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: orginal guns up vs. son of a gun

03-28-2007, 07:57 PM
I have been looking at guns up wingers and i am not sure which one would be better for me. I train alone most of the time and run three dogs at the moment I am more interested in a winger that throws well than the size Just looking for feed back on these wingers

Ga Woodrow
03-28-2007, 08:46 PM
I have both. They have been great pieces of equipment, but on long marks the son of a gun just don't get it. It works great for the short bird where a big throw is not so important. Were I to buy 2 again I would get 2 originals.

03-28-2007, 09:12 PM
I have both. The SOG does not throw as far but is very useful in its own right. I use both in most set-ups. If you are limited on space in your truck or drive an SUV the SOG may be more practical. I have 3 full size and a SOG and think it is a great set-up.

03-29-2007, 07:53 AM
badbullgator is once again, correct.
I have the Gunners Up SOG, and while it does not throw as fall as a full size winger, it does fit very well in my Suburban, which was a requirement.

03-29-2007, 11:48 AM
I have a SOG and the Full size. I have noticed that the band are cut to long for the SOG so I cut them and added hooks half way down and I get great distance and two types of throws.
I use both Gunners up and Zinger and feel that with the new improvements to the Gunners up that they are a better deal. Just my Personal opinion.

03-29-2007, 12:07 PM
I have 3 of the SOGs. I love mine. My question is what are you training for? If you are training for HT....I believe the SOGs are all you need. I believe a full size thrower for long birds (FT) would be better than the SOG as they give a "bigger" throw.

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Lab Lover
04-14-2007, 09:26 PM
Where can I by either of there to Launchers

04-15-2007, 09:26 AM
I just got mine friday I have not yet used it in the field training but did play with it in the yard and its pretty nice seems to work well. I think the price is pretty fair too. they are on the web They also make a conversion kit so you can us it with the bumper boy electronics