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What The Difference Between A Taser And Stun Gun?

Today’s post we will dig a little deeper into how a Stun gun and a Taser® differ to make an informed decision on  which one you might need for your protection.

If you ever want to find out how something works, “How Stuff Works” is the place to go, they are very trust worthy. They explain to us how stun guns work. To put it in its simplest terms, the body uses electricity to communicate and sends signals to different parts of the body. Stun guns disrupt this communication system. They “generate a high-voltage, low-amperage electrical charge. In simple terms, this means that the charge has a lot of pressure behind it, but not that much intensity. When you press the stun gun against an attacker while holding the trigger, the charge shoots into the attacker’s body.” It causes temporary paralysis to the body and the attacker may become confused and unbalanced. We have several stun guns offered for $15 -$25, the Runt and Lipstick models are some of the most popular.

So the Stun Gun Spec are:

  1. High-voltage
  2. Low amperage
  3. Must be physically applied.

The Taser® International website comes this information. “The TASER® CEW (conducted electrical weapon) pulsed output is meant to be a non- approach to rendering a violent person. The TASER®CEW pulses mimic the electrical signals used within the human body to communicate between the brain and the muscles. The TASER® CEW simulates the pulsed communications used within the nerves, and interferes with communication. TASER®CEW carry fine wires that connect to the target and deliver the TASER into the target’s neural network. These pulses delivered by the TASER® CEW overwhelm the normal nerve traffic, causing involuntary muscle contractions and impairment of motor skills.”

The Taser® gun shoots out two darts up to 15 feet away (for civilians) and as much as 30 feet away for law enforcement. The darts are attached to thin wires that conduct a low-voltage high amperage electrical charge.

The Taser® Specs are:

  1. High amperage
  2. Low voltage
  3. 15 foot range

The amperage, voltage and range are three of the major differences between a stun gun and a Taser®. The other major difference is: cost-some stun guns are available for less than $20. Our Tasers® range from $449.99 for the Pulse model with laser LED to $1,399 for the Taser® X2 Defender Kit.

For a variety of reasons Tasers® are used more by law enforcement personnel in the performance of their duties than stun guns. At last count there were more than 17,000 law enforcement agencies in the United States and in at least 11 foreign countries using Taser® guns.

One of the main reasons for this is the fact that tasers are nearly 100% effective. When a life is on the line as in law enforcement situations, a Taser® can save lives, both of suspects and officers.

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