Mares Bandit Sling Band Gun Review
Mares is a world famous brand known for spearguns.
I am personally a big fan of mares spearguns. Mares spearguns are strong competitors in the spearfishing game and the Mares Bandit Sling Band Gun is a great beginner/medium gun.
If you gonna buy for a brand name, mid-range, and affordable speargun this will be great.
Designed for beginners and is just as suitable for intermediate spear fishers, the Mares Bandit Spear Guns feature an Australasian rigging, is constructed with a Dyneema wishbone for increased safety, has a Tahitian tri-cut tip 7mm finned spear shaft, shark clip with swivel for easy float line attachment, and a rubber line bungee that helps reduce spear recoil. The Bandit spear gun also features a closed muzzle with power up option, extended loading plate, over-molded comfort ergonomic handle for left or right hand use and guided rail in the 110 cm and 120 cm (43.3″ and 47.25″) models for optimum accuracy. The guns barrel is made from durable corrosion resistant anodized aluminum. For added safety the Bandit Spear Gun is equipped with a trigger lock mechanism. The Bandit uses a highly durable, stainless steel firing mechanism that ensures great reliability over time.
The Mares Bandit spear gun is an excellent choice for both beginner and intermediate divers who are looking for a performance spear gun that is easy and comfortable to use, and won’t break the bank.
The Mares Bandit has a closed muzzle which makes for easier reloading, especially for a beginner. It comes with a single-barb speartip and a very easy to access safety. This gun also features a hip loading butt-plate which is preferred on smaller guns for a quick reload. These are all features which make this a very solid choice, especially for the price.
The gun comes standard with a 19mm band which is thick enough to provide plenty of power to stop a fish. Always be sure, even when buying new, to feel the band for any dry rot as a precaution. As you gain more experience, you can pull back the band to a certain length “dry” and be able to see if it is time to replace.
The Mares Bandit is a great entry level gun at a great price. It has plenty of features sought out by beginners and will definitely put some fish on your table !
■ PERFECT ENTRY LEVEL SPEARGUN
■ STURDY DESIGN
■ ENCLOSED MUZZLE
■ ERGONOMIC HANDLE
■ CLEARLY MARKED SAFETY MECHANISM
■ MUZZLE OPENING FOR OPTIONAL ADD ON BAND
■ METAL SHARK CLIP ON HANDLE FOR EASY ATTACHMENT