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Self Defense-Pepper Spray or Stun Gun-a Comparison
To be or not to be?
COST—Pepper Sprays are less expensive but require refills or replacement. Stun Guns need new batteries occasionally. Pepper Sprays can run from.95 - .95. Stun Guns from .00-.95.
EASE OF USE---Both are equally easy to use.
AIMING ---Pepper Spray requires some skill and can be effected by wind and rain. With Stun Guns aim is not an issue.
CLOSENESS TO TARGET---Pepper Spray 6-18 feet; Stun Guns have to 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. Check your local police or sheriff's department for specifics.
LASTING DAMAGE---Neither Pepper Spray nor Stun Guns have lasting damage to the assailant.
SIZE---Lipstick size and larger for Pepper Spray. Stun Guns can be as small as a handheld blackberry and bigger. Both can be concealed in a purse.
STOPPING POWER---Pepper Spray if on target-excellent. Stun Gun-very good.
PERIOD OF IMMOBILIZATION---Pepper Spray will put someone out of action for 15-30 minutes. A Stun Gun will immobilize someone for 3-10 minutes. Both are long enough to get away and/or get help.
INTIMIDATION FACTOR---Pepper Spray will not likely intimidate anyone. However a fully charging Stun Master creates quite a sight and sound-enough to scare some assailants away.
DISGUISABILITY---Both Stun Guns and Pepper Sprays can be disguised as different objects easily.
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