I’ve always been proud of NZ made goods and when I set out making Spearguns I had that pretty firmly in mind.
Fist up I went straight to getting parts I could actually get and over time I have transitioned to a New Zealand timber in the form of Matai and a NZ made trigger mec. I’ve done a fair bit of digging for the rest of the parts and was really hoping to get a NZ made shaft to complete the guns. After much digging around it turns out that was to be placed in the too hard basket, so they come from Italy.
In short, requirements for my Spearguns were to be
- Powerful for their size
- Good looking
- Simple & uncomplicated
The amount of tinkering involved has been considerably more than you’d think so lets take a look at a few in video form
Now the Aupo model is made to fit all of the above criteria. Colour customization was quite important to me which is somethibg a little different to wood guns and the composite sides increase durability substantially.
To wrap this blog post up I’ll finish with pricing and process. These aren’t cheap guns. Hell I’m pretty sure you can buy a gun for what one of the shafts cost. At the time of writing my pricing is set at $750NZ for a custom item. Most guys want to choose colours and things so I have to make it all for you which takes a little time but I’m working hard on some stock items as hinted in one of the pics.
Feel free to get in touch if you’re looking for something for yourself.
See you at the beach!