Yes, your stun gun comes with
instructions. I just don't feel like
they go far enough.
So here are my own
Stun Gun Tips & Tricks
Do Not Overcharge
Do Not Overcharge
Oh, and did I mention
DO NOT OVERCHARGE
In the days of old, they used
batteries that when dead could be
replaced. No More. They are all
powered by Lithium rechargeable
batteries. Trouble is, if you leave
them plugged in for to long, the
battery essentially is no longer
reliable and won't hold a charge. So,
just throw it away and get another
one. There are some styles that allow
you access to the battery
compartment so you could change it,
but those are very few.
Think of your Stun Gun as a great
way to discourage a potential attacker
(both people attack and animal
attack, more on that to come).
When you are walking across that
dark parking lot, you have no idea if
there is a predator sizing you up,
going through their check list. So, you
will fire it into the air 2 or 3 times,
like a warning shot. The
minute he/she hears that, they know
what it is. It's apparent
that you are alert to your
surroundings and most importantly,
their next thought will be, "Well, if
they have a Stun Gun, they have
self-defense and they might also have
a real gun." When you have a
'Concealed Carry' permit, you can't
pull your gun out unless you feel an
eminent threat to your life, so they
don't know you have that gun, but
now they'll sure start thinking it's a
possibility and since they want 'easy-
peasy' and you're not it, they'll go
find another target.
When you fire your Stun Gun
into the air, only fire it for a second
at a time. No laying on it because
you like the sound. That great
scary sound and that arc that you
see, that's supposed to be going
through a bad guy/gal's body.
Not directly back and forth between
those probes. In fact, when you stun
someone, it's all going through their
body so there is no sound at all.
So remember, in the air,
just for a second at at time.,
If you should ever have to stun
someone, that's a whole different
story. Your goal is for them to end up
ON THE GROUND!
Could take 1 second, maybe 4, but
you hold it on them for as long as it
takes. You don't just give 'em a quick
tap like you see in those YouTube
videos. That will most likely get you
killed. The minute your stun gun
makes contact, their muscles will
freeze up so they won't be trying to
grab it from you. But you MUST hold
it on them until they hit the ground.
Why you ask? Because once their
body has given out to that point, it
will take at least 5 minutes (not
seconds) for the brain, the muscles,
the body, to come back on line and
then they will be getting up very
slowly. And that will give you plenty
of time to get away. No, don't stick
around and keep stunning them (as
tempting as that may be). You wanna
get the heck outta there!
If you do ever have to stun someone,
my recommendation is that you call
9-1-1 as you are leaving and explain
the situation. You stunned them in
self-defense and they are laying at the
corner of 'walk and don't walk'.
Why you ask?
Well, there is a possibility that the
schmuck that just tried to hurt you may
call 9-1-1 themselves (once they are
able to move again) with a wild story
about how they were attacked by a
crazy person for no reason.
You want to make that call first!
My humble opinion is that the thigh
muscle is the very best target and
that is for several reason.
It's the biggest muscle in the body
and stun guns work on muscle.
Your goal is for them to end up on
the ground and they'll be goin'
Your stun gun will work through
1/4 inch of clothes so no matter
how cold it may be they're never
going to have more than maybe
jeans & long-johns.
If you're walking along with your
flashlight (wink wink)
in your hand and someone does
approach you in a threatening
manner, they'll never see that stun
gun coming at them.
When you plug in your stun gun to
charge it; make sure you see the
little red light come on. If that red
light does not come on, it is not
charging. It most likely means the
outlet is loose. Just go find another
outlet to charge your stun gun.
And last but not least, your stun gun
is extremely effective at scaring away
the 4-legged animal as well as the
2-legged. Perhaps even better. You
see, your stun gun could prevent an
animal attack because when you
point your stun gun and fire, there is
an electrical charge that goes through
the air that an animal can feel, so it's
not just the sound they are reacting
to. You aren't hurting them in any
way but when they feel that charge
they will lose interest in you real
quick. I carry mine all the time when
I walk Birdie. I need the flashlight
to see her poop to pick up in the dark
and I have used it when I look up and
there is some gi-normous dog
running towards us and there is no
collar and no person.
You do want to take the time
to get your dog used to it though.
Just go around the house for about 3
days (that's how long it took Birdie)
and give it a zap now and again.
Your dog will eventually come to
understand that when in your hands,
this is not a threat. That way they
won't freak if you have to fire your
stun gun while out for a walk.
Oh and it should work for most
animals, even a bear.
But not a GRIZZLY.
For a Grizzly you want
Bear Spray or a gun.
Oh, and one more thing.
Your Stun Gun
IS NOT A TASER.
If you want a Taser, go to
to order one. They start at
The diffenence between a Taser and
a Stun Gun is, Taser's have a
cartridge that you pop on the end
and it's good for only 1 shot.
It shoots out 2 wire leads
that go 15 feet and there is a
probe on the end of each
lead which penetrate the clothing
and will continue to stun for 8
seconds. If you miss or if only 1
probe hits the target and the other
one misses, it's not making a
complete circuit so it's still a miss.
Now you won't have time to reload
another cartridge, so your only option
at that point is to use your $400
Taser like a $25 Stun Gun.
And if you stop and really think
about it; if a predator is still
10 or 15 feet away from you,
the odds are you will not really
be aware there is a problem.
It won't be until that schmuck is
right in your space and now your
can't use a Taser like a Taser you
will have to use it like a Stun Gun.
If you're chasing somebody; yeah,
Taser, good idea. Law enforcement,
bounty hunters; they're chasing
bad guys, not you.
This is why I like Stun Guns better.
They are more affordable and
they have more uses. My feeling is,
if you are going to spend $400
go buy a GUN with BULLETS!
So, there you go.
My 8 Stun Gun Tips.
Please don't hesitate to contact me
with any questions.