I am looking for some info on my escort 8500. I got a speeding ticket last week and the cop said he hit me with laser but my detector never went off. Is there a new laser gun that escort is not detecting. For two years I have trusted my escort more than anything, now I am wondering if I need to upgrade.
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Welcome! If you need tech info, the Escort website should have that. If your looking for general input on your RD, well, it is a medium grade RD that is a little slow (Escorts are slow) with medium range. Lidar is a tiny beam and your RD may never see it when your clocked! Got to get LIs to jam if around laser alot. Sorry to tell you the truth! Most RDs will never see the laser beam if close up, depends where the reflections reflect to (mostly back to the gun) and where the Leo aims. If he aims low, your toast. If he aims high and gets the beam up over the hood, your Rd may alarm if hit and if mounted low on the dash. There is one new gun that most RDs will not detect but the reading for lidar is instant, so the alarm is going to tell you that you just got a ticket. With Instant on radar (Bama Trooper Stalkers), the RD is slow and the radar display will show your reading for about 2 seconds before you try to slow, your mostly cooked there also due to a slow alarm. In simple words, your not safe! Sorry. Drive safe in Bama....
Originally Posted by David Story