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View Poll Results: Safety use. How do you use your safety?
Always on, until I see a target fish 24 15.19%
On until I suspect I will see a target fish 21 13.29%
It depends on my instincts 11 6.96%
Always or usually off 102 64.56%
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Old 08-14-2003, 04:05 AM   #31
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A number of you guys have actually REMOVED your safety. I assume that you could have just left it off. Have you had a problem with it engaging when it was off or are you just worried that you might leave it on?
Actually, neither of those reasons. I took the safeties off the my guns because carrying what I know about safety over from firearms I consider a simple trigger block safety to be the worst kind to rely on. A safety that blocks the firing mechanism is better, but as I have learned over the years, nothing mechanical, or electrical for that matter, can be 100% reliable.

To reiterate, the only really good safety is the knowledge housed in the users brain housing group.
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Old 08-14-2003, 05:44 AM   #32
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Just an observation, seems to me that most safeties on firearms are placed so that they can be switched off very quickly and easily.
But on my speargun, it is located on the right side of the trigger assembly - since I'm right handed, this is on the wrong side when I'm up and aiming, and not even convenient to turn off when I'm bringing the gun up to shoot. Why make it so hard?
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Old 08-14-2003, 06:45 AM   #33
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The safety mechanism could probably be improved so that is more easily used. I agree that when hunting alone, which most people do most of the time, it is reasonable to have the safety disengaged or for that matter, removed.

I just don't really see the point in removing the safety. IMHO, I don't think it's any easier to inadvertantly turn the safety on and miss a shot than it is to accidentally fire your gun and shoot your buddy in the ass.

Screen, I'd dive with you any day and not worry about you shooting me. I'd be more assured of you out shooting me
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Old 08-14-2003, 08:09 AM   #34
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[quote]Originally posted by junior
[I just don't really see the point in removing the safety. IMHO, I don't think it's any easier to inadvertantly turn the safety on and miss a shot than it is to accidentally fire your gun and shoot your buddy in the ass.

for me that would be impossible as my muzzle is never pointed at anyone saftey or no saftey.I see this rule broken most when poeple are ascending and their gun is pointed down with another diver below
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Old 08-15-2003, 06:36 AM   #35
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I took the safety off of my gun too and use the bands on on the way down but I leave them on till the end of my safety stop where I move to lineshaft mode. I've gotten several nice fish hanging out for that 3-5 minutes.
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Old 08-15-2003, 06:52 AM   #36
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Just an observation, seems to me that most safeties on firearms are placed so that they can be switched off very quickly and easily.
But on my speargun, it is located on the right side of the trigger assembly - since I'm right handed, this is on the wrong side when I'm up and aiming, and not even convenient to turn off when I'm bringing the gun up to shoot. Why make it so hard?
If it is a Biller or a Sea Hornet you can turn the safety around and put it on the left side.
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Old 08-15-2003, 08:21 AM   #37
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The only safety I trust are the bands. If the bands are cocked assume no safety works 100% of the time. I doubt you would get accidently shot by a gun without the bands pulled back.
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Old 08-15-2003, 11:09 AM   #38
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If it is a Biller or a Sea Hornet you can turn the safety around and put it on the left side.
That's great, but why the hell put it on the wrong side to begin with? Are the majority of spearfishermen left-handed or something?
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:25 PM   #39
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Re: Speargun Safety

My gun has no safety. Not that I ever trusted the safeties on any other guns I've used...
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:30 PM   #40
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Re: Speargun Safety

this thread is 10 years old. I don't know who voted in the poll to bring it back to life today?
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:49 PM   #41
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Re: Speargun Safety

I try to keep my safety on until I am ready sometimes I forget but my gun is never pointed in the direction of my buddy, nor do I ascend with bands pulled back once times up that's it!
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:05 PM   #42
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Re: Speargun Safety

I don't consider this current discussion a 'resurrection' of topic, gettig shot in the glutes is always worth avoiding!
And there are many new members since 03, Lots of new shooters with some good questions.
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Old 12-31-2013, 02:04 AM   #43
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Re: Speargun Safety

My spearguns have no saftey.
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:32 AM   #44
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Talking Re: Speargun Safety

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Originally Posted by xrispearo View Post
this thread is 10 years old. I don't know who voted in the poll to bring it back to life today?
Why not?

The subject is relevant today and the thread's original posters bring back some distant almost lost memories.

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Old 01-01-2014, 10:30 AM   #45
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Re: Speargun Safety

Safeties on RA guns are really hard to disengage while the gun is loaded.

Loaded guns are handled like firearms, and never pointed at anything that you dont want to kill or destroy.

Wish it was easier.
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