ViperTek VTS-989 – 53,000,000 Volt Heavy Duty Stun Gun Review

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Vipertek VTS-989 Stun Gun

Have you been looking into getting a ViperTek VTS-989 stun gun? When I saw that it packed a whopping 53 Million volts, was small, and an affordable price, I had to try it.

stun gun is considered a non-lethal self-defense device, and it works by disrupting the communications between the brain and body muscles. The shock interrupts neurological impulses, which control voluntary muscle movement. However, it does not cause permanent damage to the body. One zap and a person will drop like a sack of potatoes. Stun guns are not legal in all states, so you will want to check the restrictions for them in your state.

About the Vipertek VTS-989

One of the great things about the VTS-989 is that it will give an attacker plenty of opportunities to turn around and leave before you have to get anywhere near using it. It is a very well-known tool and the simple sight of it will often stop people from bothering you at all. It also comes with some really cool features.

The Specifications:

  • Powerful Stun Gun, powerful is an understatement, coming in at 53 million volts
  • A Built-In Rechargeable LED Flashlight (Excellent Feature)
  • Convenient Size (6.5″ x 2″ x 1″)
  • Snatch Prevention 
  • Ultra-Sharp Spike Electrodes helps penetrate through thick clothing
  • Internal Rechargeable Battery – No expensive batteries to buy. Non-Slip Rubber Coating
  • Lifetime Warranty

Should an assailant try to snatch the device from you, the shock plates on the side of the unit will also deliver a high voltage shock, keep in mind the shock plates can zap you as well, so you do have to pay attention

Using the Vipertek VTS-989

To test the ViperTek VTS-989, trigger the device and an electrical arc should appear between the two probes. If you see the arc then it is working, there is no need to tap it on your arm or leg to verify. A 1-2 second burst is all you need to ensure that the stun gun is working. You will want to make sure you recharge it at least once a month for about an hour to make sure it is fully charged.

Please note that the pointed probes can cause small burns on the skin at the contact points. However, the points do allow for penetration through heavy clothing, so this is an excellent feature in my opinion.

The instructions state that firing repeatedly can shorten the stun gun’s life. So as fun as they are to play around with, please keep this in mind. You will want to test it occasionally, but do not activate the device just to hear the crackle of voltage. Sometimes, the noise itself is enough of a deterrent for a criminal to run off and seek an easier target. Just remember to keep it charged for when you may actually need to use it.

Some people have stated that they have used a stun gun to break up a dog fight or to stop an attack against themselves by a dog or other animals. If you fear for your life or feel you may be seriously injured then use whatever means available to prevent that from happening.


It comes with side shock plates, which means that an attacker can’t grab the device from you without getting shocked.
⦁Fitted with LED light for extra illumination.
⦁ A loud sound that will usually make people think twice immediately
⦁ The device has strong prongs that can penetrate the majority of clothing items
⦁ Comes with a lifetime warranty
⦁ Highly affordable
⦁ Portable, lightweight, and compact

I think it is an excellent personal defense tool and you can’t go wrong with the price. Remember it does have a flashlight attached, so you can use it when walking up to the front door at night. This allows you to always have it at the ready when leaving a store at night. If you get in the habit of using it as a flashlight the stun gun will always be ready to use if someone steps out of the shadows. One-touch and they go down, giving you time to escape the area.


The flashlight is not the greatest, so do not expect it will light up the parking lot. It is ideal, however, for lighting a bit of the path in front of you. It is also good for helping drivers spot you if walking your dog along a roadway. You can also use it to help you to find keys and to find the key slots on door locks.

In Conclusion:

As with any device of this nature make sure you keep this stun gun away from children.

Fifty-three million volts are enough to drop just about anyone. So no matter who comes at you they will go dark for a few minutes. This gives you time to get away to a safe place to dial 911. Some can recover faster than others after being stunned so don’t dilly dally in the area or stick around to see how they are feeling.

The ViperTek VTS-989 is a great little stun gun to carry while jogging, walking the dog, grocery shopping or carry it anywhere and have one by the front door to grab if you must answer the door. It also comes with an attached wrist band making it easy to carry when walking. When walking at night use the stun gun as a flashlight so it is in your hands, and ready to use at any moment’s notice.

ViperTek VTS-989 – 53,000,000 Volt Heavy Duty Stun Gun Review

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Shanna is the 2nd half of Top Outdoor Survival. Like Forest, she has a passion for guns and knives. They love to go on a survival trip at least once a year. They love to go camping, hiking, and traveling.

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