I tested the new Blinder M47 equipped service vehicle this morning with SnoopyC4, AviatorZ06 and Won-Hunglo against the PL3 and the Stalker LZ-1. This new vehicle is not as stealth as the others I've operated and should be a good challenge for the Blinder to protect. I've made some adjustments to the vehicle trim to minimize PT problems but it's still a relatively easy target.
AviatorZ06 and I spent Friday afternoon working on the install. The M47 as delivered looked solid and very durable (compared to the ZR3). The heads seem high quality and all the fittings and switches were top notch. The only short coming was the quality of installation instruction which was a bit vague so we had to "fill in the blanks" a couple of times. However, it was up and running in four hours most of which was spent modifying the front grill for the two front heads. I decided to install two heads in the front and the other two in the back for this test.
"Bones" the new service vehicle served up JTG on both guns on center mass shots. (sans the front plate) but was tagged between 700 and 1000 ft if the driverside headlight was targeted. She could only muster JFG from 700 ft and farther but this was not especially surprising given the profile of the vehicle.
I'll probably add VEIL and a front bra to help the forward heads jam as the side reflectors on the headlights are clearly a weak spot. I may also disassemble the front headlights and either remove or modify the side reflectors to reduce reflectivity.
I know the Blinder jams better than the ZR3 and affords good protection in most incursion scenarios but from these runs it was clear the M47 is not an Li beater. Especially when snoopyC4 was making consistent JTG runs with his Li equipped vehicle which is larger than "Bones"
Since the Li is over represented in the Houston group I chose the Blinder because I wanted to see how it will perform both in static testing and in real world incursions. I'll be shooting video and documenting how it performs in the field. I'm guessing it should perform very well although accidently JTGs may be a hazard since the Blinder alert is hard to hear when The White Stripes "The Hardest Button to Button" is blaring full blast.
NOTE: The Blinder did not seem as prone to PTs when QuickTriggering as some other jammers have been previously, however today AviatorZ06 was JTGing the same guns he had some QT problems with last meet so weather conditions may have been a factor. Also, be advised all the jammers have been having problems with the as-yet-discussed "Indirect Shooting Configurations" some LEOs use. I will refer to these as ISC from now on. The Blinder was unable to detect and jam the PL3 in this configuration. That's a concern.