Sport fisherman who already enjoy or are interested in beginning underwater target shooting need to be alert to the best spearfishing guns available and to make the right decision in choosing a speargun that fits their goals. Are you in the process of making that decision? If so, this buyer’s guide can help you in that process by evaluating ten different products. Each is generally thought of as being among the best on the market, so we will give you the information you need to compare and contrast these said products in order that you can figure out which one is likely to be the best one for you.
Most versatile - Editor’s Choice
|AB Biller Wood Mahogany Special Speargun||
|JBL Woody Magnum||
The power pistol
Speargun with the most features
For seasoned or beginner speros
Built for Reef Fishing
|Beuchat Akra Competition Speargun||
For seasoned spearoes
For big game fishing
|Cressi SL Star||
Designed for new speros
|Cressi Starter Compact Speargun||
An exceedingly durable speargun
1. AB Biller Wood Mahogany Special Speargun (Editor’s Choice) – Most versatile
This first spearfishing gun we will assess includes a double barb Rockpoint tip which is made of hardened stainless steel, a stainless steel shaft that is 5/16-inch long and two 9/16-inch rubber slings. Available sizes of the gun range from 24 to 60 inches. The speargun has a 6-mm interchangeable tip. A line is attached to the gun that will need to be tied to the spear before using.
Is the appearance of a speargun a priority for you in your search for a new one? The most experienced spearos tend to prefer wood spearguns largely because of aesthetics. These guns are made with three layers of polyurethane to ensure a shiny appearance to their mahogany wood. Among mahogany spearguns, the AB Biller is especially appreciated for its versatility. Different sizes of fish can be targeted with this weapon. Differing levels of visibility can be accounted for. And factors like power, speed, and distance can all be optimized to fit the specific goals of your spearfishing at any given time.
Therefore, this product is especially recommended for those with extensive spearfishing experience. These guns are likely to be best for the people who are looking for a large variety of ways to customize their spearfishing experience so that they can use exactly the gun they want to use for exactly the purposes they want to use it. Nevertheless, because of the wide versatility, many people also find this to be a great starter spearfishing tool; beginners are merely less likely to take advantage of all the settings for a while, but those of all skill levels are likely to find this a useful product.
2. JBL Woody Magnum – Best value
The JBL Woody Magnum is a 56-inch-long spearfishing gun with an MA remote trigger, a 756 SA-shaft, and two #368 slings. It has a point of 823-6 and a 28-foot reach. It is 56x9x6 inches long, and it weighs 4 lbs.
Are you looking for exceedingly high power at a reasonable price? The type of trigger that this speargun is equipped with is designed to dramatically increase power. It operates quickly, quietly, and accurately. Generally costing less than $300, customers almost universally report getting much more than what they paid for. This speargun is recommended for those looking for the most power at the best price.
3. Mares Sten – The power pistol
The Mares Sten is a 22x10x6-inch speargun that weighs 3 lbs. It has an 8-mm shaft which includes a threaded tip. Its connecting piston between the 1.5-mm release cog and the trigger offers extreme sensitivity that helps to encourage precision and control in every shot of this exceedingly powerful weapon. This speargun comes with a rod, a line to connect to the shaft, and a pump to adjust various settings of the pistol.
Are you new to the sport of spearfishing? The combination of the Mares Sten’s power and ease of control may make it a great gun for beginners. The gun’s accuracy and long range make it accessible enough for novices to be able to use easily and to successfully catch a variety of fish right away.
4. Cressi Comanche – Speargun with the most features
The Cressi Comanche comes in models of various lengths; the average weight of the spearguns is 2.75 lbs. The bands that come with the product are 16 mm in diameter.
It has a hand grip that is built at an angle and attached to a muzzle to help shooters reach optimal accuracy. Extra-reactive bands pave the way for excellent speed and power with each shot. This speargun can be loaded quickly because of this product’s butt extension. Every model of the Cressi Comanche is equipped with specialized aluminum tubes that prevent wear and bending. Similarly, the thermoplastics used to make the handgrip ensure that each handgrip is light, durable, and supportive of consistently precise shots. The bands included in the product packaging are adjustable so you can shoot from different levels and positions because of how compact the hydrodynamic point is; this means that you will always be able to achieve appropriate levels of thrust, visibility, and accuracy. The shaft release system is gentle in order to make reloading faster. A 6-foot, 200-lb. shooting line is included along with a spear.
Are you looking for a spearfishing gun that comes fully equipped with everything you could want in order to start catching fish immediately after opening? This product is especially recommended for those who want a product that is well equipped with most of the necessities to go spearfishing right away. There is little need to buy any lines, accessories, spears, or other related devices that may need to be purchased alongside other spearguns. So, the Cressi Comanche might get you ready for your next spearfishing expedition as soon as you get the gun.
5. Hammerhead Proteus – For seasoned or beginner speros
This spearfishing gun includes a fully railed barrel, bands with nylon coating, and a shooting line with a bungee. It can easily be attached to a reel. It is compatible with a wide variety of spears and tools, so you should be able to use it for any type of underwater target. It is equipped with a closed muzzle for fast reloading. Several different combinations of shaft and spear-head are available.
Is an accurate shot your highest priority in your search for a new speargun? This product is recommended for speros of all experience and skill levels because it is built for both precision and safety. Contrary to the last speargun assessed, there are several additional purchases likely to be necessary alongside this gun. This is potentially a good thing in the case of this gun, nevertheless. The gun itself is inexpensive, so those seasoned at the sport can customize it to exactly the experience they want, while rookies can set it up towards the goal of safely and successfully learning the sport of spearfishing.
6. Beuchat Akra Competition Speargun – Built for Reef Fishing
This product is designed especially for spearfishing done in shallow waters and reefs. It is sold with a band gun that is light and sturdy and a 22-mm barrel made of aluminum.
Like the last gun evaluated, this one is easy to customize with different accessories and features to create the spearfishing experience you might be looking for at any given time. Some of what comes with the gun, however, is reportedly not the highest quality. Several reports have complained about the construction of the shaft, saying that because its notch is not placed deeply enough to protect the wishbone, the metal often comes undone, potentially harming the shooter’s hands.
7. Mares Viper – For seasoned spearoes
The Mares Viper brand offers a variety of sizes, functions, and features from its spearguns. Its five available lengths range from 75 to 120 cm. Each of its guns is formed out of stainless steel. Many of its parts and features are adaptable including slings and trigger sensibility. Each gun comes with two bands in order to adjust the slings for various types of spearfishing. And the reel included is detachable.
Are you looking for a speargun that offers you many different options of use? As related to the variety just mentioned, the Mares Viper includes almost as many features as the Cressi Comanche, so it is not necessary to buy related products to make the most out of the speargun. Nevertheless, customers tend to report that all of these contents can be replaced more easily than those of the Cressi Comanche, so you can still customize the gun to fit any type of spearfishing if any of the package contents do not perfectly suit your plans, especially as related to big game fishing.
Some problems have been reported regarding some of the elements of the Mares Viper. Several customers have complained that the shooting line that comes with the gun is not sturdily put together as crimps apparently break even as early as the first shot. However, some users have reported successfully re-attaching the crimps to the shooting line prior to use. Similarly, reports of the reel that comes with the gun are generally not positive. The reel has a reputation for bending easily and for locking due to hypersensitivity to heat.
8. Cressi SL Star – For big game fishing
Compact, reliable and precise, the Cressi SL Star has a good reputation for its ability to enable people towards a great deal of spearfishing success. Almost all customers report that this spearfishing gun does exactly what it’s made to do. This is one of the longest spearguns on the market, which may well suit well-seasoned speros who are looking to do big game fishing.
Customers consistently report problems related to the parts of the gun that are made out of plastic. These tend to break easily, often breaking soon after the purchase. This can make it difficult to handle, to shoot, and to reload.
Is power your highest priority in the search for a new speargun? Because of the length of this speargun and the potential problems mentioned above, this gun is recommended for those with the most spearfishing experience. People with a lot of expertise in the sport should be able to enjoy the extreme power of the product and know how to fix its potential problems quickly and easily so as to not be hindered by those issues.
9. Cressi Starter Compact Speargun – Designed for new speros
Produced by the same company as the previous speargun, this product has the polar opposite scope. It is intended for beginners, is a short gun, and is designed especially for medium sizes of fish. It is made of extremely durable material, so the potential problems mentioned with the previous Cressi speargun should not apply here. It’s built for accuracy with a closed muzzle, specifically with the young spearo in mind. Band and wishbone are easily replaceable and easily assembled or re-assembled.
Are you purchasing a speargun for a young person who you want to introduce to the sport of spearfishing? Because of the factors above, the Cressi Starter Compact Speargun is highly recommended for those looking for their first speargun. It is a safe product that should help rookies make the most of their experience and have much success, even on a first expedition.
10. Beuchat Espadon – An exceedingly durable speargun
Is durability your highest priority in your pursuit of a new speargun? Made of stainless steel, the Beuchat Espadon is built intended to last a long time. The aluminum barrel is 25 mm, which is likely to be a good length for use while snorkeling. The product comes in two different models: One is designed for seasoned speros, while the other is intended for those new to the sport. Several parts of the gun are customizable and replaceable, so you can ideally get exactly what you’re looking for.
Several customer reports point to a potential problem of fish escaping. So, although the product is built to last a long time, it may not be accurate or effective enough for many spearos.
For beginner speros, a short barrel is likely to be easier to handle, to load, and to learn the sport from. Beginners will also want to find the most accurate and efficient product they can so that they can begin finding success immediately. Looking for guns that are designed to target medium-sized fish may also help to make the most of a starter gun.
Seasoned spearos that want to do big game fishing are more likely to want a speargun with a long barrel. This can help not only expand the target of different sizes of fish but also to allow for use in various underwater environments. The more experience a spearo has, the more likely he or she is to want a variety of options. In choosing a gun, then, it is important to know the specific goals you have for spearfishing and to be able to customize your new speargun to meet those goals. Some of the guns mentioned above are for specific environments and big game fishing, while others allow more freedom to conduct just about any manner of spearfishing. As such, it is advisable that you make a long-term plan for what kinds of spearfishing you want to do in order that you can make a purchase that effectively empowers you to reach those goals.
Having outlined the features, specs, recommendations, pros, and cons for ten models, you should now be able to compare and contrast between these common spearguns and figure out which one is likely to work best with your particular goals and skills. Each of the brands represented here also have other products to choose from that may be worth investigating if you still have any lingering questions or concerns about finding the best spearfishing gun for you.