Concur, Kraig. They're making flashlights with more features now that when I was a rookie. A buddy had one with a "dazzle" feature, and I couldn't look at it for more than a second without turning away. Involuntary response, you looked at it, you head turned 90 degrees, like the Exorcist.
Next time I see him I"ll try to get the brand name, but in the meantime if anyone has a good link to a small, affordable flashlight with good options, post it here so we can see it.