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bherdal1

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Safety-less Spear Gun?
« on: November 09, 2009, 04:22:33 PM »
I bought a picasso spider rail gun from the free dive shop yesterday, and the thing doesn't have a safety on it.  Is this commen ? I mean, for only a hundred bucks i can't complain too much, but it seems unsafe. Does anyone else have guns without a safety?

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Re: Safety-less Spear Gun?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2009, 04:24:07 PM »
The guns I have built do not have safeties.

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Re: Safety-less Spear Gun?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2009, 04:25:31 PM »
All that means is, if you do not intend to shoot keep your finger off the triger then it is no issue. Yes I have one gun with no safty on it as I just learned.
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Re: Safety-less Spear Gun?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2009, 04:31:40 PM »
mine does have one but i never use it, just keep your finger off till your ready to shoot.... just like a real gun !
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Re: Safety-less Spear Gun?
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2009, 07:42:02 PM »
No safety? Well. it comes down to risk management. Are you absolutely comfortable with no safety? I use my safety only at the boat while loading the gun, it comes off upon decent and is never used again for the rest of the dive. Bottom line is to always treat the gun like a gun, it could go off at any given time, always keep it in a safely pointed away direction! Not much else to say about that!
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Re: Safety-less Spear Gun?
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2009, 06:58:06 AM »
I dont know why but i feel safer having my safty on, untill i see my target,one second to click :ky: it off.

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Re: Safety-less Spear Gun?
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2009, 09:06:04 AM »
 I have a safety on my gun but rarely ever use it. The only time I use it is when I have novice divers in the water with me simply because they come up and grab my tube not paying any attention to the spear tip hanging off the edge of my tube also I cant tell you how many times I missed a nice fish because the safety was on and I didnt realize.
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Re: Safety-less Spear Gun?
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2009, 09:49:14 AM »
My saftey is only at the boat or when I'm loading other wise its off when I'm on the hunt
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Re: Safety-less Spear Gun?
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2009, 05:10:32 PM »
Safety on until ready to shoot.

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Re: Safety-less Spear Gun?
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2009, 12:45:07 AM »
Now that's spoken like a true blue dear hunter! :icon_tongue: :laughing7:
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Re: Safety-less Spear Gun?
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2009, 07:23:24 AM »
The only "safe" gun is one that's unloaded.
None of my guns have safetys, and the ones that came factory installed, I removed.
Neptonic is selling trigger safetys now that work with his newest mechinism and they actually look fairly simple to install and operate
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