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Speargun Building 101: Making Blanks.

I remember back to when I was planning out my first gun build. I had all my parts, which included a beautiful teak blank made by Dean Koutras  from "Addiction Spears." As I was doing general research on speargun building I kept coming across forum posts related to making speargun blanks. I gathered as much information as I could on the subject and made the decision to put the blank I had purchased to the side (I still have it 4-years later) and dive into making my own speargun blank. I started looking around for places to buy hardwoods, specifically teak. I came across a supplier in my area who was selling some reclaimed teak from the USS North Carolina, a famous battleship from...

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Single 110 roller build.

Backstory Late this past Spring at the start of the dive season I was asked by one of our local charter captains if I'd like to put a gun on his boat for guys to try out.  I thought it would be a good opportunity to get one of my guns into the hands of potential buyers and a great form of advertising.   Captain Dave Hochman runs Spearit Charters and holds the world record for striped bass caught with a speargun AND on a polespear. He's an accomplished spearo and charter captain who is known for putting more divers on 50+ pound bass than anyone else in the area. I wanted to make a gun that he would personally use....

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Double roller speargun build

The Plan: Every Winter when the water is frigid I retreat to my basement shop where I build my spearguns. I like to try something new each Winter and this year I decided it would be an all-wood double roller rear handled gun with a "cuttlefish shape." It was during the previous Summer I decided this would be my Winter project/goal. Late summer, early Fall I started acquiring images of this style gun from various sources and gun builders whose guns I had been admiring. Antony Bullock (Ace Spearguns), Peter Kedzo (Petar Pan), Sniper Sub and of course Alemani were just a few of the different builders whose guns I poured over before starting this build. I also researched the...

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Hybrid roller speargun build by DM Sea

Last Winter I started planning to build my first two hybrid spearguns (pictured below). I wanted these guns to be similar to a Daryl Wong hybrid only I wanted to use roller heads rather than standard muzzles. Having never built a hybrid I scoured through the spearfishing forums to research the topic until I had enough information to feel confident at taking a shot at it. After building 18 or so wood spearguns I was up for another challenge and looked forward to seeing it come together. After completing the guns I did some pool testing and had to adjust the bands several times before finding the happy medium between ease of loading and power. The guns work great and a few people...

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