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Stun Gun Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Stun Gun?

Stun Guns are not actually guns. They do not shoot anything. The Stun Gun has two electrodes that protrude from the end of the device. These electrodes are pressed against the assailant and the trigger is pulled. Stun Guns use high voltage and low amperage to temporarily disable an attacker for several minutes. The Stun Gun does not rely on pain for results. The energy stored in the Stun Gun is dumped into the attacker's muscles causing them to do a great deal of work rapidly. This rapid work cycle instantly depletes the attacker's blood sugar by converting it to lactic acid. In short, he is unable to produce energy for his muscles, and his body is unable to function properly. The Stun Gun also interrupts the tiny neurological impulses that control and direct voluntary muscle movement. When the attacker's neuro-muscular system is overwhelmed and controlled by the Stun Gun he loses his balance. Should the attacker be touching you, the current will NOT pass to your body! Click here to see our Stun Guns.

What is a Stun Baton?

A Stun Baton is a hand held, electrical self defense item that uses high voltage to stop an attacker. Touching a person with the prongs on the gun quickly immobilizes the attacker by causing intense pain and loss of muscle control. However, because the amperage is very low, no serious or permanent injury is inflicted. They have been proven to be an excellent defensive device as they have incredible stopping power and yet remain non-lethal. Typically they operate on one or two 9-volt batteries and range from 80,000 volts to 750,000 volts. Stun Batons are used by police departments, security agencies, and individuals desiring protection against attack. Because of its power and extended reach, Stun Batons are a favorite among security guards. The Stun Baton is designed to key into the nervous system. It dumps its energy into the muscles at a high pulse frequency that makes the muscles work very rapidly, but not very efficiently. This rapid work cycle depletes blood sugar by converting it into lactic acid, all in just seconds. The resulting energy loss makes it difficult to move and function. At the same time, the tiny neurological impulses that travel throughout the body to direct muscle movement are interrupted. This causes disorientation and loss of balance, leaving the attacker in a passive and confused condition for several minutes. Still, there is no significant effect on the heart and other organs. Simply touch an assailant with the baton and pull the trigger: three to five seconds will leave the assailant dazed and temporarily paralyzed. The baton will also deliver a shock when touched six inched from the tip, to prevent an assailant from grabbing it and taking it away. As a general rule, a 1/4 second contact will repel and startle the attacker, giving intense pain and muscle contraction. One to two seconds will cause intense pain, muscle spasms and a dazed mental state, all of which may drop the attacker to the ground. Over three seconds will cause intense pain, loss of balance, loss of muscle control, mental confusion and disorientation. Generally, any charge over three seconds will cause the aggressor to fall to the ground. The aggressor will be unable to recover for several minutes, and effects may last for up to fifteen minutes. Stun Batons definitely work on an individual under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The voltage that a stun baton delivers is not necessarily the most important variable in whether or not a stun baton is effective. Although higher voltage can translate into a more effective stun baton, equally important is the delivery and the amperage of the charge. A lower voltage stun baton with a better method of delivery may be more effective then the stun baton with higher voltage. Click here to see our Stun Batons.

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