How Stun Guns Works

The Science and Technology



It is a "Magic Button" that can put any would-be attacker

on the ground in two seconds. No need for years of

martial arts classes - it works every time.  That's the 

reason that police carry stun devices every day. They work!


Women are carrying stun guns more and more every day

for the same reasons and more.  How does it feel living

in a society that puts the woman on trial in a case of

sexual assault - where less than 2% of those charged ever 

spend one day in jail?  How is it fair that women are typically smaller and not as strong as a male attacker?  Powerful stun devices are a great equilizer of size and strength and do not require hours of practice or training. No muss - no fuss - it will drop an attacker to their knees in 2 seconds every time.


Standard Stun Guns

Conventional stun guns have a fairly simple design. They are about the size of a flashlight, and they are powered by batteries.


The batteries supply electricity to a circuit consisting of various electrical components. The circuitry includes multiple transformers, components that boost the voltage in the circuit, typically to between 20,000 and 150,000 volts, and reduce the amperage. Today, the most powerful stun guns (police and military grade) can deliver more than 1,000,000 volts in short bursts. It also includes a oscillator, a component that fluctuates current to produce a specific pulse pattern of electricity. This current charges a capacitor. The capacitor builds up a charge, and releases it to the electrodes, the "business end" of the circuit.


We take no joy in violence, only relief in survival. We have spent a good portion of our lives studying how to effectively deal with violence. You need to deal with people willing to use violence to impose their will on you swiftly and powerfully.


The Body's Electrical System

We tend to think of electricity as a harmful force to our bodies. If lightning strikes you or you stick your finger in an electrical outlet, the current can maim or even kill you. But in smaller doses, electricity is harmless. In fact, it is one of the most essential elements in your body. You need electricity to do just about anything.


When you want to make a sandwich, for example, your brain sends electricity down a nerve cell, toward the muscles in your arm. The electrical signal tells the nerve cell to release a neurotransmitter, a communication chemical, to the muscle cells. This tells the muscles to contract or expand in just the right way to put your sandwich together. When you pick up the sandwich, the sensitive nerve cells in your hand send an electrical message to the brain, telling you what the sandwich feels like. When you bite into it, your mouth sends signals to your brain to tell you how it tastes.


Stun guns disrupt the nervous system and scrambles the signals from the brain so the attacker becomes completely incapacitated - instantly.


Disrupting the System

The "Magic Button" effect of professional grade stun guns is simple and effective.   The basic idea of a stun gun is to disrupt this communication system. Stun guns generate a high-voltage, low-amperage electrical charge. In simple terms, this means that the charge has a lot of pressure behind it, but not that much intensity. When you press the stun gun against an attacker and hold the trigger, the charge passes into the attacker's body. Since it has a fairly high voltage, the charge will pass through heavy clothing and skin. But at around 3 milliamps, the charge is not intense enough to damage the attacker's body unless it is applied for extended periods of time.


It does dump a lot of confusing information into the attacker's nervous system, however. This causes a couple of things to happen (including regret that they picked you as their potential victim in the first place):


  • The charge combines with the electrical signals from the attacker's brain. This is like running an outside current into a phone line: The original signal is mixed in with random noise, making it very difficult to decipher any messages. When these lines of communication go down, the attacker has a very hard time telling his muscles to move, and he may become confused and unbalanced. He is partially paralyzed, temporarily.  Giving you time to escape.


At its most basic, this is all there is to incapacitating a person with a stun gun -- you apply electricity to a person's muscles and nerves. And since there are muscles and nerves all over the body, it doesn't particularly matter where you hit an attacker.  The result is you win - they lose - everytime.


And "No" - if the attacker is touching you or has a hold of you  - the electric current will not transfer to you.   You won't feel a thing, but he will.


Modern Advances

Today, stun weaponry is a rapidly growing field of invention. Law enforcement and military forces need non-lethal weapons to subdue angry suspects or mobs without racking up civilian casualties. Many citizens who are concerned for their safety but aren't comfortable with firearms are seeking out reliable "safe weapons." As this technology advances, the magic prospect of Star Trek-type phasers doesn't seem so far-fetched.   Today, the leading civilian version is MyPhaser (disguised to look like a cell phone) and emits high powered stun gun bursts capable of disabling any sized attacker.  It is capable of emitting multiple bursts without any time delay to recharge (in the instance of multiple attackers), and has its greatest advantange in that it does not look like a weapon.  You will never be afraid again - walking to the car at night with this device in your hand.


Guns Increase the Chance of Violence

Statistics from police reports has shown that any time you display a weapon, such as a gun, pepper spray or a traditional stun gun (which looks like a weapon) you dramatically increase the chance for violence by 500%.  When presented with the threat of a weapon, your attacker will either become more violent or withdraw.  But you force that decision, and -- you have no way to know which one they will choose.


MyPhaser Stun Device - Powerful Protection

MyPhaser stun devices were designed to look like an ordinary, every-day cell phone, yet with enough power to instantly stop an attacker of any size.   The power to end aggression without violence -- or even the threat of violence.


Stun guns may be purchased carried in most States in the U.S. without a background check or license to carry.  To learn more about the laws in your area, click here.


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