We Know: How to Buy a Stun Gun
Why buy a stun gun?
Most people choose to own a stun gun for personal protection, particularly when it's not legal for them to carry a concealed firearm or they're uncomfortable using a gun. Many law enforcement agencies use stun guns and rely on them as an alternative to shooting someone. A stun gun can disable an attacker without seriously hurting them, as opposed to the affects of being shot with a bullet from a standard gun. In some states and cities, the possession of a stun gun is prohibited or restricted, so check the law prior to purchasing a stun gun.
How many volts are enough to disable an attacker?
This depends on several factors, including the thickness of the attacker's clothing, whether they're under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or are experiencing a psychotic episode. In general, a minimum of 180,000 volts is recommended, but to increase your chances of success and to take an attacker down more quickly, more volts are better.
Most stun guns are powered by 9-volt batteries, and depending on the voltage they generate, will require from one to three batteries each. A few models use rechargeable batteries.
Stun Gun Models
Depending on your need and preference, there are a variety of stun gun models to choose from, including: