View Full Version : Which Gun?
08-11-2003, 01:07 PM
I'm new to diving in the gulf and spearfishing. I went out with some friends a couple of weeks ago with a borrowed 42" Sea Hornet and loved it. I would like to get a good gun but cannot afford a Riffe. I'm interested in a 48" gun. I looked at the AB Biller and the Sea Hornet. I also saw the Rhino but I'm not sure how it will hold up. There is also a commercial Sea Hornet and I was wondering if there were any advantages to it. I know that sometimes commercial means heavier duty but the gun looks like a regular gun.:D
08-11-2003, 05:10 PM
If you do a search on the commercial gun or any ss gun you should find more than enough info to overload you with.
Or you can go to Kevin's site and check them out for yourself.
08-11-2003, 07:06 PM
I picked up a brochure at BJ's in StPete for Sea Hornet's. It has information on their commercial guns. I had some concerns about the line hanging down into the sand if you were on the bottom. I'm not sure that is a very efficient way for the line and I guess the release releases when the trigger is pressed.
08-11-2003, 07:21 PM
I think a 48 is the minimum, but I would get a 52", 54" or a 60", if you can't afford a Riffe look at a S.S. or a Biller.
The S.S Commercial Teak Guns from what I saw were not a whole lot cheaper than a Riffe.
If you are interested I have a Gift Certificate for $100.00 off of a new Speargun from Depth Perception I will sell, Make me a Reasonable Offer.
08-11-2003, 07:41 PM
If you're getting an SS, the rhino is the way to go. Holds up very well. And no oil needed to keep it looking all nice pretty.
08-11-2003, 08:46 PM
Is the ss series something that Sea Hornet offers or something that Spearfishing Specialities does as a modification to the guns? Does anyone know how the Rhino's hold up over time? How long have they been offerred?
08-11-2003, 08:53 PM
Kevin Bruington is the man to talk to. Spear One on this board. He IS Spearfishing Specialties. PM him.
08-11-2003, 09:01 PM
I have several Rhino guns. They are the way to go.
08-12-2003, 04:03 PM
Take your time, save your money and get a Riffe Metal Tech. Quality, Performance and Quietness well above the competition IMHO. 48" probably best all around size. I chose 42" which suited my height better for faster reloads and shots. Range is almost 17 feet.
08-12-2003, 05:36 PM
if your looking to get a gun right away, then get something in your price range....but in my opinion (no ill responses from anyone please) wait awhile...save your money and invest in a Riffe..by far (in my opinion) the best gun on the market (please take into consideration the qaulity, the 3 year warranty and the fact that the Riffe family is about the nicest people you will ever do business with ...which is important if you ever have problems with you gun).
08-12-2003, 05:55 PM
Either Riffe or SS are very good guns. I believe the SS was designed with a little more versatility in mind, though. Just my 2 cents.
08-12-2003, 06:38 PM
Originally posted by Sask
.....the fact that the Riffe family is about the nicest people you will ever do business with ...which is important if you ever have problems with you gun).
I don't know about that. Julie still hasn't emailed me. She is my density......I mean destiny!:D:D
08-12-2003, 09:01 PM
Back to the Future!!!
(oh wait, wrong thread...)
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