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Stun Guns Don't Work!

Updated on October 13, 2010

Pain producer only

 First off I am the type of person that needs proof if something works in order to have full confidence in that product etc, especially when it comes to self defense because you may only get one chance.

I thought stun guns were the ultimate weapon.  They were small, powerful, non lethal but very effective after a few seconds of touching someone but the fact is they are being way overhyped and falsely advertised.  Every site that sells them will tell you that after so many seconds that pain, disorientation, muscle spasms etc will occur giving you time to escape, this may be true with a taser but not a stun gun.  Don't get me wrong a stun gun will hurt bad and even leave an electrical burn if held long enough but pain will be the only effect, there will be no disorientation.  If you talk to law enforcement officers that have tried them they will tell you that it feels like a mean pinch and really makes you mad receiving it, making the assailant more dangerous instead of immobile.

The only way to satisfy your curiosity is to stun yourself or have someone do it to you.  I've used a 1,000,000V StunMaster for a few seconds and it hurts really bad but nothing else and the pain subsides as soon as you release.  If these were advertised as a pain causing device then I would have no problem but I fear that people are going to have a false sense of protection if they ever use one.  There are tons of videos on YOUTUBE by idiots stunning themselves and leaving marks but the only ones that hit the floor are the overly dramatic low pain tolerant types.  You fear it is going to be bad, you get all nervous and you react to the pain in different ways.

Tasers are very effective because the probes are shot out and embed under the skin and they do affect the muscles but most are large and not very practical in my opinion, plus 300.00 for one shot and then its done, I hope you hit the right area?

I wish something small and practical would come out that was nonlethal and really worked.  So far the closest thing I've seen is the MACE PEPPERGUN.  It shoots a 15 ft pressure stream of OC and has multiple shots as well as replaceable pepper cartridges.  The size is a little big but will still fit in your pocket, it also has a safety switch so you don't misfire.

I still can't see how companies can keep advertising stun guns and making false claims of what they do.  At most they are an intimidating "shock" toy to harass your friends with.

I can only speak that it didn't work on me so I have no faith in it working effectively on anyone else.  Try them and see.....


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    • strkngfang profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thanks, I appreciate it. I still can't see why there isn't false advertising law suits? I fell for this twice??

    • L.L. Woodard profile image

      L.L. Woodard 

      6 years ago from Oklahoma City

      I'm happy to have read this information. Can't see using something that may only make an assailant even nastier than s/he was to begin with. It is regrettable that the ads for stun guns are so misleading.

      Voted up and SHARED.

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      Officer John 

      7 years ago

      I absolutelly agree. I have tried many types of stun guns on myself, from 300k to 6.8 mil and they all hurt, but are incapable of taking me to the ground

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      Bryce Jackson 

      8 years ago

      I think it really depends on the person and the type of stun gun that you are using. Since there are different strengths some are going to perform better than others. The same goes with pepper spray. You can get something as small as a lipstick or a larger one with more power, such as the one you were describing. In the end, no matter if you purchase a gun, taser, or mace, it is important to make sure that you know how to use it properly.

    • strkngfang profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      thanks. What did you use & where at on your body, just curious??

    • dkrainwater profile image


      8 years ago from Sheridan, Wyoming

      Good hub, I have had a different experience. I could not move for over three minutes after I stunned myself.


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