GI Sportz Pulse RDR
We were fortunate enough to get some Pulse RDR loaders from GI Sportz, and have been well aware there are a lot of questions surrounding the loader and how it stacks up to the competition in terms of size/weight/profile etc. In an effort to answer as many questions as possible surrounding this sure to be hit loader, we have taken many pictures and compared them to the competition (Rotor/Spire/Z2). If anyone has any questions please feel free to ask.
The Pulse RDR and Pulse RDR Ready (non-chrono version) come in a nice cardboard box with a support piece to keep the loader in place inside. The lid flips open to unveil the contents of the box. Upon taking the Pulse RDR out of the box it was immediately noticed how durable and solid the loader feels in the hands. The lid system feels solid and the spring has a good amount of tension to it, a bit more then the Rotor but not as much as the Spire. The tray slides out via a simple push button latch system and is very easy to do. The paddle assembly is a 3 finger as opposed to a 2 finger shown in the demo models and some beta models similar to what Nick Slowiak of Houston Heat used at World Cup. The speed feed (in my opinion) leaves a little to be desired, but is a nice touch as it is one of the more common points of complaint when a new loader comes out. In all fairness I am sure the major companies (Exalt/Virtue/HK) will make a speed feed in the near future so this one will more than serve the need in the mean time. The speed feed is installed by removing screws on the inside of the shell and dropping the lid down. The inclusion of additional screws is a nice touch as they are typically easily lost when at the field or at an event in the heat of the match. The chromo unit weighs next to nothing when removed from the tray. It slides in to place via a track and a 4 prong plug on the left hand side of the tray/unit. It is very easy to remove and install on a whim if an end user should so choose to do so.
• Pulse RDR
• Pulse Speed Feed
• Spare Shell Screws
• Speed Feed Cover Piece
A biggest point of complaint for a lot of players is the weight of the loader. Below are images on the scale WITH batteries in them. It should also be noted that the Pulse and Z2 take 4 AA batteries while the Rotor and Spires take 3 AA’s.
Boot Up, Menus and Programming:
In this video we run through the boot up screen on the Pulse RDR as well as the menu system and each parameter that is associated with it. Apologies for the slight blurriness as I thought I had my SLR in focus. Hopefully I can explained everything well enough so that I compensate for the lack of clarity, but please ask if you have any questions.
Pulse RDR Chrono vs Virtue Clock and Speed Test:
In this video we compare the Pulse RDR’s chronograph against a Virtue Clock to see how accurate it is. As you can see it is relatively close to what the Clock reads out at and in our opinion would be acceptable as a baseline for a reading ,especially since chronographs can vary from model to model or even Clock to Clock (for example). We also used a SL8R (readily accessible marker capable of well over 20bps) set to uncapped ramping to see how well the Pulse can keep up and to see if it will jam up at all. Again please feel free to ask any questions if we did not cover something.