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Lucky Launcher II Dummy Launcher

Perfect for folks that want an easy to fire, one-handed launcher.

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Lucky Launcher II Front and Firing Mechanism Lucky Launcher II Detail Lucky Launcher II Detachable Stock Lucky Launcher II Detachable Stock Detail Lucky Launcher II Loading Detail (dummy and loads not included) Lucky Launcher II Stock

This pistol-grip dummy launcher with a built-in removable stock combines the sound of the shot with the flight of the dummy and may be conveniently fired from the shoulder or thigh. The Lucky Launcher II permits one-handed operation so that one hand is available for training. Orange and black with a rubber-covered metal stock. Manufactured in the USA.

Uses the same launcher dummies and loads as our other dummy launchers.

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.

Lucky Launcher II

Steve Says:

The Lucky Launcher 2 is perfect for folks that want an easy-to-fire, one-handed launcher. Unlike other handheld launchers, the Lucky Launcher can be cocked and fired one-handed. It's great if you are working by yourself with a younger dog.

The Lucky Launcher should be fired off your thigh, not off your shoulder. This helps get the perfect height and allow the recoil to be better absorbed.

Transcript from Steve's Video:

This is the new Lucky Launcher. The folks at Retriever Trainer have made a couple of changes to it, making it an easier product to use. Youíll notice the stock comes in two parts now. So, going to attach it together. This allows you to carry it in something smaller. When you buy it as the kit, you get a case that comes with it. So itís easy to break down and you can carry it inside the case.

The Lucky Launcher is one of my favorite dummy launchers. It works off of 22 power loads just like the Retriever Trainer. Open it up, put your loads in here. Close it up to fire it. Attach your dummy and then you cock it. And youíve got a pistol grip that allows you to fire it when you are ready.

Whatís great about the Lucky Launcher is that it allows one-handed operation. When you are working with younger dogs, this can come in handy. It just allows you to have that extra hand in case you need it, unlike the Retriever Trainer, which requires two hands to operate. The Lucky Launcher, you can cock it and then fire when ready.

One of the things I like to point out about the Lucky Launcher is that while this may look like a shoulder stock, itís generally not recommended that you fire it that way. You can, but the kick on it is a little much for most people. Even though itís got a little padding here, I just donít recommend it.

Itís actually designed to be fired off of your thigh. So then you angle it whichever way you need to. Having it as a one-handed operation comes in real handy, especially when you are working with younger dogs. It just gives you that option in case you need to do something else with that other hand.

This is the Lucky Launcher kit. It comes with a hard-shell case, two dummies, a box of loads, plus a gun cleaning kit. We sell it several other ways. You can buy it as a set, which is just going to be the launcher, dummy, and a box of loads. And then you can buy the Lucky Launcher by itself. This version of it I like just from the standpoint that itís easy to break apart. Itís going to be a little easier to keep with you.

The Lucky Launcher 2. Itís a great dummy launcher for folks that are looking for a high-end launcher.

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Customer Reviews

Review Summary
139 Reviews
79% (110)
19% (26)
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99% Recommend this product (138 of 139 responses)
By Tracy C.
Lucky Launcher Training
June 17, 2023
Awesome training tool.
  • You get the sound of gunfire to Simulate real hunting situations. Great for steadinesses drills as well as for improve marking.
By Kyle c.
Lucky launcher II
January 26, 2021
Solid product I have only used with medium loads so far. It doing what I needed. The trigger and shooting from the hip is awesome
  • The hand grip and trigger makes it easy to use.
  • The shell kick out is a lot nicer than the older hand helds
  • I'm able to run doubles easy do to the easy of loading and unloading
Excellent retriever training kit
November 16, 2023
My versatile dog loves retrieving from this on land and water. The egg is a little harder for her to pick up, but she goes bonkers at the sight of the launcher. The case can fit more dummies so you can interchange while you wait for the others to dry. I find using the green or yellow ammo are suitable enough for distances. Definitely need ear protection when firing this off.
  • Great training tool
  • Easy to operate
By Dean D.
Massena, Iowa
Great folks with great products my old Lucky Launcher is over 30 years old! and I use both every day
July 26, 2023
If you have Retrievers this is a must have tool!
  • All good!
  • I seem to always run low on 22 blanks! Dogs love this tool
By Aric
Florence, Vermont
Exceptional Launcher
May 10, 2023
Very satisfied with the Lucky Launcher! My Chesapeake Bay Retriever gets a good workout using this great tool. Highly recommend it to anyone doing retriever training or just someone trying to save their arm.
  • Distance and ease of use.
  • Would like a sling and vest that accommodates multiple launch dummies, ammo pouch, a couple bumper pockets , kibble pocket and two cord pockets; I know I'm asking for a lot but if the can build it I would be a buyer
By Thomas l.
15 Bethany court nj
Had a little trouble with the o ring work it out going out sat to try out
April 21, 2023
Thanks for helping out with the problem and service great job
Waldorf, Md
Great Training Tool
March 7, 2023
Great tool for training, if you have a dog that breaks on the shot and doesn't when hand thrown bumper this is your tool coupled with E-Collar. I will say that you will only need the light loads to launch unless you get the uber large bumper which I haven't tried. The normal size bumper goes 100+ yards with medium loads.
  • One hand operation so other hand can be on collar remote.
  • Launches further than hand thrown to condition your dog with exercise.
  • Don't know of one.
By Julio
October 15, 2022
High quality product, very fast response and shipping. Definitely the best experience I ever have buying something on line, professional service in very high quality.
  • Fast response, fast shipping, high quality product
  • No at all
By Derek
North Idaho
October 13, 2022
Really enjoy this thing and so does my dog. It shoots a lot farther then you’ll expect at first.
By Brian
Duck launch dummy poorly made
August 6, 2021
I bought one last year for my new lab. I hve had some trouble with some loads but that trouble went away when I started keeping all my loads in plastic zip locks to prevent ANY moisture. The duck dummy launcher i ordered with the kit did not last more than 20 shots. The pressure from the shot opened up a small hole in the foam near the neck. This loss of pressure does not allow the duck to fly more than 10 yards I should have returned it last year when it happened but just got busy then the next thing you know a year has gone by, you know how it goes. I also had some issues with the packaging when I first received the launcher(the loads had come loose and were all over the box thee package sounded like a rattle.) The customer service was exemplary they immediately sent more loads. Overall the launcher works well and yes definitely wear hearing protective while using. And keep the orange bolt handle tight(it loosens up) keep a little Vaseline handy for the o ring. They should include an extra o ring. Most importantly my dog loves it!
  • one hand operation
  • Customer service from GDS
  • Does what its supposed to.
  • duck dummy poorly made.
By Ed
Good, but not perfect
May 12, 2021
The Good: The Lucky Launcher II launches the provided bumper a distance of 50 to 60 yards (measured) with the medium power loads that came with it. Right now, I'm using it to drill my dog on steadiness. The one-hand operation is important because it leaves my other hand free to hold her collar. The load report mimics the sound of a shotgun, adding to the stimulus. (The warning to wear ear protection should be taken SERIOUSLY.) In the near future, I plan to use it to create longer retrieves over varied terrain, including water, and the range will make this possible.
Power loads are reliable. I've used about 1/3 of the 100 that came with it with no misfires.
The Not-So-Good: The provided canvas bumper has a smoother surface than other canvas bumpers and my dog sometimes struggles to keep a hold on it. I have already ordered a compatible bumper from another manufacturer.
The recoil is surprisingly heavy. It feels about like my 12 gauge O/U shooting 3" goose loads. Since it doesn't generate nearly the momentum of a 12 gauge, I attribute the felt recoil to the light weight and the rudimentary stock. I've taken to wearing a PAS recoil pad when I shoot it.
Cleaning it is problematic. A bore snake will not go through it. Neither will a .22 pistol cleaning rod and patch. I got one stuck in the bore and had a time getting it out. I've taken to cleaning it with an aerosol bore scrubber and compressed air and lubricating/preserving it with a spray lubricant. Not as effective as I'd like but it works. Also, I only get about 10 launches before enough residue builds up in the chamber to make chambering a new blank difficult.
  • Reliable
  • Good Range
  • One-handed Operation
  • Heavy recoil
  • Bumper difficult for dog to grasp
  • Difficult to clean
By John T.
York PA
Buy it!
December 21, 2020
Great product, I’m not sure who likes it more me or the dog! It’s a great training aid and tons of fun. Buy extra O rings. They are only 40 cents and if your dog likes it as much as mine does it’s good to have some on hand.
  • Great product for a active dog
  • It's got some kick for a 22
By Greg
Roseviile, Ca
Dummy Launcher
December 19, 2020
Shoots far. Easy on wrist with stock.
  • Launches far.
By Customer
Must Have
October 2, 2020
Training alone this is a must!!
By Stuck G.
God Forsaken, MT
Launcher is great
September 4, 2020
It works well but the charges are almost never the same distance. Some don't get off the launcher, some go 10 feet and others might fly 200 with the medium charges.
  • Definitely is a punch to your leg
By Jim
Ottertail Lake, Minnesota
Lucky Launcher II
September 4, 2020
Wish I had ordered one of these years ago. Have used the hand held launchers for some time. The recoil from them has been harder to handle as I get older and I get more arthritis in my hands and wrists. The stock on this allows you to place it on your thigh to absorb the recoil. Very nice product and works as it should. I received a box of green (low) loads with the launcher but have had quite a few ‚Äúduds‚ÄĚ even after making sure things are dry. Would recommend the yellow loads which I believe are medium.
By Rick
Somerset KY
Lucky Launcher ll
September 2, 2020
Nice product haven't gotten to that stage of training yet, so I can't comment on usability. Will review more at later time
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By John H.
Review for Lucky Launcher II Dummy Launcher Set
October 19, 2018
Works well so far. Had one years ago and the firing pin wore out, but it saw a lot of use.Great training tool.

By Robbie F.
Review for Lucky Launcher II Dummy Launcher Set
October 19, 2018
Works very well! It's easy enough that my son who is 7 is able to launch the dummies for me while we are working our dog. Great training tool for both of my young hunters.

By Dennis S.
Review for Lucky Launcher II Dummy Launcher Set
October 18, 2018
I use the Launcher all and at this point, I never had an issue with this or had to replace the O ring! Despite having a few acres I can't shoot a gun on my property! However, this mimics a gun and is legal! Love it!

By Albert B.
Review for Lucky Launcher II Deluxe Gun Dog Kit
October 18, 2018

By Robert M.
Review for Lucky Launcher II Dummy Launcher Set
October 11, 2018
By Kent H.
Review for Lucky Launcher II Dummy Launcher Set
October 11, 2018
Good product but trigger return spring only worked for a short time. The launcher still works but I haven't had the time to trouble shoot the problem.

By Sandy M.
Review for Lucky Launcher II Dummy Launcher Set
November 8, 2016
Love this trainer! My dog loves it too. :)
Review for Lucky Launcher II Dummy Launcher Set
September 30, 2016
Works great! Helps to have a free hand. My wife feels like she trust this one the most and will choose this over others.
By Jacob
Review for Lucky Launcher II Dummy Launcher Set
August 20, 2016
Great tool for training. I wish I would have got one sooner. It has really helped with steadying and marking. I also like the distance it shoots.
By Robert B.
Review for Lucky Launcher II Dummy Launcher Set
August 8, 2016
Sometimes it is very hard to remove the shell casing. Beside that it is very handy and gets the dog use to the gun noise. Bob
By Alan W.
Review for Lucky Launcher II Deluxe Gun Dog Kit
August 1, 2016
Great for one person training.
By Zachary F.
Review for Lucky Launcher II Dummy Launcher Set
July 24, 2016
Works great! Easy to use! The dog loves it!
By Bob W.
Review for Lucky Launcher II Dummy Launcher Set
July 4, 2016
Many misfires with 22 blanks. I do not know if this is due to my blanks or the launcher set. When the launcher shoots well the dummy goes for a long ride. Retrieves in the 60 yard range are common. Great training tool when it works well. My dog is improving his breaks at sound of shot. Long retrieves and a tired but still excited lab at end of session is a bonus.

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