Warning for Missouri Drivers

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Hey all, not sure if this is the best section but just wanted to warn everyone that Missouri Highway Patrol has started rolling out laser guns.

I know they were in use by Kansas City, but I hadn't been lasered since a Springfield PD bike cop back in 2013. Its typical for me to be radared 4-5 times a day by the highway patrol, but yesterday and today I was lasered by them out of nowehere.

Just a word of warning!
 

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Did your RD alert to the lidar or did you see what gun they were using?

According to the old RDFGS, "PL3 is popular among MSHP and JTGing will get you stopped."

Yes my Uniden R7 alerted to it then I looked over and saw highway patrol with their window down. Yesterday was an Explorer, today was a Charger.

It was dusk both times so I wasn't able to see their gun but I will definitely keep an eye out next time. Just saying have been radared by them multiple times a day for years but never laser.

It might be a troop specific thing, I am always in Southwest Missouri in the area that is covered by Troop G.
 

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If/when you do get a set of sensors, you'll have to report back on what they're using. Otherwise the next best bet is to just follow them on Facebook and Twitter, and they'll be posting photos in no time showing off the readings they got of the cars they're stopping.
 

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This past Sunday (yesterday) returning to St Louis airport and I saw an unmarked black explorer sitting sideways on the grass where I’ve marked with his driver side window open facing oncoming traffic (I suspect was using laser but im not able to verify). There’s a green sign now in that area that doesn’t appear on google maps and he blended in soooooo well it was scary . Usually they run Ka in the area and hide on the left shoulder around a bend , or sergeant douche is usually driving around his Durango (also pictured)
 

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... but I hadn't been lasered since a Springfield PD bike cop back in 2013.
Thanks for the heads up! I am in Southwest MO, Springfield area. I am yet to encounter a laser hit, but I have heard they do have Stalker units. Also, a forum member from the area here confirmed he got hit by a Stalker in Springfield (moto LEO) just few weeks ago.
If you don't mind sharing, which area you got that recent encounter?
 

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Yes please update us on where they were shooting. Ive never seen MSP shooting laser in KC. I see KCMO police but never MSP. Ive never seen them shooting laser in Springfield, but doesn't mean it doesn't happen. Ill be running down 49 through Joplin from KC today. So ill see if I see any.
 

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We visit family north of St. Joe a few times a year and go 49 to 29. Man, 49 is the most boring stretch of road in the world thru SW MO (no offense). Right now it's pretty easy terrain w/ radar. 29 is hilly enough that I'm already careful.
 

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Thanks for the heads up! I am in Southwest MO, Springfield area. I am yet to encounter a laser hit, but I have heard they do have Stalker units. Also, a forum member from the area here confirmed he got hit by a Stalker in Springfield (moto LEO) just few weeks ago.
If you don't mind sharing, which area you got that recent encounter?
Hey I live in Springfield! I go East on US 60 past West Plains a few times a week. I also go down 65 South to Harrison, AR every other week. I hardly every get radared by MSP around Springfield, and just occasionally by Branson. It gets really bad on 60 East though around about Mountain Grove. The first laser hit was through the Willow Springs weight station (hotspot for them), and second was by the Norwood exit.

I feel like it has gotten really bad on US 60 East in the last couple of years. There are occasionally days that I will be radared by MSP 6 times just on the way down there. I have seen them using the plane a couple times as well, just feels like overkill to me and definitely sold me on the R7 due to the way they always try to hide over crests and around bends. They will definitely instant on you as well.
 

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Hey I live in Springfield! I go East on US 60 past West Plains a few times a week. I also go down 65 South to Harrison, AR every other week. I hardly every get radared by MSP around Springfield, and just occasionally by Branson. It gets really bad on 60 East though around about Mountain Grove. The first laser hit was through the Willow Springs weight station (hotspot for them), and second was by the Norwood exit.

I feel like it has gotten really bad on US 60 East in the last couple of years. There are occasionally days that I will be radared by MSP 6 times just on the way down there. I have seen them using the plane a couple times as well, just feels like overkill to me and definitely sold me on the R7 due to the way they always try to hide over crests and around bends. They will definitely instant on you as well.
Wow, man. Thanks for the detailed info! I did not know they use lidar on that stretch (US 60 East). I knew they have aerial vascar there, and use I/O.
Have you got any legit K band action on that route? I have to deal with it on the "back roads" - MO13/US160.
Do you have any lidar protection?
 

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MOHP likes to play sneaky anyway... even with their Ka. They usually don't leave it blasting like most departments here in the STL area. They love them some moving I/O. Even saw a dude get tagged last week- he didn't pause to wonder why the traffic pack on 270 was moving at 63mph. No, his rear blew through at 85+. MOHP lit up his Stalker (my R3 went from nothing to full tilt alert) and the trooper just ran him right down.
 

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Hey I live in Springfield! I go East on US 60 past West Plains a few times a week. I also go down 65 South to Harrison, AR every other week. I hardly every get radared by MSP around Springfield, and just occasionally by Branson. It gets really bad on 60 East though around about Mountain Grove. The first laser hit was through the Willow Springs weight station (hotspot for them), and second was by the Norwood exit.

I feel like it has gotten really bad on US 60 East in the last couple of years. There are occasionally days that I will be radared by MSP 6 times just on the way down there. I have seen them using the plane a couple times as well, just feels like overkill to me and definitely sold me on the R7 due to the way they always try to hide over crests and around bends. They will definitely instant on you as well.
You are right, they are patrol that stretch of US 60 east to West Plaines area really heavy. Must be a lot of drug running on that stretch of highway. Ive never seen them use Laser there, but glad to get a confirmation that they do sometimes so I know what to watch for. If you go south on 65 to Harrison once you cross into Arkansas they patrol that heavily too. Ive been lasered on that stretch in Arkansas in the past. MSP love to patrol the stretch of 65 from Springfield to Branson and use plane there some too.
 

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Wow, man. Thanks for the detailed info! I did not know they use lidar on that stretch (US 60 East). I knew they have aerial vascar there, and use I/O.
Have you got any legit K band action on that route? I have to deal with it on the "back roads" - MO13/US160.
Do you have any lidar protection?
No lidar protection, but I am definitely looking into that now.

It is extremely rare compared to Ka but it does happen. There is one specific unmarked, dark tan, newer model Explorer that I assume is a Howell County Sheriff but could be Highway Patrol. He will occasionally sit in the middle at the Willow Springs weight station at night and I/O pop people heading wesbound over the hill right before it. I have also seen him running around West Plains during the day but don't see him very often.

There is also an I believe Webster County Sheriff in a Crown Vic that hit me with K constant once around Norwood on a Friday night. Also picked up a Springfield PD K band around 6 months ago, I believe it was actually one of the older like 2008 Tahoe units but I could be wrong.
 

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Yes please update us on where they were shooting. Ive never seen MSP shooting laser in KC. I see KCMO police but never MSP. Ive never seen them shooting laser in Springfield, but doesn't mean it doesn't happen. Ill be running down 49 through Joplin from KC today. So ill see if I see any.
Welp....it’s happening! Great awareness post to the OP...I saw a Missouri state trooper on my way to work Monday morning in a explorer shooting laser and I’ve never seen them do this besides once back in like 2017.....they usually like to hide in the exit ramps but this guy was parked side way with his window open shooting. It was on 470 hwy (Kansas city) right outside of lees summit off woods chapel road.

I feel like they’ve stepped up their game and got new guns or something. I was shocked when I saw this guy a few days ago. I’m getting pretty close to biting the bullet and getting some jammers.

It’s insane what you have to deal with if you live around the kc area.

Jackson county sheriffs have 50/50 k and ka band
Have to watch out for vascar (thank god for highway radar and also flight aware)
Leawood has k band units and laser
Im not sure what KCMO uses for laser but I’ve heard DE? And then you have independence, MO running speed traps off i70 multiple days a week and off 291. This is what I just go through lol.

Always gotta be on alert!
 
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Greetings from C/O Ka this morning to all in East Missouri

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