This is just a quick review regarding the mph z-25 16ms PoP gun.
I tested it against my STI, X50 and SR7.
Bottom line is they all failed miserably.
The STI detected 1 k band alert, but no PoP alerts out of 20 shots.
The X50 was 0 out of 20, and the SR7 was 1 out of 20.
Now the 1 shot detected by the STI and SR7 I believe were flukes, let me explain.
For the test, I mounted each unit (STI and X50) CM on my windshield, one at a time, with default settings. (Each unit was reset for the test).
The SR7 was already mounted, higher up on the windshield. It was not reset, so SWS and X-band were disabled.
I then stood 50’ away, and did 10, 2 second interval shots, and 10, 5 second interval shots, with PoP both on and off on the units (STI and X50), SR7 doesn’t have PoP capability.
On 1 shot the SR7 alerted to k band, but it was possible that I held the trigger slightly too long, and it went into normal firing mode.
The STI missed all of them, but when I disabled X-band and re-tested, at the end it gave a k band alert, but again may have been because I held the trigger too long. It was not a PoP alert as it should have been.
One interesting note, is that up close, form a few feet away, the STI alerted several times to PoP, but nothing consistent. The X50 didn’t do as well up close.
Also, from the same distance, if I turned the units around to simulate a “rear shot” they were even less likely to report PoP from that same distance.
One thing to note, that this gun can be VERY deadly when it comes to PoP and k band.
Once Pop is enabled (2 step easy process) it stays on until it is turned off, or the gun is turned off and then back on. The good news, an inexperienced operator may forget the extra step and PoP will not be enabled, even though it says PoP and displays it.
An operator can shoot as many PoP shots as they want, hold the trigger for the extra ˝ second and it goes into instant on mode, then pull the trigger all the way back and lock a speed. Afterwards, they can go back to pulling PoP shots as long as they want, repeating this process.
Also, I plan on doing some longer range tests to show its ability to be used.
Basically, I plan on having a test vehicle drive about 2 miles back, with PoP on, and I will sample cars with PoP, and have the test vehicle report any alerts, then I will PoP and instant on the test vehicle.
I’ll do this on video.
I have video of the tests I did, but I’m not going to post them since they are uneventful. I mainly used it to ensure I would catch any alerts during the 50’ test.
One more thing for those that don’t know, but the STI and X50 report all PoP alerts as ka band, regardless of whether or not it is from a k or ka gun.
Thus those false PoP alerts on the X50 can come from many sources.
Also, on a side note, the STI seems to ignore weaker k band signals in auto mode, but will report those weaker signals in Highway mode.
More to follow.