Cressi Mohicano Speargun Review

cressi mohicano speargun review


I’ve got to admit, I rather like the design of the Cressi Mohicano Speargun, especially their Camo model. Even if you’re just getting started, it’s a good speargun to buy. It’s lightweight, packs a punch, and is available in a variety of different sizes, so you can easily track and stalk fish even if you’re just spearfishing from the shore.

What sold me however was the integrated rail that runs along the top. Whilst a little smaller than I imagined, it helps the shaft fly true when you’re spearfishing. Every shot you take is accurate. Get yours now.


Behind the brand

As two brothers started crafting the spearguns and masks they needed to hunt fish underwater, the Cressi brand was born. Back in 1938 in a small little town in Italy. These days the business is still in the family, and they’ve grown to be a major player offering a whole range of underwater gear. We owe the first freediving fins to Cressi, along with a number of innovations in underwater tech. Their success comes from their passion for the underwater world, which is reflected in all of their products.

Cressi Spearguns

The team at Cressi have designed and manufacture a number of different spearguns. The Comanche speargun is a basic little speargun that’s great for beginners, while their Geronimo is a step up from the Mohicano, I’ve gotta say I rather enjoyed shooting with this gun.

The Cressi Mohicano Speargun

You can get the Cressi Mohicano speargun in sizes ranging from 60cm to 95cm. It’s been designed for fast fishing, with a 26mm barrel (that’s a bit thinner than normal), supported by an integrated rail to keep your shots flying straight and true. In practice, it’s a smaller gun, but it doesn’t feel like it because it’s so solid. In today’s review, I’m covering the 75cm model, what I believe is the perfect size for exploring around the headland and reef that’s at one end of my beach.


The cost of the Cressi Mohicano Speargun will differ based on the length of the gun you want to buy.



General specs of the Cressi Mohicano Speargun

  • 26mm aluminum barrel with integrated rail for additional strength
  • Low-profile muzzle for easy aim and traction while spearfishing
  • Camoflague coloring on barrel adds stealth while spearfishing
  • Band position is streamlined to aid visibility
  • Anatomical grip with chest loading pad
  • Comes with 16mm rubber bands (screw-in) along with space for additional bands
  • Comes with a 6mm stainless steel notched shaft

The handle

The Mohicano speargun builds on the success Cressi have had with their Apache series, and employs the same handle in both. It’s moulded from a new generation of thermoplastic which makes it both lightweight yet strong, and is rugged enough to hold up against the rigors of spearfishing in the open ocean. There’s a reloading pad added to the butt of the handle to aid with loading, and there’s space already to add a reel on.

The trigger

The moulded handle makes it a comfortable grip with the trigger, and I’ve not had any issues with misfires like a few other’s I’ve heard about. Of course, if you ever experience anything like this, take it back to your local spearfishing store and get it checked, Cressi have a limited 12 month warranty to fix any defective spearguns. What does happen sometimes though is the shaft doesn’t always set in right when reloading, so you’ve got to ensure it “clicks.”

The shaft

The Cressi Mohicano speargun comes with a 6mm stainless steel shaft, with notches for the wishbone. There’s a single flopper barb on the tip, and I found that while I normally prefer a thicker shaft, this performed really well with the stock setup that comes with the gun.

The barrel

Designed to be a low friction barrel, the integrated rail ensures the smallest amount of the shaft runs along the guides. It’s been camouflaged to help with spearfishing in both the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, and what I particularly like the position of the screw-in bands along either side of the shaft. It helps to keep your shaft flying straight, while ensuring you have maximum visibility.

The muzzle

The compact muzzle has a couple of features I like. In addition to the two slots to screw-in the bands, there’s space to add a second rubber if you’re looking to add more power to your gun. Personally though, I found that for reef spearfishing off the shore the stock 16mm band the gun comes with gives more than enough power and range. Cressi have also increased the ease of reloading, by adding a larger gradient to the shaft entry slot. There’s a lot more “give” which makes it easy to get the shaft back into the gun.

How it actually feels to use

Underwater the Cressi Mohicano speargun is light, tracks well through the water, and is relatively quick to reload again and again. I like how solid the speargun feels, despite having a thinner barrel than most I’ve used, the rail Cressi have added makes it rigid and tough.

Off the shelf, I don’t think there’s much you need to upgrade to make this a neat little gun for spearfishing. The bands combined with the 6mm shaft mean you’re able to get a good amount of power and range, though you could always shorten these a tad for a bit more boost.

What I would recommend is to avoid any shots where you may send the shaft into any hard objects, like a rock wall or the inside of a cave. I haven’t bent mine yet, but it’s probably just a matter of time.

The downsides

One of the only concerns I have with the Cressi Mohican speargun is the loading plate. It’s just a tad small, so if you’ve got shortened bands or overloaded your gun with a second set of bands on there, you can get a little sore after constantly reloading.

I’m also not a fan of the plastic trigger mechanism. It just doesn’t feel as solid as a speargun with a stainless steel trigger. It’s also a little clunky to pull, and there’s no way to adjust the sensitivity. Personally, I prefer a lighter touch on the trigger.

Finally, the stock wishbands that come with the gun are jointed which can take a little getting used to if you’ve not had these before. It’s a bit trickier to reload than bands with a standard wishbone, but they do allow for a much more streamlined setup. This helps improve accuracy when you’re shooting, but they are a downside if you’ve never used these before.

The results

All up, the Cressi Mohicano speargun is a nifty little gun that’s pretty easy to use in the water. If you’re looking to get your first speargun it’s a good buy, not the cheapest in the market, but it’s not overly expensive either. It’s quick to shoot and reload, and if you’re looking to add more power as your skills improve its easy to either shorten the bands or add a second rubber.

The streamlined muzzle and thinner barrel is a plus in a smaller speargun, as it makes it much easier to handle. There’s space to add a reel once you start pushing out into deeper water, and I reckon it’s a great buy for both beginners and intermediate spearo’s alike.

Happy spearin’

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