How to use your Stun Gun
Testing the Stun Gun
Make certain that no part of your hand or body is closer to the contact probes than the switch and safety zone plate. (About 1 1/2") Getting closer than this to the contact probes can result in you receiving a mild shock.
When you press the switch, a charge will fire across the the front of the unit between the test probes.
It will continue to fire as long as you hold the switch in, and will cease firing the the moment you release the switch and allow it to return to it's normal position. Fire a test charge for only a one second duration as a longer fire may damage the probes and will deplete the battery very quickly.
After test firing, you will need to discharge the unit. This is done by touching the units probes against a piece of metal. You will see a final spark and the unit will then be safe. Failure to do so may result in you receiving a shock if you inadvertently touch the probes within 5 minutes of the last test.
Points of Contact
It is recommended that you have your stun gun out and ready when walking thru a potential dangerous area such as a parking lot or while walking your dog. Make a habit of it. Stun guns are contact devices and do not shoot anything out of it. The best points of contact would be the upper hip, below the rib cage or the upper shoulders. This is due to there being nerve centers at those points, however the stun gun will work when touched at any point of the body. If touched to an arm or leg - it will stun that limb but it may not affect their whole body. As a rule of thumb - aim for any area on the torso. Hold the stun gun against the assailant as long as is necessary to incapicitate them and allow you to escape. (1-5 seconds depending on voltage)
While using you cannot suffer a charge back to your own body, even if the assailant is holding you.