Difference Between Stun Guns and Tasers

Monday, July 4, 2011
posted by SmartStun 12:51 PM

Many people aren’t aware that there is a difference between stun guns and tasers, but there is.  Stun guns are self defense weapons that require direct contact between the stun gun and the target to deliver an electric shock causing them to fall to the ground.  TASERs are self defense weapons that actually shoot wired electrodes up to 15′ to reach the target, then deliver a similar shock and similar disarming effect.

So, when you’re looking for stun guns and tasers, be sure to consider which type might be the best for you.  Some people definitely want the type that shoot giving them a safe distance.  Others, either due to budget or just overall preference, prefer to have a direct contact type that they jam into someone’s body.  An actual stun gun is generally more effective if someone is immediately upon you and their arms are wrapped around your or they are very close.  Sometimes, its hard to get TASER out quickly enough, aim it and fire.  They’re both great weapons.  Just be sure to get what you feel will best protect you.


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