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