So how many people actually have had to use their light in a "Tactical" manner? I am using "tactical" in a self-defense type of way.
I know that one of the selling features of these lights is that they can be momentarily blinding and or bludgeoning someone. Neither of which I have got the opportunity to do... er I mean had the need to do. I can only see three ways it could be used as self-defense.
Temporarily blind someone
Hold in your hand to give your punch some extra oomph
Swing on the lanyard like a mace
We all trust these lights to help us out in a bad situation but would they really give us much of an edge?