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Old 09-14-2015, 11:38 AM   #1
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Complaining about a lack of inexpensive Guns in the US

I'm looking to put together a light duty gun. Something for my girlfriend to use that is just getting into the sport.

I fish mostly in Southern New England. Visibility is generally bad to fair. Mostly fishing for Tautog. I shoot an omer excalibur 82. It works for most all of what I do. Haven't shot a striped bass over 19lbs.

I thought a 75cm gun with 10-13mm bands and a 6mm single flipper coated carbon steel shaft would work well for my girlfriend. Its a little more maneuverable in the water, and easier for her to load/unload. But still enough power to get a tautog at 10ft which is generally greater than the visibility.

Seeing as she may only use it once and then never want to do it again, I don't want to spend a lot of money. I found the Coralign Thazard Evolution 75cm w/ 12mm bands for $41.95 add a 6mm zinc flipper shaft for an additional $7.95 out the door under $50. Beautiful. Only problem is the company in is Europe. $70 to get it shipped here.

That being said I think it is still the best price I can find for $120.

Kinda sad that there isn't any product in the US that can compete.

Am I missing something?
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Old 09-14-2015, 01:59 PM   #2
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Re: Complaining about a lack of inexpensive Guns in the US

There is a lot of force stored in a speargun when it is loaded, super cheap is not necessarily what I would want to put in my girls hand. If a sear or a tab or a mech or a handle fails it's not inconceivable that she could be injured. Not to mention if she does like it you've wasted the money on a POS and you'll need to buy a new one soon.

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Old 09-14-2015, 02:10 PM   #3
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Re: Complaining about a lack of inexpensive Guns in the US

Yes. Spend $100 more and buy a Rob Allen and have a gun that is tried and true without having to worry about components failing.
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Old 09-14-2015, 02:43 PM   #4
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Can't put a price on safety or the fish of a lifetime
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Old 09-14-2015, 03:14 PM   #5
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Old 09-14-2015, 03:19 PM   #6
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Re: Complaining about a lack of inexpensive Guns in the US

Get her a pole spear and watch her spear more fish than you.

http://www.cristspears.com/ Crist Neptune or Phoenix w/18"-24" flopper shaft Call and talk to Aaron. He will set her up.

http://www.seastinger.com/ Sea Stinger Hoplite w/Sea Stinger 3 tip

https://gatku.com/ Gat-Ku 6-ft or 7-ft
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Old 09-14-2015, 03:31 PM   #7
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Re: Complaining about a lack of inexpensive Guns in the US

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Old 09-14-2015, 04:45 PM   #8
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I have killed a shitload of fish with this gun
The stock shaft sucks and so does the stock wishbone but change those out with a good shaft, wishbone, and shooting line and it destroys small game
I placed 4th in last year's PCC's and this in a 60cm was all I shot all competition day.
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Old 09-14-2015, 05:38 PM   #9
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I have killed a shitload of fish with this gun
The stock shaft sucks and so does the stock wishbone but change those out with a good shaft, wishbone, and shooting line and it destroys small game
I placed 4th in last year's PCC's and this in a 60cm was all I shot all competition day.

So you change the shaft, the bands and the shooting line and you have a decent gun....What does that cost? Do you have to add a muzzle bungi too?
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So you change the shaft, the bands and the shooting line and you have a decent gun....What does that cost? Do you have to add a muzzle bungi too?
Keep in mind the shaft and wishbone suck at Kyle's level. It doesn't mean the stock setup won't kill any fish. We're talking about a possible one-time use for a green diver at the right price-point.
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Old 09-14-2015, 07:14 PM   #11
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Get her a pole spear and watch her spear more fish than you.

http://www.cristspears.com/ Crist Neptune or Phoenix w/18"-24" flopper shaft Call and talk to Aaron. He will set her up.

http://www.seastinger.com/ Sea Stinger Hoplite w/Sea Stinger 3 tip

https://gatku.com/ Gat-Ku 6-ft or 7-ft
Might I add http://www.mantisspearfishing.com/#!pole-spears/c24ra
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Old 09-14-2015, 09:57 PM   #12
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Re: Complaining about a lack of inexpensive Guns in the US

Have you thought of just diving with the one gun you have and trading off every dive?
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Old 09-14-2015, 11:06 PM   #13
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Have you thought of just diving with the one gun you have and trading off every dive?
That is my thought too.

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Old 09-15-2015, 01:12 AM   #14
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So you change the shaft, the bands and the shooting line and you have a decent gun....What does that cost? Do you have to add a muzzle bungi too?
I have also killed many fish with this gun stock in Baja
But for an extra 50$ it's actually a great little gun for the price. $140 area is super cheap for a gun that works right.
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Old 09-15-2015, 02:06 AM   #15
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Re: Complaining about a lack of inexpensive Guns in the US

A speargun can go wrong in so many ways it is not even funny. Good quality materials cost money and skilled people required to put these parts together will also charge a premium .... but that still is much cheaper than dental surgery or worse! Just like you wouldn't want the cheapest surgeon to do your open heart surgery, you shouldn't buy a speargun based on the cheapest possible choice. I would rather use a pole spear than use a cheap speargun.
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