What's the anatomy of a spearfishing speargun?
A speargun is a spearfishing weapon designed to shoot fish and other octopuses using a spear shot at high speed with an elastic band (bungee). The main parts of a spearfishing gun are included in the criteria mentioned above.~
When choosing a model, take a close look at:~
- its butt (or grip): this is used to hold the gun and pull the trigger. Some are ergonomic, specifically designed for right or left-handed users. Others are equipped with an easy-to-use safety system.~
- its barrel: those made of carbon are costly, but very light and of optimal sturdiness. If made of aluminium, it will be lower-priced but heavier! From 30 cm to 140 cm or higher, a barrel’s diameter can go from 25 mm to 28 mm, which influences its weight.~
- its bungees located on the barrel, elastic bungees are used to powerfully propel your gun’s spear.~
- its spear: stainless steel spears are resistant to salt water. Opt for models with a diameter of at least 6 mm.~
- its reel: an option that can be useful to reel in the fish, in case of deep sea diving or big catches. A key factor in your safety! Always check that there is an attachment system on the barrel.