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    Default Thunder Equipment retired gunner

    Does anyone have one & thoughts about it?
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    Not a god idea, especially if you're teaching the concept of the retired gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjoiner View Post
    Does anyone have one & thoughts about it?
    I own and use a Malcom (printed that way on the unit, but often called Malcolm) retiring gunner regularly but also train with two people who each have the Thunder retiring gunner. The Malcom unit is smaller and more easily portable, but the Thunder units are very good. The Thunder unit is quite functional and worth the price. No matter which unit you choose, you must create a small blind behind which it will retire. The Thunder requires slightly more room to retire, but, when it retires it is completely hidden while the Malcom has an aluminum pole that remains exposed (I painted mine with a dull brown paint to help conceal the exposed pole). BTW, the link for the Malcom seems to be broken.
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    https://www.retrievertraining.net/for...retired-gunner

    I have heard enough good reports like (most of) these in this thread that I plan on buying one soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A team View Post
    Not a god idea, especially if you're teaching the concept of the retired gun.
    Not teaching the concept. Starting AA stuff and mostly train alone during the week. Sometimes I need to retire a gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Wayne Abbott I View Post
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    I have heard enough good reports like (most of) these in this thread that I plan on buying one soon.
    You'll like it....as for hiding 100% in light cover you can always use a holding blind.More often than not you can stake it on any angle you need.....Jim
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    I have one and love it, worth the money when training alone..
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    Lots of different applications for it too!!!Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by jd6400 View Post
    Lots of different applications for it too!!!Jim
    What else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by A team View Post
    Not a god idea, especially if you're teaching the concept of the retired gun.

    Why do you say that? Seems like it would work just as well in teaching the concept.

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