The best spearguns for spearfishing expert review

Throughout history, underwater hunting has existed as a means of obtaining food. Recently, it has become increasingly popular and is considered a sport. However, unlike our ancestors who used sharpened sticks to catch their prey, modern underwater hunters use powerful underwater spearguns to give power and accuracy to every shot.

There is nothing more exciting than catching your first fish of the day. Or even the first fish of your life! But to do that, you need to find the right speargun. Walking into an underwater hunting store can be an overwhelming experience. The choices seem endless, and whether you’re a beginner or an experienced spearfisherman, figuring out which spearfisher to choose can be difficult.

To make your decision easier, we’ve compiled a list of the best spearguns on the market today. Let’s go!

AB Biller Wood Mahogany Special Speargun

AB Biller Wood Mahogany Special Speargun
AB Biller Wood Mahogany Special Speargun, 42

The A.B. The Biller Speargun, made in the USA and used around the world, has proven to be the finest production shotgun on the market today. The stainless steel trigger mechanism is characterized by unmatched reliability and smooth action. The high quality fluted mahogany, teak or padauk barrel offers high accuracy, easy maneuverability underwater due to neutral buoyancy and absorbs 80% of the gun’s firing noise.

Most spear guns are made of three basic materials – metal, aluminum and wood. Each of them has its own advantages. Wood: Wooden shotguns are preferred by many experienced spear throwers and spear throwing champions. AB Biller wooden shotguns are often their choice. Why choose wooden ones: it’s beautiful. Which wood is best for metals is a question of which look you prefer. There are three types of wood: mahogany, paddock and teak.

AB Biller mahogany shotguns have 3 layers of polyurethane that give a nice luster to the mahogany wood. Pad auk has a deep cherry color with swirling, intertwined grains. Teak is a highly prized wood with a light brown color that emphasizes the graininess of the wood. Both teak and paddock are hand rubbed with linseed oil, giving the weapon a perfect finish. There are practical reasons to buy a wooden gun. AB Biller wooden guns are more accurate, quieter and have neutral buoyancy, making them easier to handle underwater.

Versatility: Whether you’re fishing in limited visibility or crystal clear water, hunting big or small fish, swimming fast or hiding in rocks and wrecks, the brand’s interior gun can be easily modified to create the perfect gun. Spirograph can easily change barrels to increase speed, distance or power. Most shotguns have barrels that can accommodate additional power range to increase power or distance. Most AB Biller shotguns come with threaded barrels, so tips can be changed instantly. As a spearfisher, you can simply modify all AB Biller shotguns for a variety of applications.



  • Made in USA
  • Stainless steel trigger
  • Ribbed mahogany barrel
  • Hit accuracy
  • Easy maneuverability underwater
  • Neutral buoyancy
  • 5/16″ stainless steel spring shaft
  • Two 9/16″ slings with stainless steel swivel shackle
  • Double swivel
  • Safety cap
  • Redesigned and patented safety catch
  • Silent locking and unlocking mechanism
  • Adaptable for right or left handed operation
  • Improved and patented trigger mechanism
  • Muzzle, grip and stock in durable plastic


Item Package Dimensions L x W x H‎44 x 4.7 x 2.6 inches
Package Weight‎1.63 Kilograms
Item Dimensions LxWxH‎44 x 7 x 2 inches
Brand Name‎AB Biller
Model Name‎Speargun
Manufacturer‎AB Biller
Part Number‎SM42
Included Components‎Spearfishing Tool
AB Biller 42 Special Pool Test 

Riffe Euro Speargun

Riffe Euro Speargun
Riffe Euro Speargun

A completely new design, the new RIFFE Euro Series lances have been designed for divers of all levels. Manufactured by RIFFE with the new MAG-TRACK (patent pending), magnetic rail for easy loading and free shaft. The low profile stock is made of 5 vertical laminated teak slats and a bolted front muzzle for added strength. Easier lateral movement is achieved with a smaller stock. All models come standard with stainless steel threaded inserts for coil mounting and a flopper shaft.

The Riffe Euro Series wood spears are designed for freedivers, spearfishers and divers of all levels. They are equipped with the Mag-Track system, which allows for a faster catching of the shaft and can be used for spearfishing with a loose shaft.

The Riffe Euro low profile designs are made from 3 vertical laminated sections of teak wood and the barrels are rectangular in shape with radiused corners for maximum strength. The front of the muzzle is bolted on for extra strength. All models of Riffe’s Euro Series wood spearguns come standard with stainless steel threaded inserts for spool mounting.



  • Low profile, 3-vertical stock made of laminated teak
  • Two-piece RIFFE steel trigger mechanism with silencer
  • Side rotating spring safety
  • All models come with 9/32″ (7.1 mm) Euroshaft Hawaiian flipper with large reeds
  • (2) 5/8″ (16mm) amber RIFFE Gorilla Rubber with black coating
  • With 1000 lb. Spectra fishing line (takes (3) 9/16″ (14 mm), (2) 5/8″ (16 mm) line)
  • The rod is equipped with 300 lb. monofilament nylon fishing line that resists abrasion for faster shots
  • 5″ Bungee Shock Chord with 500lb. test Pigtail Swivel (400lb. Snap Swivel optional)
  • Automatic lateral line retainer
  • Reinforced bolt muzzle
  • Heavy-duty fiberglass reinforced nylon handle with molded cushioning grip
  • Rear loading platform with full visibility when aiming down the barrel
  • Automatic side line release
  • Integrated stainless steel threaded spool inserts for mounting a horizontal Riffe spool – flat mount


Item Package Dimensions L x W x H‎56.6 x 6 x 3 inches
Package Weight‎3.9 Pounds
Item Dimensions LxWxH‎36 x 10 x 4 inches
Brand Name‎Riffe
Model Name‎Euro
Number of Items‎1
Part Number‎E-90, SG_E-90
Riffe Euro Speargun review

AB Biller 54″ Floridian Mahogany Speargun

AB Biller 54" Floridian Mahogany Speargun
AB Biller 54″ Floridian Mahogany Speargun

The A.B. Biller LTD is handmade from select mahogany, padauk or teak, and the trigger and safety are built directly into the barrel of the gun. It is very difficult to get a large number of really straight barrels from these precious woods, which makes this a limited edition shotgun, which is why it gets its name. The LTD is a fine example of A.B. Biller. Mahogany wood has a high factor of strength compared to its weight and is very durable. It is widely used in the nautical field. All A.B. Biller spears are hand made.

The mahogany wood is coated with 3 layers of polyurethane to protect it from the environment. The Floridian is the result of Biller’s partnership with its patrons, their experience, knowledge and love of underwater hunting. Designed with the ever-growing number of open water and deep water hunters in mind, they introduce the Floridian and claim it to be the longest-barreled, most powerful, accurate, easy-to-use and most affordable speargun on the market today.

The 9/32″ heat-treated velocity shaft provides power, accuracy and longer range. Two diametrically opposed barbs mounted directly on the tip of the shaft reduce drag by 40% and provide maximum speed and accuracy for long-range shots. A 1,000 lb Kevlar shock cord combined with a hardened compact slip ring is capable of holding even the largest feeding fish. A quick line disconnect makes it easy and quick to get the shaft off the fish.

The A.B. The Biller Speargun, made in the USA and used around the world, has proven to be the finest production shotgun on the market today. The stainless steel trigger mechanism is characterized by unmatched reliability and smooth action. The high quality fluted mahogany, teak or padauk barrel offers high accuracy, easy maneuverability underwater due to neutral buoyancy and absorbs 80% of the gun’s firing noise.



  • Hardened stainless spring steel tip, with double stab tip, swivel and safety cap.
  • Stainless spring steel, 5/16″ Rockwell 44C hardened stem.
  • Open muzzle for easy top loading.
  • Natural rubber slings, 9/16″ O.D. with stainless steel shackle.
  • Redesigned and patented safety allos for easy one-handed operation with silent locking and unlocking. Adapted for both right-handed and left-handed users.
  • Advanced and patented trigger mechanism, made of hardened stainless spring steel and housed in a nylon cartridge, provides a smooth and reliable trigger pull.
  • The muzzle, grip and stock are made of durable plastic.
  • Includes everything you need for spearfishing
  • Made from a solid piece of hard mahogany wood


BrandLTDM 54-FL
Air Gun Power TypeSpring-Piston
Barrel Material TypeAlloy Steel
A.B. Biller Floridian Spear Gun Mahogany 54 Inch review



Confidence in your abilities and equipment brings fish to the plate. Each element of the HammerHead Evolution2 complements the other for consistent and accurate shots when diving and surfacing in the most difficult situations.

The unique accuracy of the HammerHead Evolution2 begins with the streamlined and hydrodynamic open muzzle of the Evolution2, which features twin Power Helix bands.

To further direct the shot and minimize recoil and “kick”, the barrels of all HammerHead Evolution2 shotguns are smooth-faced and ballasted for neutrality, sound dampening and minimized recoil.

All Evolution2 lances come complete with precision machined American 17-4 Heat Treat stainless steel hubs, designed with welded ribs set 2.5 inches from the rear for maximum ribbon stretch and increased power.

The contoured, ergonomic grips keep the diver’s wrist in a “hard fist” position, allowing the diver to make the most of his power during shooting to prevent recoil and shock while increasing the power of the shot. The Evolution2 also features an adjustable trigger that fits different hand sizes and glove thicknesses.

Finally, every Evolution2 speargun is professionally hand-equipped: a firing monoline, a loading platform and a front bungee cord are standard. The HammerHead Evolution2 is easy to use, easy to aim, easy to load, easy to shoot and easy to take home your next dinner or new world record.



  • The MOST accurate speargun in AMERICA, as independently verified by Hawaii Skin Diver Magazine and Spearing Magazine in their magazine reviews of spearguns.
  • The EVOLUTION^2 REVERSE Trigger Mechanism increases ribbon stretch and keeps the index finger on the scope for instinctive precision shooting. The E^2 grip also features an ambidextrous safety, a WJ Cut stainless steel trigger, a trigger pull and an injection-molded stainless steel trigger.
  • The open, Hawaiian-style muzzle provides a clean line of sight and a simple design. Anodized aircraft-grade aluminum barrel with integrated barrel guide.
  • Stainless steel shaft with shark fin 17-4, double spiral band.
  • Designed by professional and commercial hunters for optimum performance and efficiency. Various modifications are available, including various shaft and ribbon combinations, coils, action camera mounts or roller muzzle upgrades. Manufactured in the USA.


Item Package Dimensions L x W x H‎39.5 x 7.5 x 3 inches
Package Weight‎1.2 Kilograms
Brand Name‎Hammerhead Spearguns
Country of Origin‎United States
Material‎Anodized Aluminum Body
Manufacturer‎Hammerhead Spearguns
Part Number‎E2
Size‎55 cm
Hammerhead Evolution E2 Railgun Speargun Review

Cressi Apache Aluminum Speargun

Cressi Apache Aluminum Spearguns
Cressi Apache Aluminum Speargun

The Apache is an entry level Cressi spear that can also be used as a second gun. This gun is a great choice for fishing in holes, around rocks, in shallow water and where the target is in close proximity. The Apache has a closed muzzle for easy loading and increased accuracy.

The power group is equipped with a standard stainless lever, and the shotgun includes the widely preferred Tahitian-style flopper shaft.



  • The Apache is a small and compact spear for small to medium-sized fish, a great starter gun for any young spearfisherman.
  • Rugged, anodized barrel made of heavy-duty sealed aluminum.
  • Closed muzzle for increased accuracy and ease of loading.
  • Advanced Tahitian flopper shaft for superior penetration. Special handle angle for improved accuracy.
  • Interchangeable ribbon and wishbone knot are user-friendly.
  • Ergonomic molded grip for easy maneuvering.
  • Apache is designed and manufactured in Italy by Cressi, the Italian pioneer brand in diving, snorkeling and freediving equipment since 1946.


Item Package Dimensions L x W x H‎31.5 x 7.87 x 1.73 inches
Package Weight‎1.5 Pounds
Item Weight‎2 Grams
Brand Name‎Cressi
Warranty Description‎The product is covered by a 2-year limited warranty.
Model Name‎Apache
Suggested Users‎Unisex-adult
Number of Items‎1
Part Number‎FE341035
Model Year‎2015
Included Components‎Sling Spearguns
Size‎35 cm | 13.8″
Sport Type‎Outdoor Lifestyle
Test Speargun Cressi Apache

In concusion

Although spears are easy to use and have very few moving parts, buying the right spear requires careful thought. You must know where you are fishing and what kind of prey you are hunting.
Always take into account your level of experience and how challenging the task at hand is. Once you have all this figured out, you can choose the type of gun, barrel length and tips to achieve the best chance of success.

Hunting prey underwater takes some getting used to. But whether you want to catch your first fish or have already caught thousands, the thrill and excitement always remains. Just make sure you have the right spear to make the experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. Good luck!

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