I want to share some preliminary Blinder testing results with you guys…
After digging through the web looking for someone who had a laser gun in my area I could get tested against, I came across Audi Quattro and crew. After a few emails and a couple of weeks we arranged a meet to do a little testing.
Things worked out much better than I had hoped. Audi showed up, on time no less , with a Kustom Pro III. I was extremely happy when I found out I was going up against this gun. From what I’ve seen most of the laser guns in Washington are the Kustom Pro. Our motorcycle cops tend to be issued the Pro Lite.
We started with an inspection of the vehicle setup. The vehicle in question is a bright silver, Chrysler 300C. I mounted a Blinder M35 (3 heads up front) J15 revision. One head is located just above the plate, in the grill. The other 2 heads are surface mounted to the front bumper deck, just below the headlights. The headlights and fog lights are coated with Laser Veil G4. The front plate had a laser shield cover.
The first thing he asked me to do was remove the laser shield. I thought it was odd but he was the guy with the gun, so off it went.
The first couple of runs were with jammers off. I was easily picked off. If I remember right Audi was using the headlights as the primary target. Basically just to test the Veil. He did not see any reduction in detection range with the Veil. ALTHOUGH we will be testing the same vehicle with and without Veil at a later date.
So we went to jammers on. The first run didn’t look good. Audi got a reading at 700 feet. Although he admitted that it may have been a fluke. There were several other vehicles behind and around me on the first run. The road we were using had little to no traffic after that first run.
The second and third runs were both Jam To Gun!
After that we went and drank a couple pitchers.
I’m hoping to do some more testing with Audi and his crew. He made a suggestion of moving the bumper deck heads up into the grill. It’ll look a LOT better. I’m just a little nervous about how well it’ll work. But if I move them and they work just as good in that location I’d be an extremely happy camper.