Agreed Zhur, on the strategy. My plan is definitely not to go room to room clearing my house. However, I can tell you for a fact the effect to the shooter of my Z2 is not 60% as bad as it is for the perp. I've been on the receiving end of that light too and it is no fun. Believe me, it is a big advantage to me, at least in the set up and lighting in my home. Once it has been flashed in your eyes in a low light situation, you can't see anything for quite a few moments, and most definitely cannot acquire a target with a gun. In the meantime, I'm emptying my weapon at COM.