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10-01-2002, 07:59 PM
i know a guy that works for a building company (boats, patios, etc.) that works only with teak. he uses the "scrap" wood that his company throws away, and will make a custom spearfishing specialties speargun for you. it is not exactly like the spearfishing specialties gun, because it is customized to your style of shootings, and your demands. he basically takes off the unnessicary parts.
bottom line, the gun is customed to your likings, and when you buy the gun, it comes with the spear, something spearfishing specialties dosent. he said that he would charge 400 bucks for the whole setup.
what do you all think. is this a good deal for what is offerd? i was just wondering about how you all felt on the matter...
10-01-2002, 08:23 PM
There's alot more to a quality speargun than just teak. Any decent carpenter can do the woodwork. Take yer $ to Spear One.
10-01-2002, 08:27 PM
well ive seen his work, and he does an awesome job. i couldnt tell the diffrence between the two.
10-01-2002, 09:00 PM
$400 is no break from an SS gun. I bought the absolute top of the line with all the goodies for only a little more.
Don't know this other fellow, but the Spearfishing Specialties of St. Pete will build your gun anyway you want it and is backed by many years of experience. Also not to split hairs but i dont think it's wise to advertise a line like "and will make a custom spearfishing specialties speargun for you"...note, I do not have any business or personal relationship with Spear. Specialties, just know their reputation and 1st hand customer service (bought a 48" classic mohogany). My very humble 2 cents worth.
10-02-2002, 05:55 AM
I've heard too many good things about spearfishing specialties to opt for a clone.
10-02-2002, 08:03 AM
Not sure how other peoples Spearfishing Specialties gun came, but my "Rhino" version had a single spear included (double floppers, with a catch, and threaded tip). Price was under $300.
10-02-2002, 10:34 AM
well i dont know what the ss guns normaly run, that is why i was asking. i knew i was kinda sticking my neck out when i asked the question. i was just wondering about the deal and all.
10-02-2002, 12:19 PM
I don't think you will be disappointed if you go with the SS gun. If you are out with someone who has one, you should give it a try, nothing like first hand experience with a particular gun.
You also need to decide what length you want. A nice thing about the SS guns, is that it's very fast to change from line to free shaft or back.
10-02-2002, 09:02 PM
Hey Pro, I agree wholeheartedly with greyface! Any decent carpenter could, but Spearfishing Specialties is exactly that, specializing in spearfishing. When something breaks, when you need some advice, when you need your speargun customized to fit your needs, you don't go to a carpenter! You go to a company that is on the top of their field. If you need advice on a car you don't go to a computer company. I've learned a few things in 48 years and that is if you want it right you go to the best! No I don't get anything for saying these things, but I am truly confident in their product and commitment. Any questions just e-mail me or spear-one. I am confident he will take the time to answer any questions you have. Now go sling some steel! Dan
10-03-2002, 08:43 PM
well thanks to your alls advise, i went to my local tackleshop/dive shop in our area (turner's marine) and checked out thier selection of specialties spearguns. the price of the guns were alot cheeper than i origionaly thought that they would be. they were asking 260 for a 48" gun inc. the spear. i think the model was sea hunter or something like that.
how does that line relate to say, the ab biller 48 special? it is a toss up between the two guns, and i dont really know which to choose becaue i have never shot a spearfishing specialties gun.
which of the two, in your opinions, are better, or are there some other guns that you all prefer. thanks for the input...
10-03-2002, 09:00 PM
I also got my SS gun from turners and they are definitely the cheapest around. about $150 less than anything i saw in st. pete or tampa but that was for the commercial one. also, if you are using a lineshaft the ones on the billers get tangled all the time but i guess you could just replace that part.
10-07-2002, 04:52 PM
i have decided to not go with the gun builder, and buy the gun either from my local dive shop, or local tackle shop....
10-13-2002, 04:01 PM
You chose wisely I have been building things with my hands for 40 yrs and I have to say that my SS 54" teak Comm. is a work of art that has paid for it self so many times that it is the best investment I ever made!!!!!
10-14-2002, 08:26 PM
Thanks for the support guys!
10-14-2002, 08:37 PM
Are our referral checks in the mail?? ;) ;)
10-15-2002, 12:05 PM
No, but the advise is free! HAaaaaaaaa!
10-15-2002, 12:11 PM
I'm thinking of adding a extra shaft holder on my gun (SS w/Rhino finish), any recommendations on sealing it, after I drill holes to attach the holder? Don't want to mess up such a nice gun.
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