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Channel. A lot of people want to know about home defense, and, in many countries, it is illegal to own firearms or keep them in the open near the bed stand. So, we are looking at an alternative. Spear guns actually are legal in many countries that otherwise are very, very restrictive. So, let’s try to find out if they are any
good for defending your home. We are looking at two compact models from the company Cressi. This is not a sponsored video,
though I bought them on Amazon at full price. They cost about 80 euros, plus minus. It’s affordable. I’m looking at the 50 centimeter type. You can get them in much longer sizes —probably be a lot more powerful too— but for home defense, you want something compact. You don’t really want something that is two meters long, so 50 centimeters is about the right size. So, two different models. Let me show you their features. First model that we looking at is the rubber powered model. As I said, it is 50 centimeters long, and this is the spear it shoots. As you see, it has this nasty little hook that I think is really needed if you want to hunt fish with it so that you can’t pull them out when you draw back the line but for home defense, it’s probably not really needed. Anyway, it is made from massive steel. That’s why it’s so heavy, and I think it is the heaviness that makes this so effective because it is **** near unstoppable. It has no fletching, which is really not needed for this purpose, since we’re talking about short distances. Defending your own home really means that five meters is about the distance you have to look at. No fletching is needed for a thing like this. To load it, you simply put it through the muzzle hole here, and then you put it into the corresponding hole in the lock, and you can hear it engaging. And now it sits nice and firmly inside of the weapon. What I really love about this is that you can load it so quickly because you can’t have this fully-loaded just without the rubber band cocked. And cocking is so easy because you simply press it against your chest, pull, hook into the notch here— Actually, there is two positions that you can use for that purpose. One is a little bit more to the front for a weaker shot— and then it’s ready for the shot. It does have a safety that you may or may not use. It doesn’t automatically engage. And it is really easy to shoot it then. Wow.
the hardest things I’ve ever done because it takes about two hundred strokes, and they’re getting successively harder. So, I really had to do this in shifts to get it back to full pressure. That is my main reason why I can already say that this is not the preferable home defense weapon. It just takes too long to
reload. Then again, if you only need one shot, you could keep it loaded for a long time. You really have to force that spear down the barrel. This takes some time. You don’t wanna do it when an intruder is already in the house. Okay, let’s see how much power it has. Wow!
into the groove, and it’s rated at 40 kilograms. This means far more than enough for the 33 pounds/15 kilograms that these bands have per side. And on the other side it is attached with rubbers bands—two— because these two make sure that this rubber cannot slip off. Okay, for comparison, we’re going to shoot it into archery mat first. Let me see if it’s still possible to cock this against your chest. It is harder, but it’s still very doable. Alright… and fire! Wow.