Using weapons for self defense is only good if you learn and know
how to use them. Here at Addo Enterprises, we offer NON-LETHAL self
defense weapons because our objectives are just that - to help you
effectively defend yourself and escape when attacked. Nothing more.
Remember that there are two types of self defense weapons, your
body and items such as stun
guns ,batons, etc.
Here are some essential things to know BEFORE owning a weapon.
Learn to use the weapon
Do not rush to buy a weapon if you dont intend to take some time
to learn how to use it. Just having the weapon doesn't mean it'll
be any help whatsoever. To the contrary, this could be a problem.
There are times when these items are left in the wrong hands and
end up hurting the wrong person. This is especially true if the
item is a gun. There are a number of people who die each year because
of Accidental Discharges from guns, and a number of children die
each year because their parents left the weapons lying around without
locking them up. Although a stun gun or taser gun does not kill,
they can be put in the wrong hands and hurt someone. So get trained
in it's use, storage and maintenance. Learning to use your weapon
and obeying some very basic rules will help you avoid 99% of unnecessary
Learn the local laws about weapons.
There are lots of laws about weapons in general. Find out what the
local laws are pertaining to your weapon. A simple place to start
is the internet. Google your way around, maybe then get a few phone
numbers or go to your local police station to get the facts. There
are laws about stun guns, pepper spray, knives, etc----mostly having
to do with when such weapons may be used, if they can be used and
under what circumstances. Click
here for states where stun guns and pepper spray
Now lets look at the individual weapons:
Stun guns are contact weapons. Therefore you need to touch your
attacker to be effective. It is therefore important to regularly
test it to ensure that it works and that the batteries are good.
To test it, press the switch. A charge will fire accross the front
from the test probe. Do this for only one second durations. Holding
it for longer may damage the probes and deplete the batteries..
After test firing, discharge the unit by touching the probes against
a piece of metal. You will see a final spark and the unit will then
be safe. This measure is important to avoid receiving residue shock
incase you inadvertently touch the probes within five minutes of
While walking or running through a potentially dangerous area,
have your stun gun out, close to you and ready to use. A stun gun
is a contact device so your assailant has to be very close to you
in order for you to touch him with it.
The most effective locations to use a stun gun on are the upper
hip, the upper shoulder or below the rib cage. These areas have
the most nerve centers therefore the effect is greatest there. As
a rule of thumb, aiming anywhere on the torso is the most effective.
Do not go for the arm or leg. It is not as efective, especially
if you are dealing with a huge individual. Usually one to five seconds
will leave the assailant dazed enough to give you time to escape.
here to read more about how stun guns work
Taser guns work the same basic way as ordinary stun guns, except
the two charge electrodes aren't permanently joined to the housing.
Instead, they are positioned at the ends of long conductive wires,
attached to the gun's electrical circuit. Pulling the trigger breaks
open a compressed gas cartridge inside the gun. The expanding gas
builds pressure behind the electrodes, launching them through the
air, the attached wires trailing behind.
Click here to learn more about tasers. Taser has introduced
a new sleek taser that is geared towards women although it can be
used by everyone. These are the C2
taser guns. They work and function just like all the other
tasers. Just a cooler design with different exciting colors.
Article byAssociated Press
it's Taser party time
'It's a girl power kind of thing,' says enterprising saleswoman
Leigh Shafman, center, talks to attendees about personal
safety at a Taser party in Mesa, Ariz. Shafman is an independent
weapons dealer who's been selling Tasers the way her mother's
generation sold plastic food storage containers.
It is recommended that products of this nature be replaced every
three years. The reason for this is that the cans are designed with
two soft rubber gaskets. Given time, some of the pressure can bleed
off past these gaskets rendering the spray less effective. The nature
of the product suggests that effectiveness is of utmost importance,
thus the replacement time interval.
Storage: Do not store or leave your spray in temperature
that are greater than 125 degrees F or below -15 degrees F. Excessive
heat or cold may cause the can to leak or burst.
There are different type of pepper spray:
1. Broken-Stream: (and heavy-stream) This type is a variation
on the widely distributed stream type. Very effective at hitting
multiple attackers, hitting them in the dark, in tight areas, e.g.,
through your partially opened car window, and helps with aim. The
solid stream (similar to the water guns sold today) will blast an
attacker with super-hot pepper! Through a partially opened car window
you have minimum misting action that can contaminate you. If you
miss, or the attacker was in a hard- to-reach area, you can "fan"
this spray during discharge. Fanning is a technique for hitting
your mark. You spray the stream then move your dispersions path
from side to to side until yon hit your mark! The stream also provides
the heaviest blast of pepper (cans will empty faster). The pepper
works instantly. Causes the eyes to seal with tears, nose to run,
excessive coughing, shortness of breath, etc.
2.Fogger: This type of spray pattern is great for multiple attackers,
crowd control, bears and home use. One disadvantage is there can
be some blow-back of pepper contaminating you, especially if used
outdoors. However, the blast you would receive and the direct blast
the attacker receives are quite different. Where you would tear
and cough on a good sized blow-back, the attacker would be rendered
incapacitated for about 30 minutes. You pull the trigger or release
button, and "fan" your path back and forth hitting everything
in its path. Picture a mini fire extinguisher! The pepper works
instantly. Causes the eyes to seal with tears, nose to run, excessive
coughing, shortness of breath, etc.
3.Foam: This type is excellent for blow-back protection and immediate
saturation. EXAMPLE: If it is windy, you can spray this with minimum
to no pepper blow-back contaminating you. A common misconception
is that the attacker, once sprayed with the foam can just wiped
it away and continue to attack. This Pepper Foam is like thick,
sticky shaving cream but with one addition... 5.3 million Scoville
Heat Units of blistering hot pepper. He will try to wipe it off
but it will be to late. The pepper works instantly. Causes the eyes
to seal with tears, nose to run, excessive coughing, shortness of
Stun batons work the same way as stun guns. The have a longer reach.
You therefore dont have to be close to your attacker. This is however
best to be used in the home or office. It is bulky to carry around
in a purse or bag and therefore not easy to quickly pull out and
We at Addo Enterprises do not sell guns. We therefore do not have
information regarding their use. Guns are lethal defensive weapons.
If this is something that you feel will be ideal, please visit the
many sites on this item.