Rob Allen Sparid Speargun 1
The Rob Allen Sparid Spearguns have the same barrel dimension as Rob Allen's carbon barrels which is 1.45mm in wall thickness. Made from aircraft grade aluminum this gun a a great choice as it is lightweight yet gives plenty of power. The 7mm shaft is engineered from ultra tough oil quenched carbon alloy spring steel allows you to penetrate the largest of fish. With a double rubber muzzle, this gun can have twin 16mm rubbers on it which will give you even more power. The Rob Allen Sparid comes standard with a 16mm rubber however you can upgrade to the twin 16mm rubbers of put a single 20mm rubber on it. Also on this particular gun is a gun bungee. These are made from 10mm rubber and designed to give a bit of bounce when a fish takes off at speed with your spear. The Sparid is available in wide range of sizes from 90cm - 140cm. The "Rail" in rail gun, means that there is a carved out rail down the length of the barrel where the spear sits. This allows the spear to be guided out when shot making it more accurate. Dont be fooled though, your gun is only as accurate as you are!!! They call Rob Allens the original railgun, not because it was the first speargun with a rail, but because it was the Rob Allen range that made full barrel length rail systems on spearguns, the popular choice they are today.The Sparid is available in wide range of sizes from 90cm - 140cm.
The general rule when purchasing a speargun and what length to get is determined on where you will use it. 90cm - 110cm and normally used in shallow reef diving as they are shorter and easier to maneuver in shallow water. 120cm - 140cm and normally used in open water aiming for the larger fish, this is due to them have a longer range which you need with bigger fish. This is a general rule though!
When purchasing a speargun, there are a few extras that we recommend you purchase to complete you kit. A float rope and divers float are the 2 main extras. The rope is connected to the gun at handle and the other end of the rope is to be connected to the float, this will ensure you will not loose your gun by accidental dropping it, or having a fish steal it! (It does happen). A pair of gloves is another item that we recommend you purchase also. Once you have shot your fish, trying to grab it and finish the kill can be very difficult without gloves. Fish are not only slippery but also have made spikes and teeth. Gloves will prevent cuts and scratches as well as grip. Here at Dive Warehouse we are loading with information regarding spearfishing, gear and tips so feel free to contact us if you have any questions.