I'm sure many of us Whistler owners have had some pretty good saves with our detectors. Sure, their not in the 'Big Three' club, but for me at least, thats okay! Would I love to get a V1 or an X50? You bet! But when I think about it, I just don't have the need for one where I live. I have had about 3 or 4 really good saves with my Whistler, literally saving me thousands, and never one ticket. I guess I'll start the post off with one of my stories...
My friend and I were on a very tight 30-minute dinner break at work, and we needed to go to his house. (20 minutes away doing psl, 13 if you're moving) He forgot some very important papers for a big job interview he had right after our break. I told him I'd drive him to his house to get the papers, seeing that he barely had any gas in his tank. He is a V1 owner, and he doesn't think much about Whistlers and other big 3 alternative detectors. He asked me if he should grab his V1 from his car, but I told him we didn't need it, seeing that I had mine. He laughed wisely, thinking it wouldn't do us much good.
We hop in my car and take off for his house. We had a late start after punching out and we were really tight for time. I could tell he was starting to get nervous. Right after turning onto the backroads I started to speed up quite a bit. I don't really remember how fast, but we were definitely moving. (Safely, of course) All of a sudden, I get a Ka band alert with a strength of 1. Shortly after, the alert jumps to two, three then five. I slowed down very fast right before driving around a small curve. All of a sudden, after the curve, the RD is going off full-alert on Ka, but we both don't see anything!
Sure enough, blacked out on a small patch of dirt and gravel was a police cruiser using constant Ka. We didn't see the cruiser until my headlights were right on his car since it was so dark that night. Without my Whistler, I don't think I would have seen the cruiser until I flew by him. It's just one of many saves I've had with it, and I'm sure I'm not the only one! Any other stories?