I would like to know what the shooting range of this gun is, and how often it needs to be pumped. My idea would be to have this in a bagpack along with my freediving fins. What is the measure of the pump?
KENNETH LEE L
I have not used it yet! I smugled it into Malaysia...there is a RM3000.00 tax/licence fee($1000.00) here for this gun, ouch! There is a bag/pouch for this available, but I did not get one...I am going to use a rifle sock to keep it in, once I first use it. Check the accessories button, OK. There is a smaller one that come with a leg holster, too. -KLM-
If you're looking for a backpack gun then it would likely meet your expectations. It rarely needs to be pumped and can be pressurized beyond cocking capability for most. It has about 9 feet of line and that surely could be extended. I'm not too impressed with the line feeder as it's a bit hokey and a snarl blew the catch right off the gun. Now I hand hold the line till ready to fire. For a gun this size you'll be shocked at the firing power. Definitely more than I expected and I haven't even gone near max pressure...maybe about half which would hit hard at 15 feet if you add extra line. Worth buying overall.
It is best for semi clost range; the shaft is short. Good for about 6-8 feet. I use in in close quarter situations like rocks and pilings bc of the short body it's a quick gun which usually makes the difference. The pump is about the length of the gun w/o the trigger piece maybe 18" or so: but I wouldn't worry about it so much as air is compressed each time you load the gun. I had my first pneumatic gun for about 7 years and used it very often; I think I had to pump it up twice in all that time.
Hey felix: The gun is good for rock fishing with your freediving, the range I shoot is from 3' for Ling or up to 5-6 for sheepshead etc. I use a longer gun for bigger and deeper. Once you fill the gun with pressure, you rarley have to re-pump. I've shot it alot without pumping. Be carefull with the plastic slide on the spear, the ears break off easy, I would install a shock bungee. Have fun.
DROP SHIP P
I have been using this gun for 2 years now. I started spearfishing about 33 years ago, and pleased with this gun. Some small problems, such as the retainer ring, got bent in time, but a 10 dollar replacement. The shooting range underwater is great, a month ago, killed a 3+ ft amberjack at 165 ft depth from 10 ft range. The pump is about 28 inches long. If you will carry it around, get some rubber caps for the rod and the pump. I pump it once a season, or once per flight (must deflate before flights, because of pressure issue). I did take this gun to Gulf of Mexico, Mediterranean, Red sea, Black Sea and Caribbean, all with success.
Because of the location and environment where I utilize my gun, I don't shot over 5 to 6 feet. With that being said the fish I shoot are soft and maximum psi would be devastating. As far as the length of the pump it close to the same as the gun. I keep my stuff together in a backpack with my diving equipment.