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JBL Explorer 22 Single Sling Spear Gun (4D22)

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About JBL Explorer 22 Single Sling Spear Gun (4D22)

If you're looking for a spear gun that's big on performance while still leaving a little green in your wallet, the Explorer is perfect. Explorer series spear guns' pack quality features like hardened stainless steel 2-piece trigger, stainless steel spear shaft, and cast aluminum handle onto a compact 1" (25 mm) 6063 aerospace alloy barrel for quick target acquisition and fatal results. Same parallel power source and low profile design make Explorer spear guns perfect for cagy fish when the shot window is a split second. At the end of the day it's the fish count that really matters, and nothing stacks them up like the Explorer.

The Explorer 22 is powered by one 9/16" x 20" (7.11 mm x 508 mm) Hi-Mod band with 302 stainless steel wishbones. JBL's unique latex formulation and dip manufacturing process delivers radical modulus strength. The power curve increases as bands are stretched for optimum performance. Special anti-oxidants help protect against harmful U.V. rays, prolonging sling life. Gun has a low-profile, pistol grip handle that makes for easy target acquisition.

The Explorer 22 comes equipped with the JBL734SA 34" (86.4 cm) Stainless 17-4 spring steel shaft with a 5/16" (8 mm) diameter, and is hand-tuned for alignment then heat-treated for maximum hardness to reduce flex and provide optimum energy transfer. Gun is equipped with a two-piece stainless steel trigger mechanism for easy pulls and a light weight corrosion resistant aluminum handle. The gun's overall length of 38" (96.5 cm) and has a 21' (5.2 meters) range. The Explorer 22 has a shaft with 6mm threads and a JBL847 Twin Barb Rock Point.

Tip is constructed of rugged stainless steel, JBL's fixed Spear points are a perfect blend of durability and performance. Each point is designed for low maintenance, dependability and most important results. 2-5/8" (67 mm) wing span this economical multi-purpose point is designed for increased holding power and 3/8" (9.5 mm) standard profile opens a large hole for easy passage of barbs through the fish, one shot is all you will ever need with this tip. Wing retainer allows for easy removal of fish. Point is for medium to small fish. A short-tapered, machine cut point provides enough muscle to withstand rock hits and still punch through skin and bone of even the toughest fish. The Gun is equipped with the JBL515 Shock Line. Sometimes we miss or we shoot a large fish and the recoil can pull the gun out of your grip, whichever the shock line will keep you in control. The Explorer 22 is negatively buoyant and in proudly made in the USA.

The JBL Explorer 22 Single Sling Spear Gun (4D22) is commonly used for Close To Shore, Cold Water, Open Water, Small Prey, Warm Water and more. The JBL Explorer 22 Single Sling Spear Gun (4D22) is popular because customers like the following qualities of the JBL Explorer 22 Single Sling Spear Gun (4D22): Accurate, Durable, Good Range, Lightweight, Low Recoil.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.


JBL Explorer 22 Single Sling Spear Gun (4D22) Features

  • JBL Explorer 22 Single Sling Spear Gun (4D22):
  • Big Performance, Leaving a Little Green in Your Wallet
  • Two-Piece Stainless Steel Trigger Mechanism for Easy Pulls
  • Light Weight Corrosion Resistant Aluminum Handle
  • Barrel: 1" (25 mm) 6063 Aerospace Grade Aluminum
  • High-Strength Stainless Shaft and Trigger
  • Hardened 17-4 Spring Stainless Steel Shafts:
    34" x 5/16" (86.4 cm x 8 mm) Shaft
    Corrosion Resistant
    Hand-Tuned for Alignment then Heat-Treated for Maximum Hardness
    Reduce-Flex and Provide Optimum Energy Transfer
    6mm Threaded End
  • Slings:
    Unique Latex Formula
    302 Stainless Steel Wishbone
    Special Anti-Oxidants Protect from UV
    Durable Long Life Design
    Two Nitro 9/16" x 20" (7.11 mm x 508 mm) Slings
  • JBL847 Twin Barb Rock Point:
    303 Stainless Steel
    2-5/8" (67 mm) Wingspan
    For Small to Medium Fish
    6 Threaded
    Maintains Excellent Cutting Edge for Penetration Power
    3/8" (9.5 mm) Profile Opens Larger Hole for Easy Passage of Barbs Thru-Fish
    Use: Open Water, Reefs and Rocks
  • JBL515 Shock Line
  • Gun Overall Length: 38" (96.5 cm)
  • Reach: 17' (5.2 meters)
  • Floatation: Negatively Buoyant
  • Proudly Made in the USA

JBL Explorer 22 Single Sling Spear Gun (4D22) Customer Reviews Powered by TurnTo®

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Most Liked Positive Review


Great gun

This is a great overall gun. The only thing is that it has poor range but that can easily be solved. I simply replaced the 9/16 and out on two 5/8 rubber, it works great after that.I use it to hunt all kinds of fishes like grouper, snapper, barracuda etc.


Most Liked Negative Review


Good for beginners

The buoyance is too negative, it's kinda tired when carrying underwater. But it's good enough for beginners and no need to spend too much in the beginning. Replace tip is strongly recommanded. The original tip is not strong enough to hold big size fishes (16" or above)

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Excellent Speargun!


I love this speargun for the price, quality, and performance. I have used it on about 10-15 seperate occasions in lakes and rives and I have not had a single problem. It is simple to load and operate and it seems to shoot true each time. I purchased a 2nd band for it, but I only used it once. The single band that comes installed has plenty of power behind it for now.


JBL Explorer 22 Single Sling Speargun


i use this gun in lake mead for small close fish. But it isn't sting enough for large prey. Up to 10 lbs it will penetrate over 10 won't go through


Great gun


This is a great overall gun. The only thing is that it has poor range but that can easily be solved. I simply replaced the 9/16 and out on two 5/8 rubber, it works great after that.I use it to hunt all kinds of fishes like grouper, snapper, barracuda etc.


good starter gun


Well built inexpensive speargun. Provided me many fish dinners courtesy of the Sea of Cortez.




Everything is good and i used it on the bottom of the black hole in the atlantic ocean.

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Questions about this item:

Shopper  What is the diameter of the original band that comes on this gun? The image shows a single band, but the description speaks of two bands. 9/16" seems too thin for the original band.
KEVIN F  20 x 9/16″ Nitro Band
Shopper  What is difference between jbl explorer 22 and jbl explorer 22 lightning?
KIMBERLY S  I don't know but I have the jbl explorer 22 and it doesn't penetrate fish. Bounces off. Probably angers them.
SLAWOMIR M  I am not familiar with JBL explorer 22 lightning. I don't know what the difference is.
Shopper  I have been using this gun for about six months, i have replaced the bands with 2 new 18s, the same thickness, but im still losing fish, especially larger and faster fish. What size band will give this gun more thrust, and what tip will pierce and hold better?
DOMINGO S  hi shopper, I when to the samething you are writing about it and somebody give me a new idea and since that i haven't lose one mnoore finsh since that, the spear of the jbl 22 is to heavy so i changed for another spear that i build by myself.
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