Posts Tagged ‘stun gun’

SmartStun for Stun Guns

Saturday, October 12, 2013
posted by SmartStun 2:15 PM

If you’re searching for a stun gun, chances are you’ll find J & L Self Defense Products at , you’ll find SmartStun at, you’ll find ebay, of course, Budk at and maybe even Sabre at .  But, which one do you choose.

We can tell you, of course, we’re pretty partial to ourselves.  But, here’s some unbiased direction:

Budk is nothing more than a catalog company who sells all kinds of products, not just self defense stuff, but all kinds.  So, they’re not really experts, and their main focus is to sell products, not necessarily know self defense weapons or make happy customers.

Ebay, well its Ebay.  Who ya really buying from?

Sabre, this is really a manufacturer, but a manufacturer of pepper sprays.  Which they make great pepper sprays, but their stun guns are nothing more than cheap chinese imports that they put their name on.  Is that really something you want to bet your life on?

J & L Self Defense Products and SmartStun are both quality self defense weapons dealers who know what they’re doing and care about the products they’re selling, as well as their own brand, trying to build customer satisfaction.  While we hope you shop at SmartStun for a stun gun, pepper gun, pepper sprays and more, we truly hope you get a good product that will provide the protection you, or your loved ones need, in a time of duress.

-by E Harris

-by SmartStun Stun Guns

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TASER, for a Flashlight Stun Gun?

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
posted by SmartStun 12:16 PM

You may be aware by now that TASER has released its first ever, non-shooting stun gun.  That’s right, they’ve released the StrikeLight Direct Contact Flashlight Stun Gun.

TASER StrikeLightI’m anxious to see how well it sales.  Its a little higher priced than most flashlight stun guns, but of course, it has the the quality and brand recognition of TASER behind it.  And, I have compared it to other similar weapons we carry.  Quite honestly, I like the TASER model very much.

Its small, but not too small.  Its well built, you can tell as soon as you put it into your hand.  The flashlight is ultra bright.  The stun, while relatively low in voltage and amperage, is still quite effective.  Most people are not aware that all models of TASER Guns generate relatively low voltages and amperages.  But, of course, we know them to be very effective.  The StrikeLight is just the same.

Rechargeable battery that’s built in and an AC adapter comes free.  Its a complete self defense weapon.  And, even though its only been out for a few weeks now, sales are relatively brisk for the weapon.  Find out for yourself why, by ordering the TASER StrikeLight today!

-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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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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Get A Stun Gun

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
posted by SmartStun 11:29 AM

I read blogs and forums all the time where people are saying to either get a stun gun or don’t get a stun gun for protection, depending on their various viewpoint.  And, in most cases, people, due to their varying needs, situations and opinions, are right.  So, the question needs to be asked, “Should you get a stun gun for protection?”

Well, that depends.  You might consider the following in helping you determine whether you should get a stun gun:

1.  First and foremost, will you carry it?  Many people buy them, but don’t get it out of their purse when they’re outdoors.  So, when someone comes upon them, they’re helpless and don’t have time to get their weapon.

2.  Will you keep it charged?  Many people start out with good intentions, kind of like New Year’s Resolutions, but don’t follow through with them.

3.  Will you buy a stun gun that you feel comfortable with using if you need it?  Some people do lots of research, then spend $40, $50 $60, but when it comes time to use the unit, they’ve not practiced with it and don’t feel comfortable using it as they’re simply too meek and timid

My recommendation is this:  Commit to yourself that you will do whatever necessary to protect you and your loved ones; do research to find the best self defense weapon that works for you;   carry it; practice with it;  be prepared to use it.  If you’ll do these things, you stand a much better chance of taking care of yourself when you need to.


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Real Self Defense Weapons

Saturday, December 29, 2012
posted by SmartStun 7:37 AM

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Look around you…..newspapers, website headlines, television news reports…..maybe even someone close to you.  Personal crime continues to rise at an alarming rate.  The bigger cities on the East Coast and even into the heartland around Ohio, Indiana and Michigan are seeing horrifying attacks on people.  Everyday the need for Self Defense Weapons continues to hit right at home.

We run a website,, and most of the people who are buying from us are buying Self Defense Weapons for a “just in case” scenario.  However, in the past several months, the number of people buying from us who have directly experienced an attack or a personal crime to their  loved ones has gone up substantially.  We used to hear of rapes and burglaries etc, maybe once every month from our customers.  But, now we’re hearing weekly of muggings, robberies and forced entries.  More and more people are arming up, not only their homes and bodies, but also buying for permanent protection in their cars while they’re out and about.

Its good that people are taking these precautions, but I find it quite troublesome, the rate at which the growth and spread of crime is taking away our personal safty.


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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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Prevent a Dog Attack with a Stun Gun

Friday, March 23, 2012
posted by SmartStun 9:29 AM

We’ve all either had it happen to us or at least feared having it happen.  You’re walking along when a dog, out of no where, charges you ready to attack and bite.  Well there is a way to prevent that dog from going any further that will not harm the dog and prevent you from being harmed.

Simply by carrying a stun gun and giving a test fire into the air is usually enough to stop the dog in its tracks.  They sense the electrical charge and know not to go any further.  If, for some reason, the dog is over-adrenalined and is still coming, you can make contact with them and the stun gun, firing it and, as long as the stun gun is of good quality, the dog will stop.

For some, a stun baton is prefered as they are a little longer, giving generally 12-24 inches of distance between the dog and the user.  Or even a stun cane is a great item to carry, as they typically offer a distance of 32-36 inches between you and the dog.  The cane is truly nice if the dog actually needs contact with the stun gun since they offer such a great distance between the user and the dog.


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