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Lightweight collapsible speargun for international traveling? Or trigger for pole spears?

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I travel a lot and need something lightweight and compact to bring with me.

I've used polespears before but it's difficult to hold onto it in the loaded position, so I'm looking for a speargun. I'm only looking to shoot smaller to medium fish, enough to feed me and maybe one other person.

- Any spearguns that can collapse into several smaller peices?

- Any spearguns that are ultralight?

- Back to the polespear - are there any good triggers for polespears, so you can swim around without having to hold it with your hand strength in the loaded position?
 
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Keltvic polespear from Russia in three sections, the sliding handle is I suspect from elsewhere. It is a copy with slight variations on one from Sea Hornet in Australia, but those are no longer produced.
Handspear titanium
 
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There was a company in Taiwan making this handle and at one time they were available from D-Mart, a company based in Queensland, Australia. Pretty sure this was just a sales outlet.
contact at http://www.taiwansport.com/contact_us.htm
Keltvic handspear gun R

My guess is the guy in Russia buys his handles from the Taiwan company, especially as it is branded in English and looks identical to the ones sold by D-Mart via mail order.
 
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Here are the Asian polespear or handspear handles, they came in a range of colours. The trigger operates on the tilting washer principle or friction trigger. Very early spearguns used this trigger in "hinge guns", same principle, but on a smaller diameter shaft of course.
Clone handle handspear colors
Clone handle handspear
 
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The Keltvic polespear packed for transport with Velcro straps.
Handspear gun clone titanium 2

The original Sea Hornet Handspear Gun which is all stainless steel. Originally these had a bronze coloured plastic handle, but black plastic was used in later years. The telescopic handspear was long even when the forward section was retracted, so not a very compact item. They were never offered with a multi-piece pole that screwed together, unlike the Russian version in titanium. A weighty unit has more impact when you hit the fish due to its momentum, but a lot will depend on what and where you will be hunting.
Handspear 2

Handspeargun
 
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I travel a lot and need something lightweight and compact to bring with me.

I've used polespears before but it's difficult to hold onto it in the loaded position, so I'm looking for a speargun. I'm only looking to shoot smaller to medium fish, enough to feed me and maybe one other person.

- Any spearguns that can collapse into several smaller peices?

- Any spearguns that are ultralight?

- Back to the polespear - are there any good triggers for polespears, so you can swim around without having to hold it with your hand strength in the loaded position?

Have you considered a pneumatic speargun? A salvimar 75 or 65 predathor vuoto should fit in most regular travel cases.

I shot in poor visibilIty a 28 inch/71 cm bluefish a 35in /88cm striped bass and a triggerfish a few days ago with the Salvimar 55 cm..

Portability, quick reload, ease of attaching a GoPro, power in a small package is what made me switch to pneumatics
 

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As for collapsible spearguns Nemrod made a “Weekend” model that was a three piece versions of their "Gaucho" band gun. They were not in production long probably because the "Gaucho" itself was not much of a gun and was a sinker due the rear section flooding.
Nemrod Gaucho Weekend three section band gun

Gaucho parts diagram R
 
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JBL had their “Travel Magnum”, a model that I have had myself for many years, its main virtue is it could be hidden out of sight in your car during road trips when the vehicle was parked.
JBL Magnum 2RR
 
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Just chanced on this fibreglass pole spear from Taiwan made under the "A-Jiou" brand name. The trigger operates by hooking over a small washer which means the draw is fixed, however that is not really a problem as you usually cock these things to about half-way distance on the pole. Can be used with more than one band.
Ajiou hand spear


 
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