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BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit

Combines the sound of the shot with the flight of the dummy. Includes 100 medium loads.



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The Retrieve-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher combines the sound of the shot with the flight of the dummy. Varying distances from 100' to 200' can be attained accurately and easily by using different power loads and dummies. The Retrieve-R-Trainer launcher is guaranteed for 3 years from the date of purchase against factory defects.

The Retriever-Trainer set includes the dummy launcher, one white canvas dummy, instructions and 100 medium loads.

The Retriev-R-Trainer should only be used with dogs which have already been satisfactorily conditioned to gunfire. The use of "heavy" loads will shorten the useful life of the dummies. To prevent molding or premature deterioration, dry dummy thoroughly following retrieves in water. Increased distance can be obtained by using the plastic dummies and by varying the angle of fire.

For safety purposes, we recommend that you handle the Retriev-R-Trainer as you would a firearm.

NOTE: When training on water, make sure the launch tube in each dummy is dry before re-launching. If water is in the launch tube when the dummy is placed on the launcher, it can enter the firing port, drowning the load and causing a misfire. We recommend having multiple dummies available so the wet ones can dry between launches.


Retriev-R-Trainer Instructions

The Retriev-R-Trainer is a practical aid for training retrievers. Training dummies designed for the use with it can be power thrown two to three times farther than hand-thrown dummies. They are useful on land or water. Extra dummies can be used to throw doubles, triples, etc. The Retriev-R-Trainer uses blank power charges for throwing power. The accompanying report eliminates the need for a blank pistol.


Blank Power Charges:

Choose your power charge based on the distance you wish to throw the dummy. Use only those charges intended for the Retriev-R-Trainer:

  • Light Green Load -- Distance of approximately 150'
  • Medium Yellow Load -- Distance of approximately 175'
  • Heavy Red Load -- Distance of approximately 200''


    Maintenance:

    User must thoroughly clean the barrel, chamber, and hinge areas with a good gun cleaning solvent after each use. Failure to properly maintain the RRT Launcher may result in serious injury or death. You may purchase the RRT Cleaning Kit to simplify this process. A small amount of gun oil applied to the hinge area after cleaning will help to ensure smooth operation. Cleaning of the chamber can be enhanced by using a .22 caliber wire brush. Also, thoroughly clean and dry the inside of the dummy tube after each launch to be certain that, prior to each time you launch the dummy from your launcher, it is free of debris both internally and externally. Failure to properly maintain the aluminum insert tube in your dummy may result in serious injury or death. A rubber "O" Ring in a grove near the outer end of the barrel provides a seal for the release gases of the power charge. This "O" Ring will wear causing some of the gases to escape, thereby reducing the flight distance of the dummy. Apply a thin coat of Vaseline, or any other lubricant safe for use on rubber components, to prevent drying and cracking of the o-ring. Replacement "O" Rings are available separately.


    Preparation for Firing:

  • Place an RRT training dummy over the barrel and slide it down. The distance of the throw can be controlled by how far the dummy is placed down the barrel -- all the way for maximum distance, less for shorter throws.

  • Open the breech by pressing the thumb release/latch located in the middle of the launcher just above the handgrip. The launcher will now pivot open exposing the open chamber for receiving the blank power charge. Fully seat the charge in the chamber as you would a single shot rifle or shotgun.

  • Close the unit and press the thumb latch to insure that it is fully closed.


    Launching:

    Firmly grasp the launcher handle in one hand with the thumb latch oriented toward the shoulder of the holding arm. The heel of the holding hand should be facing the thumb latch and your fingers should be wrapped firmly around the grip. Your thumb will be closest to the Pull Knob. Bend the elbow slightly and position the launcher about waist high and one foot from your body. Aim about 45 from the horizontal off to your side toward the target area. Pull the firing knob back to its fully extended position and release it to launch.

    NOTE: NEVER DRY FIRE your Retriev-R-Trainer!


    Cautions and Warnings:

    Your RRT Launcher is not a firearm, but the same handling, care, and safety precautions must be exercised. Your Retriev-R-Trainer is provided with certain built-in safety features, but these are not substitutes for safe handling practices, which include the use of ear and eye protection as well as the use of heavy leather gloves.

  • Firing the dummy is equivalent to firing a six- to eight-ounce bullet. A heavy recoil and loud report should be expected, especially when using red power loads. ALWAYS use eye and ear protection and wear heavy leather gloves when firing.
  • Expect a loud report when the launcher is fired. Prolonged exposure to loud report may affect hearing to dogs and surrounding persons.
  • Never attempt to load your Retriev-R-Trainer with bullets or charges other than those recommended.
  • Always remove the training dummy from the barrel of the launcher before storage.
  • Before loading or firing, ALWAYS make sure the barrel and the metal insert in the dummy are free of obstructions.
  • The Retriev-R-Trainer is NOT A TOY! Do not allow children to play with or operate the unit.
  • NEVER POINT OR FIRE The Retriev-R-Trainer AT A PERSON OR ANIMAL!

  • Country of Origin: Made in USA.

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    Customer Reviews

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    95% Recommend this product (36 of 38 responses)
    By Philip D.
    CA
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    June 2, 2016
    Surprised by the loud report with the medium load. Also amazed by the distance of the launch.
    By Garrett R.
    TX
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    April 15, 2016
    It works real good on training, just sometimes the shells gets stuck. But other than that, it works like a charm!!
    By Charles H.
    WI
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    January 2, 2016
    After a few launches, my lab started getting excited whenever I brought it along on our daily walk. Trained to sit with one toot of my whistle. I just have to look at her, and she sits trembling with anticipation. While I tell her to stay, upon launch she launches too and runs at warp speed for the retrieve and brings it back immediately for more.
    By Marvin O.
    SC
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    May 11, 2015
    Dog can't get enough of this thing. Very sturdy construction, simple design. Green charges fly much further than I expected.
    By Jeff S.
    NC
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    January 30, 2015
    This is a great tool. It took a few tries to get the routine and then it was off to the races.
    By Art F.
    NJ
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    December 14, 2014
    A great product at a great price.
    By Judd M.
    MN
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    October 16, 2014
    For the first use, it worked quite well. Seems to be well made. Proper hand position is important. Time will tell on how much I like it after years of use.
    By Ronnie F.
    LA
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    October 13, 2014
    Gun Dog Supplies services and delivery of items ordered was excellent. Order the retrieve-R-trainer dummy launcher set with a couple of throw dummies late one afternoon. All items were delivered as promised with 24 hrs. Great service and great products.
    By Josh C.
    KS
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    September 28, 2014
    Simple and effective. I've noticed already that you'll really need to clean after each use. The loads have a lot of residue. However, being able to make 80-100 yard marks training solo is amazing. Thanks again!
    By Jim H.
    TN
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    September 11, 2014
    Works great. Love the product.
    By Dusty B.
    LA
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    July 27, 2014
    Good quality and very useful for proper training. I strongly suggest purchasing a stock for this piece. When you begin to train at longer distance the hand shock can be brutal.
    By Stan J.
    TN
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    May 30, 2014
    Quality product that was a value at the price. Very easy to use.
    By James C.
    LA
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    May 23, 2014
    Very pleased with the service. Order was processed and expedited very timely
    By Harold M.
    IL
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    May 4, 2014
    I bought one of these many years ago and used it extensively until I wore it out. Just purchased a new one, and noticed its much improved design. Dogs love it.
    By Zach S.
    TN
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    January 13, 2014
    Shoots great. It's hard to get the empty casing out after firing.
    By Rick P.
    AZ
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    January 5, 2014
    Have used it several times now and works great. It's a great training aid.
    By Terry C.
    TN
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    December 3, 2013
    Surprising on how well it launches and the distance it will throw, definitely recommend.
    By Richard M.
    LA
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    October 31, 2013
    Launcher works great.
    By Dylan
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    August 22, 2013
    let me tell you this thing kicks a$$ with the medium loads it came with shot probably 250ft my newest dog is 6months and although the report was louder than i thought she handled it well and her excitement about it is off the hook definitely worth the 80bucks
    By Alan P.
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    February 25, 2012
    very fast service arrived right on time and it works great the medium blanks really send it.VERY pleased
    By Robert P.
    LA
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    September 1, 2011
    Like all.
    By Kevin C.
    IL
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    August 31, 2011
    The launcher shoots the dummy a long way. The first time I used it I was amazed, not knowing what to expect. I got the combination of knowing whether my dogs were gun shy and training them to retrieve the dummy on land and water. I like it alot. I recommend it to anyone who wants to train their hunting dogs or even just for fun watching their dog retrieve in water or land.
    By Richard K.
    WA
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    August 31, 2011
    If you have to train alone, the Retriev-R-Trainer is a valuable tool in the steadying process. Our traing group also uses them for re-enforcing steadiness by lining up our steady dogs and sending one at a time while the others stay seated (hupped) during the retrieve. This process is repeated until all dogs get atleast one retrieve.
    By Lisa
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    August 31, 2011
    Handy, light, excellent tool.

    However, basic launcher dummies aren't that good.

    Plastic plate in the bottom breaks easily in winter. Also I have had some minor difficulty with wet dummies - insetad of loud bang thre is only soft puff.

    Anyway, I'm very satisfied for it's performance.
    By Michael B.
    CA
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    August 30, 2011
    I really like this product to add distance and excitement to training. It is not the best for marking work as the bumper is being launched from the line and is not being thrown out in the field. But for someone that is training by them selves, as I do most of the time, it is a great item to have.
    By Keith A.
    LA
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    August 30, 2011
    Well, the first three times I used this launcher, the training was great. I used the yellow .22 blanks, and took proper care of the launcher and launcher dummies. However, the fourth time I took the launcher out for training, I launched 3 dummies. On the fourth shot, nothing happened. I checked the launcher and blanks thoroughly and could not find any problems.
    By Sean
    GA
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    August 30, 2011
    Works well and fires the dummy alot higher and farther than I could possibly throw it. The sound when it's fired is REALLY loud. My dog doesn't have any trouble standing next to me when I fire my shotgun. However, when I fire this he always tries to back away a few feet. We'll see if he gets used to it but it's alot louder than I expected from a .22 cal charge. Overall it serves it's purpose and works well for launching dummies.
    By Scout
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    August 30, 2011
    great tool for training
    By Frank G.
    OH
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    August 30, 2011
    Overall nice product! Excellent quality and reliable
    By Lott L.
    AL
    Review for BASIC Retriev-R-Trainer Dummy Launcher Kit
    August 30, 2011
    I like the concept but it actually shoots too far and its very powerful in the hand. a lighter load or something that can be shot pain free multiple times would be great



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