Now that society is slowly becoming a breeding place for crimes and random attacks, there is nothing more important than being able to take care of ourselves and our family. To do that, you must be equipped with the knowledge on how to defend yourself in times of being attacked. Carrying self defense devices has proven to be one of the most effective methods of protecting yourself from attackers especially if you know how to efficiently use your chosen device.
A stun gun is a non-lethal, electroshock device that uses electricity to immobilize an attacker and temporarily incapacitate him. It works to disrupt the brain’s communication with the muscular and nervous system thus making muscles work all at the same time and at a state of confusion. When this happens, your attacker will lose his balance and control. He could drop to the ground and you can immediately flee and ask for help.
Stun gun is one of the most effective and easiest to use self defense items that you can carry everywhere you go, in accordance of course with your state laws. Street crimes are most common nowadays leaving victims dead or seriously injured and it does not and will not exclude you. With this device, you have the option to survive. When buying one, there are several factors you need to consider- the laws of your state regarding its use, the size of the gun, and the voltage, among others. Let’s talk about the voltage.
Most people would say that the higher the voltage, the most powerful your device will be. That is true in most cases. If a gun has a higher voltage, it can cause more immediate pain at the point of contact, and it can work a bit faster and quicker for subduing your attacker. Also, a higher voltage gun will emit a much superior and intimidating crackling sound that will scare off an attacker more often than not.
However, the voltage that a stun gun conveys is not essentially the most important aspect in whether or not a device is effective. An 80,000-volt gun can be just as effective as a 4.5 million volt gun, as long as you know how to properly use your device. Delivery is just as important (or even more important) than the voltage itself. Even if you have in your hand the highest voltage gun ever known to mankind, it will not generate a positive result if you do not know how to use it. To be effective, you need to know what part of the body is most vulnerable and will be most affected. Remember that a lower voltage device with a better manner of release may be more successful than the device with higher voltage aimed improperly.
Stun guns will work to your advantage if you know the concept behind it and its proper usage. Constant practice usually does the trick. And more importantly, do not panic. It would be very difficult especially if the element of surprise is used by the attacker, but you need not fear. After all, you have one of the best weapons on hand.