- Oct 23, 2009
a flashbang too close to you can still cause lasting effects and too far away and it accomplishes little. A flashbang can start fires (I think an embassy once got burned by the use of some.) Also in broad daylight, the concussive blast does more disorienting then the bright light. It's not a flash only, it's a flashBANG. shock waves are part of the equation. Either way, they are anything but safe. If one went off right in someones face, they would be quite blind. as well as badly burned.... Bottom line is, even flashbangs are effected by the conditions of the pupil. However they have two modes to disorient, and visual is only one of them. Disrupting balance with shock disturbing the fluid in your ear plays a *major* part. With a laser you are trying to incapacitate with light only and no shockwave. Kind of makes things a little harder now doesn't it?