Pneumatic vs. Band Guns

Summary:



One of the most common questions from a diver buying their first spear gun is:  Should I get a pneumatic or band powered spear gun?  Well, there are pros and cons about each.

Pneumatic
Most pneumatics in the market today use a 5/16” (8mm) shaft, with the exception of the Mares Cyrano which uses a thinner 9/32” (7mm) shaft.  These thick shafts are difficult to bend and deliver a good impact making them good weapons for larger fish that require higher penetration.

Pneumatics are very powerful and accurate at a…

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