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Catnapper Top Gun Recliners On Sale

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
I just ordered 4 Catnapper Top Gun recliners from Conn's.

http://www.conns.com/catnapper-top-g...-recliner.html

I did some searching for reviews on here (none) and online (about 3) without much success. I was hesitant to purchase them, but since the price was so low and since they were so comfortable, I decided to take a shot.

My biggest concern was that one of the demo's release pulls had the handle seperate from the steal cable controlling the reclining mechanism. The salesman told me that those chairs had been in there for nearly two years and were abused to hell. It still concerns me.

After I have them for a couple of weeks, I'll report back; and once again after about a year.

BTW, it looks like the butt-kickers will be relatively easy to install. There is no good wood to bolt to, so I'll mount them to a board and then use hardware to mount them to two of the steel bars (non-moving) that are part of the reclining mechanism tray.

post #2 of 21
Thread Starter 
They are supposed to be delivered this evening. Can't wait.

FYI, I'm actually installing Aura Bass Shaker Pros, not the actual Butt-Kicker brand transducers.
post #3 of 21
I almost bought these as well. The biggest distinguishing factor I love about these are the padded armrests that almost no other chair seems to have. I love my Paliser Pacifico's, but I wish I had the comfort of a padded armrest.
post #4 of 21
What's the verdict? I'm very interested in a review of these, thanks!
post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by PeterB123 View Post

They are supposed to be delivered this evening. Can't wait.

FYI, I'm actually installing Aura Bass Shaker Pros, not the actual Butt-Kicker brand transducers.

My wife bought me a La-z-boy with padded armrests, which cover a small refridge on one side, phone and handpad for the heat and vibrator on the other side.

I quipped about dancing girls and she gave me "THE look"
post #6 of 21
Thread Starter 
The verdict so far is excellent. They are extremely comfortable and I like how they position when you recline. I was orginally going to get powered recliners because I didn't like the postion that some of the non-powered ones forced upon you, but the reclined position on these is real good. I still haven't hooked up the transducers, so I don't know what possible rattle issues they may have. It will also take a while to see how they wear.

Overall, I'm extremely happy with them at the moment, and everyone who has used them in my HT has loved them.
post #7 of 21
"My wife bought me a La-z-boy with padded armrests, which cover a small refridge on one side, phone and handpad for the heat and vibrator on the other side.

I quipped about dancing girls and she gave me "THE look""

That's really funny.


I was thinking of buying a similar catnapper recliner from these guys:
http://www.reclinerselect.com/catnap...-C680-1915.htm because the prices seem good. But that top gun recliner is only $400 and I'm starting to think a chair with a built in fridge is less a joke and more a great idea.
post #8 of 21
Thread Starter 
BTW, I was wrong about the two non-moving bars on the farme, one of them did move, so my original idea was bust.

What I ended up doing was cutting a piece of wood the same size as the back of the Aura Bass Shakers. I used screw/bolt studs to then attach the shakers to the wood. I did this so that I can easily 'unbolt" the shakers in the future if I need to replace. It will make it pretty easy. I then used construction adhesive to glue the boards, with preattached shakers, onto the wood at the back of the right side. It worked wonderful. If you pay attention you can detect that the shaking is stronger on the right half of the chair, but only if you pay very close attention.

post #9 of 21
I just bought 2 of these for my HT and so far they great.

My wife and I tried at least 15 different HT seating type's/materials/colours.

The Catnapper "Top Gun" was the THE most comfortable by far.
Some of them were real leather and 3x the price but they were no where near as nice looking or comfortable.

Something about the reclining positions and leg rest make this chair special.

The only thing I wish it had was a swivel base.
I may have to butcher my previous regular reliners and steal the swivel/rocker base and try using it on these chairs.

Looks like they would fit fine.

Test,
post #10 of 21
How much was the sale price? Current price is 449.
post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by Phi View Post

How much was the sale price? Current price is 449.

Hey Phil,

Well, I bought mine in Windsor Canada but they were not on sale. I paid $599.

Pretty cheap compared to even regular "old lady" style recliners.

I love them. They are smaller, wallhuggers, and they are the most comfortable recliner I've ever owned.

Catnapper is a very good name for them cuz once your in one, you just may doze off....lol


Test,
post #12 of 21
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Phi View Post

How much was the sale price? Current price is 449.

I got them for $299 each from Conn's.
post #13 of 21
I bought six of these from Conn's when they had the sale as well. They are the most comfortable HT seats I have sat in. At $299 a seat it was an amazing deal. They have held up and still look brand new after 7-8 months. I don't see these wearing out anytime soon.
post #14 of 21
I like the look of these seats. Do they go on sale often? I see that Conn's has deals on a 3 pc bundle, but I think that's too much furniture for my needs, and would rather just have about 4 recliners in my HT room.
post #15 of 21
I'd be interested in knowing as well.... I am close to houston (where they have a number of stores) so I could get down there to pick them up but would need to know when they are on sale again.

I was thinking about getting fusion lagoons but if I can get these for $299 and save on the shipping costs that would be a much better deal.
post #16 of 21
Thread Starter 
Just reporting back in. After 2 years, these things have been great. The room gets used about twice a week by both adults and kids. So far, they have shown basically no wear, and I have not had any problems with the pulls or other mechanics.
post #17 of 21
I just picked up 2 of these today, very lightly used. Basically look brand new. They are quite soft and the cup holders are nice too. Quite more plush than I figured.

So far I'm pretty happy. Hasn't even been a day though lol.
post #18 of 21
So has anyone been able to grab these from Conn's at the incredible $299 sale price of 2012 since then? Any tips for how to handle that or who to call?

I sat in these yesterday at a Family Leisure store along with around 10 other chairs. These were the best in several key areas including the all important head position.

It looks like they are $499 now but cheaper is better!

Edit: noticed that the ones Conn's has are manual recline. I found the electric recline for $550 at muchmorefurniture. Now if Conn's actually has the $299 sale again I would go for the manual recline for that price given that the mechanism can be stopped in place reasonably well. Can anyone shed light on this subject? I hope it is not an all or nothing affair. I would like the reclining motion to be able to be stopped wherever I want and stay there. Many of the manual recliners are pretty flimsy in this regard and do not stay in place.
Edited by jedimastergrant - 9/29/13 at 7:12am
post #19 of 21
I have had these for several years now and they have been wonderful. Still the most comfortable theater chair I have sat in to date. IMO they are worth the current price of $499 or whatever Conn's is selling them for.
post #20 of 21
Good to hear you are still enjoying them and they are holding up well. They appear solidly constructed. Are yours manual recline and if so how well does the mechanism hold your feet and torso in place? Some manuals are fairly stiff and others move too easily so that you can't choose a spot instead making it an all or nothing affair.

I am looking at the electric recline bc they are only 50 bucks more but just curious.
post #21 of 21
This is good to know, I have a Conns opening this month. Maybe they will have some good sales.

How wide are these chairs? I am trying to figure out how many I can fit. The website says 37in, But I think that is the shipping size.

Thanks
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