As recently as five years ago, a stun gun that had 100,000 volts was considered to be very powerful. Today you can still find stun guns with 100,000 volts and they are still effective. But partially due to advances in technology and demands of customers it is not uncommon today to find them consistently in the 3,000,000 to 5,000,000 volt range.
With crime on the increase and particularly crimes against women on the increase, manufacturers have made leaps and strides in developing smaller, more powerful stun devices. And contrary to common belief, the prices of these more powerful stun guns are actually cheaper than they were five years ago.
When you look for nonlethal self defense, these devices are way at the top of the list. Stun devices have been around since the 1930’s and have a long track record of success with military and law enforcement personnel.
The electrical charge that enters the body through the prongs on the end of the stun device delivers a shock that causes the loss of balance and muscle control. It also causes confusion and disorientation making the assailant unable to carry out his aggressive behavior.
The electricity that’s dumped into the muscular system causes the muscles to over work very rapidly. This rapid work cycle depletes the blood sugars that are needed for energy. The assailant is basically out of commission for anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes allowing you time to get away and seek help or just get away. The effects are not long lasting and no permanent damage is done.
The electrical charge also creates a visual and audio deterrent to an assailant. The sight of the arcing sparks and the sound of the electricity is enough to make any assailant think twice. That is why it is an excellent idea to show a charging stun gun to an assailant.
Which ones are the most powerful? There are literally thousands of devices in the marketplace today. Of all of those, several of them stand out as being the most powerful. The “Hottie” and “Blackout” models both have 5,000,000 volts. Three Stun Master products the “Runt”, the “Pretender” and the “Hot Shot” all have 4.5 million volts.
Those are the most Powerful Stun Guns you can get. There are many more in the one million volt plus range. All are high voltage stun guns that are second only to pepper sprays in terms of popularity worldwide for self defense.