Yeah, a Night Owl, that's what mine is. Played around with it last night. Could see into all the dark corners inside my house. Didn't know about the IR being visible though. I didn't notice that when I looked at myself in a mirror. Guess I'll need to check that out again.
You're right, though, about it being a little unhandy in a tactical situation. I'm thinking that if I were to hang it around my neck on a lanyard then I could just drop it when I needed to use both hands to fire my shotgun. I don't know; guess I need to think about this a little more.