How to Use a Stun Gun

Do you want Peace of Mind in our troubled times? Do you walk by yourself maybe late at night in questionable neighborhoods? A Stun Gun may be just the thing you need to give you the edge should you be confronted by an attacker on the street.

A Stun Gun is a great choice as a personal defense weapon but does require a bit of work on your part to make sure you are familiar with how to use it. Here are just some basic techniques you can use to prepare yourself in the event you need to use your Stun Gun.

Testing a Stun Gun

Test Fire Your Stun Gun BEFORE You Need It. When you deploy your Stun Gun, be certain that no part of your body or hand is anywhere near the contact probes. Do not allow you off hand (The hand not holding the Stun Gun) to extend past the contact points of the gun. Making a mistake here may result in you shocking yourself and placing yourself in greater danger of hitting yourself with a shock instead of your target.

Depress the switch or trigger, and it will send a charge firing across the front of the gun between its test probes. The gun will keep firing as long as you are pressing the switch. It will stop firing and return to normal position when you let go.   The sight and sound of the electric arc will be frightening to you if you have never seen one before.  This effect is equally unsettling to an attacker.

See The Effects – Zap a Piece of Metal

You are going to want to discharge the gun as a test and to make sure it is fully functional. You can accomplish this by touching the contact probes on the gun to a piece of metal. When you see a spark discharge from the gun, you will know it is then safe and you can return it to wherever it is you carry it. If you forget to discharge the gun, you could inadvertently receive a shock if you accidentally touch the contact probes.

Keep Your Stun Gun in an Accessible Location

Make sure your stun gun is in an accessible location within your pocketbook, briefcase or on your person. This will ensure quick and unrestricted access if you need it. A stun gun does not fire bullets and is designed as a close combat weapon. All this means is that it needs to be placed in actual  contact with an assailant. Any point of contact on an attacker will work but some of the more ideal locations would be their hip, thigh, shoulders, back and just under the rib cage.

There are many sensitive nerve endings at these spots making the “hit” more effective by allowing the stun gun to work on the whole body. The gun will still be effective if it touches other parts of the body, such as a leg or an arm, but it will not deliver the same devastating  stun effect you might see with one of the prime locations. A good  general rule to remember is to aim for the torso. Avoid placing your device in contact with the assailants head or face if at all possible. Hold the gun up against your attacker only for as long as it takes to incapacitate them and give you time to escape. This should be from about 1 to 5 seconds.

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