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Old 06-16-2011, 10:47 PM   #1
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Recommendations for a first gun?

I've been spearfishing for about a year now with a pole spear and I want to get a speargun. I go spearfishing between Jupiter and Miami in 20-50 ft of water with 20+ ft viz and I don't want to spend over $400. I've heard mixed reviews of brands like jbl and I wanted to know if you could offer any suggestions. Thanks
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:00 AM   #2
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Re: Recommendations for a first gun?

head into florida freedivers and pick up a RA. its a pipe gun but for the money you are getting a good gun.
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Old 06-17-2011, 08:27 AM   #3
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Re: Recommendations for a first gun?

Go get your self a Rob Allen 110 form the guys at Scuba Works of Rob at Florida Freedivers you can't go wrong!!!
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:19 AM   #4
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Re: Recommendations for a first gun?

Agreed. I made the mistake of buying a jbl when i first got into spearfishing. i quickly sold it and upgraded to a 120 ra and now im shooting a 140ra. best gun ever. i also own a 130 riffe euro (best dust collector ever!)..
A rob allen from FLfreedivers would be your wisest investment. i use two 5/8" * 29" bands on my 140, but i always preferred a single 3/4" * 27" band (which is really short and much harder to load) on the 120,. just my opinion, but something that youll have to figure out which you prefer.
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head into florida freedivers and pick up a RA. its a pipe gun but for the money you are getting a good gun.


RA 120 is the way to go.
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:10 AM   #6
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Re: Recommendations for a first gun?

Thanks,

RA 120 aluminum or mako oceanic etr 110?
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Agreed. I made the mistake of buying a jbl when i first got into spearfishing. i quickly sold it and upgraded to a 120 ra and now im shooting a 140ra. best gun ever. i also own a 130 riffe euro (best dust collector ever!)..
A rob allen from FLfreedivers would be your wisest investment. i use two 5/8" * 29" bands on my 140, but i always preferred a single 3/4" * 27" band (which is really short and much harder to load) on the 120,. just my opinion, but something that youll have to figure out which you prefer.
Liar!!!! I was the one who made the mistake by buying a JBL D7 carbine, you bought a slightly better AB Biller 48.
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head into florida freedivers and pick up a RA. its a pipe gun but for the money you are getting a good gun.
For the money you can't go wrong with an RA,I see hundreds on the boat and they can take a beating. Great point and shoot gun. FL Freedivers will give you a great price.
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Old 06-17-2011, 05:08 PM   #9
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Where is Florida freedivers at?
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905 US Highway 1 # A
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:02 PM   #11
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Ok thanks I'll check it out.
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:44 PM   #12
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Re: Recommendations for a first gun?

rabitechs are very good also and very similar to RA i think a bit better perhaps, but more rare in the US but it has never been a problem ordering spare parts.
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Old 06-18-2011, 12:24 PM   #13
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Rob allen or a mako.... hammerhead spearguns are also great for the price.
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