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Old 02-20-2019, 09:23 AM   #1
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Moving to Miami, any advice on what kind of gun to buy?

Hey everyone!

So in August I'm moving to Miami and am stoked to finally be living by the ocean! Looking to buy a solid speargun for Florida spearfishing but am fairly new to the game. Any advice on what type/size of gun to buy? Also, I assume amazon is a solid choice of vendors?

Looking forward to meeting some of you when I make my way down

Cheers!

Julian

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Old 02-20-2019, 04:34 PM   #2
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Re: Moving to Miami, any advice on what kind of gun to buy?

Sig Sauer 220 . ? . ?
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Old 02-20-2019, 05:17 PM   #3
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Re: Moving to Miami, any advice on what kind of gun to buy?

That's funny...my first thought was a Glock 9mm
But I took the high road, and kept my mouth shut.
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Old 02-21-2019, 06:29 AM   #4
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Re: Moving to Miami, any advice on what kind of speargun to buy?

Well I was hoping a speargun could protect me in and out of the water

But on a serious note, looking to do some mid range spearing, how much does length and brand matter? Was thinking Cressi moicano.

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Old 02-21-2019, 07:00 AM   #5
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Re: Moving to Miami, any advice on what kind of gun to buy?

There are some really good spearfishing shops in Miami. Check out Nautilus https://www.nautilusspearfishing.com
They will give you a lot of good information and can show you different set ups based on your budget.
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Old 02-21-2019, 08:33 AM   #6
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Re: Moving to Miami, any advice on what kind of gun to buy?

Thanks Red Tide, ill check them out! Appreciate the help
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Old 02-21-2019, 08:13 PM   #7
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Re: Moving to Miami, any advice on what kind of gun to buy?

I'm from Miami and certainly agree with the first 2 responses and would add AR and 12 gauge.
Spearfishing gun, depends on what type of diver you are and what you are looking to shoot. I could only advise you on a gun for scuba primarily bottom hunting.
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Old 02-25-2019, 09:21 PM   #8
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Re: Moving to Miami, any advice on what kind of gun to buy?

Persistent speargun....jk 120 cm rob allen
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Old 02-26-2019, 06:20 AM   #9
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Re: Moving to Miami, any advice on what kind of gun to buy?

And just saying, think it's pretty cool one of your responses was from Red Tide. He's known as one of the best free dive shooters around, period. GR Tarr is legit.
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Old 02-27-2019, 01:41 PM   #10
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Re: Moving to Miami, any advice on what kind of gun to buy?

Not sure where you are coming from but SE Florida has some clear water and wise fish so you will probably need to become accustomed to longer guns than you are used to. 110-130 is pretty common for these clear waters. Welcome and good hunting.
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Old 03-01-2019, 09:26 PM   #11
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Re: Moving to Miami, any advice on what kind of gun to buy?

Agree with the 110-130.
I use my Riffe 130 Euro for reef and and for blue water. I have been lucky enough to land a yellowfin tuna in Costa Rica and a nice wahoo in the Keys with it. When you dive w something short, there will be that one fish that you needed a little more distance for and you ended up falling short. Good luck!


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Re: Moving to Miami, any advice on what kind of gun to buy?

If I were to buy just ONE gun for South Florida, I would get a 120 railgun.
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Old 03-05-2019, 11:44 AM   #13
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Re: Moving to Miami, any advice on what kind of gun to buy?

45 pistol for land

120 railgun for water

For whatever product, I always buy locally and build a relationship with just one shop.
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Old 03-05-2019, 12:08 PM   #14
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Why not just get the 130 lol


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Old 03-08-2019, 01:45 AM   #15
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Re: Moving to Miami, any advice on what kind of gun to buy?

Thanks everyone for the advice, It looks like I'll be getting a 120 railgun!

Looking forward to meeting some of you when I eventually make my way down.

Happy hunting
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