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Timer Recommendations

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by WIG19, May 4, 2004.

  1. WIG19

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    Did search here & in Gen'l Comp...no-joy. Any recommendations on a personal range timer (and source) to facilitate practice? Have a pretty good idea of the price range involved, having glanced at the PACT Club 2 and the CE Pocket Pro on the Midway website. (Already have a chronograph, so don't need a combination device.) Just something to give me a beep and track practice times on certain things.
     
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    Don At PC Senior Member Millennium Member

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    I have the Pact Club 2 I got from Midway last year when they were on sale and it has done a good job. I am satisfied with its service.
     

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    I've been happy with my 1999 Pocket Pro. Good sources are Midway and Brownells.
     
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    i have a pocket pro. something happened to it just after it went out of warrenty, but competition electronics fixed it for free. i like the timer, and it does almost everything you need a timer to do. 1 thing i dont like is that split times dont automatically show up...you have to push a button to see them. i've seen other timers that show splits on the main screen along with the running time.
     
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    Don, Danny & Driver, thanks for responding. Typical positive feedback & useful info from the GSSF crowd. Now to more studying & flip a coin. (I lean towards the PACT, but CE treated me REALLY right on my long-out-of-warranty chrono when the switch went bad, all fixed for about $3 in postage.) :)
     
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    Actually I have been exposed to both timers although I own the Pact but I don't see either as a wrong choice. Both are quality machines and both do the job quite well. Ahhhhh decisions, decisions, decisions. ;f ;f ;f
     
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    Well... thanks to all again and, yes, my face is red. I did do some searching but guess I over-thought it. Inputting what it was ("timer question") would've done the job. Thanks again; PocketPro in the lead for now.
    :) Wes
     
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    WIG19,

    Allow me to weigh in from a different perspective. I have first hand experience with the Pact Club Timer II and Pocket Pro. The Pact CTII has soft membrane switches and has a dedicated display for split times (its LCD display has a lot more info).

    However I don't like the belt clip, something you might use when practicing by yourself. It is a piece of stainless steel that is riveted to the plastic case. Be prepared to have your belt scratched or scuffed badly. If you need to adjust its sound sensitivity (e.g., going from indoor to outdoor range or avoid picking up shots from next range) you have to remove the battery.

    Setting par time and choosing between random & instant start requires some combination of buttons to push.

    The Pocket Pro's switches makes a hard click and its display is a bit more primitive but one can get used to it. It has a nice large clothes pin-type of clip. The screw to adjust sound sensitivity is accessible through a hole outside on the case. Lastly it is easier to set par times and choose between instant & random start with dedicated buttons/switches.

    Sometimes you'll find the Pocket Pro on sale at Midway. The Pact is occasionally on promotion with storage case from the factory. I'd go for whichever is cheaper at the time of purchase unless any of the characteristics I mentioned above really make a difference.
     
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    Andy,
    Thanks so much for that info; it is sometimes the little things that make a difference & a sturdy belt clip would be one. Not having to adjust something thru the batt compartment would be another. From what I've seen (apples v apples) the PocketPro is generally a bit less but not enough to be the deciding factor. So far, though, it looks to still be ahead. Thanks again ^c
    Wes