Band powered spearguns are hugely popular in the spearfishing world and rightly so.
They are silent, they are easy to use and are very powerful at the same time.
A lot of people also choose them because they require very little maintenance and are easy to take care of.
Band powered spearguns can be further divided into two categories, European style spearguns or Euro guns and American-style spearguns.
As the name suggests the Riffe Euro series speargun is a European style speargun, which is among the most popular Euro style spearguns in the market today.
It is manufactured by Riffe International, which is one of the most reliable names in the spearfishing world today.
Their new Euro series speargun is designed for all kinds of divers whether novices or experts.
The spearguns are designed and manufactured in the USA and are made out of multiple layered laminated teak which is very sturdy and yet not very heavy to manoeuver.
This means that it can take a lot of wear and tear and not be a burden underwater when you’re moving it around or aiming for a shot.
This is a huge plus point as using a heavy speargun underwater can often be a bit difficult unless you’re very well built.
The laminated teak adds to the durability and guards the gun against any sort of warping or bowing.
The Riffe Euro Series Speargun is also neutrally buoyant beneath the waves and this is a unique advantage that it holds over other guns in the similar price range.
The speargun weighs merely 7 pounds and comes with their proprietary Mager Track technology (patent applied for) that helps you shoot with even more accuracy than what you’re used to.
All the spearguns in the Euro series have rectangle shaped gun barrels with radius corners that allow for maximum beam strength and come with a bolted front muzzle, which provides for extra strength.
The trigger pull is crisp and smooth and you won’t have to exert any extra force in order to pull the trigger.
As any experienced spearo will tell you this is very important for making an accurate shot as a forceful pull of the trigger leads to flinching and in turn missing your shot.
The Riffe Euro Series Speargun is very silent which makes sure that when you take your shot, any other fish that are nearby will not be scared off. When you’re not using the gun you can engage the safety mechanism that locks the trigger in place and avoids any sort of accidents.
The gun comes with two standard 16 mm rubber bands and you have the option of adding an extra one to make it a total of three, which should be more than enough for even experienced hunters.
The speargun comes in sizes ranging from 90 cm to 130 cm and has a built-in reel insert that allows you to install a speargun reel if you want to do so.
What is the verdict then?
The Riffe Euro series speargun is a great choice whether you’re a beginner or a veteran spearo who’s in the market for a brand new speargun.