The Tru-Fire Patriot Adult Black Release is a great entry level release for beginners and seasoned archers alike, especially if you’re on a budget. Now, you might be thinking “You get what you pay for” but the Tru-Fire delivers for its price point and then some. It is a pleasant surprise and a testament to what it means to be made in the USA.
Tru Fire Patriot Details
While it’s not highly customizable, it does allow for sensitivity adjustment to control your trigger travel. Without making any changes to the sensitivity it is, by default, a very light trigger. Beware that the hair-trigger takes some getting used to, but with practice it has improved my own shooting and form over time. I noticed almost immediately an increase in my accuracy.
This sensitivity in the trigger can be a boon while hunting and with proper form enable a true surprise release without having to rely on back tension alone. If you aren’t used to such a light trigger I advise spending time getting familiar with it on targets. If that still isn’t comfortable, take advantage of its adjustability to set a heavier trigger.
Construction of the Patriot Bow Release
What I love most about this release is the sturdy and lasting build. The steel trigger is tough, even though the finish has worn down from frequent use. Without being spring loaded it has a smooth release whether it is the first shot, the hundredth, or the thousandth. A combination of thick nylon and velcro, the strap is generously adjustable and will fit moderately large hands.
Although, if you have wide palms and long fingers it might feel a bit cramped. Thanks to its rotating design it is suitable for shooting right or left handed and accommodates how you want to hold the bow; allowing for maximum comfort without having to compromise your form.
What’s more is that this modest release is capable of handling a draw weight of 70lbs. Just know that the Tru-Fire Patriot Adult Black Release will last you years and stand up to the outdoors, whether you’re on a hunt or at the range, with minimal quality decay.
Tru-Fire Patriot Review Conclusion
As far as usability goes, the Tru-Fire Patriot Adult Black Release is quick and easy to fit to your wrist and make adjustments to as needed. Given that it is a velcro strap this can lead to inconsistencies so pay attention to the best fit for you and remember it. Consistency is key for your form and shot.
This ease of use, combined with the Tru-Fire Patriots’ affordable price tag, is why I recommend it for budding archers, veterans returning to the sport, and professionals looking for a reliable alternative that will withstand the test of time.