- Jun 25, 2021
THIS.They are BRIGHT enough to leave someone getting in your face seeing stars for a few seconds. What you do with those few seconds is up to you.
I don’t think anyone really expects an attacker, even a not very determined one, to immediately cease acting in a threatening manner when suddenly presented with a very bright light, but that very bright light will, especially if used in the dark, blind and/or disorient someone, giving you the advantage, which you can use either to counterattack or to escape, as the case may be.
It will also, if done right, prevent the subject from seeing what you are holding in the other hand.
I think there are not a lot of people who seriously think about the consequences of self-defense with a firearm in the dark, particularly inside a building. Muzzle flash and report are actual things with which both attacker and defender must contend. And a bright flashlight is going to ruin any dark adaptation you may have, as well. You’ll still be at an advantage, being the one holding the light, but you for darned sure want that light if you think you might want to be able to see after letting off a literal shot in the dark. Forget hearing, your ears are now ringing, but at least you can see.