Posted on: 2011-08-28 11:24:00 -0400

A few weeks ago, my PACT Club Timer III gave up the ghost after many years of service. Their lifetime warranty turned out to be a discount on a new timer, which I learned after they cashed my $15 check for return shipping. This left a bad taste in my mouth, and I decided to take my business elsewhere.

I ended up buying a Pocket Pro II and gave it its first range workout yesterday. There are some areas where I like it more than the PACT and others where I prefer the PACT.

Pocket Pro II advantages:

Club Timer III advantages:

The two timers operate quite differently with regards to configuration. The Pocket Pro II has menu up/down buttons that take the user into the menu system from the time display. The set up/down buttons then adjust each function, with common ones like delay/instant start and par time located at the top. Configuring the Club Timer III involves holding down one of the buttons for a second or two. The user then chooses between an instant and random start. Next, the uses chooses whether or not to have a part time. If so, the user then enters the par time. Changing any one of these options requires walking through the procedure again. It works better in practice than it sounds.

I don&rsquo:t think that a shooter will go wrong with either timer, but I’m slightly preferring the Pocket Pro II at this point.

Note that the instructions of the Pocket Pro II say: "Press the SET UP and SET DOWN buttons simultaneously to reset the Par Time to zero". This is only half correct. Nothing will happen if you press them simultaneously. You have to press one button slightly before the other.