When you are holding your stun gun, be absolutely positive that no part of your body or hand is anywhere near the contact probes. Do not allow body parts to reach beyond the safety plate zone and the switch, which means you must not be within 1 ½ inches of the contact probes. Ignoring this rule may result in the stun gun giving you a mild shock.
After you test fire the stun gun, discharge the gun. You can accomplish this by touching the contact probes on the gun to a piece of metal. When you see a spark discharge from the gun, you will know it is safe. If you forget to discharge the gun, you could inadvertently receive a shock if you accidentally touch the contact probes up to 5 minutes after the test fire.
Make sure your stun gun is out of your purse or backpack and ready to use when you are walking through a dangerous area or when you hear a noise at night. A stun gun does not shoot bullets or anything else out of it. It is simply a contact device. Some of the best points of contact to point the gun at an attacker would be to his upper hip, upper shoulders and below his rib cage. Those points of contact each contain delicate nerve centers, allowing the stun gun to numb the whole body. The gun will work if it touches other parts of the body, such as a leg or an arm, but it will only stun that body part and not the whole body. A good rule to remember is to aim for the torso. Hold the gun up against your attacker as long as it takes to incapacitate him and give you time to escape. Depending on the voltage of your stun gun, this should be from about 1 to 5 seconds.
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