Stun guns aren’t mainstream in the military right now, but should they be? You see police stations all over the country slowly switching to more and more of them. As guns remain a political hot topic, you would think stun guns would be pushed for by the Utopian liberals out there.
(Tasers and stun guns are slightly different, but used almost interchangeably these days, in this article we’ll just use ‘stun gun’ for both)
There are some misconceptions about stun guns out there, here are a few things to know about them:
- Stun guns won’t cause heart attacks.
- You won’t get shocked if you are touching a person that is being shocked from a stun gun.
- Stun guns are not lethal. Although they can penetrate thick clothing sending 100,000 to 1,000,000 volts to an attacker, there are no long-term harmful effects, due to the low amount of amps.
- Stun guns work by disrupting electrical signals in the body.
Stun guns posses one great quality: Non-lethal to avoid hurting innocent bystanders.
That strength is also part of the weakness for military use. If we started using them against hostiles with real weapons, there would be no fear for them to attack us, because they know they won’t be killed. It would generate much more boldness from enemies.
In the law enforcement world, it can be an unruly drunk person or a drug dealer running. Do some of these people deserve to be shot and killed? Sure, but not nearly like a combat zone. Other then a few missions in high traffic areas, and those we need to take alive, stun guns in the military are pretty useless and pathetic.
The technology is improving, and one company has created guns that fire a ‘stun bullet’ almost 100 feet now, which makes them more useful.
But there is still a limited use for them in the military.
The best use of all for stun guns is personal use. The technology has become very good with stun guns, to make them look like everyday objects. They can take the form of cell phones, flashlights or even lipstick. This makes them better suited for individuals (if you’re not a good shot and don’t want to learn to use a real gun).
Along with pepper spray, stun guns have become one of the most popular self defense items out there.
The electrical current that passes between the top of a stun gun can makes a crackling noise, which can scare away attackers without having to use it.
If you don’t have a hand gun, and are concerned for your safety, you should consider a stun gun to help protect you. You will love how easy they are to use, and small enough these days to fit in most places. Even the most muscular gang banger will tremble after being touched by a stun gun, because muscular strength has no effect on how stun guns work.
While we don’t support the mainstream use of stun guns for the military, we do encourage those interested to see if one is right for your self-defense.
Written by Bill Wayne, member of the Best Military Surplus team