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So Many Stun Guns….Which One to Get?

Thursday, September 5, 2013
posted by SmartStun 11:15 AM

There’s no denying, there are a lot of models of stun guns available.  So, which one should you get?  I mean, which one is not going to be a piece of junk?  Which one will work and actually put somebody back away from me?

Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to the question.  But, lets first start by acknowledging that there are many pieces of junk.  Let it be said that virtually any stun gun with more than 5 million volts of electricity IS junk.

Simple electrical rule:  watts (total power) = volts x amps

So, what does this mean?  The battery can only generate so much power (watts).  So, as voltage of a stun gun increases, amperage HAS TO GO DOWN.  High voltage equals relatively Low amperage.  Basic electrical rule.  So, the super high voltage models, do not generate much amperage.

What’s amperage, you say?  Well, let me start by stating what Voltage is:  Voltage is the “push” behind the electricity.  High voltage is needed to penetrate thick clothing. But, voltage DOES NOT stop anyone.  Voltage delivers the electrical current.  And, its the electrical current, another word for amperage, that actually stops someone.  Voltage delivers amperage.  Amperage is what penetrates into the muscles, causing them to spasm, causing mental fatigue, and potentially, causing the victim to fall down or be dazed.

So, if a stun gun has high voltage, it CANNNOT generate enough amperage to cause much problem for its target.

Now, with that said, there are many lower voltage stun guns that are also crap, too.  So, let me give you a few brands that are considered by most industry experts to be good quality units:

  • Stun Master (many are good; some are not)
  • Phazzer (good)
  • ZAP by PS Products (good)
  • Omega (excellent)
  • Barracuda (Highest Amperage Available at 4.5 milliamps)
  • Runt (2.5-4.5 Million Volt models – good; newer 10 million volt models – junk)

This is not to say that these are the ONLY good stun guns, but these are the ones we’ve used and believe in.  Bottom line, stay away from super high voltage models.

-by E Harris

-by SmartStun Stun Guns



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Sales of Stun Guns Skyrocket!

Sunday, June 9, 2013
posted by SmartStun 7:55 AM

The sales volume of stun guns over the past few months has just exploded!  It seems people all around the country are either concerned that crime is heading their way or they’ve already been impacted and are arming themselves.  Whatever the reason, people are continually wanting to know which stun guns to get.

This is really a personal matter as everyone is different in terms of what they are wanting to protect against and what their specific situation is.  But, bottom line, getting a good quality stun gun is paramount.  With that being said, let me first cover what is NOT a good stun gun.  Any stun gun that pushes ultra high voltage, say, more than 5 million volts is most definitely NOT a good quality stun gun.  This may go against conventional wisdom, but it certainly does NOT go against technical reason.  Here’s why…..

A battery is the source of the voltage and the “stun”, or amperage, of a stun gun.  And, whatever battery is used can only produce so much voltage and amperage.  Technically speaking, once a stun gun starts producing so much voltage, it comes by reducing the amount of amperage, or “stun”, that can be produced.  And, the point I’m making here is what good is super high voltage that doesn’t produce enough of the “stun” to do anything?  Voltage does not stun anyone.  Amperage is what penetrates into the body causing mental and physical confusion and spasms.  So, don’t be fooled by ultra high voltage.

Secondly, any stun gun that costs, oh, say $10 is not going to be a good quality stun gun.  I mean, think about it.  Most good quality stun guns cost from $40-75, some a little more, but this is a reasonable amount to spend to buy a stun gun.  These cheap stun guns on ebay for $8 – $20 are just that, cheap stun guns.  Don’t buy them…..or, at least don’t buy them to protect yourself with because they won’t do any good.

Now, beyond that, there are many good choices of stun guns.  I’ll list a few brands here so you can research them and find the model that will work best for you.  Omega Stun Guns, Stun Master Stun Guns, ZAP Stun Guns, Phazzer Stun Guns and The Runt Stun Gun are all good quality products.  For one last point, the Barracuda Stun Guns are the highest amperage stun guns available as they produce 4.5 milliamps of current.  Again, amperage is the “stun” that people feel.  5 milliamps is considered lethal.  So, 4.5 milliamps is almost to that lethal limit.


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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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Looking for the Best Stun Gun? Check out Barracuda…..

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
posted by SmartStun 7:45 AM

The Barracuda Stun Gun has long been recognized as being the best line of stun guns available.  They currently offer two models, the BC10 and the BC37.  Both are great for providing the best in self defense.

They are both built to the high standards of the maker of Barracuda Stun Gun, Over the Counter Intelligence, which is a US Based Company.  Quality construction is built into each unit.  But, even better than that are the technical specs.  Rated as the best, these models put out 4.5 milliamps of current.  While most makers and sellers of stun guns are focusing on voltage, which is important too, they leave out one important detail:  its the current (or amperage) that actually incapacitates someone.  Voltage merely delivers the current.  And, if voltage is only delivering a little bit of current, it doesn’t matter how much voltage you have in your stun gun.

5 milliamps is considered lethal.  So, any more than this, and someone will most likely die as a result of using a stun gun like that.  But, actually, no one makes a stun gun that delivers that level of current.  So, at 4.5 milliamps, the Barracuda line of Stun Guns is highest amperage line of stun guns available.  They will, more quickly than any other model, stop an attacker.  Check them out today and see why they’re the best!


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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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Buy Stun Gun

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
posted by SmartStun 7:45 AM

So, you need or want to buy a stun gun, but where do you start?  For many, this is reality.  Likebest stun gun many things that you need to buy, you have to sift through all the hype to find the make and model that is just right for you and your needs.

When it comes to buy stun gun, its no different.  All manufacturers make claims about super high voltages or discrete or hidden stun guns or features like flashlights that make theirs the best.  But, in reality, these things may or may not make a difference for you.  Getting back to the basics, you need to keep in mind you started the search to find a means to protect yourself.  Thus, flashlights and hidden gimmicks aren’t necessarily what you need.  What you need is a protective means that will put an attacker on their butt, allowing you time to get away.  And, as such, what you really need is a combination of high voltage, high amperage and a convenient and comfortable stun gun to carry.

I personally recommend Barracuda Stun Guns for this as they offer the best features for your purchase and they are of the highest quality stun guns available.

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Barracuda BC37 – Coming Soon

Friday, March 9, 2012
posted by SmartStun 8:51 AM

Okay, Over the Counter Intelligence, Inc. is set to release their latest model of stun gun.  The best selling Barracuda BC30 is being replaced by the BC37.  Basically, its an increase in voltage from 3 million volts to 3.7 million volts.  But, everything else about the stun gun will remain the same.

Eliot Harris, of, applauds Over the Counter Intelligence, Inc on delivering the what consumers want and need, without jeopardizing the quality of their product.  The Barracuda Stun Guns will continue to be of the same quality materials, the best type of rechargeable batteries and the highest amperage of any stun guns on the market.  SmartStun’s relationship with Over the Counter Intelligence, Inc over the past “has been the best.  We feel as if we are partners with them as opposed to just retailers,” said Harris.

The Barracuda BC37 will surely become the new best stun gun seller we have.  As well, the BC12, the original release of the Barracuda line, will finally be retired.  Its a little sad to know that the original product that launched the best stun guns into the market, will be retired.  But, Over the Counter Intelligence, Inc continues to push on with the development of their stun guns.


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What’s the Best Stun Gun?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
posted by SmartStun 2:06 PM

I get asked that question a lot.  Unfortunately, there’s no real answer to the question.  I mean, the word “best” is subjective and so what may be the best stun gun for one person, may or may not be the best for someone else.  But, with that being said, let’s take a look at some brands and models.

One particular brand of stun guns that would certainly have to be considered as possibly producing the best stun gun is Barracuda.  Their products are truly second to none, when it comes to quality.  They last.  And, they deliver a full 4.5 milliamps of power which is about 50% more than most other brands.  Also, Omega Stun Guns would have to be considered as they are one of the original two stun gun makers.  They got their start in the mid-80s and many of those original units are still in use today.  If you want to see a really cool self defense weapon, check out the Omega Star Warrior….wickedly cool!  And, I’d have to say that both stun batons and flashlight stun guns would have to be considered in this discussion as they’re easy to use and highly effective.


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Barracuda Stun Guns

Friday, July 15, 2011
posted by SmartStun 1:25 PM

If you’re wanting a stun gun, but are unsure which one to get, you might want to consider one of Barracuda Stun Guns.  They have 4 different models and are some of the highest quality self defense weapons available anywhere.

Barracuda Stun Guns

The various Barracuda Stun Guns are:  BC-10, the BC-12, BC-20 and BC-30.  The Barracuda BC-10 is a 1 Million Volt stun gun which also has a personal alarm built into it.  The BC-12 is a 1.2 Million volt stun gun which is about the size of a pack of cigarettes, so it fits nicely into a shirt pocket.  It also comes with a holster for belt loop carrying.  The BC-20 and BC-30 are 2 million volts and 3 million volts, respectively.  They also come with a holster, but what makes them different from the BC-12 is that these models have a rubberized coating on the case so they’re easier to ensure a strong, non-slip grip.  All the models have a disable pin, so if someone tries to forcibly remove the stun gun from your hand, it will be rendered useless.  They all come with a 5 year warranty and are truly some of the best built, most reliable stun guns available.


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Rechargeable Stun Gun

Thursday, July 14, 2011
posted by SmartStun 4:41 PM

Yesterday, I wrote about the virtues of a pink stun gun.  Well, today, I thought I’d pass along some of my thoughts on arechargeable stun gun.  They certainly have their pros and cons, but to me, its a no brainer.

Most people like rechargeable stun guns because you they don’t have to mess with keeping up with batteries.  And, more importantly, if their battery runs out of juice, many times their stun gun sits on the counter for a couple of days until they can make it to the store to get fresh batteries.  If the stun gun is rechargeable, the owners don’t lose their protection for a couple of days.  Equally as important, with rechargeable units, the owners typically keep the battery fairly well charged.  But, with regular replaceable batteries, the battery might be somewhat drained and when the owner goes to use it, it just doesn’t have quite the stun that is needed to drop an attacker.  The drawback, though, is that when the rechargeable battery doesn’t hold a charge anymore, the stun gun is virtually useless.  But, even that can be addressed.  For instance, Barracuda Stun Guns back their units with a warranty that covers even the battery.

So, make your own decision on which is best for you.  But, for me, I’ll take a rechargeable Barracuda any day!

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