I'm a guy who fell in love with the most delicious clams in the ocean, the razor. My Uncle Tom had taken me out for my first time in the spring of 2013. He had brought along his clam guns. You know the type, short, heavy, steel. Well, after my first back breaking, beach sucking experience, I thought to myself that there just had to be a better clam gun out there. Don't get me wrong, the bounty is worth working for. I grew up with the philosophy of working smart, not hard. So, with that in mind, I set out to build my own clam gun. I experimented with different materials, lengths, and 7 prototypes later the Clam Vac was born. An amazing lightweight, easy to use, non rusting, non beach sucking clam gun. Made in the USA, the Clam Vac is a hybrid PVC / Aluminum product. Featuring a 5" aluminum barrel and a vent tube reducing the suction when pulling out of the sand. It weighs in from 3 to 3.5 lbs. and is well balanced. Currently designed at comfortable working heights (measured at top of handle) of 30", 32", 34", and 36". Remember, don't break your back! Use a Clam Vac !