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    Default Best Launcher for the Money

    Gunners up for 350.00

    Zinger Winger for 475.00

    retriever specialist 808wfrc for 519.99

    Looking at getting 2 of these

    I can get dogtra electronics for a great price. So that helps

    What are peoples thoughts. THe retriever specialist is a new unit. But can get a refurbished for 399.99 do these throw as far as the others

    I train 2 dogs alone so they wont be abused.

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    I run Zingers with Tri-Tronics Pro Control and have been very happy with them.

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    I have mainly used ZW and GU to throw bumpers, birds and flyers. Both are good products.
    ZW II is about $399 and a good buy. You can probably get a $25 discount if you are a member of a AKC or UKC retriever club.
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    The Gunners Up is a great product with the best price and the best service. In our club, almost everyone has the Gunners UP wingers.
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    I've used the Gunner's Ups for several years now. They work well.

    A training partner uses the Zinger Wingers. They work about equally well.

    Mine were cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard N View Post
    I've used the Gunner's Ups for several years now. They work well.

    A training partner uses the Zinger Wingers. They work about equally well.

    Mine were cheaper.
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    I've been using a Gunners Up for a couple of years, with Dogtra controls.
    They work great and customer service is outstanding, with the minor problems I've had.
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    I have Gunnners Up honestly because they were cheaper but have had no problem and love them.
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    The new zinger and the new GU are identical except for the releases. GU has IMO a better release and is cheaper in cost than the ZW. Go with the GU. I have a handful and would not trade them for any other winger
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    The new zinger and the new GU are identical except for the releases. GU has IMO a better release and is cheaper in cost than the ZW.
    Which models are you using? I am considering the GU Son of a Gun with Dogtra electronics. I want to be able to use with my training group (FT) and when training by myself (HT). Since I am considering two launchers; should I get two different models (GU Original and GU Son of a Gun) or would I be just as happy with 2 GU Son of a Guns? Am also still considering the Zinger Wingers...but price of the GU is better.
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