Stun guns like the M18 advanced taser reduce the risk of lethal injury considerably, yet these type of stun tasers still have the muscle power to incapacitate anyone.
The stun taser doesn't require you to be in close contact with the other person and therefore the risk of injury to yourself is also reduced.
Interestingly, these type of taser stun guns have a higher incapacitation rate than a 9 mm hand gun, according to police studies. They are legal in most states, but please make sure that it's legal to use in yours.
M18 Advanced taser
The taser shoots out two darts with lightning fast speed up to 15 feet away and delivers a 50,000 volts punch.
Stun tasers uses EMD technology that contracts the muscles until the subject lies incapacitated on the ground.
When the probes make contact with the target, the Advanced Taser transmits powerful electrical pulses along the wires and into the body of the target through up to two inches of clothing.
Because these stun weapons affect the central nervous system by imitating the electrical impulses used to communicate within the human body, a hit by this stun gun anywhere on the body can be effective.
Thus, the Advanced Taser stun gun is much easier to use than sprays or even firearms that require a hit to a specific zone of the body.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) has classified the Advanced Taser stun weapon as a non-firearm because it uses compressed air, rather than an explosive to launch the projectiles.