How do Stun Guns work?
A stun gun is an electrical self-defense device that uses high voltage to stop an attacker. Touching a person with the prongs on the stun gun quickly immobilizes the attacker. However, because the amperage is very low, no serious or permanent injury is inflicted.
Most stun guns will only deliver between 1 and 2 milliamps of power when activated, whereas 1 amp of power would actually kill someone. So you can see, these use an amperage, which is well below that which could do any lasting damage to a person. However, there are stun guns on the market which provide between 3 and 4 milliamps of power which makes them much more effective.
The stun gun is designed to key into the nervous system. It dumps its energy into the muscles at a high pulse frequency that makes the muscles spasm, or work very rapidly, but not efficiently. Basically the person has no control over their muscles and they become quickly fatigued.
When looking to purchase a stun gun you will find that there are many different sizes of stun guns as well as many different voltages that you can choose from. But generally the higher the voltage on it, the quicker the full effect of the device will be felt by the would be assailant. Although lower voltage models are just as effective as the higher voltage ones, they just take a few seconds longer for them to provide the full effect on the would be assailant. So if you are looking for something that really is effective and will work quickly for you, then look at purchasing one which has a higher voltage to it.
As a general rule, a one-half second contact can repel and startle the attacker, giving some pain and muscle contraction. The effect also depends on how much clothing the attacker is wearing. The current will not pass through a heavy jacket. You should aim for bare skin or an area where there is only one or two layers of thin clothing.
You will not be affected even if you are holding your attacker with another hand or he is holding you! The extreme shock does not pass between people.
One to two seconds can cause muscle spasms and a dazed mental state. Over three seconds can cause loss of balance and muscle control, mental confusion and disorientation. Realize that 3 seconds is quite a long time when in a physical struggle.
Every person is different and will react differently to the effects of a stun gun. What may put one person down in 3 seconds could take 5 seconds on another person. You must be prepared to hold it on the person for as long as (forcefully) possible or necessary.
Again,you will not get shocked if your attacker is touching you. Even if you or the attacker are wet or standing in water, you will not get shocked.
Stun Guns cannot be shipped to: New York, New Jersey, Hawaii, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Massachusetts, Rhode Island or Annapolis/Baltimore MD, DC, Philadelphia.
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