First - I love this detector! It's my first detector ever and though I don't have any other experience with RDs to compare it to - I know what it has done for me in the 4 months I've had it: 3 real saves and the uncovering of leo hiding spots I never would have seen - awesome!
So I saw a city LEO facing oncoming traffic on a four lane as I was coming out of town (just after a PSL change from 55 to 45) and I picked up an IO Ka about 300 feet after I passed him - good detection from behind - 5 bars. On my way back into town I could see he was still there and dropped my speed to 40. If I had been thinking I would have grabbed my cell phone and videoed this - maybe next time. About 6-700 feet from him he IOs me 3 times - full bars - pretty cool. Then about 2-300 feet away he hits me with laser - twice - scared the hell out of me each time. Dang this detector is loud and attention getting I almost yelled "LASER LASER!!!" Like some guy in a video I watched in the Vids section. Before this encounter I've had 2 separate alerts (they scared the crap outta me too) one I am almost positive was a false from a luxury car and the other was after I passed a NCSHP station - but I couldn't confirm.
Great detector - great detection and it's good to know the small city LEOs around here have laser. I know NCSHP has laser and expected to get my first confirmed alert from them but this was a cool surprise. Thanks Whistler.