Home Tournaments Calendar Weather Merchandise Sponsors

Go Back   Spearboard.com - The World's Largest Spearfishing Diving Boating Social Media Forum > Spearfishing Gear > All About Guns

All About Guns What's your weapon of choice, and why? Discuss the beloved speargun here!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-12-2013, 09:48 PM   #76
slingshaft
Hunter, Gatherer
 
slingshaft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 1,783
Re: Fat Guy and a Freedive Gun

~ Yeah, get busy with those rubbers!
slingshaft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2014, 06:32 AM   #77
leatherlip
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1
Re: Fat Guy and a Freedive Gun

Rob’s guns are the best!
You spearo’s will enjoy this one! I’ve already got three guns (not Rob Allen’s). So my wife decided to get me the gun that I love, for my birthday – Rob Allen Vecta 110 rail gun.
So being an old hand loading spearguns this gun loaded fine – no problem. That afternoon my daughter wanted me to load it – so no problem BUT…..
First mistake – do not load spearguns outside the water.
Second mistake – do not wear normal shirt – that’s what wetsuits with loading patches are for.
Third mistake – don’t load it on your birthday!!!
I was about to hook the rubber in – the butt slipped on my chest and the rail part and spear hit me on the head and resulted in a huge cut over my head. I was rushed off to hospital and received 20 stitches for a nice cut over my head and spent some time in their ICU unit (just to stabilize). Luckily it did not hit me on my forehead or nose – that would have been fatal.
Bottom line – the Rob Allen gun is the only gun on my side, I do not miss a fish, and I trust it with my life. Powerful and very accurate
leatherlip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2018, 05:32 PM   #78
Marcus
Naval gazer extraordinair
 
Marcus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 38,659
Re: Fat Guy and a Freedive Gun

Thanks, Moose...I was trying to remember the name of this thread! Good stuff, here.
__________________
“If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind?”
― Frederic Bastiat, The Law
Marcus is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2018, 05:41 PM   #79
Spear One
Retired Comm. Shooter
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Largo, Florida
Posts: 4,847
Re: Fat Guy and a Freedive Gun

I went back and read this entire thread.......quite a trip down memory lane for sure. I also noticed that quite a few members who posted in the thread no longer post here. I can’t help but wonder where they are now and why they no longer post.
__________________
Ocean Rhino Spearguns: Designed & Built By Commercial Spearfishermen

Manufactured By: Spearfishing Specialties (727)-548-7686

E-mail: oceanrhino@gmail.com Web: OceanRhino.com
Spear One is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2018, 05:45 PM   #80
Spear One
Retired Comm. Shooter
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Largo, Florida
Posts: 4,847
Re: Fat Guy and a Freedive Gun

Quote:
Originally Posted by KILLIAN View Post
Really old thread. That guy moose prob retired from spearing.
Negatory on that. Moose is still slingin’ steel but not with a euro gun!
__________________
Ocean Rhino Spearguns: Designed & Built By Commercial Spearfishermen

Manufactured By: Spearfishing Specialties (727)-548-7686

E-mail: oceanrhino@gmail.com Web: OceanRhino.com
Spear One is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2018, 08:29 PM   #81
CuzzA
Registered User
 
CuzzA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
Posts: 659
Re: Fat Guy and a Freedive Gun

Quote:
Originally Posted by kmoose View Post
Now you would think, lucking out with an 8th place pick I had basically the entire table of very expensive scuba gear to pick from and what do I do………..The fat “bubble blower” picks out the longest freedive gun on the rack. My buds looked at me in utter disbelief. I always wanted to try one and I never would have bought one so getting it as a prize made sense. Could I have picked a more expensive prize? Yes, but I’m not one to pick for resale, I pick for what I want and in many cases what I want is generally something I don’t need.

This is where things get difficult. The Rob Allen rail gun is a device of beauty as is any fish killing device that have had a lot of thought put into it. I stared at it all the way home, admiring its’ length and sharp lines awaiting the time when I got home to really get a good look at it………..You know, cocking it and swinging it around,,, pointing it at the cat……Don’t laugh, all of you have done it! When I got home I ran into the bedroom, put on my Speedos and thew that long thing of beauty up on my hip and…………………….HOW THE F#*k DO YOU COCK THIS THING!!??!!.....Now I would like to think that I’m pretty strong and could cock any manufactured speargun on the market but I about blew a nut out trying to get the first band on! I said to myself that SLAYER had this exact gun and although I never actually saw him cock it, he always came up with fish!?! So I sat back and thought about it for awhile……Hmmmmm, I remember seeing one of those fancy freediver wet suits with a “loading pad” in the middle of the chest. Bingo!!! That must be the trick!!!......Shizit! When I put the handle to my chest and stretched out my arms they were a solid 20” from even making contact from to the band!.... This is BULLS@#T!!! Somebody Must be playing a joke on me!......You know that I can not sleep until I cock this thing, so after about 6 attempts at hip loading, with tears running down my cheek I made the first knotch. After 4 more attempts I managed to get the second band piled up on the same knotch as the first……I then devised that I could easily put the butt to my chest and move the last band into place in the back knotch….. Here I stand, holding enough stored energy to enable nuclear fusion!!............Now I’ve slayed quite a few dragons in my time, and all with a single band hornet loaded with a spear twice the diameter of the Rob Allen. What fish could possibly need this much power!! Are these Euro Palagics hiding behind 1972 Lincon town car doors!?! What am I missing here besides all the hair in the middle of my chest that is permanently embedded into the rubberized handle of my new Euro weapon!.........And if you think cocking this thing was hard you should try uncocking!!!! Needless to say I need some advice. So please let me into the inner circle and explain to me exactly how to cock this thing.
That is some funny shit. I'm enjoying some of these zombie threads, Marcus.
CuzzA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:27 PM.


The World's Largest Spearfishing Diving Social Media Forum Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2002 - 2014 Spearboard.com