Well, I just got my first laser alert with the Redline. (Also had a few 34.7 Ka alerts since my last post about radar encounters and performance).
The laser (scatter) alert was on the highway.
I got anywhere between 2 and 3 tenths of a mile warning, going by the trip odometer so the 2 tenths is in case it was close to the next tenth already when the alert triggered (digital odometers are not good for such short distances).
The LEO was parked a little off perpendicular to the road.
Given the distance, I had some time to slow down (if needed) before being in his direct view.
It was pretty similar to my 9500i laser scatter alert experiences I suppose but this was in a different spot with a less direct line of sight.
This once again shows that good laser detection performance is more important in a detector than some people make it out to be.
If you're the only one around, then laser detection may not help of course given the targeting range, but that is no different from IO radar in that case.
Of course, if there are no rabbits (other vehicles traveling the same direction) in front of you, you have your detector mounted high(er) than mine or any of the other factors that affect performance and detections range (different laser gun being used than in my area, different windshield, weather etc. etc.) then it may not help.
That is my 4th laser scatter alert in the past 3 months or so (3 with the 9500i and 1 with the Redline).
Has anyone else have any good laser scatter alerts with their Redline?
Feel free to post your experiences.