so many things, the Gunslinger Two
Gun speargun mount was born out of necessity. In
2017 some local guys got together and formed a loosely-organized diving
club and spearfishing club that eventually evolved into the Graveyard
Hunters. Most of the fellers had a short gun and a long gun,
that resulted in at least six or eight guns lying around all over the
At first we used a big blue plastic barrel with the top cut off.
We filled it with water, and stuck the guns in it butt-down. This
worked OK, but the barrel took up a lot of deck space. Then one
day the ride got a little rough, and the barrel fell over with the guns
in it, and one almost stabbed me in the head. That created a
safety issue, becuase the ride isn't always that smooth in the Graveyard of the Atlantic.
To avoid a speargun shaft in the head, we went back to just laying our
guns in the V-berth or lying on the deck. This wasn't a soultion,
stop-gap answer. Not only was it
just a less
dangerous method of storing our guns, but it created the possibility
that our guns would be damaged from being stepped on or gear being
dropped or stowed on them. Many times I had stumped my toe on a
speargun tip when the gun was lying on
the deck, or nearly stepped on my gun while it was lying on the deck,
possibly bending a shaft or breaking it. There were no reasonable
solutions for stowing a gun excpet bungee-tying it to a rail.
Bungee tying it to some stationary object was an anser, but a temporary
improvised answer. No one likes to replace an expensive Bouyancy
Compensating Device becuase the air bladder got stabbed with a spear
I had some scrap starboard marine lumber in the scrap pile at home, and
woodworking tools in the garage, so I set out to find an answer.
There had to
be an inexpensive, simple but effective, and safe and practical way to
stow a speargun. It's done with rifles and shotguns in police
cars and in home gun cabinets, so why couldn't it be done with
spearguns? I had some posterboard in the garage to make some
patterns, so I began drawing designs and cutting them out of poster
an exacto knife. When I had a pattern I thought might meet all my
requirements, I'd cut it out of scrap starboard and see how it fitted
and looked. A
rail mount design was my goal, becuase I just don't like to drill holes
in my boat. I wanted something that could be removed without
leaving permanent damage or alteration to my boat.
The result was a simple and compact rail mount that stowed one
gun. Shockcord was the obvious way to secure the gun.
Brackets and levers and locks just added to the complexity of the deign
wothout offering benefit. But shock cord was
self-adjusting, inexpensive by comparison, maintenance free, and easy
to replace if it
ever wore out. I made several prototypes, making changes all
along as I
realized what worked better and what didn't. That first
single-gun rail mount was finally done several days later, with withthe
result of several failed designs
in the scrap-pile.
The original "Gunslinger" single gun rail
But that single-gun mount wasn't the final answer, I had two spearguns. Plus, even if
I only owned one speargun, you know the old adage, "A gun with a one-horse horse trailer
doesn't have a friend in the world." So I set out to
modify my design once again. This time, it needed to stow at
least two guns on my small skiff, whether I went spearfishing with a
friend or whether I wanted to go spearfishing by myself and bring both
my guns. But what that Gunslinger single gun speargun railmount
did was prove to me that it could be done adn not look like some
jury-rigged home made speargun mount.
The Gunslinger "Two Gun"
speargun rail-mount was born. It took a few attempts to work out
the most efficient way to build it, and a few more pieces of starboard
scrap pile, but when I was done I liked the design. It was
maintenance free, durable, and it just worked. The next
thing was to mount the Gunslinger "Two Gun" speargun rail-mount
on my center console rail and put my spearguns in it and try it
out. Becuase, after all, at this point it was just an idea that
hadn't been tested in real-life use.
The Gunslinger "Two Gun" rail mount speargun mount was born. It
mounts directly to the vertical rail around the center console using
steel fasters, and comes with an EDPM spacer so that it mounts securely
and won't slide around the rail if bumped. The shock cord bungee
holds either one or two guns securely and safely, and comes in your
choice of black, red, or blue to color coordinate with your boat.
Each one is hand made by me from Marine grade thermoplastic. The
sides and channels are machine cut, the holes are all bored with Lenox
professional grade hole saws, and then all the Gunslinger "Two Gun" speargun rail-mount edges
are then rounded-over with a router and wet sanded extra smooth with
sandpaper. If during any of these steps the "blade
slips" or something else happens that doesn't meet Gunslinger
"Two Gun" speargun rail-mounts
high standards, then it goes in the scrap pile and I start over from
scratch. After that, the EDPM spacers are cut and the bungee, in
the color you chose, is put in place. The last step is to
mount the Gunslinger "Two Gun"
speargun rail-mount on the rail in my workshop and see that it fits
properly like it should. Once it meets the high Gunslinger
"Two Gun" speargun rail-mount
standard, it is packaged and shipped to your door by U.S.P.S. Priority
If you have special needs or have an idea about custom mount that might
fit your particular boat better, contact me
and we can discuss a custom solution that fits your particular
I'll make up a pattern, cut a "rough" and ship it to you and you can
see if your idea works to your satisfaction. If so, then I can
custom create you
particular Gunslinger speargun mount. Whether it's my stock
"Two Gun" speargun rail-mount,
or a custom made Gunslinger speargun rail-mount,
it's always backed by my "No BS warranty.
No other manufacturer of any product in the world offers such an