Stun guns, also sometimes known as tasers or tazers, are an extremely effective ??self??-defence weapon. Most are also compact fitting discreetly into a pocket or bag and often need just a 9V battery to produce a powerful surge of electricity on your attacker. In this review we'll be looking at the key features of a stun gun, what to look out for, how stun guns work as well as discussing possible alternatives to this product. Our top three best stun guns will be reviewed in more detail so you know exactly what to look for when choosing the best stun gun for you.
When looking at our top three best stun guns, we've considered power, ease of use, ease of charging, extra features and value for money.
Vipertel VTS - 989
(4.4 out of 5.0 )
Police Stun Gun from Stuns R Us
( 4.5 out of 5.0 )
Guard Dog Security Stun Gun
( 4.1 out of 5.0 )
Stun guns are one of the preferred options for anyone looking to maintain their personal safety. It is a best-selling defence weapon and it isn't hard to see why.
A stun gun - a non-lethal electroshock weapon uses high voltage of electric shock to cause brief but intense pain and involuntary muscle spasm to the shockee. They are extremely useful as a self-defence weapon, assailants being deterred from attack with the threat of not inconsiderate amounts of pain. Typically, a stun gun has two metal prongs where the electrical arc is produced. When this arc comes into contact with a person the electroshock is applied. This causes pain and is capable of momentarily flooring a large person.
There are different types of electroshock weapons available to purchase. Here are the main types:
Our top three are all compact stun guns. They pack a real punch and can act as a deterrent as they don't hide what they are. Remember when buying a stun gun to consider:
Voltage - look for something at least 1 million volts. The higher the better. As a higher voltage means a more intense shock. Also consider the shock duration. This is related directly to the battery size.
Battery - this may be internal lithium-ion rechargeable or removable alkaline battery. A larger battery means longer shocks. Also, if purchasing a stun gun with a rechargeable battery, remember that over time your battery's power will diminish with each charge, and should be regularly checked. Rechargeable batteries can be replaced.
Size - a smaller electroshock is great. And for most people sufficient. But in general a more compact model of stun gun will mean the battery doesn't last so long.
Safety Mechanism - you really don't want to accidentally fire off your stun gun. Trust me. Not a good idea! Look for something that is easy to use and has a robust safety mechanism. ?
A taser is a brand of electroshock weapon used by police and military. They have two electrified pins and cause long lasting muscle seizure and incapacitation. They can be long lasting and used from a distance as the tazer gun fires metal prongs at the assailant. It is considered to be the most effective form of electroshock defence weapon. However, they are expensive to own and operate.
Stun guns are indeed legal in most states and can be freely purchased without any need of a licence of any kind. There are though some restrictions in some states. We've detailed these here:
?States where stun guns are prohibited: HI, IL, MA, MI, NJ, NY, RI & WI. In addition without states where stun guns are legal, there are some cities which prohibit stun guns: Annapolis MD, Baltimore MD, Chicago IL, Philadelphia PA, Baltimore County MD and Crawford County IA. Furthermore, in Indiana, stun guns are only allowed for home use.
When purchasing your stun gun, where legal, you should be able to find them in hardware, outdoor stores, s????porting??? goods st??ores etc. ?
Our top three best stun guns are all detailed below to help you choose the best one for you. Each of our top three offers very high voltage as well as light weight and compact use.
The power that this stun gun can emit is really amazing. 75 million volts from a still compact stun gun that also features a triple mode flashlight and easy to charge. A great product at a great price too.
There is a lot that is good about this product. But the voltage available at some 75 million is the number one reason this product is our best buy. It packs a real punch and is still compact and easy to use.
The holster we found, to not be well made.
A great product, easy to use and handle, an impressive 53 million voltage and comes with a lifetime warranty. ?
As well as having a really powerful voltage at 53 million volts, we love the snatch prevention aspect of this stun gun. The metal shock plates run along the top and sides of the end of the weapon, making it far harder for anyone to successfully snatch this product from your hands without getting a big shock.
It is just a small thing. But the battery light doesn't change colour when the battery is fully charged. This would be an easy thing to change that would make a big difference to the usability of this product.
Another stun gun that really packs a punch. This time the stun gun from Guard Dog can emit an impressive 60 million volt. It also has 4 front prongs for double stopping power.
This product was so easy to use. It is fully rubberized so you?? can be confident that you won't drop this product, or accidentally discharge the shock. We also loved how impressive the product is. So as a warning only, the two simultaneous sparks are loud enough and visually impressive enough to scare many assailants away. But don't worry, the safety cap feature means that you know you won't accidentally discharge the stun gun.
As a way of ensuring optimum power to the shock system, the stun gun won't discharge when the flashlight is on. So you have to turn it off before you can emit a shock.
Now this wasn't easy, and let's be honest, whether you go for 53 million, 60 million or 75 million volts, you know that you have a high end heavy duty stun gun. We've gone for the 75 million volt product as our number one stun gun. It offers great value for money and delivers as both a flashlight and a stun gun. Easy to use and effective against attack.
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