Self-defense is both a right and a responsibility. Everyone deserves to have a means of self-defense. While In a ideal world you would never need to fear for your life or safety, it is best to be prepared should you find yourself in a dangerous situation. While there are many means of self-defense available to you, we are going to talk about just one today; the Stun Gun.
What is a Stun Gun?
A stun gun is a handheld, battery-operated device that emits an electric shock. The electric shock is used to disable an attacker temporarily. The effect is similar to a Taser, but stun guns are direct contact devices. To deploy the disabling impact of a Stun Gun, you need to direct contact with an attacker’s body.
How Stun Guns Work
Stun guns are designed to be used as self-defense weapons. They are considered a non-lethal method of self-defense and are unlikely to cause permanent damage to the attacker. However, they can be painful and momentarily debilitating, giving you the time you need to escape from a dangerous situation and call for help.
Stun Guns work by delivering a high-voltage, low-amperage electric shock. The shock disrupts the attacker’s nervous system, causing muscle spasms, severe pain, loss of balance, and a dazed mental state. The incapacitating effects of the shock are temporary and usually last for several seconds to minutes, depending on the person and how long you hold the Stun Gun against the attacker. Giving you time to get away and find help.
How to Use a Stun Gun for Self-Defense
As with any means of self-defense, the first step in utilizing a stun gun is to familiarize yourself with it. That is getting used to its feel, weight, and function. Most Stun Guns have a safety switch that first needs to be switched off before it can be used. To use the device, you must first turn off the safety switch, press the trigger button, and make contact with the attacker.
The ideal targets to apply the Stun Gun include the neck, stomach, thighs, shoulders, and groin area. Locations with thick muscle groups and large concentrations of nerves that can not be easily moved or pulled away. Stun Guns are best used against exposed skin but can penetrate light clothing, depending on the model.
Other Ways A Stun Gun May Be Used For Self-Defense.
A Stun Gun does not need to be brought into contact with an attacker to deter them. Discharging the Stun Gun into the air will visibly release electrical current while making a loud crackling sound which may ward off an attacker. Many models of Stun Guns also come with high-lumen flashlights similar to those found on tactical models. If you encounter a threat, this can deter an attacker or optically disorient them, giving you a chance to escape. Some models of Stun Gun, such as our MultiGuard, also include a personal alarm and come in a variety of colors and designs suitable for use by both men and women. In the event of danger, this can be used to deter an attacker or call for help.
Make Certain to Check Your State’s Laws Regarding Stun Guns
Stun Guns are legal in most states and municipalities, but there may be restrictions on where they can be carried, as with any item considered a weapon. It is essential to check the laws in your state before carrying a stun gun. Please refer to our page on Laws & Restrictions for more information regarding the legal status of Stun Guns within your state or municipality. States that currently have restrictions include MA, IL, CT, HI, NY, RI, and RI. t is also highly advisable to be aware of your local laws regarding both Stun Guns and any other self defense tool you chose to obtain or carry.
Where to Purchase a Stun Gun?
If you are looking to purchase a Stun Gun for yourself or a loved one, please take a look at our current selection here at Wolf Personal Safety. We offer a wide variety of Stun Guns and other non-lethal self-defense and safety solutions suitabel for both men and women at affordable prices.
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