Patriot - A good investment
My Patriot showed up as promised. Packaging was good and directions for assemble were relatively easy to follow. Total assembly time, including reading the directions making sure to not damage anything or myself, took about 30 minutes. I mounted the unit on a small trailer I built. I was a bit surprised by the recommended battery size, but happened to have one handy. I haven't cranked it up to full strength yet, probably only about 80% so far and it has worked flawlessly. Very consistent on speed and distance. So far, there has been two of us, so only the push button was used. Still have to test the foot release. Uncocking is very easy, but make sure you follow the instructions. Feeding was very good with no broken birds on the first outing. The price seemed a bit high to me and I studied this unit for over a year before I bought it. There are others out there at the big stores that cost less, but it doesn't take long to see the difference between them. I think the cost on this one will pay off in the long run for sure and it will most likely out last me, but I plan on having fun trying to wear it out.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) Paul Wachtendorf from Victoria, TX.