How to Use an Electric Taser to Protect Yourself
An electric taser is the ideal, non-lethal, weapon to carry for self-defense.
In this article, we’ll dispel some popular misconceptions and show you how to properly use these powerful electroshock weapons to protect yourself and your loved ones.
The Principle Behind Electroshock Weapons
First, what does it do?
Electric tasers work by delivering a high-voltage, low-current electrical discharge into the body of an assailant, overwhelming the muscle-triggering mechanisms of their body. The shock is painful and can paralyze the assailant, but the electric taser as a non-lethal weapon is generally considered safe.
Electric Taser? Stun Gun? A Shocking Difference!
Many people confuse the terminology surrounding non-lethal electric weapons. Tasers and stun guns come in all shapes and sizes, from tiny handheld stun guns and ingeniously camouflaged guns specially made for women, to law enforcement-grade taser weapons.
But what’s the difference?
Basically, stun guns are handheld devices designed to deliver a paralyzing electric shock in close contact, while tasers can fire a thin, flexible wire through which to deliver the shock at a distance. Tasers without a cartridge can still function as regular stun guns, so they generally give you more usability but can be harder to carry around and conceal.
Electric Tasers Are Still Weapons
While electric tasers and stun guns are generally safe, they can stop the heart of people with heart problems, and misusing tasers has caused several issues in the past, even among law enforcement officers. Take out your electric taser only when you mean to use it, and remember that you can use the ‘warning arc’ sparks to deter aggressors from even approaching.
Tips on Effective Electric Taser Use
Here are some quick and easy tips to make the most of your electroshock weapon:
- If you’re planning to use a projectile-based stun gun, make sure to practice your aim so you can actually hit your target!
- It pays to familiarize yourself with your particular stun gun. Learn the grip, understand how to fire it, how to engage and disengage the safety, and generally how it works. It may save you one day.
- Remember to make contact with your target first before pressing the button, unless you are trying to intimidate them with warning arc sparks.
- Keep in mind that your taser is battery-powered and it will run out if you overuse the warning arc.
- Your electric taser is completely safe for you, even if it sparks millions of volts next to your hand.
- If you decide to take your taser with you, make sure it’s accessible. No point in packing it at the bottom of your backpack, or stuffing it underneath clothes. You need to be able to take it out in a couple of seconds, so plan accordingly.
- The best defense is to avoid confrontation altogether.
- Needless to say, keep your stun gun away from children!
Self-defense can mean many things, but above all, it’s a way to give you peace of mind. By correctly using your electric taser, you can live a safer, less stressed life.
And if you need to purchase electric tasers and other self defense weapons, we've got you covered.
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