First, the specifications:
- Powerful Stun Gun, powerful is an understatement, coming in at 53 million volts
- A Built In Rechargeable LED Flashlight (Excellent Feature)
- Convenient Size (6.5″ x 2″ x 1″)
- Snatch Prevention
Should an assailant try to snatch the device from you, the shock plates on the side of the unit will also deliver a high voltage shock, keep in mind the shock plates can zap you as well, so you do have to pay attention
- Ultra-Sharp Spike Electrodes helps penetrate through thick clothing
- Internal Rechargeable Battery, and this means you likely would never have to replace the battery
- Non-Slip Rubber Coating
- Lifetime Warranty
Do not, I repeat do not test this on yourself, on your friends, family members or your dog or cat.
Okay I put in the disclaimer, but I am sure some of you will just have to try it out, do so at your own risk however, and remember when someone is stunned by an electrical shock they have no control over their body.
They will drop with no hands out to control the fall, face first or not, they cannot break their fall, so injuries can occur. Obviously you wouldn’t care about this if attacked, but when testing the device, you do have to ensure the test subject has a safe landing.
A stun gun is considered a non-lethal self defense device, and it works by disrupting the communications between the brain and body muscles. The shock interrupts neurological impulses, which control voluntary muscle movement. It does not cause permanent damage to the body however. One zap and a person will drop like a sack of cement.
As with any device of this nature make sure you keep this stun gun away from children.
The pointed probes can cause small burns on the skin at the contact points, however, the points do allow for penetration through heavy clothing, so this is an excellent feature on this device.
To test, trigger the device, an electrical arc should appear between the two probes. It is working if you see the arc, no need to tap your leg or arm to verify. A one second burst is all that you need to ensure the device is working. Once you have tested it, recharge the device. Recharge at least once a month for about an hour to ensure the device is always fully charged.
The instructions state that firing repeatedly can shorten the stun gun’s life. Test occasionally, but do not activate the device just to hear the crackle of voltage, and by the way, the noise itself is enough of a deterrent for some run off and seek an easier target. Charge it and then carry or store for use. Once the stun gun is fully charged remove from the included charger.
A stun gun is not something you would use every day or ever in some cases, so you can expect this device will be dependable and ready to use for years to come.
Some people have stated they have used a stun gun to break up a dog fight, or to stop an attack against themselves by a dog or other animals. This is your choice, of course. If you fear for your life, or feel you may be seriously injured I would use whatever means are available to prevent that from happening.
The ViperTek VTS-989 – 53,000,000 Volt Heavy Duty Stun Gun is priced right and it does work, believe me, I know, nothing like the voice of experience.
It is an excellent personal defense tool and at this price you should have one in your purse, pocket, briefcase, glove box, and one at home. Remember it does have a flashlight attached, so use it when walking up to the front door at night, and always have it at the ready when leaving a store at night. If you get in the habit of using it as a flashlight the stun gun will always be ready to use if someone steps out of the shadows. One touch and they go down, giving you time to escape the area.
The flashlight is not a spotlight, so do not expect it will light up the parking lot. It is ideal however, for lighting a bit of the path in front of you, good for helping drivers spot you if walking your dog along a roadway, or to help you to find keys and to find the key slots on door locks.
Carry the ViperTek VTS-989 – 53,000,000 Volt Heavy Duty Stun Gun while jogging, walking the dog, grocery shopping or carry it anywhere and have one by the front door to grab if you must answer the door. It comes with an attached wrist band, so it is easy to carry when walking. Again, when walking at night use the stun gun as a flashlight so it is in your hands, and at the ready.
Fifty three million volts will drop anyone, so no matter who comes at you they will go dark for a few minutes giving you time to get away to a safe place to dial 911. Do not stick around to see how they are feeling. Some can recover faster than others after being stunned so don’t dilly dally in the area.