Mares Bandit Speargun

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Mares Bandit Speargun
Mares Bandit Speargun Handle Mares Bandit Speargun
  • 55cm
  • 75cm
Weight 2.00 kg
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Mares Bandit Speargun Product Description


The Mares Bandit Speargun is an extremely popular gun for beginners to want to start spearfishing but do not want to spend a fortune on a top of the line gun. This allows you to get a good quality well priced gun to get you started then if you decide to upgrade later, you can. This lightweight aluminum barrel is easily maneuvered through the water yet still packs a punch even though it is classed as a shorter gun. Being only 55cm-75cm in length this gun is best used in shallow water chasing smaller reef fish due to the shooting range being only 2.2m - 3m which means that you need to get closer to your target than a longer gun.


Equipped with a 7mm finned stainless steel spear with a single flopper it is attached to the gun bungee using a monofilament line that prevents the spear from being lost. Holding the mono tight against the gun when loaded is the line release which drops the mono when the trigger is pulled to free the line. The single flopper is an extra piece of steel that loosly sits at the tip of the spear and is what holds the fish securly on the spear once it has penetrated through the fish. The flopper opens so the fish can not slide off. Connecting the spear to the gun is mono line which is extremely strong and does not tangle. The distance that you will get from this particular gun is approximately 2.2m - 3m depending on which size gun you purchase. The general rule is the spear will go four times the length on the gun.


The Bandit comes standard with a single 16mm rubber and as the Bandit has a double muzzle, you can purchase another 16mm rubber to add for extra power if you are hunting larger fish. This is due to them being thicker and will need more power to penetrate through them. Ther rubber has a dyneema bridle and gives the perfect amount of power that is needed to hit the maximum distance without the spear dropping off power. If you choose to, you can swap out the 16mm rubber for a thicker 18mm or 20mm which will give even more thrust. These have less flex and are harder to pull back, however loading a spear gun isnt about strength, it is all about technique.


There is a safety catch on the handle of the gun that sits just above the trigger mechanism, this is to be used carefully and not to be relyed on. Only load your gun when you are ready to shoot, do not load then flick the safety on and get ready. If the safety catch fails it could be potentially very dangerous so only load the gun once you are ready to shoot. The extra large and very comfortable loading butt sits at the end of the handle and this is what you will place on your hip to load your gun.



Product Features


  • Available in 2 Sizes
  • Aluminium Barrel
  • Double Muzzle
  • Closed Muzzle
  • 16mm Rubber
  • Rail Gunplastic Line release
  • Dyneema Bridle
  • 10mm Gun Bungee
  • 7mm Finned Spear
  • Single Flopper
  • Sure Lock Safety
  • Monofiliment Line
  • Large Loading Butt
  • Comfortable Handle




  • Black with an Orange Handle


Size & Shooting Range


  • 55cm (approx 2.2m shooting range)
  • 75cm (approx 3.0m shooting range)


Care Instructions


  • Rinse with fresh water after every use to remove all sand and sea water
  • Keep rubbers in the freezer if not being used for long periods of time - this slows down the perishing process
  • Remove spear when cleaning and dry throughly before storing
  • Keep in a dry and safe place
  • Store in a speargun bag if possible
  • Do not load out of water
  • Do not rely on the safety catch



Extras:   When purchasing a speargun, there are a few extras that we recommend you purchase to complete your kit. A float rope and divers float are the two 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.






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What is the warranty?


Mares Spearguns have a 2 year warranty on the handle, trigger mech and barrel.


Do I need a license to buy a speargun?


You do not need a license to purchase a speargun, howevere you may need a fishing license depending on which state you are in. In Queensland you do not need a fishing license.


How do I load my speargun?


The best place to load your spear gun is on your hip. Place the butt of the gun on your hip, lean over the gun to grab the rubber with palms facing upwards and pull with one swift movement towards you to hook the bridle on to the spear notch. If you can not reach the rubber (usually on 1.2m +) you will need to load the gun from your chest. Simply grab one side of the rubber with 1 hand whilst placing your other hand on the butt of the gun. As you start to pull the rubber towards you, push with the hand on the gun until you can slide the butt of the gun in to your chest and then grab the rubber with both hands and finish the load.


Where can I go spearfishing on the Gold Coast?


On the Gold Coast, you will need to stay out of all of the rivers and the broadwater. Stick to the headlands and ocean. There are fines if you get caught where you should not be and your gear can be confiscated. 


What length is best for me?


The best length of speargun for you depends on where you are spearfishing. If you are in shallow reef waters then a shorter gun from 50cm -110cm is perfect. If you are in deep open waters then 110cm - 140cm is perfect.


Which one is a beginner gun?


All of the spearguns work in a simular way. There is no such one as a beginner gun, its more about quailty and what you are prepared to spend for your first gun. The more you spend, the better the quality they will be.


Can I shoot the gun out of water?


No, this is dangerous and all spearguns are to be used in water only. 


What else do I need once I have my speargun?


Once you have purchased your speargun, you will need a knife to kill your catch, a float and flag to connect the gun to and your mask, snorkel and fins. These are the necessary items however there are many more things you can add on like a wetsuit, gloves, socks, stringer, flasher & more.


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