Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 31, 2013
“What we expect to see in 2014 is a substantial increase in competition. This competition will cause the larger stun gun manufacturers/importers to replace their lineup with cheaper made alternatives so they can compete on pricing. While it will help the manufacturers’ and retailers’ profits short term, it will most likely hurt the industry long term, as people will see stun guns that are more toys than self defense weapons,” says Harris.
“We’re already seeing some of the players begin to replace their line up over the past few months with cheaper alternatives and it’s expected this trend to continue in 2014. However, some of the better quality brands, like Barracuda Stun Guns and Omega Stun Guns have stayed the course with their line-up. Both companies admit their sales have been stronger in previous years, but they’re committed to staying the course with providing high quality weapons that people can count on,” says Harris. SmartStun is a leading retailer of both Barracuda and Omega Stun Guns.
To further the supply of high quality stun guns into the marketplace and to help retain the impression of a stun gun as a viable means of self defense, SmartStun announces today that they have begun the development of their own line of stun guns and other self defense weapons. This new line of weapons will be targeted at replacing the quality units that are being retired by other companies as those companies search to retain profits. Harris believes the way to long term growth and sustainability in the industry is to build a brand which customers know and trust. “This can only be accomplished by providing high quality products, not by being the cheapest,” says Harris.
Harris said specific details about their new weapons were not ready for release but expects more to be announced by Q2 2014.
About Smart Stun:
Smart Stun – Real Self Defense was launched with the aim of providing the best self-defense products to as many people as possible, all at a competitive rate. The company offers stun guns, TASER guns and related accessories, pepper spray and even pepper guns. Smart Stun’s distribution center is based in Texas, and its website can be found at SmartStun.com.