What to Consider when Choosing A TASER Gun or Stun Gun

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When considering the purchase of a TASER Gun or Stun Gun, there are several things to consider. 

The first thing to think about is what kind of distance do you want with your stun gun.  Some stun guns shoot out electrodes or projectiles several feet while some require full and direct contact between the handheld stun gun and the target. 

This factor is really dependent upon how you think you'll encounter a would-be attacker.  What I mean is this:  If you think you will identify an attacker while they are still a distance away, then a shooting style stun gun would be a good choice. 

However, if you are preparing for a split second attack where someone is upon you immediately, a direct contact type would be a better choice.  Keep in mind that many shooting style stun guns can also double as a full contact type stun gun.  But, not all of them have this dual capability. Both TASER and Phazzer brands manufacture shooting style stun guns.

Another thing to consider is how visible do you want the stun gun to be.  Many people want to wear their stun gun boldly on their belt so any possible attacker will hopefully not even try to attack.  While others, want their stun gun to be discreet and purchase one that looks like a cell phone or flashlight.

A third thing to consider when choosing is how important a pin disable feature is.  If you're a large, strong person, this may have little benefit.  However, many people especially like the pin disable feature.  This feature is generally one where the user wraps a wrist strap around their wrist.  Should an attacker succeed in removing the stun gun from their hand, the pin gets pulled and the stun gun is rendered functionless. 

Next, consider voltage.  I purposely put voltage down the list a ways as a high voltage doesn't necessarily matter if the factors listed previously aren't tended to first.  Also, an ultra-high voltage isn't necessarily that important.  I mean think about it, a 300,000 volt stun gun is considered a low voltage unit, compared to some of the 1 million, 2 million and 3 million plus volt units.

  But, how would you like to be hit with 300,000 volts?  Plus, it's not the voltage that stresses the muscles of an attacker causing them to fall, it's the amperage.  Granted it takes voltage to get the amperage into the body, but rest assured, 300,000 volts, and even much less, has the ability to deliver necessary amperage.

Finally, most other features to consider are what I would consider to be more convenience type features.  Do you want a stun gun that has other uses, such as a flashlight to use while walking the dog? 

Would you like it to be a baton shape for easier self defense use?  Would you like a small one for small hands or a nice beefy unit for rather large hands?  Would you like it to include a personal alarm for audible attention in the case of an attack?

In the end, it's most important to select a quality stun gun that you'll feel comfortable with using in case of an attack.  But, I also recommend purchasers consider where the unit will be should an attack occur. 

A stun gun left in a car because it's too big for a purse doesn't do much good when someone's walking out from work late at night.  Purchasers should consider where they're most likely to be involved in an attack and how they can best access a stun gun in that instant.

Whether you're wanting a Stun Gun, TASER Gun or any other self defense weapon, Smart Stun has what you want.

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