Stun guns are not good defensive tools. Many people use the words “stun gun” and TASER interchangeably, but they are NOT interchangeable terms. Stun guns use electrical current to cause pain over a 1-2” area; the TASER uses barbs to create a path over 12” for neuromuscular incapacitation and overrides control of muscles. Stun guns are not good defensive tools and this shows a good example of why.
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I have a stun gun and when tested on my jeans it was diabolically effective. I immediately fell on the floor ! Obviously, John has never tested a stun gun on him and he should. The most efficient ones have more than 1mA (milliampere). Under 0.5mA they are useless.
However, you have to be careful to buy one with non-rechargeable batteries. The stun gun the woman used in the video may have been discharged, something that easily happens with rechargeable batteries.
They are generally garbage. All of them except actual TASERs and even those aren’t close to 100% effective. Not even close. Yes, I have tested them. If you think they are terribly effective why doesn’t law enforcement or any major instructor use or endorse them?
Number one...She admitted that she didn't push the button correctly and basically missed missed his hand. Number Two. He saw and was frightened that she was trying to stun him and he actually backed off and wanted to get the Hell out of there as fast as he could. So any way you want to slice it....The stun gun actually deterred her from a full on assault and did the job.
Taser isn't much better, you only have ONE shot......and they are Known to fail....you could have a malfunction, or probes might not connect....person could have many layers of clothes....NOT going to be effective. It's great in "specific" scenarios, but not all the time....honestly just better off with a Knife or Pepper Spray.....or Gun.
It's a good deterrent against idiots trying to rough you up at a sports bar.......but It's terrible during a stand-off.....because someone can just Sucker Punch you.....game over. People don't realize how hard it is to "touch" someone with a stun gun...because people are VERY fast in the real world....it's basically a game of speed....same thing with a fist fight, it's NOT whos stronger....it's who is Faster. The advantage a stun gun has, is the element of surprise ONCE you are grabbed or in close quarters and someone's locked onto you.......but it might be too late anyways.
This scenario wasn't about how ineffective a stun gun is in a self defense situation, but rather how ineffective a stun gun is in this "partticular" situation in the hands of a person that possibly hasn't trained enough or wasn't comfortable enough to use it as it was intended. A firearm would be just as ineffective if the same relative variables were present.
Stun guns are certainly not perfect or ideal for every self defense scenario but they do have their place and are better than nothing.
I wouldn't recommend a stun gun where a firearm would be more effective but I may not favor a pistol in certain self defense situations either.
I've seen a few of your videos where the victim that defended himself just happened to get lucky. A firearm wouldn't have made much of a difference of the bad guy would have common sense.
i dont think there good for self defense either. some better than your hands.. maybe? but it doest help that shes a moron 😂 i mean in a combat sense. apologies.
but i do respect her standing up as well. stupid and dangerous.. but fuck she got lucky, real lucky and he had a hard time from the looks of it?
I think in my opinion that stunguns to work because it didn’t work on her because it saved her life who cares about money it’s saved her life and that’s all it matters not to protect everything just her life so don’t be saying that they don’t work when they do because I saved her life, and I’m just 10 years old and that man is like 50 years old come on come on now be smarter!!!! Like if you agree that a life is more valuable than money 👍
I have sold a lot of stun guns. They are not nearly as useful as a firearm or a good pepper spray, but they beat nothing. The main thing that makes them effective, however, is they are scary. They do not knock someone out. They can only, at best, put someone down for a short time, hopefully long enough for you to get away.
They do impede muscle function, but only in the local area that they hit, and it also the quality of the stun gun matters too.
In the hand like that is not going to do much even if it did work. He would had gotten a zap, went OUCH while pulling his hand away, and then been angry. It would be the same as if you got a shock from an exposed light fixture. You need a main body area hit to do anything effective.
In college we used to sneak up and use a stun gun if you didn't do your dishes. Let's just say people did the dishes. It's slightly painful but I agree, it's hardly disabling. It's far more psychological than physically effective.
Not much for comments but I deliver beer there on Mondays and it happens a few hours after I left. The store is in a location known to have issues, high rate of crime in the area she did say to the Des Moines register "ain't nobody gonna bang me down"
She’s not very smart in my opinion. Just give the idiot the money. There can’t be more than a grand in that register...definitely not worth your life. If you’re gonna resist, make sure you’re capable and equipped to do so. This lady sure as hell couldn’t put up any kind of a fight.
Tasers are stun guns, but not all stun guns are Tasers. Tasers can be used in distant self defense by firing two small dart-like electrodes, which stay connected to the main unit by conductors, to deliver electric current to disrupt voluntary control of muscles causing "neuromuscular incapacitation. It can also be used as a contact stun gun while loaded and without firing (must come into contact with the other person to deliver the stun). Tasers are more expensive than contact stun guns alone, but hey, I bought a contact stun gun and pepper spray on one device at http://www.beststungun.com/. I can say stun guns are useful self-defense tools if you know how and when to use it to your advantage just like any other tools. It is important to note that stun guns are designed to allow the users buy some time to stay away from trouble. The lady in the video appears she has no plan to run for safety. She should not have used the stun gun in the first place. If that lady hit the face of the guy with her stun gun, then the guy might be distracted for several seconds, enough time to run for safety. If you have nowhere to run, why use the stun gun? A stun gun can help the user gain advantage in a fight as well, but running to safety after using the stun gun is still the best option.
I do not agree that a stun gun is a worthless tool. I believe tools should always be evaluated on a situational basis. In this situation, a stun gun would not be very effective. When dealing with a less than lethal close quarters threat, a stun gun can be very effective if you are trained how to use it properly. Not every threat we encounter will be a deadly threat, so we must prepare for the non-deadly threats as well. In a liberal controlled victim disarmament zone, a stun gun might be your only choice of physical tools.
What is the use of a silent alarm? Why not make it extremely loud and make the place into a Christmas tree with lights blinking everywhere? Wouldn't THAT make the robbers get the hell out of there fast? Silent alarms are just there so that the cops can get an arrest, it doesn't help you!
Tasers are pretty much the same, really. They talk up the "neurological pulses" scifi garbage, but the reality is that many people aren't bothered by them all that much. Same as with shock batons and stun guns. You should look at the clip where the kid was hit by three tasers, and didn't seem to care.