How To Convince People Stun Guns Work

A woman holding a stun gun, demonstrating its use for self defense

I want to share a selling tip for stun guns I discovered 37 years ago when I sold stun guns at flea markets.

People coming to my booth would have many questions because 37 years ago, not many people knew what a stun gun was.  But, there was one question I got more than any other.

“How do I know this works?”

When I would get that question, I would ask them to hold their finger out.  I told them I was not going to touch their finger with the stun gun but hold it about 1/4 inch away.  I then told them that I would pull the trigger, and they would see the electricity jump from the stun gun into their finger.

Well, one of two things would happen:  they would hold their finger out, or they wouldn’t.

If they held their finger out, they would see the blue electrical charge jump into the finger and feel the sting of the hit.  They would jerk their finger back.  I would tell them to imagine what it would feel like if I had fired it while touching their neck or chest.  They were convinced.

If they refused to hold their finger out, they were afraid of what it would feel like.  They also were convinced.

So, if you sell face-to-face at a gun show, flea market, home party, or show to friends, family, or co-workers, use this technique, and they will be convinced.

Michael Gravette

Michael Gravette

Michael Gravette is the founder of Safety Technology, a company that specializes in providing non-lethal self-defense devices. He started the business in 1986 with just one product, stun guns, operating from his home. Over the years, Safety Technology has grown to become the largest drop ship wholesaler of self-defense products in the country, offering a wide range of items including stun guns, pepper sprays, personal alarms, hidden cameras, and knives.

6 Responses

  1. Email: [email protected]
    I will be purchasing a website.
    *all are most of these items can used by criminals. how can we provent this? use by rappest, robbers, etc.
    *Can personal identification taking on person purchasing these items. Is this necessary?

    1. Its not your job or responsibility to police the public. Your thinking is why liberal cities like NY once banned stun guns because bad people could also use them. Good people also need to have access to them. The laws in NY, HI, WI MI and RI did not prevent bad people from gaining access to stun guns. But, they did prevent good people from getting them.

  2. I haven’t had to use this specific technique. But I can see it would be very good way to convince someone that stun guns are effective non lethal personal protection devices.
    Thank you for sharing.

  3. About 20 years ago, a friend of mine had a stun gun and I let him shock me with it for about two seconds. It wasn’t a pleasurable experience! With the technology advancement since that time, I know the stun gun has improved alot. I wouldn’t volunteer for another shocking experience again!

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