One of the most common questions we get is, “Why stun gun?”
Stun guns are a last resort self-defense tool that can save lives in certain situations. But they are not a good choice for everyone.
Stun guns are an excellent non-lethal self defense tool that can quickly incapacitate an attacker without causing long term injury. They work by applying a high voltage electric charge to an attacker’s body that interrupts communication between the brain and muscles for a short period of time.
They can also disorient an attacker, which can be helpful in deterring them from attacking you again. Some stun guns combine a flashlight feature with their electric shock, which can help you see your surroundings better and make it easier to defend yourself.
To use your stun gun, you press and hold down the trigger button to activate it. During this time, the contact probes on the device will touch the attacker, delivering a powerful electric shock that incapacitates them. The electricity will pass through the attacker’s skin, clothing, and bones, but it won’t inflict any serious damage.
A stun gun is less lethal than a firearm and can be used to temporarily disorient an attacker. Just a short burst of electricity will cause loss of balance, muscle control, mental confusion and disorientation for up to three seconds.
If you’re trying to fight an attacker, the best places on the body to make direct contact with a stun gun are your upper shoulder, upper hip and below the rib cage. This will cause a shock to disrupt the message your brain sends to the voluntary muscles, giving you time to escape.
Stun guns are not meant to replace firearms, but they do have an important role in self defense. They can help disorient an attacker long enough to allow you to apprehend him without using your weapon, according to law enforcement officials.
Repulsion is the act of separating bodies that have the same electric charge or magnetic polarity. It is an important force in physics, as it allows two magnets to jump away from each other.
A stun gun can use the same physics to repel an attacker and get them off your back. Generally, a contact of one half second will repel and startle the attacker, giving some pain and muscle contraction. A contact of one to two seconds will cause intense pain and muscle spasms, a dazed mental state, and possibly drop the attacker to the ground.
When used in the right locations, a stun gun can disable an attacker for up to 30 minutes. This gives you time to run for help or to hide and take cover, both of which are essential to surviving an attack. The best places to hit with a stun gun are the chest, shoulder, underarm, groin, and abdomen between the hips and ribs.
Stun guns deliver high voltage and low amperage, which means they can cause severe pain without permanently injuring someone. That’s because voltage alone won’t do the job; it has to be combined with current, which is measured in micro-coulombs (uC).
A stun gun must also deliver sufficient voltage over a long enough time to disable an attacker. The amount of amperage depends on the model, but it’s usually around ten to thirty times as much as the current.
For example, one of the most common injuries a stun gun can inflict is puncture wounds, which are usually mild and temporary. But they can lead to rhabdomyolysis, when proteins in the body damage kidney function.
Testicular torsion is another injury that is rare, but it can cause severe pain. It can occur when one or both testes twist on their spermatic cords, tissue that sends blood to the scrotum. That cuts off blood flow and can kill the testes if it doesn’t heal within six hours.