What is a good Lidar Gun to buy for testing? (1 Viewer)

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I was thinking of picking up a used ultralyte long range from eBay that has been certified.
 

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What is used in your driving area?
 

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According to the RDFGS V1, it says ISP also uses PL3, Ultralyte, and TruSpeed. The PL3 and Ultralyte and probably good ones to look into. They pop up now and then for reasonable prices.
 

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I made the mistake of buying an old Prolaser 2 back in late 2007 or early 2008 (can't remember now lol) to test my LPP back then on my last car. I bought it cos it was the only thing I could find on eBay at the time but as luck would have it, not very long after I got it, an LTI Marksman showed up on there and I ended up buying that too. Pity how I wasted money on a gun that wasn't used in my area cos I rushed it so don't make that same mistake lol.
 

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I made the mistake of buying an old Prolaser 2 back in late 2007 or early 2008 (can't remember now lol) to test my LPP back then on my last car. I bought it cos it was the only thing I could find on eBay at the time but as luck would have it, not very long after I got it, an LTI Marksman showed up on there and I ended up buying that too. Pity how I wasted money on a gun that wasn't used in my area cos I rushed it so don't make that same mistake lol.
The stalker xlr laser is so expensive tho :/
 

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The stalker xlr laser is so expensive tho :/
Well, at least the Ultralyte is being used in your area so it's better than what I did lol. That and it should hopefully hold it's value. I would most likely get very little for that PL2 of mine now if I sold it :(
 

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There are a few good options for testing, namely the UL series (100/200LR's, and LRB's). Other good options are the Prolaser 3 and Prolite. Generally, you can find these for less than $500. If you're willing to spend some more, like closer to $1K, you can probably find a Truspeed or TSS.
 

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The stalker xlr laser is so expensive tho :/
You're absolutely right. The thing is though, the gun pretty much dominates across the states, which means many people will want to test with it. Members are always looking to buy and XLR, so you can turn around and sell it for what you paid. Every lidar I have purchased, I sold for the same amount. Except for the prolite I bought off Ebay. I pretty much gave that one away.
 

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If the Ultralyte is being used, look for the LRB which I believe still produced and sold, and can is probably one of the least expensive guns you can get on the used market. You can easily test and resell it here for the next person wanting to play and test....
 

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If the Ultralyte is being used, look for the LRB which I believe still produced and sold, and can is probably one of the least expensive guns you can get on the used market. You can easily test and resell it here for the next person wanting to play and test....
Or the PL3 since it's still used by many PD's. Likewise, (correct me if I'm wrong) but it's similar to the PL4 in terms of performance and testing setups.
 

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I'm not sure about buying a gun, but I sure wish there was a source for short term rentals. I can't seem to find anyone in AZ that I can test my setup with and would be wiling to rent one if I could.
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I'm not sure about buying a gun, but I sure wish there was a source for short term rentals. I can't seem to find anyone in AZ that I can test my setup with and would be wiling to rent one if I could.
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How much would you be willing to pay for a rental?
 

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for basic system operation checks and gross install problems: PL3, prolite, ultralyte, laser atlanta are all good options. however they are pretty easy to jam with an ALP/TMG setup. The TSS is a little harder so it's a better test, XLR is also a good test gun as it's a VPR gun and it's second hardest. if you want the full assurance of a solid system then DE. lots of folks go for the TSS, it's really compact and fun to shoot, if thats above price range then grab a prolite or PL3. you can check to see if the heads are firing if you use the selfie camera on most cell phones (it will show a purple glow from the heads when they fire), simply hit the heads with a lardar gun and watch the camera footage to see the diode return fire. if you get into testing at all make sure you get a pair of laser safety goggles (amazon, for $30-$40) that cover the 905nm range. the jammer output will hurt your eyes after a few runs even though you cant see it.
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I'm not sure about buying a gun, but I sure wish there was a source for short term rentals. I can't seem to find anyone in AZ that I can test my setup with and would be wiling to rent one if I could.
Glenn
members here often loan guns, but typically only to more established members, keep participating and you will get some friends built here that can probably help you out. otherwise pick up a cheap ebay gun and you can be the AZ tester guy!
 

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How much would you be willing to pay for a rental?
The rental price is part of it, the cost of shipping both ways if necessary is the deal maker/breaker so the total cost would have to be reasonably affordable to persons. I would place that around $75 a pop with a late model gun.
 

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The cheapest gun you can get into is generally the LTI Marksman, you can usually find them under $200. Very old and easy to jam, but it's not a bad way ensure basic function.

There's one on eBay right now for $150.
 

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Problem is for a Dragon, it's not worth it for most owners to lend it out even with a full deposit on the gun. It's really not the money that's the issue as I can always just buy another gun. But rather it's the source of the gun. If the gun ends up in the wrong hands, my source of the gun could get revealed and i would be out of a method of obtaining these guns.

I don't sell my outdated guns for that reason also. I'll lend it only to trusted members I personally know.

Are there really no testers in Arizona?
 

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Problem is for a Dragon, it's not worth it for most owners to lend it out even with a full deposit on the gun. It's really not the money that's the issue as I can always just buy another gun. But rather it's the source of the gun. If the gun ends up in the wrong hands, my source of the gun could get revealed and i would be out of a method of obtaining these guns.

I don't sell my outdated guns for that reason also. I'll lend it only to trusted members I personally know.

Are there really no testers in Arizona?
There was one listed about 3 hours from me but contact didn't work out well. Thanks
 

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I was thinking of picking up a used ultralyte long range from eBay that has been certified.
The UltraLyte 100/200 "LR" series of Lidars are no longer produced or repaired by the Mfg'r !
Buying this gun is a risk (especially off eBay,etc.) b/c if it has a problem there's no way to get it repaired !!
 

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