Stun guns are an increasingly popular self defense tool especially among women. Stun guns are not lethal like firearms and not lacerative like knives. These stun guns have the ability to put down an attacker with a simple push of a button.
It is the voltage in stun guns that can put down an attacker. What is a stun gun? Traditionally, a stun gun is a handheld device that has a trigger and two metal prongs at the end of the unit. One must make contact with the perpetrator by placing the two metal prongs of the stun gun anywhere on his body and pulling the trigger. The stun gun is operated by a power source provided usually by a 9 V battery. How does a stun gun work? An electric shock will be delivered to the attacker's muscles thus causing severe muscular contractions that will produce lactic acid.
Lactic acid is a byproduct produced by the muscles when a muscle is being overworked from the effects of the stun gun. Lactic acid will result when fatiguing a muscle that is exposed to repeated electric shock from a stun gun. Furthermore, the electric shock from the stun gun will interrupt the attacker's nervous system and minimize communication from the brain to the peripheral nerves.
This interruption in "nerve flow" as well as the electrifying effects of the stun gun will temporarily incapacitate a potential attacker who is out to get you. What are other types of stun guns? There is a law enforcement edition of a stun gun called the Taser. Most popular among law enforcement personnel is the M-18 Taser stun gun. A Taser stun gun contains two metal darts that are connected to fine, threadlike wiring.
Once a Taser stun gun is fired upon a perpetrator, the two darts stick to the person's body. The handheld unit of the Taser stun gun contains the trigger that, once pulled, will send an electric shock through the wiring, through the darts, and into the person. The ultimate result will be that the perpetrator will fall to the ground in agonizing pain. This particular stun gun is very effective in short range (up to 15 feet) confrontations without the user having to come into physical contact with the perpetrator. Stun batons are another kind of stun gun device. Stun batons are a fan favorite among security guards.
With their extended reach, one can maintain a distance between himself and the perpetrator. These stun batons have two metal strips on each side of the baton. If the perpetrator attempts to grab the baton, he will be electrified. Our stun batons come in two flavors, 300,000 V and 500,000 V, and measure 16" in length. Telescopic Stun Baton by Stun Master. This particular item measures 13" closed, 21.
5" open, and puts out a whopping 800,000 V. It also contains a personal alarm and flashlight for night time use. This item makes an excellent, concealable tool for your utility belt.
Unlike the aforementioned stun baton, the Telescopic Stun Baton contains metal around the entire shaft of the baton and not just two strips of metal.
Fabiola Castillo is a freelance article writer for the website NinjaCOPS SuperStore. This virtual store specializes in crime prevention tools where you can buy flashlight stun guns, kubaton keychains, nanny cameras, nunchaku training videos, cell phone stun guns, expandable steel batons, and many other personal security products.