Paulie, Thank you again for your quick responses and sharing your experience and knowledge with me and everyone here on the forum. I would just like to add that I can see this bangstick as being a safe and highly accurate piece of equipment, far better than a pistol or shotgun that other shark fisherman use. My experiences on the offshore grounds are still rather youthful since I started a couple of years ago, but I did get my first dinner table Mako last year and was surprised at how long a shark can stay alive. I can see the bangstick as being a safe,quick and humane way of dispatching ones catch. Hopefully I will be fortunate enough this season to try it out.