Riffe recently came out with a new gun combining my favorite model (Competitor) with an incredibly sturdy and beautiful hardwood from Africa called padauk. Padauk is also known as blood wood.
Padauk is a straight-grain, dense, and dark hardwood. When the gun is shaped out of blood wood there is no need for laminating. The gun barrels stay straight and hold up for a really long time.
Most spearguns are made out of teak, a great wood in the water, but padauk is even better. Plus, it looks beautiful.
Riffe also found a way to keep the price down. The guns range from $250 to $460 depending on size.
Photos: Riffe website