Help me pick a Stun Gun or Taser

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    Help me pick a Stun Gun or Taser

    I know nothing about these, and want to get the wife one for her birthday. She will carry it in her purse. She has her CCW and a S&W Revolver but never carries it. Maybe she will carry a taser or stun gun. Give me some recommendations please!!!! Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hivoltage View Post
    I know nothing about these, and want to get the wife one for her birthday. She will carry it in her purse. She has her CCW and a S&W Revolver but never carries it. Maybe she will carry a taser or stun gun. Give me some recommendations please!!!! Thanks
    How about some friendly advice...make sure she WANTS this for her birthday, or it could be chilly around your place for awhile.
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    I believe the Taser is better than a Stun Gun anyday
    but, it's big and she might not want to carry that
    around in her purse.

    I found this small compact stun gun online and it's
    1.5 million volts. Million Volt Cheetah Stun Guns, The Knock Down Power Stun Guns To Fit Your Need. Public And Professional


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    I would post a link, but it is "NSFW". The point of the vid is that stun guns are (in general) more toys than tools, and some people get freaky with their toys, which says a good bit about efficacy. Just something to consider...

    if you have to, Taser.

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    A Taser is superior to any stun gun IMHO because it can be used at a distance, instead of only used up close and personal.
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    If she doesn't carry the S&W, what makes you think that she will carry anything else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by United93 View Post
    If she doesn't carry the S&W, what makes you think that she will carry anything else?
    Well...for one thing it is not a gun, 2, you cant get arrested for some minor infraction on how you carry it.

    Cant you all just answer the question if you have an answer rather than question my decision to get her one?

    You would give your wife neither?......what, walking around with nothing is better, or a key is superior to a Taser?
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    Given the standoff capability, IMHO a taser is far superior to a stun gun. Honestly though, a good OC, like Fox Labs is prob nearly as effective as the taser in most defensive situations, isn't limited to a single shot, is easier to carry, easier to train with, and costs a heckuva lot less.

    Neither is a replacement for a firearm, but either would be better than nothing.
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    Would I give my wife a taser...No!
    Having to use a weapon that requires the proximity of the BG to almost be on top of you?
    She'd be better off with some good pepper spray. OMOYMV

    If our spouses choose not to carry when they CAN...not our problem.

    My wife has her permit and several options for carry...KelTec's, S&W snubbie, or a Glock-26...most of the time she goes without. I'm constantly harping about it, but without any luck. I just let it go...

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    X-26 Taser, or nothing. Keep in mind these are NOT maintenance-free. To keep the capacitor working, the cartridge must be removed, and the unit tested for one second on a regular basis.

    Training is also essential. A Taser is more difficult than a handgun to use, and there is only ONE shot with the darts. If one or both darts miss, it depends upon contact to work.

    Lastly, arming someone with a Taser, if they will not carry a gun, is futile. Arming someone with a mere stun gun is a gross disservice, as it might give someone courage to go where angels fear to tread, with tragic consequences. Once upon a time, stun guns had a deterrent effect. They don't scare anybody, anymore.

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    First, find out why she isn't carrying the gun. The likely options are:
    - She thinks it's not necessary
    - She doesn't like guns for ideological reasons
    - It's too much hassle (weight, size, etc) for the perceived benefit
    - She feels nervous about carrying a gun, as many beginners do

    Once you understand why she's not carrying, then you can start working toward a solution. In the meantime, buying more stuff is unlikely to fix it. A taser is at least as big as a medium sized gun and is just as awkward to carry. If she doesn't see the need for a gun, she probably won't see the need for a taser.

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    If it was my wife I would get some oc spray. Probably
    the Fox labs 5.3 (Its smaller in size than both the
    taser or stun gun) and it's non-lethal.

    I thought about this first when I read this thread
    but, didn't want to take it off topic since there were
    just two choices.

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    OK....you guys make sense. I am going to get her some OC spray, and try to talk her into carrying her brand new .38. Get me a container of Fox OC too.
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    Get her a Taser C2. These can be really effective as I know a man who's been hit by one (Law Enforcement Officer as a "willing" test subject). He wouldn't dare talk down the unit now after it had him shaking on the floor for 30 seconds and lying there incapacitated several more minutes. $350 is stiff but that's the price of a good defense. Get her the red one; it's sexy too!

    Did I mention the Laser sight and bright white LED on the front of it?

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