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Kingdom Calls, Clearing the Skies with the Air Traffic Controller

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Date: 10/2/13
Manufacturer: Kingdom Calls
Category: Calls

 

Total Score: 9.8 Excellent

Introduction: We got our hands on a Kingdom Calls Air Traffic Controller goose call, just in time for early goose season. Kingdom Calls is a company based out of Kentucky, as some of you may recall from our previous review of their (GS-1) Duck Call. Just like their other call, this one did not fail to impress us.

Kingdom Calls Air Traffic Control Canada Goose Call

Material Acrylic
Color Black insert, Blue pearl barrel
Reed Type Short Reed
Features 2 rubber O rings, optional engraving
MSRP  $95.99
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The blue pearl barrel goes well with the black insert

First Impressions: Just like the GS-1, this short reed goose call arrived to us in a very nice Kingdom Calls box. The first thing you will notice is the blue pearl color of the barrel. The blue pearl color paired with the black insert goes really well together. The barrel is engraved with the Kingdom Calls logo and the insert has the call model (A.T.C.) engraved in it. If you open the call you will notice that the insert is made with two rubber O rings; this is to insure a tight fit and keep the call air tight. The Call is made of acrylic with a black metal band on the base of the barrel. There is a grove in both the barrel and the insert  for a lanyard to slide into place and keep them secure.

Close up of the two rubber O rings that keep the call air tight

Close up of the two rubber O rings that keep the call air tight

Field Test: Looking at the inside of a call is one thing, but to really see what it’s made of you’ve got to take it out in the field. What we found was that this call was very well rounded. From the clucks to the honks and the murmurs in between this call was more than capable of doing it all, and doing it well. The acrylic call produces very loud and crisp notes that even the most educated geese would fall for. Getting good volume out of the call was not an issue what so ever. Even the most novice of goose callers could figure this out. The bottom of the insert or the exhaust was the perfect size and I believe had a lot to do with the ability to easily control the sounds coming from the call.

To really test out a call its got to be taken to the field and put into action

To really test out a call its got to be taken to the field and put into action

You could tell a good amount of time had been put into the design of this call, from the components, the engraving and the fact that it sounded good right out of the box. Not only did the call get loud but it was easy to back off on it, to quiet it down for when the birds got close. The (A.T.C.) proved to us that it had great range and could do it all.

The Air Traffic Controller sounds as close to the real thing as a call can get.

The Air Traffic Controller sounds as close to the real thing as a call can get.

Kingdom Calls (A.T.C.) Air Traffic Control (?/10)

Quality

Outstanding quality with this call, no neglect is shown unlike some mass produced calls

10

Price

Competitively priced, especially for a custom made acrylic call

10

Performance

Performed like any quality goose call should, it matched my expectations

9.5

Design

Exceptional design, feels good in your hands, looks great and gives you a custom feel

10

Total Score:

9.88

 

                        Positives                                                                        Negatives
Needs no additional tuning
The price is very affordable for a call of its level
The Design is well thought out and it shows

 

Conclusion: By now we know that Kingdom Calls make quality calls for a reasonable price. The Air Traffic Control goose call would be a good choice for the experienced hunter or the novice that is looking for a quality custom call to start out on. Kingdom Calls offers custom engraving for an addition $10. The great thing about a smaller call company is when you order you can speak directly to the guy making the call and you will receive a call specifically made for you. That gives it a custom feel and gives you more confidence when you step out on the field.

 

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If you are looking for a custom quality call at an affordable price the Air Traffic Controller may be the call for you

If you are looking for a custom, quality call at an affordable price the Air Traffic Controller may be the call for you