Last year I was able to get my first introduction into Sureshot and their PINLOC rangefinders when we reviewed their 5000iP unit here and came away quite impressed. Enough so that it remained the unit I had in use up until I got their new PINLOC 6000iPSM in hand. Now the question becomes, did the company keep their bang for the buck while also implementing more of the popular features out there? Read on to find out.
Sureshot’s PINLOC 6000iPSM is yet another shot across the bow to the titans of the rangefinder industry. Smaller companies like Sureshot continue to not only offer all the bang for less buck, but they are also implementing practically all of the hot tech within these handheld units. The 6000iPSM does everything that most top of the line rangefinders will do (and is faster than some), and now offers the magnetic case so many are falling in love with. It may not be the prettiest, but it will go toe to toe with any other unit out there.
Sureshot PINLOC 6000iPSM
Right away, it needs to be said that this is a rangefinder coming in at $299.00 but is touting all of the bells and whistles that so many of us want in a rangefinder. The 6000 comes in three different models at three unique price points, the iM is their standard unit, the iPM offers pulse tech, and the iPSM has both pulse and slope features. The big feature in all three is what that “M” stands for, and honestly it’s the only big change from the PINLOC 5000’s outside of some aesthetic tweaks, each of the three units have a heavy-duty magnet inside the case allowing them to be attached to carts for even easier access.
In terms of form factor, like its predecessor, the PINLOC 6000iPSM is a balanced size that should feel stable and comfortable in most hands. Some of these Direct to consumer (D2C) units tend to get a bit on the smaller side and at times sacrifices stability when looking through the reticule, but that isn’t the case here. It may be a bit boring when it comes to looks, but the dimensions and texture work. It is also worth noting that the button placement flows as well, both the “trigger” and mode buttons are easy to use but also to not mix up.
With that secondary button you can shuffle through and turn on/off the various features with ease, nothing overdone or overcomplicated at all as you get instant feedback on the screen what you are changing. Speaking of the lens, the one thing many won’t expect with the PINLOC is just how clear it really is, but with its 6x magnification it’s easy to lock on and make use of the pulse feature of the unit.
Where overall performance goes, this works as advertised. In fact, I could have just taken my review of the 5000iP and put it into this one while changing the name if I really wanted to. The pulse works quite well, it’s easy to lock on, the scan mode is effective, and with this one being the iPSM the slope feature turned out to be as accurate as any other I have used. In fact, the unit went toe to toe with three other units of various manufacturers and the distances were within half a yard of each other.
Overall, this really is a rock-solid rangefinder. For the $299.00 price point, it offers pretty much everything a golfer could want, at a price tag that is hundreds of dollars cheaper than its competitors. It works, and it works impressively well. What do you think about the Sureshot PINLOC 6000iPSM? Jump into the conversation and let your voice be heard!