What is a Stun Gun and How Does it Works?
No matter where you live, it can be a pretty dangerous world out there. One where you need to have some sort of protection.
To help secure their safety, many people choose to purchase a firearm, like a handgun. However, there are many places where a person is not able to carry a handgun or where they are simply not comfortable with the idea of walking around with a gun in their purse or pocket. They want an alternative to protect themselves, and this is where the stun gun is the perfect option.
What Is a Stun Gun?
Many of you have probably heard this term before, but may not know exactly what a stun gun is. This is actually a pretty simple electronic device that can incapacitate any person who was attempting to attack you.
The stun gun is an electronic device that uses high-voltage to stop the attacker. When the person is touched by the prongs, it admits electronic pulse which incapacitates done. It doesn’t cause serious injury, but will stop them in their tracks.
The device easily slides into your hand or could be held in your pocket. Most are no more than three or four inches in length, and are about an inch across. That makes it easy for you to be able to hold in your hand while you walk to your car or home from school or work.
How Does a Stun Gun Work?
What makes a stun gun such a perfect weapon to use is that the mechanics behind it are pretty simple. The device uses a simple electricity that creates a kind noise, so to speak. This electronic signal causes pain and discomfort that will leave the person incapacitated.
By pressing on the button on the side of the stun gun or, if the stun gun is shaped much like a handgun, pulling the trigger the electrical pulse begins to stream between the two prongs. You must physically touch the person for the electrical pulse to have any impact. That means that you must be in close quarters with the attacker.
An important note before continuing. Despite the fact that the stun gun is discharging a serious amount of electrical noise, it does not cause you to become impacted by holding it in your hand. The only part of the device that can cause incapacitation are the prongs, meaning that if they are not touching you then you have nothing to worry about.
A person needs to only be touched by the prongs for 1 to 3 seconds. It really should take no longer than that to incapacitate someone. Usually this amount of electricity will cause them to be disabled for as long as 30 minutes. That may not seem like a lot of time, but it is plenty enough for you to be able to get away.