Review of the Laser Link Quickshot 2.0 (for Use With Reflectors)

quickshot-2-0Yard Range: 25-400 yards
Magnification: None
Dimensions: 5.375 x 2 x 3.125 inches
Weight: 6.4 oz with battery
Display Type: LCD/Black with red aiming dot
Tournament Legal: Yes
Measuring System: Yards/Meters
Measuring Distance: Distance Only
Waterproof: No
Battery Type: 9-volt

Our Rating: 3.2 Stars

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Laser Link Quickshot 2.0 Rangefinder Review

The Laser Link Quickshot 2.0 is designed specifically to find the target fast and accurately. It has the Red Dot Aiming System with the large LCD display all packed into Laser Link’s pistol-shaped design. It’s tournament legal with its meter or yard distance settings and three yardage confirmation settings at your disposal.

The Quickshot 2.0 is another link in the complete chain of the Laser Link rangefinder line. Its target-specific limitations would work well for someone who’s only playing on reflective-prism courses or for someone who’s just starting out with rangefinders.

It hasn’t made any sort of craze status online with only an above average rating online. Despite that, it doesn’t have to be pre-loaded and when you’re at a course equipped with reflector prisms, you’re all set to go.

PROs:
  • Price
  • Pistol-shaped
  • Red Dot Aiming System
  • Zero-In Alignment Aid
  • For use with prisms
CONs:
  • Some reports of inaccurate readings

 

Laser Link Quickshot 2.0 Q&A:

How effective is the Quickshot 2.0 at target acquisition?

If you looked in the dictionary for the definition of “extremely easy to obtain distance readings”, you will find a picture of Laser Link’s Quickshot 2.0. Even with its lack of magnification, it’s ability to acquire distance readings off prism-reflected flagsticks still qualify it as a high-performing unit.

How would you rate the rangefinder’s ease of use?

Honestly, it couldn’t be any easier to use than it already is. The rangefinder features a true one-button operation. While it’s obviously your firing button, it’s also your menu button.

You can access the menu by holding the button down until you’re presented with the option settings to change your measuring and confirmation preferences.

What are the three circles on one side of the rangefinder?

The Quickshot 2.0, like the other pistol-shaped rangefinders of the Laser Link family, feature the three lenses on one side. The lone lens at the top is the viewfinder.

From the viewing side, you hold it up some distance from your eyes and view the reading in the separate LCD screen below the viewfinder. The remaining two lens are for the lasers.

Will the rangefinder display when the battery is low?

Conveniently, yes. The last thing you need is to be surprised with a dead unit the day of the big tournament. Although the battery icon isn’t displayed on the LCD screen at all times, it will appear when the battery is running low.

Again, if you don’t like surprises, I suggest you always carry a spare battery with you.

Is the Quickshot 2.0 limited to ranging reflective flagsticks only?

Yes. Like it’s predecessor, this is a target-specific rangefinder. It’s made to have limited ranging use so that you know you’re only receiving the distance to the next hole and not something else that the rangefinder could possibly pick up.

This capability can narrow it down for those who only play at courses with reflective prisms whether you’re a newbie or seasoned player.

What limitations become apparent with the target-specific Quickshot 2.0?

Since this unit is only going to work on golf courses that have the reflective prisms mounted to the flagsticks, this can present a few issues during play. The first is the most obvious: it’s only going to work on courses that use the reflective mounts.

Secondly, its limited use can slow the pace of the game since you may have to wait for the group ahead of you to replace the flagstick after they’ve pulled it.

Lastly, the rangefinder is going to have better reception if the reflective prisms are facing you and if they’re relatively free of dirt and other grit.

Are there other colors available?

No. This unit comes with a silver and blue design. The trigger handle is black like all its other pistol-shaped siblings.

 

Noteworthy Features:

  • Silent, Vibrate, Audio flag-lock confirmation settings
  • Red Dot Aiming System
  • Target-specific for use on courses with reflectors and prisms
  • Laser Link’s well-known and popular pistol-shaped design
  • Compact, lightweight, and comfortable design

 

Our Verdict

To ping up the strokes, the Laser Link Quickshot 2.0 is perfect in design and theory. It’s true that if the prisms are anything less than pristine clean, you might not get a reading. However, the Quickshot is ideal for courses that take pride in the reflectivity of their prisms. Cleanliness is just one good sign of a fantastic course!

Sometimes you need a distance to the bunker, layup, or the woods behind the green. To get those readings, you’ll need the Laser Link RH2 or the Switch Tour to get it done. Keeping the pistol-shaped design, you’ll feel like a bad ass on the green!

The Leupold GX-3i2 also has prism lock technology to ensure you ping those flagsticks every single time. It does cost more, but there’s some awesome features that you might never go without again.

Laser Link keeps the tee real when it comes to budget. Enough can’t be said about the pistol-shape design. It’s a win-win if you want to look the part while playing the part without paying for it!

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