Stun Guns - What are they?
A stun gun is a hand held, electrical self defense device that uses high voltage to stop an attacker. Touching a person with the prongs on the gun quickly immobilizes the attacker by causing intense pain and loss of muscle control. However, because the amperage is very low, no serious or permanent injury is inflicted. They are used by police departments, security agencies, and individuals desiring protection against attack. They have been proven to be an excellent defensive device as they have incredible stopping power and yet remain non-lethal. Typically they range from 800 000 to 3 MILLION Volts and with constant research and development are getting more powerful every day.
Are stun guns legal?
Stun Guns are not illegal in South Africa as they have no perminant effect and can not cause death or serious injury.
What are the effects of a stungun?
The stun gun is designed to key into the nervous system. It dumps its energy into the muscles at a high pulse frequency that makes the muscles work very rapidly, but not very efficiently. This rapid work cycle depletes blood sugar by converting it into lactic acid all in just seconds. The resulting energy loss makes it difficult to move and function. At the same time, the tiny neurological impulses that travel throughout the body to direct muscle movement are interrupted. This causes disorientation and loss of balance, leaving the attacker in a passive and confused condition for several minutes. Still there is no significant effect on the heart and other organs.
1 second contact - will repel and startle the attacker, giving intense pain and muscle contraction.
1 to 2 seconds - will cause intense pain, muscle spasms and a dazed mental state, this may drop the attacker to the ground.
3 or more seconds - will cause intense pain, loss of balance, loss of muscle control, mental confusion and disorientation. Generally any charge over three seconds will cause the aggressor to fall to the ground. The aggressor will be unable to recover for several minutes and effects may last for 10 to 15 minutes.
Will a stun gun work on those under the influence?
Yes! Stun guns do indeed work even on those under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.
If the aggressor is touching me will I be zapped?
No! Even if the aggressor is physically touching you when you fire the stun gun into them you can not suffer from a charge back!
Will a stun gun work through clothing?
Absolutely. Stun guns are designed to be 100% effective even through typical clothing.
Can a stun gun be fired multiple times?
Yes. With a fresh charge a stun gun can be fired many, many times. This makes a stun gun an excellent choice for defending yourself against multiple assailants.
What difference does the voltage make?
The higher the voltage, the more powerful the shock and the quicker the attacker is immobilized. The higher the voltage, the less time you have to contact the assailant to immobilize them.
Are stun guns safe to use?
Both medical and scientific communities have determined that stun guns are completely safe because they cause no permanent damage to the attacker. In fact, they have no effect on involuntary muscles such as the heart and lungs. Stun Guns will not permanently harm someone with a pacemaker.
What if a child gets their hands on it?
A Stun Gun is much safer to have in your home than a gun. If the device is touched to the body and the button depressed, the muscles go limp in one millisecond (1/1000ths of a second), so that the button is instantly released. Nevertheless, we highly recommend that you take all necessary precautions to insure that it does not get into the hands of a child. Stun Guns are NOT TOYS, they are highly effective self defense devices that should be taken seriously.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO FEEL SAFE!
Our Stun Guns division was born from a need for South African's to defend themselves, as government was making it harder and harder for law abiding citizens to do just that. Through extensive research and development and assistance of the CSIR we developed the very first commercially affordable unit more than 14 years ago.
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