At Defense Divas®, we take self-defense seriously and, as such, not only do we provide high-quality stun guns and other protective products, but we also want to make sure that you know how to keep them in good working order. As such, here are a few tips you can use to ensure that you’re taking care of them so that, when the time comes, they can take care of you.

JUL 29, 2022

stun gun and taser care tips

“As a general rule, charge your stun gun batteries monthly.”


Mind the Batteries

Stun guns work on batteries, meaning they can run out if you’re not careful. You should ensure that you charge the batteries on your taser gun monthly. While many tasers have power indicators, some people find it helpful to set up an auto-reminder in their phone or calendar. You can perform a spark test for 5 seconds but no longer if you’re taser is not making contact with an object. Aiming away from the body, set the taser to armed and pull the trigger. If you see sparking across the electrodes, your taser has a charge. If you don’t, you should recharge it.

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Follow Manufacturer Instructions

The best care you can give to ensure your taser stays at maximum performance is to follow the manufacturer instructions contained in or on the box. They will provide instructions on how to charge your stun gun the first time in order to make the most of your battery life as well as how often and how long to recharge your taser.

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Handle Tasers With Care

While they can certainly pack a punch and have plenty of stopping power, stun guns make use of somewhat sensitive technology. As such, you should be sure to handle it with care and store it somewhere secure (and out of reach of children). Many of the stun guns we carry have a disable pin wrist strap that can be removed to prevent it from accidental discharge. Dropping your stun gun can cause damage that can lead to malfunctions.

“Moisture and humidity are your enemy. Store tasers in a dry area to keep electronics and batteries damage free.”


Beware of Moisture

When you’re storing your stun gun, make sure that you keep it somewhere that excess moisture or humidity is not likely to be a problem. Moisture can collect inside the device, which can stop it from functioning correctly. Stun guns and tasers are electronic self-defense devices and contain batteries. Water can even cause battery corrosion which can cause real damage to your taser. Choose a stun gun for women that you can always count on.

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Know When You Need Professional Repairs

Stun guns and tasers are resilient and low maintenance enough that repairs are rarely necessary. However, if your stun gun does start to malfunction, avoid the mistake of trying to repair it yourself. Instead, make sure to use a qualified repair technician by contacting the manufacturer as this will ensure your stun gun will work safely and properly when you need it to.


Many of the stun guns and tasers we carry offer a lifetime warranty against defects and will also replace your self-defense weapon for free if you provide a police report that shows it was used in defense of a crime.

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DefenseDivas® has your taser needs covered as we provide a wide range of defensive options, including our Pink Rhinestone Bedazzled Bling Stun Gun for women. Check our site for more tips and browse our wide range of women’s stun guns and self-defense products, including pepper sprays, fight fobs, and concealed carry tools. Women’s safety is our number one priority!

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