A stun gun is a great self defense product that is typically the size of a flashlight. It makes it easy for it to fit inside the purse of a woman or the pocket of a man. Ever since its conception, there are so many different varieties that law enforcement, the military, security firms, and consumers can choose from.
There are stun guns that resemble a baton, a cell phone, lip stick, a flashlight, or already a cell phone. These varieties have the same thing in shared; it can disable an attacker by dumping electrical voltage into their body.
The design of a stun gun is very simple; it consists of a transformer, a battery, a capacitor, an oscillator, and elements that will lower amperes and increase the voltage to the required specification of the form. When you put all these elements together, you have a self-defense weapon that will release the electricity by two electrodes.
This popular defensive weapon is design for situations where your assailant is in close corners. Your stun gun won’t be effective unless your assailant is within arm’s length. When your attacker gets within this range, you can disable him.
The electrodes within a stun gun will dump anywhere between 120,000 to 4.5 million volts of electricity into a person’s body depending on the form being used. The voltage will easily pass by the clothing and go into the person’s body. There are multiple ways a body can respond with high-voltage and low amperage being introduced to the nervous system. The mixed messages will quickly overload the brain and cause the blood sugar in the attacker’s body to be used quickly and converted into lactic acid. immediately, the person can experience the following symptoms:
- Extreme shock
- permanent pain
- Uncontrollable muscle spasms
- Loss of Balance
- Mental Confusion
The longer you keep up the stun gun, the longer the assailant will experience the latter symptoms. Zapping an attacker for three seconds will usually cause their muscles to be temporarily paralyzed, but it is important to know how to use your non-lethal weapon.
A determine attacker could easily continuing attacking despite being zapped. Practicing your stun gun and the places on the body that’s unprotected to attack will be of great assistance if you have to use your self defense product.
Lastly, there are rumors that stun guns are dangerous because of the high voltage being dumped into a person’s body. They are designed for high voltage and low amperes. One ampere being dumped into a person’s body can cause serious injury and already death. On average it will dump between 0.0015 and 0.003 amperes into a person body.