- Aug 11, 2003
was going to go with zebra 550 lumen aa light .but then i wondered will it stop or at least slow down a attacker .
This is the correct answer to the question posed by this topic thread. This question has been brought up bazzillions of times on this forum, and gajillions of times on the other sector of the flashlightowebosphere.No light will do that. Edc what works for you in the lighting area not protection. Just my 2 cents
A stopping kick (front snap kick or side kick) will keep an attacker at a distance as they come toward you. A strike bezel on a flashlight requires them to get closer to have any effect and would be a last resort (as well, it may get you in legal trouble using it. I’d advice against it). The light of a flashlight will at most disorient them for a second and likely give you a few more seconds to run away if you spot them at a distance. If a beam of light is your primary weapon for self-defense, you aren’t going to make it.i want to keep my distance .