People inquire all the time concerning which is better a pepper spray or stun gun. The following is a comparison of pepper sprays or stun guns using information that people would consider before making a purchase.
Cost- Pepper Sprays are less expensive, but require refills or replacement. Some Stun Guns need new batteries occasionally, but most are rechargeable via an electrical outlet. Pepper Sprays can cost between $7.95 – $29.95. Stun Guns from $8.00-$79.95.
Ease of Use- Both are equally easy to use.
Aiming- Pepper Spray requires some skill and can be affected by wind and rain. With Stun Guns aim is not an issue.
Closeness to Target- Pepper Spray 6-18 feet; Stun Guns must be right on the target.
Legal Limitations-Pepper Spray is legal in all states, but some cities and states have restrictions. Stun Guns are illegal in some states, but legal in most. Check your local police or sheriff’s department for specifics before you make your purchase.
Lasting Damage- Neither Pepper Spray nor Stun Guns have lasting physical damage to the assailant.
Size-Lipstick size and larger for Pepper Spray. The Stun Gun category can be as small as a handheld blackberry and the size of a walking cane. The smaller sizes of both can be concealed in a purse.
Stopping Power-Pepper Spray when is is on target is excellent. Stun Gun stopping power is great.
How Long is the Immobilization Period-Pepper Spray will disable an individual for 15-30 minutes. Stun Gun immobilization is 3-10 minutes. Each weapon provides enough time to get away and get help.
Intimidation Factor-Pepper Spray probably will not intimidate anyone. But a fully charged Stun Gun creates an intimidating sight and sound that can cause an assailant to flee the scene.
Disguiseable-Each weapon category can be easily be disguised as different objects.
When the wind is blowing greater than 10-15 miles per hour, it can cause the spray, mist, or stream, to miss the target or even blowback in your face. I am not sure which is worse. In any event, you will not get the desired result. It is important to get a hit in the face preferably the eyes on the first or second shot. Can you hit the target from 10 feet away in the wind, rain, or under elevated stress?
To build up your confidence practice the technique. A great way to practice is to tie a string to a paper plate, hang it from a tree branch, and fire away. This will increase your confidence in your ability to effectively use pepper spray.
The protection of your family and your life is in your hands! Why not purchase both? Both are amazingly effective non-lethal self-defense weapons. Start with the pepper spray and use the stun gun, if necessary.
There is a reason why they call it self-defense. Protect yourself, your family, your home, and business against all odds. Always be prepared, purchase pepper spray, and a stun gun to even those odds.