Most effective when you need to have some distance between yourself and the person you are attempting to stun. The high voltage and extended reach of the stun baton combine to provide an effective weapon and a deterrent against attack.
By maintaining your distance, you have a tactical advantage in that they will have a hard time getting close to you. The sight and sound of your firing the stun baton in the air can be intimidating enough to an attacker and they may choose to go on to an easier target.
Stun Batons give you Extended Reach!
One thing to consider when carrying any self defense weapon is to protect the weapon from getting into the hands of your assailant. Our stun batons provide two advantages you have in preventing this from happening. The first is the wrist strap. By using the wrist strap attached to the stun baton, the baton cannot just be snatched out of your hands. It would have to be removed from your wrist in order to take possession of it.
The other advantage the stun baton offers is the electrifying charge down the sides of some models. Metal strips run down the length of the stun baton from the tip. The metal strips are just as capable of stunning your attacker as the two probes at the tip. By having the sides charged as well, this prevents the attacker from grabbing it as you're trying to stun him.
The length of the stun baton is another factor you should consider when purchasing one. You should consider the extra reach you'll need or want and also how comfortable it'll be to carry it. The holster will be invaluable when carrying for extended periods.
Prevention of dog attacks is one of the most common reasons people ask about when ordering a stun baton. Many are concerned that if their dog is engaged in a fight with another dog and they stun the other dog, will it also stun their dog? The answer is no. The stunning effect will not pass through one dog and into another. Stunners are designed to pump their energy into the muscle mass of the contact region only and not pass on to other regions or to another grounded source. So, your dog will not feel the effect of the stun baton if you make contact with the other dog.
These stun batons are a favorite among security guards because of their power and extended reach. Simply touch an assailant with the shock stick and press the trigger.
Many people have asked if electrified batons are a good choice for defending against attacking dogs. The feedback we get has always been positive for defending against dogs. Here is a story of someone who now carries one after he was attacked by a dog: Avoid a Dog Attack. If you have an experience, send us an email. We'd love to hear it.
These self defense devices can not be shipped to Hawaii, Michigan, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, or Connecticut.
*The voltages stated are claims made by the manufacturers of the devices and do not necessarily represent actual "real life" voltages produced by the stepping up of the power source through the use of the internal transformers.