Defense Against Crime


How to choose between a Stun Gun and a Taser?

It’s National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month and I thought I’d discuss Stun Gun’s or Tasers.

Stun guns and Tasers are both in a category of products called electroshock self-defense products. An electroshock weapon is an incapacitate device used for subduing a person by administering electric shock aimed at disrupting superficial muscle functions. One type is a conductive energy device (CED), an electroshock gun popularly known by the brand name “Taser”, which fires projectiles that administer the shock through a thin, flexible wire. There are other electroshock weapons such as stun guns, stun batons, and electroshock belts administer an electric shock by direct contact

They are designed to incapacitate a person with an electric shock, and designed to be non-lethal, and provide a nonlethal alternative to deadly force such as hand guns. Their purpose is to protect you by allowing you to incapacitate your assailant long enough for you to get away, or get assistance from the police. It should be noted that in most cases that no long-lasting damage can occur to an assailant from either of these. There have been cases where people have died for being zapped by a Taser.

Stun Guns and Tasers are not the same. Nor is every stun gun equal. Entertainment venues such as TV shows or movies sometime interchange the two, probably because they are both considered stun devices for legal purposes and they are both effective that is pretty much where the similarities end.

By all estimates will over 15,000 law enforcement agencies throughout the United States and in several foreign countries use Tasers because there are effective at stopping a potential criminal without killing them.

Stun Guns unlike Tasers and their science fiction version have to physically touch your attacker to be effective. Simply touching an attacker with a stun gun or stun baton for three to seven seconds will deliver a high-voltage shock causing loss of balance and muscle control, confusion and disorientation bringing an attacker to his knees and making him incapable of further aggressive activity. You not only get a true sense of security, but the real peace of mind you deserve. and other retailers offer a large selection of self-defense products and the highest quality stun guns and stun batons models

Here are some of the major differences between Tasers and Stun Guns:

Taser is an acronym for a fictional weapon: Thomas A. Swift’s Electric Rifle. Taser is a registered trademark. It has prompted a back-formed verb to tase, which means “to use a Taser on”; however, to taser is also commonly used.

Someone struck by a Taser experiences stimulation of his or her sensory nerves and motor nerves, resulting in strong involuntary muscle contractions. Tasers do not rely only on pain compliance, except when used in Drive Stun mode, and are thus preferred by some law enforcement over non-Taser stun guns and other electronic control weapons.

  • The cost: Tasers can cost between $300.00 to $1000.00 and more depending on model and features. Alternatively Stun Gun can cost from 15 to $150.
  • Appearance: some Tasers are about the size of your hand; some are handgun sized. Stun Gun have different shapes and sized, ranging from the size of the palm your hand to large flashlights. Some Stun Guns are disguised as camera cell phones or small flashlights for added surprise and effectiveness.
  • Operation: Tasers disrupt the nervous and muscular system. Stun Guns disrupt only the nervous system. In addition a most Taser’s can only be fired once, and then reloaded. Stun Guns can be used as long as the power lasts, on as many people as necessary.
  • Distance: Tasers have an effective range up to 15 feet. Stun guns have to be applied directly to an assailant’s body.
  • Energy: a Taser uses 50,000 V with 18 watts of energy. Their little brothers can transmit up to 4.5 million volts with somewhere between seven and 14 W of energy. The wattage is what makes the difference.
  • Effectiveness: Tasers have been repeatedly tested and found to be more effective than a 9 mm hand in stopping power and are nearly 100% effective. Stun guns are on average 86% percent effective.
  • Deaths: There have been several reported deaths of people who have been shocked to death by Tasers. There have few if any reported deaths by Stun Guns.
  • Availability: Both Stun Guns and Tasers are available to civilians in almost every state. There are laws governing both. In some states licensing may be required. Again check your State Laws.

Those are the basic differences. The differences between them are important for you to know because they both save lives. The one you choose could save YOUR life is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable personal protection products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for yourself, your home or your business, buy our high quality discount personal protection products and arm yourself with the knowledge of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.


1 Comment

  1. Wow, what a great weapon both of them. They are best tool for self defense against criminal action. Thanks for sharing tips in choosing between stun gun and a taser. But for the sake for security, I wanted to have that both.


    Comment by Kevin Harris — 17/01/2011 @ 5:53 AM

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