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How To Use a Stun Gun

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It is very common for people to purchase stun guns but have no idea how to use them when the time comes that you need one. Knowing how to properly use your stun gun will give you more confidence when you are out at night and alone.  Here are a few tips to help you with using a personal protection device like this for self defense.


Always read the brochure of a stun gun when you first purchase it. This will help you recognize the different features. Most stun guns are straight or curved with a grip on them. Some are made into a baton. They will deliver 200,000 to 1,000,000 volts of stopping power into an attacker. A stun gun works by paralyzing a body and making it fall to the ground. This is because the voltage running into the body stops the electrical neurotransmitters coming from the brain to the muscles for a short period of time.

When you use stun guns they have to be touching the attacker while you are pressing the button. You will hold it against them for at least 3 - 5 seconds which should incapacitate them and give you enough time to get away. The length of time you will hold the stun gun against the attacker will depend on how strong the voltage coming through the gun is. Don't worry, the voltage going into the attacker will not be passed back to you even if you are touching them.

Stun guns have a safety switch. Always use the safety switch because you do not want to reach inside of your purse and shock yourself. When you want to use the stun gun you will move the safety switch to the on position. Make sure that your body or fingers are no where near the contact probes. There is a switch and a safety plate zone on the stun gun. The switch is designed to send the voltage into the body until you release the switch.

One thing to keep in mind is that when you purchase stun guns for use you need to practice using them. Don't carry stun guns hidden away deep in your purse when you are walking down a dark alley because it could be too late when you need it. Carry your stun gun in your hand before you approach the danger when you are feeling nervous. Know how to use your stun gun and the different features. The best thing you can do is grip the stun gun and practice moving the safety switch to the on position quickly and delivering a blow of voltage. Don't practice using your device on anyone.

To use a stun gun you need to be prepared at all times. You shouldn't ever be in a position where you are scrambling for your stun gun and you are not ready to use it. Carry it with you and have it out in circumstances where you don't feel comfortable. Practice using your stun gun so you know how to deliver the voltage into the body. Remember, your stun gun must be touching the attacker to deliver the proper voltage. Also, don't fear hurting the attacker. They will not die and you will have protected yourself against a possible attack.