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  • Lightweight and compact spear gun
  • Aircraft grade aluminum body
  • Hardened stainless steel trigger and shaft
  • Powered by one or two 1.2" Hi-Mod bands
  • Suitable for close to shore and small prey

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JBL Mini Carbine Spear Gun (D-6) Customer Reviews

Review Summary

 
3.7

(based on 14 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Great gun to learn on

Great gun to learn on with spearing small fish in the 5-10 lb range.

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I use this gun for fish and lobsters in and around reefs in the Caribbean. This is not a bad starter gun, but I have used it 3 times and I'm ready for a better one. The default range is just insufficient. I replaced the cord with a longer one for more range, but I lose many fish because the spear does not completely penetrate, or the fish simply spin off the line. Having used my friend's Beuchat, I now find this gun to be terrible by comparison. You'll have a lot more fun, and bag a lot m...

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Great speargun lots of tasty perch

By Solman

I have had much fun with the speargun

 

Great gun to learn on

By KP R.

Great gun to learn on with spearing small fish in the 5-10 lb range.

 

Excellent beginner gun

By Neanderlytle

The ripcord this gun comes with is very short, it also does not come with a spear tip. I just went to the dive shop down the street and got a longer cord and a good tip. Otherwise though this is a great gun if you're going after small to medium sized fish. I got a 6lb sheepshead last weekend no problem.

 

good things do come in small packages

By bridgediver G.

This is my fourth JBL mini. I use it just about every weekend. It is great for small to medium fish--2 to 20 lbs. Easy to maneuver in and around pilings and rocks. Had bigger, sold'em. You want be disappointed.

 

Great Close to Shore Gun

By Darrell

Everyone seems to have a problem with the short range. Easy way to fix that....buy a longer shock chord. Ever since i added a new one this gun has been great. I made the new line about 8 ft or so and it seems to work great.

 

Good Freshwater Pistol

By Klondike K.

The most important thing a new owner will encounter as a challenge will be cocking the gun by stretching the band to the shaft notch. Due to this gun's lack of extension butt pad its very tough to get the band loaded. I've made a PVC sleeve/pad that fits over the handle to give me more leverage for easier loading. On the positive side, I use this for spearing Northern Pike in Alaska's lakes where the quarry is often hunkering in thick weed beds and shooting distance is often point blank so the limited range is not an issue in this application. The shock cord does need to be lengthened for longer shots and to give the fish room to fight. Works great in close quarters and light enough to use all day without tiring.

 

good beginner gun

By Freediver

I use this gun in lake Michigan for freshwater fish and it has been a huge step up from a Hawaiian sling but does have a limited range my friend has the next largest gun and i would recommend that more than this one. but for a free diver like me shooting fish no larger than 20 pounds it works pretty good. I also recommend lengthening the shock line it will be more effective that way.

 

Great little gun

By Hooked f.

My son has shot many fish with this little gun. Including a 28 inch Ling Cod.

 

Great for first spear gun!

By DAWN R.

This is a great 'first' spear gun for the young beginner whether snorkeling or scuba diving. It holds up well, is sharp looking, and fun to use. The range and penetration abilities are low which makes for a safer experience. The spear definitely goes through smaller fish at closer ranges making it a good training spear gun.

 

Good little gun

By Teh W.

Great little single band gun. Works perfectly for merky water or when you want to get fish out from under reef or in the rocks. I carry it on my BC and use my 52" Sea Hornet most of the time. Also great for beginnners just getting into the sport and not wanting to spend alot on a large high dollar gun. no need to buy any accories with it, comes perfect from the factory

 

Don't judge a book by its cover

By Jay Y.

it is a very good gun but it lack range. it has power and is designed for fishes that hide in rocks.

 

nice backup gun

By N/A

this speargun is great for small fish.

 

JBL D6

By cave d.

I like the size of the gun. The band is hard to pull back with no support to put the gun against. The trigger has bad response it pauses befor it shoots causing me to miss some easy shots.

 

Buy a Better Gun

By ReefAssasin

I use this gun for fish and lobsters in and around reefs in the Caribbean. This is not a bad starter gun, but I have used it 3 times and I'm ready for a better one. The default range is just insufficient. I replaced the cord with a longer one for more range, but I lose many fish because the spear does not completely penetrate, or the fish simply spin off the line. Having used my friend's Beuchat, I now find this gun to be terrible by comparison. You'll have a lot more fun, and bag a lot more fish with a proper gun, which this is not.

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I have this gun but need a replacement tip. What do I need to get?
A shopper on Jun 1, 2013
BEST ANSWER: http://www.leisurepro.com/Catalog.aspx?op=ItemDisplay&ProductID=JBL825&Sort=Relevance&DescSort=0&Page=2&Term=spearpoint&Hit=1

I use the 6mm size. Works great. I buy several and sharpen them on a rotating basis.
I need a replacement shaft for the D-6 Mini Carbine. The shaft listed on the D-6 Mini carbine item is: Shaft JBL724S. when typed in the search engine it says it is compatable with the Explorer speargun. What is the PN for the D-6 Mini carbine shaft if not whats listed?
bob b on Apr 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hey there, the pn 724sb should fit your mini carbine just fine.
Does it come with 1 or 2 bands?
Tom A on Jan 9, 2012
BEST ANSWER: When we bought ours a couple years ago, it came with one.
where can i get spare for my JBL custom?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: For which speargun?
see here a list of all JBL Spears & Shafts
https://www.leisurepro.com/l/Spearfish-Freedive/JBL~Shafts-Spearpoints
I think Marilyn is pointing your shopper in the wrong direction regarding replacement tips for a D6.You do not need a 5/16 female/6mm male adaptor unless they have changed thread size recently.Your brief description says the D6 gun can be used with 1 or 2 bands.Can you explain that one to me?What parts are required to do this?I would be interested in converting to 2 bands.
A shopper on Oct 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This shaft has a 6mm thread. You can use a 5/16" tip if you get the JBL810 adapter. That is femal2 6mm to male 5/16". This is designed to be used with one band.
https://www.leisurepro.com/p-jbl810/jbl-6mm-female-to-5-16mm-male-ss-spear-point-adapter?searchinfo=jbl+810&searchredirect=true
how long is it?
A shopper on Jun 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 22.25 Inches without the shaft.
whats the best and safe way to cock or load this speargun?
A shopper on May 24, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Cocking this gun is pretty straight forward. The band takes a little effort to pull back, but if you have something to place the back of the against it helps. You simply pull the band back towards the back of the gun and hook it around the shaft notch. The trigger releases the shaft from the band and shoots the spear towards the fish.
how long is the shockline?
A shopper on May 24, 2011
BEST ANSWER: The mini carbine has a reach (total legnth of gun (19"), shaft and shockline) of 6 feet.
can you put a rope on the gun so you dont lose the spear?
A shopper on May 24, 2011
BEST ANSWER: The gun comes with a shockline, which is basically a rope that keeps the spear attached to the gun.
What would be classified as "Small Prey"
A shopper on May 24, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Little fish 1' or less in length that you can get close to e.g. within 8 feet would be a rough idea.
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