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Get’em While they Last: Runt Stun Guns

Sunday, November 3, 2013
posted by SmartStun 7:38 AM

Not good news, here, today.  The manufacturer of the Truly Great Runt Stun Gun is retiring the current model and replacing it with a higher voltage, but very cheap newer model.  The newer model is a 10 million volt model, which may sound impressive, is truly NOT.

Runt Stun GunFirst, the new model is less expensive.  So, if something is better, how can it be less expensive?  Cheaper quality components.  And, that’s exactly what we find when we first hold the unit.  The first thing we touch is the on/off switch and it feels cheap.  The overall feel of the stun gun is also cheap.  This leads one to believe that the components inside are also cheap.  Is that really what you want when you find yourself face to face with a bad situation?

Second, the increased voltage means decreased amperage.  We’ve always sung the praises of the Runt as being the second highest amperage stun gun on the market, second only to the Barracuda BC37.  And, as we’ve always preached, amperage is what does the stopping of an attacker.  Amperage is what is delivered (by voltage) into the muscles causing the spasms.  Electric laws dictate that as you increase the voltage, you will DECREASE the amperage; its just a simple fact.  So, the new Runt Stun Gun having 10 Million volts, while it sounds impressive, is truly a step backwards in crime prevention.  Again, we ask, is this really what you want?


Fortunately, we have bought a large shipment of the Runt 4.5 Million Volt Rechargeable stun guns for our customers.  However, they won’t last forever, so don’t delay.

– by E Harris

– by SmartStun Stun Guns

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Ruger Stun Guns

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
posted by SmartStun 3:22 PM

I just received notice that Ruger has gotten a stun gun manufacturer to make stun guns and utilize the Ruger Ruger Stun GUnsname.  Thus, Ruger Stun Guns have been born!  They are not yet available for shipping and I’m awaiting the actual dates of availability.  But, it should be merely weeks and certainly in time for the 2013 Christmas Season.  Boy, talk about wanting to get a great 2013 Christmas Gift Idea!

Give somebody a Ruger Stun Gun.  That just sounds cool!

We’ll have more info available on our site as we get more info from the manufacturer.  As always, we’ll test them out before we begin selling them.  So, you’ll know if you see them available on SmartStun, they are worth having.

-by E Harris

-by SmartStun Stun Guns

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Which Stun Gun to Get?

Saturday, July 6, 2013
posted by SmartStun 7:46 AM

Oftentimes, people ask us which stun gun they should get.  And, this is a reasonable question to ask.  However, the answer is not always so simple.  There are several factors that have to be taken into account.

Primarily, someone will need to consider what style and shape of stun gun to get that they will be able to carry and use effectively.  Some like mini stun guns because they are small and some like batons as they offer a reach, especially towards an aggressive, attacking dog.

But, one thing that will always need to be achieved, is to obtain a stun gun that has high amperage.  3 milliamps is pretty much the average for good quality stun guns and this is generally sufficient.  However, the Barracuda line of stun guns delivers 4.5 milliamps, a full 50% increase over most.

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Stun Gun Sales Increasing

Saturday, June 1, 2013
posted by SmartStun 9:03 AM

I don’t think it’ll come as any surprise that sales of all self defense weapons are skyrocketing.  With how bad the economy is  and with how bad crime has gotten in most major US cities, people are having to take drastic measures to protect themselves.  And, because of this, stun gun sales are increasing in almost every category.

That’s right, stun gun sales to California, Texas, Colorado, Washington, Florida, even many of the the smaller states are going off the charts.  They’re easy to carry, yet highly effective.  And, they’re generally quite affordable.  One customer called last week and ordered a 4 pack of Barracuda Stun Guns, one for each member of their family.  They were in St Petersburg, Florida.  And, another couple ordered 2 taser guns.  They lived in Spartanburg, South Carolina.stun gun knuckles

So, yes, even in the heartlands of Kansas and Oklahoma, people are taking  up whatever means necessary to protect themselves.  We’ve had a rash of orders from the Midwest.  It seems that stun batons are probably the single most common type of product being ordered, but truly, almost all models and styles of these weapons are getting attention and getting ordered.

– by E Harris

– by SmartStun Stun Guns


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A Stun Gun For Protection

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
posted by SmartStun 4:34 PM

One of the best and most popular forms of self defense weapons these days is a stun gun.  They’re lightweight and compact, making them easy to keep them with you when you’re face to face with trouble.  This is one advantage.

Secondly, while there are certainly many cheap chinese models on the market selling for $10 or $20, there are still many great models.  For instance, a Barracuda Stun Gun called the BC37, has almost a “cult” following for how strong it is.  Its known for its high voltage, but more importantly, its incredibly high amperage at 4.5 milliamps of current.  Most makers won’t tell you that its the curren that actually does the “Stopping”.

Regardless of which model you choose, just knowing that you have a very potent form of self defense in your purse, on your belt or in your pocket can certainly make that night out just a little more relaxing.  Never, though, let you guard down.


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Stun Guns in America

Thursday, March 28, 2013
posted by SmartStun 6:38 AM

Here is some basic info that I surmised.  This is not a scientific study, simply an estimation based on my personal knowledge:

We sell, on average, approximately 300 stun guns per month.  And, while most stun guns are probably bought online throughout America, many big box retailers, sell stun guns.  I cannot surmise the volume that these big box retailers might be selling throughout the country, but I’m sure its significant.  Back to online sale, though, while we are one of the higher volume retailers online, there are so many, easily hundreds of, if not thousands of, websites selling stun guns that the monthly numbers of units sold online has to be substantial and I’d say realistically, the monthly number would exceed 10,000/month and quite possibly, much higher.  Again, this is only for online sales.

As for Taser Guns, due to the price point of these weapons, we sell far fewer, roughly 10-20 per month.  These items are also sold by big box retailers as well as at local gun shows throughout the country, as well as, directly by Taser International.  Not including the brick and mortar retailers, nor those sold by Taser Int’l, carrying out the same numbers, I’d say, easily the number of Taser brand guns sold monthly by online retailers is well over 2-3000 units per month.  The brand recognition here is quite strong and this number is most likely double or greater than what I’m estimating.  But, also, Taser Int’l is a big online retailer of their products and I’m quite sure their numbers are significant.

My numbers also do not include any units being sold on Amazon or Ebay as I have no way of even guessing at what those volumes could be.

Since these items have been being sold for years, I’m sure there are millions of stun guns and taser guns being carried for protection in America today.

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Santa brings a TASER M26

Saturday, December 1, 2012
posted by SmartStun 4:36 PM

taser m26What could be more personal than providing a loved one with a special piece of self defense for Christmas?  Giving the gift of a TASER or Stun Gun might just be what Santa ordered.

The economy is blasted.  Many cities are seeing what we knew was coming:  high unemployment causing high crime rates.  Even, police departments are cutting law enforcement personnel positions and some are closing down the entire department.  Cities are running out of cash and so are people.  Crime is at an all time high.  A TASER M26 or some other stun gun or pepper gun might just be what saves your child’s life, your husband’s life or your wife’s life.  Personal crime, like muggings and thefts are skyrocketing, but so are rapes and such.  No one is safe.

I read a headling on a major website today saying “City warns residents to lock doors and load guns and Police Department is Closing”.  Its about to get really crazy.  Don’t delay.  Arm yourself today!


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A Stun Gun for Christmas

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
posted by SmartStun 2:56 PM

The Christmas Holidays are nearing and its time to start thinking about what to buy for your loved ones.  It seems each year it gets Stun Gunharder and harder to think of something for most people.  One thing they’re probably not expecting is a Stun Gun.  What better to give someone you love than the security of a self defense weapon?

Many people are saying that the years ahead are going to be quite difficult for the United States.  High unemployment and underemployment, expected high inflation and just a sincere lack of hope is expected to cause riots and a severe increase in crime.  Rapes, murders, burglaries and muggings are all already going sky high in many metropolitan areas.  And, most experts agree, the tough times are only beginning.  A Stun Gun may be just the perfect weapon for self defense.  They aren’t lethal, so most users feel relatively “at ease” in picking them up and getting familiar with them.  A handgun, while very effective, frightens many would be users.  And, so, in that case, they aren’t necessarily effective.

But a stun gun, pepper spray or Taser gun might just be the best present Santa could bring.  Even Santa is looking far and wide for new gifts and he loves to supply him with all the necessary weapons to protect Rudolph and Dancer and Prancer as he goes around the world on that one night a year.  In towns and cities and rural countryside all around the world, people are trying to get at him and steal and rob and beat him for what he’s got in the bag.  But, now, thanks to SmartStun, he’s ready with Real Self Defense.

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Which Stun Gun do I Carry?

Saturday, October 20, 2012
posted by SmartStun 11:55 AM

best stun gunAfter months and years of writing about stun guns, it stands to reason that at some point, I should identify which stun gun I carry, as it most likely is what I consider to be the best, right?  Well, here it is:

I carry the Barracuda BC37 because I believe it to be the best stun gun, bar none.  What makes it so great?  Well, its not just the high voltage.  Many stun guns out there are pushing high voltages.  And, yes, voltage is somewhat important.  But, its not the most important aspect of a these self defense weapons.   Think of voltage as the “PUSH” behind the stun.  That is what delivers the stun to its target.  But, what if what is being delivered is not enough to stun someone?  Well, that’s exactly the case with most super high voltage models.

You see, amperage is what actually “STUNS” someone.  And, amperage is what the voltage delivers.  The amperage penetrates into muscles and causes them to spasm and fatigue and give out.  A higher amperage means a quicker fatigue.  And, all Barracuda Stun Guns deliver the same amperage.  They all deliver approximately 4.5 milliamps of current.  Most other “good” stun guns deliver about 3 milliamps.  And, many models, especially the stupidly high 5 million, 7 million, 10 million volt models deliver far less.

Here’s why:  voltage and amperage comes from the battery of the unit.  And, the available power of a battery is fixed.  If you increase voltage, than, the laws of electricity require that the amperage has to be reduced.  So, a super high voltage generally means lower amperage.  So, how does Barracuda deliver high voltage and high amperage?  They have twice the battery cells.  Most models work off of 9v batteries or a double cell of built in rechargeable batteries.  Barracuda is the only brand that uses 4 cells of batteries built into their models.  And what makes this even better is that the larger battery pack not only delivers more power, but also allows for a much longer battery life.  This is why Barracuda backs their models with a 5 year warranty that EVEN COVERS THE BUILT IN BATTERY!

So, all this is why the Barracuda BC37 is the Best Stun Gun in my book!

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012
posted by SmartStun 8:57 AM

The Benefits Of The Taser C2

By: Rick Saxby

I believe I feel the same way about shooting someone in a real self defense situation as the majority of people in America would feel today. It should be a last resort. There are also many people who would like to defend themselves against an attacker without taking a life and owning a firearm is out of the question for them. Whether you own a firearm for self defense or you would never even dream of owning one, the Taser C2 is the perfect non-lethal self defense weapon.

There are lots of options when it comes to lethal and non-lethal self defense today. Some of the non-lethal options that come to mind are pepper sprays, expandable batons and stun guns. They are all great weapons and very effective but batons and stun guns are more extreme close quarters combat weapons. Using a baton is a very effective method of self defense but you have to allow your attacker to get right next to you, putting you at risk for injury. Stun guns also have this problem. Pepper spray puts distance between you and the attacker but it can blow back at you in windy environments and sometimes people are so drunk or enraged that they don’t respond to the pain of pepper spray.

Again, pepper spray, the expandable baton and stun guns all have their place on your tool belt and are great options by themselves (they all have earned good reputations throughout the years) but they, like every weapon, have downsides. The Taser C2 isn’t a hundred percent effective either, neither is a gun for that matter, but police departments have been using the Taser X26 version with outstanding results. Don’t think you have to have an X26 police version instead of the Taser C2 either. The truth is as a civilian or undercover cop you would probably want the C2 because of its compactness verses the bulky size of the X26. The only difference between the two is the X26 can shoot to about twenty five feet and shocks in five to ten second bursts so cops can handcuff the suspect. The C2 shocks in a thirty second burst and shoots up to fifteen feet which requires less wire coiled up in the cartridge, hence its smaller compact size (it only weighs 8.2 ounces). It is so small that people actually can carry them comfortably in their front pockets. There are also holsters specifically made for the C2 if your pockets are full.

The great thing about the Taser C2 is that, unlike other non-lethal self defense weapons, it isn’t reliant on pain compliance. The C2 shoots two probes at a distance of fifteen feet and administers something called neural muscular incapacitation to your attacker. These probes can go through two inches of clothing and they don’t even have to touch the skin in order to administer the shock. Again, this doesn’t have anything to do with pain, it works by interfering with a person’s sensory and motor functions.

It works because the entire human body runs on electricity, that includes sensory and motor functions. Sensory functions include temperature and touch and motor commands include muscle movements, even involuntary ones. The C2 works by disrupting the messages sent from your brain to your body essentially making your attacker temporarily paralyzed. It does’t even matter if he’s drunk or a raging lunatic who doesn’t feel pain, he’s going down.

The taser is a great non-lethal self defense weapon because it allows you to keep distance between you and your attacker with its fifteen foot reach. It also has a laser to give you great accuracy which also acts as a great deterrence to any would-be attackers. When you actually do shoot someone, two harpoon-type probes shoot out and imbed into the assailant’s flesh. Thirty seconds of shaped pulse energy bursts follow, allowing you to drop the taser and have the thirty seconds to run away. Don’t worry about leaving it behind because each Taser C2 comes with a lifetime warranty. If you do use the C2 in a self defense situation and file a police report, just send a copy of the police report to the Taser company and you will receive another Taser C2 free of charge. Also, once you shoot the C2 you can easily take out the cartridge and it becomes a pain compliance stun gun.

Believe it or not, it is actually “more legal” for civilians to carry than police batons are in most places because it’s not even considered a firearm by the ATF. It’s also very easy to operate, just aim with the laser and push a button. The C2 has a long lasting battery, lasting up to fifty, thirty second fires. The power cell is very good; it’s very shock resistant and well made. So if you are thinking of adding another non-lethal self defense weapon to your arsenal, you should consider the Taser C2, quite possibly the gold standard of non-lethal self defense weapons.



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