Tru-Fire PT-JR Patriot Junior Compound Bow Archery Release Aid
Tru-Fire PT-JR Patriot Junior Compound Bow Archery Release Aid, Black
- 31 REVIEWS WORKS GREAT
- 16 REVIEWS OLD SON
- 13 REVIEWS OLD DAUGHTER
- 3 REVIEWS SPRING LOADED
- 14 REVIEWS FITS WELL
- 55 REVIEWS YEAR OLDS
- 7 REVIEWS MUCH BETTER
- 7 REVIEWS WAY TOO SMALL
- 6 REVIEWS YOUTH RELEASE
- 18 REVIEWS GOOD RELEASE
- 6 REVIEWS TRU FIRE
- 3 REVIEWS MOVE YOUR FINGER
- 4 REVIEWS FITS MY 6 YEAR
- 5 REVIEWS YOUNG ARCHERS
- 3 REVIEWS STRING LOOP
- 3 REVIEWS LET ME RETURN
- 5 REVIEWS GOOD QUALITY
- 8 REVIEWS WELL MADE
- 7 REVIEWS BOUGHT THIS FOR MY DAUGHTER
- 4 REVIEWS HAIR TRIGGER
AFFORDABLE, EASY TO USE – The Velcro strap provides a quick and comfortable fit and allows you to make adjustments as needed. Easy to use and an affordable price tag
Top Positive Review
I bought two of these for my daughters for Christmas. They both got bows, and I since I spent a lot of money on the bows, I figured I wouldn’t overdo it on the releases until we figured out what worked for them.
I would say that you get exactly what you’re expecting out of a release in this price range. It fits my youngest daughter perfectly, (10 years old, 4’9″, big hands for her age). It did not fit my oldest daughter very well, (14 years old, 5’8″ big hands for a woman). It did however do the trick and get her to the point where we knew exactly what to get her for her next release, so it absolutely served it’s purpose and was a good purchase.
The upsides: Inexpensive, durable, gets the job done, fits young children well.
The downsides: Does not self close the calipers, meaning you have to manually push the calipers closed. Velcro strap close.
I consider this a good purchase. My youngest has tried her sisters more expensive release and still prefers this one, and it fits her well. My only real complaint is the self closing. We have had 2-3 instances of an arrow getting launched mid draw because my daughter didn’t get a full close on the D-loop. I would buy this again if I had to do it over.
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Top Critical Review
The photo does not depict well enough how poorly thing is constructed. I purchased this for my 4 yr old son to teach him how to archery hunt. He will not be using this product for his Diamond Bow. The way the release is connected to the strap is by bolting a bent screw with a nut through a plate mounted at the wrist secured to the strap. That creates a pressure point on the wrist at full draw and my boy has to hold the release at an odd angle. To double check that it wasn’t just him learning I had my wife try it and she said the same thing and she can center punch target all the way back to 50 yards on her bow. So while I get that the product is very cheap, and made for young learners, it fails on design principal alone. The actual release mechanism works quite well. I would love to give this a higher star rating, but I cannot use it or return it so it just sits here until I can sell it for 1/2 what I paid even though it is brand new….feel pretty cheated.
We have a lot of Tru-fire products and love them, I expected something much, much better from this company even at this low of a price point. A bar clamp and a nylon strap would have been a better design for beginners and it is more adjustable as the kid grew and bones got longer….
3 People Found This Helpful
Customer Questions & Answers
dos it work with a bow
Answer: My daughter is using it without any issues with Browning MicroMidas III compound bow. It’s nice and small, just the right size for her. It’s her first release, but she quickly got the hang of it. She has d-loop on the bowstring and uses release.
Can you use this with a recurve bow?
Answer: I suppose you could if you had a d-loop installed, but recurve is meant to be released with the fingers (with a tab or glove). I shoot at a fairly busy range (pre-pandemic). Not a single recurve shooter uses a release. And, I doubt there is any competition that will allow you to shoot recurve with a release.
Does the clamp have a tight grip?
It’s tight enough. I actually bought this one for my 7 yr old boy, but I tried it out to make sure it was going to work good and it does. I always press my finger against the back side of my caliper release to make sure to not have any miss fire and I am teaching my son to do the same. It’s just a good habit to get int??
Whats the smallest wrist size? My 9 yr old grandgirl is small
I don??t know the dimensions of the smallest size since I bought several years ago now, but my daughter had a very super teensy wrist (guessing less than a 2.5?? diameter estimation at the time) and it fit co forts key and grew with her. She still uses today. There??s Velcro inside to adjust. I??m a thin, small adult woman??
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