I have been dive certified for 1.5 years and spearfishing for a little over a year. I started with a JBL Lightning 48in. It is a great gun and very accurate but a bit limited on range especially for more wary fish like grouper. I purchased the JBL Magnum 450 to reach out and get those wary grouper. I was not really pleased with the gun when I first started shooting with it but a friend urged me to try the gun without the line attached. I started free shaft shooting about 3 weeks ago and have brought home 12 grouper on 4 dives. I am very satisfied with the range of this gun and the accuracy seems to be fairly consistent. I was fortunate to get a great deal on this gun and couldn't be happier with the results so far.
- jason thompson