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: In the market for wingers?

Duck Dog Trainer
01-06-2006, 10:58 AM
You might remember my recent post about the Mark 1000. That is what I started with. I moved on to Bumper Boy 4-Shooters and Derby Doubles. I tried the bird baskets and found them to be a total waste of money. :? (And then they were stolen out of my shed with the 4wheeler etc?) :cry:

So anyway, I?m in the market for a few wingers. We hand throw in training groups as of now. We?d like to start with manual launch that can be converted to electronic launch. Down here in Cajun Land, every Tom, Dick, and Harry makes wingers in their garage. These are the typical tripod slingshot looking things I see at hunt test. They have to be staked into the ground and all that. I?m not real interested in these.

I visited the Zinger website. I like the look of these. Can someone fill me in on similar types of Zinger style wingers. I?d like to know my options.

Also which brand is the better on the electronics side.

Thanks for your input.

Maybe I?ll come up with a Mark 1000BL. BL for bird launcher. :lol:

Kristie Wilder
01-06-2006, 11:02 AM
Hop over to the product review board and you'll see way more information than you need on just about every type of winger. Take care.

Kevin Hannah
01-06-2006, 11:53 AM
Get a couple zingerwingers, you will not be disapointed at all.


01-06-2006, 12:17 PM
You can do no better than Gunners Up. They have full size as well as the new Son of a Gun "mini" launcher. The SOG tosses a bird just about (within 3-5 feet in distance) as far as the full size model, yet is compact enough to fit across your pick-up bed (instead of taking up the legnth of the bed) or in the back of an SUV.

Miriam Wade
01-06-2006, 12:26 PM
I LOVE my Zinger Wingers. I've only used them twice when training w/ a group, but had used some belonging to a friend before I bought my own.
I have the Dogtra electronics & the duck sound (you can use the "beep" attention getter too) is very realistic. Not knocking any other product, but I am just very happy with them.


Misty Marsh
01-06-2006, 12:34 PM
Zinger winger and gunners up would be the 2 most popular choices, and all you need to do is ask yourself how much money you want to spend? The zinger is slightly better quality and you will pay for it heavily, with both throwing the same bird.

Duck Dog Trainer
01-06-2006, 01:10 PM
Thanks for the input?

So far it seems that Zinger Winger and Gunners Up or the two brands to look into.
I did a Google search on Gunners Up and was not successful. I just got post on forums etc?

Does anyone have the link handy?

Norene S.
01-06-2006, 01:21 PM
Does anyone have the link handy?

Just bought our GUNNERS UP the end of November from Gundogs on Line:

Link to winger:

Norene S.

Greg Seddon
01-06-2006, 01:24 PM
Thanks for the input?

So far it seems that Zinger Winger and Gunners Up or the two brands to look into.
I did a Google search on Gunners Up and was not successful. I just got post on forums etc?

Does anyone have the link handy?

Duck Dog Trainer
01-06-2006, 01:24 PM
Thanks Norene and Greg :)

01-06-2006, 01:48 PM
That was fast. Before I could post the link, there it is.
Give Rich Davis at GU a call and talk to him. He will set you up. If you interested in the Son of a Gun winger you will have to ask because it is not on the web site yet.

Ken Newcomb
01-06-2006, 02:07 PM
Actually the Son of a Gun is on their website now.

Same price as the full size model.

Chris Richards
01-07-2006, 12:50 PM already has the son of a gun with free shipping!

Jeff Kolanski
01-08-2006, 12:47 AM already has the son of a gun with free shipping!

This is correct, gundogsonline does infact have the son of a gun with free shipping. However, :evil: they claim that the retail price is $325.00, when infact, if you goto, it actually costs $299.99. GunDogs Online then continues to say that you, the (trusting) customer, pays only $300.00 with free shipping. I think that this is VERY bad business!! :!: Why would a company lie to their customers :?: This just my opinion. Take it as you wish :wink:

Misty Marsh
01-08-2006, 11:11 AM
O.K, so let me get this right? Gunners up charges 299.00 + $30.00 shipping and Gun dogs online charges $325.00 with free shipping. By my math it's still $4.00 cheaper buying from a retailer than the manufacturer, that's the problem?

Jeff Kolanski
01-08-2006, 12:12 PM
GU charges $299.99 + $20 for the SOG

Misty Marsh
01-08-2006, 06:32 PM
If you go to the GU website they charge $30.00 for ground shipping in the U.S. Either way you gonna knock a retailer for making $6.00 over that the manufacturer charges?

Mike Peters-labguy23
01-08-2006, 06:39 PM
His point is that they are misrepresenting the retail price. GU sets the retail price not the retailer. It's a big no-no to do that.

Jeff Kolanski
01-08-2006, 08:05 PM
It's a big no-no to do that.

Very well put!! :D That is my point exactly!

Misty Marsh
01-08-2006, 09:26 PM
So you guys telling me that every GU retailer sells the wingers for $299.00? I'm not sure myself, but I was wondering if GU makes it a suggested retail price or it's set in stone price? Either way I'm not going to get bent over $6.00

Mike Peters-labguy23
01-08-2006, 09:36 PM
Nobody else is advertising the retail price at $325 because that is illegal! It's not the $6, it's the misrepresentation of the suggested retail price. I am in a business that I hear all the time that our retail price is too low, well too bad that's where we set it, you can sell above retail just don't change it.

01-22-2006, 10:04 AM
Check out Waterdog Supply at they have both Gunners Up Wingers and GU new box launcher.

01-24-2006, 05:33 PM
I agree with BADBULLGATOR on this one.

I spoke with Rich Davis at and was impressed with the description of his SOG product. I need a winger to fit inside of a Suburban and small enough to also fit on an ATV.

I'll be buying the SOG model soon, through Rich Davis. By buying directly thru him, I feel that I will get better service, should the need arise.

Steve Hester
01-26-2006, 07:14 PM
I have bought 3 Gunner's Up wingers through Gun Dog Supply. When I did have problems with one of them, I could not have gotten better service than I got from Gun Dog Supply. They were extermely courteous and helpful. They fixed the defective part and had it returned to me really fast.