Self-Defense Products: Stun Gun Information

Here is some valuable stun gun information that you should know; about how they work, how effective they are, and other tidbits that is helpful. This information could help you decide about whether or not to buy one.

In the wonderful world of self-defense products, stun devices have a revered place in the hierarchy-second only to pepper sprays. They have been around since cattle prods and batteries were invented in the late 1930s. They bear little, if any, resemblance to the ugly, big devices from back then. And when I say big, I mean big.

They used to get their power from batteries. The more batteries, the more power. And batteries back then were much bigger than they are today. So you can imagine a 1,000,000 volt stun device had to be 8 inches long, at least, to store the batteries. All that has changed with rechargeable technology.

But let’s back up a minute. What do stun devices do? How do they work? How effective are they? Let’s start at the beginning. Stun devices are handheld self-defense products that conduct electricity through two or more probes on the end of the device. The electricity comes from batteries or rechargeable technology.

The current causes the muscles to overwork in a very rapid fashion. “This depletes the blood sugar and starts converting it to lactic acid. Once enough lactic acid builds up the target can no longer create energy and they lose control of their body.” To be effective, a stun device has to be physically applied to an assailant for a minimum of 3 to 5 seconds.

Because stun weapons use high voltage and low amperage they are a less than lethal device. It is a high amperage product that can cause long-term damage and even kill. Most stun guns are in the 3 to 4 milliAmp range, far below amperage that can do any long-lasting damage.

Some of them come disguised as cell phones, as pens or other products that give the user the element of surprise in a self-defense situation.

They are on average close to 90% effective, but will not work on assailants who are high on drugs or drunk on alcohol. Their metabolism in that state fights off the pain from a stun device and the effects of an application.

So consider these facts before you purchase one. They have been shown time and time again to be effective in self-defense situations, but they do have some drawbacks.

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