Best way to describe it would be " The Pistol of KOAH spearguns". The primary function of the shortie is to wedge in places others cannot. Servers as a great hole gun as well as an easy to carry speargun when lobstering. Very popular in the Keys where hog-fish and snapper are common. Comes stock with a stout 8mm shaft and (2) 5/8 bands to give you an effective 12-14ft of accurate range. Maximum band stretch is utilized by placing the handle and trigger mechanism at the farthest rear placement point.