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Old 05-03-2009, 02:35 PM   #1
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Default Do you secure your speargun?

Being I just read about dropping a speargun, bye bye $300, should you secure it to you with a lanyard?
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:27 PM   #2
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I know several people who do tie themselves to their guns, and it seems to work for them. If I were going to do it, I would be sure to use an easy to use, quick release snap.
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Old 05-03-2009, 06:05 PM   #3
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Might not be a bad idea to use a short lanyard just while going back to surface and boat. A week and a half ago I pulled a good one!! Shot a trigger and unscrewed the point, screwed the point back on, dropped shaft, put fish on stringer. The guy with me handed me my shaft. I needed to go to the surface (low air) so I just let the shaft go and was plannin on sticking it back in gun at safety stop. Got to safety stop and my shaft was gone!! It had come off of leader when I unscrewed poit and I never knew it! Their went a chunk of change!Should have realized why the other diver handed it to me. Live and learn! Steve
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:59 PM   #4
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If you are going to be clipping off to you while diving be sure to unclip the gun from you when you shoot a fish. It becomes very dangerous shooting a fish with the gun clipped off to you. Depending on what type of gun you have there are different places to put a clip that will not be in the way.
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:25 PM   #5
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On one of my guns I have a riding rig on it, in that case the gun is attached. My other gun is set up regularly, when I shoot a fish or my gun is not loadedI run my arms through the bands, helps out a little.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:41 PM   #6
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Default RE: Do you secure your speargun?

yes, i run a lanyard long enough the gun will float above my head when unloaded. its also great to be able to drop your gun and not loose it if the situation calls for it. really glad i added it.
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:21 PM   #7
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Heres a pic of my gun with a closeup of the riding rig overunder is talking about<SPAN id=_ctl1_ctlTopic_ctlPanelBar_ctlTopicsRepeater__c tl6_lblFullMessage>



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The rear short rope, I always have clipped off to a d-ring on my top right shoulder, and hold the long rope that is attached to the line. and when I shoot, the shaft and line is completely disconnected from the gun, so no matter how crazy things get, I will never get my gun yanked away, or have to ever make a desision weather to let go or not. Worse case senario, I only lose a shaft.

Also, as soon as I shoot, I let go of my gun, and it is floating right above my right shoulder at arms length were I can grab it if need be to jab a pesky shark while I am pulling in my fish, or to pin the fish againts something with the kill spike I have on the end of my gun to get better control of him

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Old 05-05-2009, 06:15 PM   #8
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a riding rig is the only way to go, especially if your going to teather the gun to your BC.
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Old 05-11-2009, 09:38 AM   #9
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Thanks for the input . I will go with at least clipping it to a D ring so it will be close when turned aloose.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:06 AM   #10
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Dont clip it to you and shoot a fish leaving it attached if you do not have a riding rig. You do not want to be attached to the fish whithout being able to let go in an emergency, like to big of a fish, or a shark with your fish and shaft in his mouth taking off.
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