Before you purchase a stun gun it is important to understand the mechanics and the principles behind the operation of a stun gun.
This will help you manage your personal protection weapon and use it most effectively for self defense.
Stun guns work to disrupt the body's electrical pulses that are sent from the brain to the limbs and other parts of the body.
Stun guns only send 1-3 milliamps, which disrupt the body's electrical system causing it to temporarily shut down.
When a stun gun is used, the body is temporarily paralyzed because the signals from the brain to the various muscles are being disrupted.
The brain is confused and shuts down for a moment.
Because of all this disruption, the muscles start to work extremely hard trying to figure out what they are supposed to be doing. This takes a great deal of the energy from the body by depleting the blood sugar and incapacitating the attacker for a short period of time.
Most stun guns only use a 9 volt battery or are rechargeable.
They have internal transformers designed to increase voltage and reduce the amperage that is passed into the body. An oscillator is integrated into the circuitry which works to produce the pulsing action. The charge is built up with a capacitor and the electrodes are responsible for delivering the charge. These are the only elements of a stun gun.
Stun guns sare able to produce voltages ranging from 100,000 to 5,000,000 or more.
This is more than enough to go through the thickest of clothing.
Typically, only 3 milliamps of current are actually used, which is why there is never any long term effects or damage to the body.
The great thing about stun guns is that when the current flows between the two test electrodes it ionizes the air particles and results in a spark that is visible. You can also hear a loud crackling noise that is very intimidating.
The purpose of this is so that an attacker can see that you have a stun gun. Usually the visible sign of the electrodes sparking and the sound of the crackling is enough of a deterrent for personal protection. Most attackers will go away.
There are many different types of stun guns and they come in many shapes and sizes.
Keep in mind that when stun guns are used, the electrodes have to be touching the assailant.
They are very effective in disabling a person and temporarily paralyzing them.
You cannot kill someone when you use a stun gun on them. Also, the voltage going into the attackers body will not pass back to you even if you are touching the attacker.
Stun Devices CANNOT be shipped to Hawaii, New York, Massachusetts, Michigan, Illinois, New Jersey,
Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Baltimore County, MD or the city of Philadelphia, PA.