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Forum: All About Guns Today, 05:05 AM
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Posted By Mikel_24
DIY: How to cast PU handles for guns

Hello all,

About time to contribute with something (hopefuly) useful for the community. Not rocket science AT ALL and it is just my way of doing it.

I made my first gun slaping plywood slabs...
Forum: All About Guns Today, 03:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By Mikel_24
Re: Gladiator Spartacus 120 Invert roller

Beautiful gun!

BTW a few question (if you don't mind sharing some secrets of the trade).... Airbrushed paint? Which product are you using to coat the gun? Two component PU or Epoxy top coat? And...
Forum: All About Guns Today, 02:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By Mikel_24
Re: Slingshot Weapon with pulleys

Good observation but withouth even reading the description of the Sea Slinger I could foresee a few issues with Prodanovichs gun... In that design, the bands not only contract, they also need to...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing Today, 02:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By Mikel_24
Re: Pucker Up, Bitchez!

I am not familiar with sharks at all but for what from what I have read here in SB seems like he made a few mistakes: diving without a buddy at arms reach, not letting the fish go and not carrying...
Forum: All Other Gear 10-15-2019, 02:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By Mikel_24
Re: New knife

Out of the box sharpness shouldn't be considered a good indicator of knife quality. If you are into knives (or even if you just used them) you should be able to get them sharp.

Titanium will not...
Forum: California Spearfishing 10-09-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 930
Posted By Mikel_24
Re: Red Kayak proves Tasty to 20' GW...10/7/19

Just in case anyone wants to see the teeth....

https://abc7.com/great-white-shark-reportedly-bites-mans-kayak-near-catalina-island/5603915/ <--- VIDEO
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Forum: All About Guns 10-07-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By Mikel_24
Re: Moving sharkfins further back on spear?

If the shaft is currently sized so the barb rests on the muzzle (or about to), shortening the shaft by 30mm could be a problem.

I know that in three of my guns I wouldn't be able to do that.
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Forum: All About Guns 10-07-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By Mikel_24
Re: Moving sharkfins further back on spear?

As long as you can still load it comfortably, there shouldn't be any problem.

How do you plan on doing it? Do you have the tools and skill to cut and shape a sharkfin and tig weld it in place...
Forum: All About Guns 10-04-2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 987
Posted By Mikel_24
Re: Fusion Roller Build

I just did some search and seems like this adhesive is quite different of the contact adhesives I was thinking about (spray/apply to both parts, wait untill it is not sticky to fingers, press...
Forum: All About Guns 10-04-2019, 02:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 987
Posted By Mikel_24
Re: Fusion Roller Build

There was a container that seemed to be a spray can of some sort on the table during the first stage of the video but I somehow thought that using a different adhesive in the begining might affect...
Forum: All About Guns 10-03-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 987
Posted By Mikel_24
Re: Fusion Roller Build

I am pretty sure that with such a band battery there it won't lack power, next one will come out even better!

BTW I know you have been using MVD vertical reels in the past (Soft Touch model I...
Forum: All About Guns 10-03-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By Mikel_24
Re: PVC tube travel speargun

Did you have a look at the Picasso Magnum BW line? Might be just what you need... and be usable right of the shelf.
https://www.scubastore.com/buceo-submarinismo/picasso-magnum-bw-115/137079132/p
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Forum: All About Guns 10-03-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 987
Posted By Mikel_24
Re: Fusion Roller Build

Holy cow! Beautiful!

Just to critizise it a bit... did you consider mounting a vertical reel on the trigger guard so the band attachment points in the underside can me moved even further back...
Forum: All About Guns 09-30-2019, 02:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By Mikel_24
Re: Pelengas Pneumatic Spearguns

You could aways use a holesaw of the appropiate inner diameter, drill through a suitable piece of steel, clean the slug and weld it to cheapo screw driver after cutting the tip off... I know I...
Forum: All About Guns 09-26-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,484
Posted By Mikel_24
Re: Briante spearguns

Get yourself a die grinder (or straight grinder as some call it) and a handfull of assorted carbide burrs (cilindrical, cone, etc.). There is NOTHING that cannot be carved with one of these tools....
Forum: General Spearfishing & Diving Discussion 09-25-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,112
Posted By Mikel_24
Re: Florida Artificial Reef GPX Files

I am glad it helps. I am a Garmin guy and I use mine for climbing/mountaineering, etc. And a few times for offroading in Moroco (mostly). So far I have been lucky finding free maps for Spain,...
Forum: General Spearfishing & Diving Discussion 09-23-2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,112
Posted By Mikel_24
Re: Florida Artificial Reef GPX Files

For anyone in need of a program to manage the GPS files, either GPX or GDB (Garmin propietary files) you can still download and install the Mapsourece (search for MapSource_6163.exe). Mapsourece is...
Forum: Memorials and Condolences for Diver Passings 09-23-2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,654
Posted By Mikel_24
Re: Pescasub of the Portuguese national team dies XXXII EuroAfrican Underwater Fishin

I recall reading in the Apnea printed magazine (looooong ago) that the spanish spearfishing team (for world championships) used to move to the area two to three weeks ahead of the comptetition so as...
Forum: Other International 09-20-2019, 04:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By Mikel_24
Re: CATCHING FISH By HAND In The SEA!

By hand I have caught flat fish, squid, octopus, touched (but not grabbed, poisonous spines) some species of rock fish. If the rock fish are big enough to eat, I shot them, does not make sense...
Forum: Diving Safety, Accidents and Incidents 09-19-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,850
Posted By Mikel_24
Re: Not diving, per se, but...sharks.

I wouldn't feel comfortable snorkelling in a shark prone area without a loaded speargun. even if I don't plan on spearing anything it could mean the difference between going home in one piece and...
Forum: Memorials and Condolences for Diver Passings 09-19-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,654
Posted By Mikel_24
Re: Pescasub of the Portuguese national team dies XXXII EuroAfrican Underwater Fishin

Ramon,

Thanks for the additional information. I was not aware that he was doing that. True that if you want to be proficient during any kind of competition, you better scout the area for a while...
Forum: Diving Safety, Accidents and Incidents 09-19-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,895
Posted By Mikel_24
Re: Speargun used in criminal shooting incident

Ownership of spearguns could be very well regulated as long as all the manufacturers start putting serial numbers on them.

The problem would be with Frankenguns, home made wooden guns, etc...
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Forum: All Other Gear 09-18-2019, 02:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,221
Posted By Mikel_24
Re: Floatline on a break-away set up

Crap.... :lol::lol::lol::lol:



At least I mentioned this option... in a way.... :D:D:D

Hard for me to picture spearing on scuba!
Forum: Technical Spearfishing 09-16-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,481
Posted By Mikel_24
Re: Fish groupers on the fringes

Sorry for taking so long.

Pick your poison:...
Forum: Memorials and Condolences for Diver Passings 09-16-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,654
Posted By Mikel_24
Re: Pescasub of the Portuguese national team dies XXXII EuroAfrican Underwater Fishin

RIP Matthias Sandeck. Seems like he was diving under a bridge at 25m looking for flat fish and cod... in a veeeeeeeeery strong current.

Mikel
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