More than perhaps any other self-defense product on this list, tasers come in a wider variety of shapes, sizes, and configurations that have been made possible by the wonders of technology.
If you want an obvious weapon that resembles a handgun in shape (see nearby image) and clearly appears to be a weapon, then there’s a taser for you…
If you’d prefer and extremely compact version that looks like a harmless tube of lipstick, you can purchase one for less than $25 online that delivers 3 million volts.
Much like the stun baton, these electroshock weapons are highly effective on most assailants.
The downside of many models is, of course, effective range they offer. Some of them fire up to 15 feet. Other less expensive models must actually make contact to be effective.
The legal framework surrounding tasers is essentially the same as that which governs stun batons. That is to say that they’re legal to carry in the vast majority of states.