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Stun Guns VS Taser Guns: Which One Is Better?

Dec 25, 2007
Taser guns or stun guns, which one is better? This is a burning question that many consumers ask when they are looking for the right self defense weapon to use for protection.

In my opinion, this is a very good question, and its one that many people have their own pre-notions about. Obviously, both stun guns and taser guns are extremely effective self defense weapons. Yet, there is definitely a distinct difference between both weapons, and both have their up and down sides to ownership. So, in this article we are going to give you the real deal no-holds-barred truth about both Tasers and Stun Guns.

First, I think we should start with stun guns. You see, most people do not really know much about what they are or how they work, which leads to many myths surrounding its overall effectiveness and use.

What is a Stun Gun?

A stun gun is an electrical self-defense device that uses high voltage to stop an attacker. Touching a person with the prongs on the stun gun quickly immobilizes the attacker. However, because the amperage is very low, no serious or permanent injury is inflicted.

The Pros of Having A Stun Gun

When it comes to close range weapons, there are very few that can add up to the stun gun. The stun gun has the ability to put a person down quick and efficiently. More importantly, the current is one way which means that only the attacker can get shocked and not you. Even if the attacker touches you, and even if you are in a puddle of water, you never have to worry about the current coming back to stun you.

The Cons Of Having A Stun Guns

Stun guns do not have any far range capabilities. A person has to be with arms length in order to be able to use it. However, if someone were to grab you and try to take something from you or force you into a car its excellent.

What is a Taser Gun?
Taser guns are a gun-like electrical self defense device. Like a gun it contains a handle and trigger. Upon firing, compressed nitrogen projects two Taser probes 15 feet at a speed of 135 feet per second. An electrical signal transmits throughout the region where the probes make contact with the body or clothing.

The result of a taser gun shot is an instant loss of the attackers neuromuscular control and any ability to perform coordinated action. Plus an added power bursts from the device ensures that the nervous system of the target does not recover instantly to allow him to remove the probes. The follow-on bursts disrupt the process of re-equilibration of the nervous system. While the target is disabled, the user can place the device on the ground and escape.

The Pros Of Having A Taser Gun

When it comes to self defense weapons, there really is none better. In fact, they are one of the most used self defense devices by law enforcement.

Firstly, taser guns have both long and short range. With a taser gun, you can shoot an attacker form a distance. However, if the attacker comes in at close range, you can still use the taser gun as a stun gun.

Secondly, a taser gun has more wattage than a stun gun which gives it more stunning capability. In fact, according to law enforcement, taser guns have the most wattage possible that can shock the human body without causing permanent damage. Taser guns also hold a 95% efficiency rating, which is even better than firearms.

The Cons Of Having A Taser Gun

If there were any con to this weapon, it would probably be the price. Your average taser gun can run you in the area of anywhere form $400-$600. However, a taser gun will probably run cheaper than your average hand gun. Plus you can get one in most areas without a hand gun license.

So Which One Is Better?

When it comes to overall capability and overall effectiveness, the winner would have to be the taser gun. But dont put stun guns down for the count, for a fraction of the cost of a taser, stun guns are self defense weapons with a proven track record for putting bad guys down for the count. In our opinion, you cant go wrong with either one.
About the Author
Nerode Abraham is a martial arts enthusiast, and has done extensive research on the area of self defense weaponry. You can find out more and purchase self defense products including M18 taser guns at Nerodes Website.
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