Best Stun Guns

Stun Gun: What Is It?

A stun gun is a device used to temporarily incapacitate someone or something with electrical current. They are usually small devices designed to deliver a very short burst of electricity, but they can also be larger devices that deliver continuous shocks over time. Most stun guns have two electrodes attached to a long cord which runs through the body of the user. When the trigger is pulled, one electrode causes a temporary shock to the person or object being shocked. The other electrode then delivers a steady stream of electricity into the subject’s body until it wears off.

How Does It Work?

The basic principle behind how these devices work is that when you apply high voltage to your skin, it produces heat. If enough energy is applied over time, this will cause tissue damage and eventually death if not treated quickly. A stun gun works by delivering a brief burst of electricity at the point where there is most tissue damage. The amount of electricity delivered depends on the size and shape of the target.

How Should I Use It?

Stun guns are most often used by police and security services, but can be bought by anyone over 18 in the United States and Canada. Stun guns are usually only able to bring down humans, but they can be effective against other animals such as bears or dogs if enough voltage is applied for long enough. The best way to use a stun gun is to keep the trigger held down until the target is incapacitated. Although stun guns can be dangerous if used incorrectly, they are extremely safe when the instructions are followed and no one will be killed from using it on a human target.

How Does It Compare To Other Weapons?

The great advantage of a stun gun is that no training is needed to use it. Since it is so safe to use and non-lethal, it can be used by anyone regardless of how big or dangerous the target is. A stun gun can also be used for long periods of time without stopping and takes no ammunition so it’s cheap to operate. The disadvantage is that it has limited range so you have to be close enough to shock your target.

Can Anyone Use It?

Stun guns are relatively easy to use and require little training to operate correctly.

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Cataract secondary to electrical shock from a Taser gun by RK Seth, G Abedi, AJ Daccache, JC Tsai – Journal of Cataract & Refractive …, 2007 – Elsevier

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Stun guns and tasers: the law by S Sewsunker – Without Prejudice, 2013 – journals.co.za

Combined flashlight and stun gun by P Chouprinov, V Chouprinov – US Patent App. 29/536,045, 2016 – Google Patents