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How Stun Guns Work

The Runt Rechargeable Stun Gun

The Runt Rechargeable Stun Gun

A stun gun is a self defense device that discharges electricity, disrupting the human body’s natural electrical signals. Most stun guns have between two to four metal contacts that, when touched against someone, will immediately send an electrical charge into the body. The ensuing electrical charge affects the central nervous system and will incapacitate even the largest of men. But how does it work and how much damage can it cause? To answer those questions it’s important to review basic concept of electricity and how it affects the human body.

ELECTRICITY BASICS

A common misconception among many people is that the shock from a stun gun can cause serious injury or death. While it’s true that exposure to electricity can lead to serious organ damage and death, this is not true of stun guns. If an electrical charge is high in amps it can lead to death, but high voltage will do nothing more than cause pain. Think of voltage as pressure or intensity and amperage as speed. The human body can take a lot of electrical “pressure” (voltage) at a low current or “speed” (amperage). The higher the speed, the more likely that severe damage will occur. Most stun guns can emit a charge of up to several million volts, but less than 10 milliamps. So a stun gun sends an electrical charge at a great intensity into the human body but does so at a very low rate of speed.

The following table gives examples of amperage and the effect on the human body;

  • 1 milliamp – Tingling Sensation in the muscles.
  • 3 – 5 milliamps – Muscle contractions, moderate pain, loss of balance and disorientation, some voluntary muscle control is still maintained.
  • 6 – 15 milliamps – Painful, complete loss of muscle control.
  • 100 – 200 milliamps – Extreme pain, Ventricular fibrillation (uneven, uncoordinated pumping of the heart.) Muscular contraction and nerve damage begins to occur. Death is likely.

THE MYTH OF STUN GUN DEATHS

Tasers (a brand of stun gun) used by police have been wrongly blamed for some high profile deaths in recent years. However, subsequent investigations have shown that the deaths were mainly caused by outside influences and not the stun gun itself. Most of the individuals who died after contact with a stun gun were under the influence of mind-altering drugs like cocaine. According to research, the presence of cocaine in the bloodstream increases the “shock” from a stun gun by 50 to 100 percent.

Source: Ten researchers led by Dr D Lakkireddy from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio, and reported in the August 2006 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

So, it isn’t actually the stun gun, but the presence of “illegal” drugs that was the catalyst. Without the presence of drugs in their system, they would have experienced a mild shock. The charge generated from a stun gun alone cannot cause death. Two to five milliamps simply isn’t enough amperage to cause death to a human being. However, when that amperage is increased by outside influences, the stun gun, or the user can’t be blamed.

HOW A STUN GUN DISRUPTS ELECTRICAL SIGNALS IN THE BODY

Stun Flashlight

Stun Flashlight

Electricity is present in the human body, without it we wouldn’t be able to perform simple tasks. The brain sends an electrical signal to nerve cells which then sends it to muscles telling them to expand or contract, to perform a particular function like walking or picking up an object. The muscle then sends a message back to the brain telling it what an object feels or tastes like. All of these messages travel through the central nervous system.

A stun gun works by disrupting this communication between the brain and nerve cells. The muscles are confused by this disruption and the ensuing electrical shock tells them to contract and expand rapidly. This rapid movement and resulting stress on the muscles depletes the blood sugar and converts it to lactic acid. In layman’s terms, the muscles are forced to do a massive amount of work in a short time and are too exhausted to perform even the most basic functions, like standing up. This leads to a loss of balance and disorientation which will typically last thirty to forty minutes, and there is no permanent effect on the human body.

The effects of a stun gun will vary based on many factors; the type or model, how many seconds it touches an attacker, the size and weight of the attacker, and the physiological makeup of the individual. However, as a general guideline the following is usually true;

  • One second of contact will exact some pain and cause muscles to contract.
  • Two seconds of contact will lead to moderate pain, muscle spasms and some loss of balance.
  • Three seconds of contact will cause intense pain, confusion, disorientation and lead to a complete loss of balance.

Stun guns are a great self defense option, especially for women. They disrupt the natural electrical signals traveling through the central nervous system causing disorientation and a lack of balance. They pack a powerful punch but leave no lasting damage. For people who are uncomfortable carrying a lethal weapon like a fire arm, a great non-lethal solution is a stun gun.

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Knuckle Blaster Stun Gun

950,000 Volts Of Stopping Power

950,000 Volts Of Stopping Power

Brass knuckles are designed to fit comfortably in the users hand and concentrate the force of a punch, by directing it toward a harder and smaller contact area. The predictable result is tissue disruption, including the likelihood of fracturing the victim’s bones.

Stun guns are designed to stop an attacker by sending electricity into an attacker’s body, affecting the central nervous system and incapacitating him.

Brass knuckles are illegal in most states but stun guns, on the other hand, are legal in most of the U.S. So what would happen if the easy grip of brass knuckles were combined with the “legal” stopping power of a 950,000 volt stun gun?

That’s how the Knuckle Blaster was born! This uniquely-designed stun gun is meant to provide you with a legal self defense option that is extremely difficult for an attacker to take from you. It’s shaped like a pair of deadly brass knuckles, however it’s coated by a soft, rubber material resulting in firm comfortable grip.

The Knuckle Blaster

The Knuckle Blaster

The Knuckle Blaster Stun Gun will send almost a million volts through the body of an attacker. A second of contact will instantly repel the scum bag, while two or more seconds will drop him to his knees.

Just touch your attacker to instantly repel them and give you time to get away. Longer contact will cause further disorientation and after a few seconds will turn his legs into jelly and drop him to his knees.

This patented device has a soft rubber skin and is sized to accommodate all hand sizes.

A safety switch is built in and accessible to your thumb. Once you grab the Knuckle Blaster stun gun you can flip off the safety and fire with the same hand. No need to use two hands.

KNUCKLE BLASTER is a 950,000 volt stun gun designed to give you a punch with POWer.

* Uses 2 Lithium batteries (included).
* FREE nylon belt holster ($15.00 Value) designed to allow quick access and deployment of this amazing stun weapon.
* One year warranty.

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Robberies Foiled With Beer, Golf Clubs & A Toy Gun

It’s Shame To See Good Beer Go To Waste


Kelvedon Hatch, England – A convenience store manager foiled an attempted robbery by throwing cans of beer at the attempted robber.

Aman Singh-Mann, 29, manager of the Nisa store in Kelvedon Hatch, England, said a knife-wielding masked man entered the store around 5:15 p.m. in the afternoon and demanded an employee open the cash register.

“It was a man shouting ‘open the till’. Straight away I knew I had to do something and I just acted on instinct. I went out and saw the man and he was waving the knife around. I grabbed the first thing I could and threw it at him.”

Singh-Mann said he continued to threw beer cans at the robber until he fled. Police are still trying to find the suspect. It’s a damn good thing Mr. Singh-Mann didn’t use pepper spray or a stun gun to fight off the robber or the bobbies would have arrested him for using a deadly weapon!
(UK man arrested for stun gun)
(UK man arrested for pepper spray)

Well, you gotta give him credit for thinking on his feet, after all a Beer bottle makes a great self defense weapon in a pinch. You know what makes a better one? A .500 Smith & Wesson!!!

Golf Clubs – Great For Driving, Putting And Kickin’ Ass!


Garden Grove, Ca – A jewelry store owner stopped an attempted robbery Wednesday by using an unlikely weapon…a nine iron!

Two Asian men entered Masterpiece Jewelry and indicated they had a question about repairing a piece of jewelry.

After the store owner buzzed them in, one of the suspects held a stun gun to the owner’s neck and demanded jewelry.

The owner broke free, ran to the back of the store and activated a silent alarm.
The attackers then shocked him repeatedly with the stun gun in an attempt to take him down. However, he was able to grab his golf club and tee-off on them so hard, they ran away, without any merchandise.

“We gotta be more careful,” said the owner, who was too afraid to reveal his name. “It’s the first time for me. What a shock.”

Officials plan to review security tapes hoping it will lead to the suspects.

Make My Day Punk.

Norwich, Ct – Norwich police arrested a pair of geniuses on Tuesday after a failed robbery attempt with a toy gun. Daron Henry and Jordan Nicholas, both 19 approached a couple on the street and demanded money. When the couple refused to had over the cash, Henry brandished the gun.

Now here is where it all falls apart, literally. When Henry tried to pistol whip the victim, the plastic gun broke into pieces. Out of fear or embarrassment, the two suspects then fled, but were caught a short time later.

Henry was charged with first-degree robbery, third-degree assault, breach of peace and brandishing a facsimile firearm. Jordan, whose list of pending criminal cases that include drug sales and assault charges, faces similar charges.

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Atlanta P.D. Orders 400 Tasers For Officers

Police Officers Train With Tasers

The Atlanta Police Department is buying 400 Tasers so more officers can be armed with a non-lethal weapon, one most law enforcement agencies already use.

Tasers and other electronic stun devices can incapacitate criminals either by touching them directly with the device or shooting probes from a distance of 20 feet or more. Until recently in Atlanta, only SWAT officers have been issued Tasers.

The price tag of the 400 Tasers is estimated to be about $800,000. Although there won’t be enough Tasers to outfit each of the 1,900 Atlanta Police Department officers, officers in the highest crime ridden areas will receive priority.

Taser X26 Law Enforcement Model

The Tasers are expected to arrive sometime this fall and each officer will receive training on use-of-force law, APD policies, as well as extensive training on the Tasers.

Tasers and stun guns
work by delivering a temporary, debilitating shock and a are an excellent non-lethal means of subduing armed criminals or suspects who are fighting, resist arrest, or are under the influence of drugs.

Studies have repeatedly shown that the use of Tasers has led to reduced injuries of officers and civilians.

Police spokesman, Carlos Campos said the department decided to use Tasers because they could be “safe and viable alternatives to deadly force … We believe this is a safe and effective alternative tool.”

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India Allows Tasers To Control Wild Animals

Tasers Will Be Used Against Wild Animals That Attack Humans In India

Thiruvananthapuram, India – Although Tasers and Stun Guns are still illegal for the general public to possess, India will allow them for use by forest rangers for animal control. The Kerala Forest Department announced that they will use the Tasers as a means of controlling wild animal attacks along the Sahyādri mountain range in western India.

The Tasers will be used to fight off and subdue wild animals such as Tigers, who have a tendency to roam into villages and small towns near jungle areas.

Wild animal attacks occur in large numbers in local villages bordering the forest areas in Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Wayanad and Thiruvananthapuram.

Tasers work by firing two metal probes attached to a wire that send an electrical shock that penetrates the skin or fur, leading to a loss of muscle control and disorientation. The electrical shock will then stop the animal in its tracks, affecting the nervous system and interrupting the neuro-impluse communication with the brain.

Kerala Forestry officials, have tried conventional methods such as, traps and tranquilizer guns, however they have been ineffective in controlling some of the more violent and large animals such as tigers and elephants, that often attack humans. As a result they sought out new, non-lethal methods of controlling the animals without putting forest rangers in harm’s way.

“We have lost many lives because we could neither shoot down the animal nor save the victim. The stun guns will be used in life-and-death situations where there is hardly any time for response,” a senior forest official said. He said this device could even be used for overpowering elephants that go on the rampage under ‘musth’. “Usually, it takes hours to calm down such elephants. But one shot from this gun can bring an elephant to its knees, and then mahouts can take over.”

Paramjit Singh, head of Taser International (India), said that 10,000 Taser guns are being used in the USA both by Marshal Services and wildlife officials monitoring safari parks.

It’s interesting that India has seen the benefit of non-lethal methods of animal control. However, they should also realize that these same non-lethal methods can also provide a benefit to the citizens of their country against the criminals who prey on the innocent. A Taser would be the perfect option for the people of India who crave an inexpensive and effective way to provide for their own defense.

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Tasers Are Now Legal In Michigan

Taser C2

Bay City, Michigan – Residents of Michigan now have a less-lethal force they can use to stop an attack. A new law took effect two weeks ago, allowing Tasers for use by private citizens.

Gov. Rick Snyder signed a law back in May making Michigan the 44th state to allow residents to carry Tasers. They still have to jump through hoops and meet certain criteria, but it’s a step in the right direction. If a person has a concealed pistol license and takes a Taser training class, they can possess the weapon.

“People have waited a long time thinking, it’s a Taser, a Taser’s designed to go and make it so you’re incapacitated, but it doesn’t go with the threat of causing a life,” explained Glenn Duncan, owner of Duncan’s Gun Shop. Duncan plans on carrying the Taser C2, the civilian version of the police model.

The Taser has two metal probes connected by wires that shoot into an attacker’s body. The ensuing electrical charge causes a loss of muscle control, disorientation and ends with the attacker collapsing to the ground.

Michigan is a little late to the party, but better late than never. Only one question remains; When are the remaining six states going to stop protecting the criminals and treat private citizens like adults?

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UK Man Jailed For Stun Gun

Here’s a great example of the complete failure of the justice system in the UK.

21 Months In Prison

A Brit who received a stun gun – disguised as a mobile phone – as a gift from his ex-girlfriend has been sentenced to 21 months in jail.

That’s no typo, 21 months for Stun Gun possession. None of the hoodlums who rioted in Britain several months ago received such harsh punishment.

Christopher Steven Loveridge, explained in court that the cell phone stun gun was a gift from his ex-girlfriend who had brought it back from Thailand for him.

The 25-year-old said it was only when police raided his home November 11 looking for the high voltage device that he realized that it was illegal. He produced evidence in court and said he had been given the device in a gift box by his ex-girlfriend.

He said: “…. It was given to me as a novelty, a joke. I didn’t use it.”

The UK…Where The Food Is Bad, And The Laws Are Worse!

His attorney, Patrick Currie, asked the judge not to sentence Loveridge to the statutory five year jail sentence for the offense. He highlighted that the weapon had not been used, that it had not been taken into a public place, he did not know it was illegal and that Loveridge had not bought the item himself.

Five years….He could have gotten five years….FOR A STUN GUN!! WOW!

Judge John Warner said, “I am satisfied you knew when you received it that it was some kind of electric zapper device, and I believe you knew that if used it would have some adverse effect.” He jailed Loveridge for 21 months.

Hey, what the hell, laws aren’t made for criminals, they’re for law abiding citizens to follow. After all, criminals are misunderstood, and we need to have compassion for them because they are a product of their environment. In short, they don’t know any better.

Law abiding citizens that are simply looking for a way to fend off the rioting miscreants? Well, we can’t have that can we? We can’t have people trying to defend themselves with illegal weapons, those weapons are supposed to be used to commit crimes by the misunderstood criminals, who then should go to counseling so we can better understand their feelings and try to rehabilitate them.

Wow, no wonder the UK is in the toilet. Where’s Winston Churchill when you need him?

I really feel for the poor citizens of the UK. Their elected officials pass insane laws that limit their ability to protect themselves. Then when some poor schmuck breaks the law because he wants some minimum degree of safety, they sentence him to more jail time than the dimwits who are committing real crimes!

Laws like that only embolden the criminals, who know that the populace is unarmed and easy prey. So sad. Hopefully the U.S. will never stoop that low.

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Citizens of Guwahati, India arm themselves after a violent attack rocks the country

A violent sexual assault has put India’s citizens on edge

Guwahati, India – After a recent molestation made world-wide headlines, locals have begun stocking up on self defense supplies. Pepper sprays, stun guns, telescopic batons and knives are a few things that natives of this Indian city have been purchasing en masse in recent weeks.

The early July Guwahati molestation incident seems to have spurred the trend, and has rocked the entire country due to circumstances of the event. On or about July 9th approximately 17 men were involved in the sexual assault of a female outside a pub. It gets worse, the incident was apparently filmed by a reporter, who never thought to try to prevent it or even call police. As of this writing, 15 suspects have been arrested.

The Guwahati incident has instilled fear in single working women, and parents worried about their children’s safety. Now, many locals are buying self defense products or enrolling in self defense classes.

Officials have urged women employees working night shifts to equip themselves with self-defense tools and get some simple training to escape danger.

Experts suggest that in addition to pepper spray, consistent awareness is also a good idea.“Pepper spray can be a handy tool, but being aware of your surroundings is also important. In the last one week, we’ve had a large number of single working women and worried parents enrolling their teenage daughters in our Krav Maga self-defense classes,” says Franklin Joseph, self-defense instructor, Bad-ass Combat Academy.

Pepper Spray has been selling like crazy in India

Further, many are buying telescopic batons and stun guns — though they cost a little more than pepper sprays — which are handy, he added.

Sonia Narang, a local official, said “People are becoming more proactive and taking precautions now. We have issued pamphlets with simple tips to create awareness. While Bangalore is quite safe for women, the first step is to become more alert. Women need to arm themselves.”

It doesn’t matter what part of the world you live in, the danger of becoming a victim of street crime knows no borders. Pepper spray is one of the easiest, and least expensive tools you have at your disposal. Other options include stun guns and Tasers.

The police can’t be everywhere, and they likely won’t be nearby when you need help. Individuals must take responsibility for their own self defense. Don’t leave something as important as your personal safety to chance. Educate yourself by reading our self defense articles and protect your self with self defense products and self defense classes.

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New Tactical Stun Flashlight

Comes with holster and it’s rechargeable

New Product Update – Apex Self Defense Products recently added a new flashlight stun gun to it’s product line. So what’s so special about another flashlight stun gun? This isn’t an ordinary flashlight stun gun.

While most multipurpose stun guns are made from cheap plastic, this one is constructed with a durable aircraft grade aluminum alloy. Not only is the aluminum alloy extremely strong and durable, it’s lightweight. At about 4 ounces it’s light enough to carry in a purse and can be handled with ease and precision. It’s a perfect self defense weapon for both men and women.

This tactical flashlight also functions as a powerful 7.5 million volt stun gun. It’s rechargeable and comes with a belt holster. The 160 lumen Flashlight will provide more light than most flashlights, and it has enough power to BLIND any attacker.

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7.5 Million Volts Of Whoop Ass

The Stun Gun Flashlight Tactical Crown, allows you to use as a Window Breaker & subdue an attacker with striking force, and at 7.5 Million Volts, it will penetrate the thickest winter jackets and clothing. There are no visible prongs, the contacts are built directly into the crown, so it looks just like a harmless flashlight. At 7.5 million volts it will bring down the largest of predators with ease.

No Visible prongs

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Features
6.75″ Tall
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7,500,000 Volts.
160 Lumen Tactical Flashlight.
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Wall Plug-In Charger Cord.
Red Light Charging Indicator.
Instruction Manual.
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iPhone Case That Doubles As A Stun Gun

iPhone Stun Case

Well, it was bound to happen. We’ve seen an iPhone case with brass knuckles, we’ve also seen an iPhone case with pepper spray, and finally we’ve seen a fake iPhone that was actually a Stun Gun. So why not a stun gun built into an actual, usable iPhone case?

Be careful not to push the wrong button while talking on your phone or you’ll get a 650,000 volt surprise.

A Baton Rouge based company called “Yellow Jacket” has created an iPhone case that doubles as a stun gun. According to a promo video for the product, you can use this to avoid: robbery, assault, rape and murder.

“Here at Yellow Jacket, we know from first-hand experience what is needed in a violent situation to escape danger,” the company says on its site. “We have designed our iPhone 4 stun gun case to be easily deployable with one hand. In less than two seconds, both safety mechanisms can be deactivated and the Yellow Jacket stun gun is ready for action. Compare this to a regular stun gun which can take five to ten seconds to find and deploy.”

“Our iPhone stun gun case is capable of stopping an aggressive attacker,” Yellow Jacket says. “The 650K volt of electricity flows from the electrodes and into the assailant upon contact providing a potential victim with the opportunity to escape danger. Unlike other phone cases, the Yellow Jacket iPhone 4 case gives you the ability to defend yourself.”

“The effects of Yellow Jacket are loud, painful and disorienting,” says co-founder Seth Froom. “We developed the Yellow Jacket to be able to take down a fully grown, aggressive, adult male.”

For now, it’s just available for the iPhone 4 and 4S, but Android versions are on the way.

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