has a similar ergonomic shape to the C2.  It fits very nicely into small, as well as large hands.  It also has a laser like the TASER model, but has a super bright LED light as well.  Now, here’s where the Dragon gets a little different.  Presumably, you’ll be using the cartridges made by Phazzer in the unit.  Phazzer claims they have a unique coiling system of the wires/electrodes that are all wound up inside the cartridges.  Because of this unique way of coiling, they say that the wires get tangled far fewer times than those of the TASER cartridges.  This is important because if the wires get tangled, they probably won’t shoot the full 15′ and are much less likely to hit the target.  As such, Phazzer claims a higher “effectiveness” rating for their cartridges.

Like the C2, the Phazzer Dragon can also be used as a direct contact stun gun after firing a cartridge should someone need a quick second application of protection (stun).  The Dragon also has, which the C2 does not, a safety disable pin.  By having this around your wrist, if someone should grab the dragon from your hand, the pin dislodges and the unit becomes useless.  This way, an attacker cannot use the stun gun on you.

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Barracuda BC37 Stun Gun

Before we get into what makes the Barracuda BC37 Stun Gun, the best stun gun, in my opinion, let’s first talk about what a stunbarracuda bc37 gun is supposed to do.  There are many people out there with the wrong idea as to what any stun gun is supposed to accomplish.

Is a stun gun supposed to make anyone touched with it instantly drop to the ground and flop around like a fish?  No.  But, sadly, this is what many people think.  A stun gun works initially on people’s fear of being shocked.  Just like a dog collar, being shocked is not a fun thing and is quite repulsive.  Being shocked, at any level, even a 9v battery to the tongue, is not generally considered a fun experience.  So, people knowingly want to stay away from being shocked.  Its known to be a “negative burst of energy”.  So, that first level of deterrent comes in from someone simply having a stun gun in their hand and test firing it.  That’s the first level of what a stun gun does.  It visually deters a would be attacker.

The second level of what a stun gun does comes into play by its technical specs.  There are really two specs to look at.  The first is voltage. The second is amperage.  The voltage of a stun gun determines how thick of clothing or fur the stun gun can penetrate.  Less voltage means less penetration.  The amperage of a stun gun determines how quickly someone is affected by the stun.  Higher amperage means quicker affect.  1-2 milliamps is generally something that, again, while no one WANTS to feel this, can be taken by the human body for several seconds before causing someone to fully back off.  3 milliamps is what most stun guns work with and will cause some disorientation, and yes, possibly even physical incapacitation, possibly causing someone to fall to the ground.  4-4.5 milliamps is generally so much that very few bodies can withstand it for more than a second or two at best.  Many people become somewhat confused and disoriented with this level of amperage going through their body.  I’ve even seen a youtube video where some guy puts in a football bite protector to take this much amperage.  Kinda funny to watch as his point is that stun guns aren’t effective.  Yet, he has to suit up like that even sort of stumbles a second after taking the hit.  But, that’s for another article.

Anyway, now that we know what a stun gun is designed to do, what makes the Barracuda BC37 the best stun gun?  Well, as a visual deterrent, the sound and spark made by this thing is the most horrific sounding and looking spark you’ll see on any stun gun.  Dogs freak out and leave the room.  People jump when you test fire it.  It gets your attention.  The voltage is 3.7 million volts which is usually enough to penetrate up to, say a leather bomber.  And, the amperage is 4.5 milliamps which is the highest of any stun gun on the market and is just under that 5 milliamp mark we noted earlier as being lethal.

Add to the technical specs the fact that the battery is rechargeable and is a Nickel Metal Hydride battery, which, without going into all the technical support for this, is simply the best quality of battery to use and few stun gun makers use them due to their expense.  Also, the Barracuda BC37 is the only stun gun to use a double battery system for added life and extra power.  The A/C Charger is also built in so the owner doesn’t have to keep up with a separate charger allowing the owner to keep the unit sufficiently charged quite easily.  And, finally, but no less significant than the rest of these points, is that the unit comes with a safety disable pin, which when used, if an attacker tries to take away the unit from the owner, the pin pulls out and the stun gun simply cannot work and, thus, cannot be used on its owner.

Decide for yourself:  Is the Barracuda BC37 the best stun gun?

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.

 

TASER M26C Shooting Style Stun Gun

TASER MC26C

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The TASER M26C has been around for quite a while and many people think of this model of stun gun when they think of a Taser Gun.  This is very similar to what the cops carry.  The only real difference is that what the cops carry shoots a farther distance.

The TASER M26C shoots electrodes which are tethered to the replaceable cartridgetaser m26c.  When fired, the electrodes are propelled at a super high velocity outward towards the target.  The tethering wires are 15 feet in length, so that is the distance this model can shoot.  Once attached to the target, the gun begins delivering the stun.

Now, where many people these days are getting confused is that all TASER products work with relatively low voltages and amperages.  And, I say “relatively” because when you look out into the marketplace, you’ll find many stun guns working with several million volts and amperage as high as 4.5 milliamps.  In order for a stun gun to be effective, they need these higher voltages and amperages.

But, TASER is effective at the lower range because of the frequency their guns work on.  The frequency of the electricity is very similar to that of the human body’s frequency.  So, when the TASER begins delivering the stun, the body goes haywire.  There’s all kinds of this electrical current going through the body, it just goes beserk.  This is why these guns can be so effective at such low electrical ratings.

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Our reputation is too important to chance selling cheap stuff and having someone truly getting hurt when they depended on a product we sold them.  So, from early on, we maintained that we will only sell factory first products that are of the highest quality AND that passed the “mother test”.  If we wouldn’t have our own mother carry it, we wouldn’t sell it.

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ZAP Enforcer Flashlight Stun Gun

This may very well be one of the Best Self Defense Weapons released in 2013:  the professional grade Enforcer Flashlight Stun Gun by ZAP.

zap enforcer flashlight stun gunIts a 2 million volt model designed for use by security guards, law enforcement agencies, bail bondsmen and the general public.  It has a rechargeable battery built into it that can shock up to 500 times or run the flashlight for 12 hours on a single charge.  Now, that’s power!  The light output is rated at 110 lumens, which is really pretty bright for just a general purpose flashlight.  And, it has 4 brightness settings of low, medium, high and an “SOS” flash feature.

As well, it has a unique LCD display that shows the number of shocks or run time the unit has before it needs recharging.  It weighs in at almost 2 pounds, which is nice considering you want something fairly heavy in your hand if and when you have to go face to face with an attacker.

The unit comes complete with a holster/sheath and a charger for no extra charge.  This is a true “must have” for any security professional.

 

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!

 

Phazzer Dragon -vs- TASER C2

Phazzer has done an admiral job of taking on one of the titans in the self defense weapons industry.  The TASER C2 has been around for a while now and the TASER brand is widely recognized as being a leader in the field.  But, Phazzer, with their Dragon model stun gun is gaining traction in the US.

Phazzer DragonThe Phazzer Dragon is very similar to the TASER C2 in design and functionality.  It is shaped almost identical and the technical specs are also very similar.  A couple of key differences, though, actually slide the scale to the favor of Phazzer as possibly being the better weapon.

First, Phazzer has a unique coiling system for the wires inside their cartridges.  And, because of this, Phazzer claims their wires have less tangling upon deployment and therefore, offer a higher effectiveness rating.  All this means that when you shoot the electrodes, they don’t get tangled and they hit the person much more often than the TASER brand of cartridges.

Secondly, the batteries used by the Dragon have a much longer life expectancy than the TASER brand.  Phazzer claims that their unit will last for hundreds of firings, while their competitor’s batteries will only last for 50 or so.  And, since they’re not cheap to replace, this truly is quite impactful to the owner.

Check them both out and make your own decision.  But, please know that Phazzer is truly coming into center stage with the Dragon, the Enforcer, and the soon to be released Hornet.

 

Cell Phone Stun Gun

While I’m not personally a fan of discrete or hidden types of stun guns, many people are.  And, one of the most popular is the Cell Phone Stun Gun.  There are a few different brands and models, but they are all essentially the same, with the exception of one new product.

A Cell Phone Stun Gun is a stun gun that is merely shaped and designed to look like a cell phone.  It does not really function as a phone, you can’t take calls with it.  But, it is a fully functional stun gun.  One of the more popular ones is the Pretender 4.5 Million Volt model. Its available in either black or pink and can be purchased either as a rechargeable battery model or one that requires batteries.

cell phone stun gunAnother similar type product is the ZAP Yellow Jacket from PS Products.  This is really kind of a cool product.  It is a sleeve that fits over an iPhone 4 and 4s phone that adds, not only a 650,000 volt stun gun to the phone, but also some additional battery time for the phone.  PS Products has always come out with some of the best and coolest products.

Now, the only reason I’m not a huge fan of any of these units is that I’d rather have a weapon I could flash to a potential attacker so they could see I was armed, and hopefully, leave me alone.  But, I do understand why so many people prefer a hidden type of stun gun.

 

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!