Guide to Choosing a Stun Gun That’s Right For You
There has never been a better selection of stunning devices available to the public as there is now. The personal security industry has responded to the huge demand for self-defense products by developing and manufacturing .458 socom ammo the most effective, technologically advanced stun devices ever.
On first glance, choosing a stun gun that’s right for you can seem daunting. But it doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. Armed with some basic information and a few facts, choosing a stun gun should be simple, quick and easy.
Let’s “peel the onion” by addressing some of the most frequently asked questions about stun guns:
1) What is a stun gun?
Stun guns are very simple, battery operated, electronic devices designed to shock and incapacitate an assailant.. They are not actually guns. They don’t shoot bullets. They are an affordable, effective, non-lethal alternative to firearms.
2) Why should I have a stun gun?
If you consider your odds of being the victim of a violent crime, it makes a sense to be prepared in the event the unthinkable occurs. If it does become necessary to defend yourself or a loved one from a merciless attacker who is hell-bent on harming you, then having a stun gun handy will help even the odds. You don’t even necessarily have to “stun” someone to stop an attack. To stop a perilous situation from escalating, it may only be necessary to expose and “test fire” your stun gun. The sight and sound of the electrical arc flashing brightly and loudly crackling is an ominous, intimidating deterrent to a would-be assailant.
3) How does a stun gun work?
Most stun guns have two electrodes at the front of the device that you press against your assailant while you push a “trigger” button which introduces a powerful, non-lethal electric current that passes through his/her clothing and into his/her body. Just a few seconds is sufficient to render even a large, strong, imposing person helpless. The resulting shock will cause the attacker to lose control of his/her muscles and fall to the ground completely disoriented and confused, totally disababled. Technically, the electric shock temporarily interrupts the tiny neurological impulses that control and direct voluntary muscle movement. The effects of being “stunned” typically last from a few minutes to a half-hour or more, giving you precious time to escape an attacker.
4) Will I be shocked too?
The answer is: absolutely not! Although the current will easily and effectively flow through several layers of the assailant’s clothing, it will be absorbed by the attacker even if he/she has ahold of you. The only way for the user to be stunned is by direct contact with the stunning probes.
5) Can being “stunned” cause a heart attack?
Stun guns do not kill or cause permanent injury. Nor will they cause a heart attack, even if the person has a heart condition. The disabling effects are only temporary but can provide life-saving moments to escape an attacker and save your life.