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    Default Thunder 100 vs Blank Pistol

    Any pros and cons on one versus the other, preferences, etc.?
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    You can put a blank pistol in your pocket and it takes up less room in the truck. The thunder is louder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjoiner View Post
    Any pros and cons on one versus the other, preferences, etc.?
    The Thunder 100 is equivalent to the shotgun FT popper, much louder than any blank pistol. Also the Thunder 100 is cheaper to operate. Cons are related to toting the Thunder 100 around vs a pistol, but compared to toting a shotgun to shoot poppers I would choose the Thunder 100.
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    The thunder does not do well on long downwind marks. Not as well as the poppers anyway. We use the thunder in our club events but on long guns it is poppers only.
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    Go to www.gundogsupply.com and take a look at the Pop-Start 209 primer shooter. They work well. Reasonably priced.
    A number of the guys I train with use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Thiry View Post
    Go to www.gundogsupply.com and take a look at the Pop-Start 209 primer shooter. They work well. Reasonably priced.
    A number of the guys I train with use them.
    That is another option. I know a number of folks who tried them and a couple do prefer it. It has the main (and perhaps only) advantage of not looking like a gun, which helps when training on public park and such. However, it only hold one at a time and takes two hands to load, so it is a pain when you have one hand full of bird to throw, in my experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjoiner View Post
    Any pros and cons on one versus the other, preferences, etc.?
    Used one this past weekend for an event and did not like it at all. Cumbersome and a PIA to time with judges signal. will stick with my NEF 22 blank gun and poppers.

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    The Thunder 100's are awesome for everything, but very long birds. You don't have to reload them and they're much safer and cheaper than poppers. We've never had a timing issue unless the person was using it for the first time.

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    How far can the thunder 109's be heard from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Allen View Post
    How far can the thunder 109's be heard from?
    According to some complaints I had, you can hear thunders at Freddie 1 that are being fired at Freddie 3 and Little Bodoc.
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