Although Laser Tools Co.’s usual products involve powerful lasers for industrial applications, their director of engineering and marketing, Joe Wortsmith, is an avid spearfisherman. He tells us the story of his inspiration with a touch of self-deprecation.
“I’m not the best shot,” he tells DeeperBlue.com, recalling what sparked the idea of mounting one of his company’s industrial lasers to the top of a speargun. “And I wanted to hit more fish.” Much like a laser scope on a regular gun, the Speargun Laser Sight massively improves the accuracy of your shot. It seems like a no-brainer, but Joe tells us that until now, the technology simply hadn’t caught up to the concept.
The 3D-printed plastic body houses the laser and a lithium camera battery that will power it for 4-5 hours of continuous use. Since you only turn the laser on just before you pull the trigger, a single battery can last you an entire season. A waterproof epoxy holds the lens securely in place, and a coin-sized circle of temperature adhesive on one side disperses the heat generated by the laser. It’s depth rated to over 200 feet (60 m) and will fit most types of spearguns, whether they be pneumatic, band-powered, or roller. The standard fittings are stainless steel but are also available in brass, and you can get the laser in either red or green.
There are a couple of other unique features that take this product from useful, to awesome. The first is a design feature you may not notice at first glance—the unit itself is built to match the width of a GoPro YS mount, so not only can you capture exciting footage of your now-professional marksmanship, but you can capture your big-fish selfie on the way up. The other feature is an upgrade, similarly inspired by topside weapons—an optional windage mount for an additional $100.
Depending on your choice of features, you can get the Laser Speargun Sight for between $300 and $500. It’s may seem a little pricey, but according to Joe, the quality materials will get you over ten years of spearfishing success stories.
For more information visit www.LaserToolsCo.com.