Wrist braced slingshot folds down to a compact size and can launch your ammo out to a 100 yards. Of course, for practical target shooting purposes, you won't be trying to hit anything that far out but the energy released is powerful. This pocket-sized sling shot is a high impact weapon. It has a lightweight aluminum frame and a split leather pouch.
This slingshot is perfect for vermin control or for just having fun.
Bring some old school back into your young man's life. Once upon a time, every kid had one of these and spent hours plucking away at tin cans or other targets of opportunity. Didn't Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn have one? Instead of playing inside on a video game, they can learn a real-world skill that helps with hand and eye coordination.
Even as an adult, you'll find one of these tremendously fun. You can make a contest with your family or friends to see who is most accurate at hitting a stationary target. Set up a few beer or pop cans at the next barbecue and have at it. Order yours now so you'll have it at your next outing!
These are a good addition to your survival kit. Besides its obvious hunting attribute, they can also provide a recreational activity that can keep you from getting bored awaiting rescue during downtime.
Explosive Power with the Accuracy to Back it Up!
Slingshots are loads of fun. In no time at all, you be able to hit your target every time. Replacement slingshot bands are also available.
High-Velocity Folding Slingshot Weapon
- Folding Wrist Lock
- Surgical Latex Power Bands
- Firm Positive Grip for Steady Aim and Superior Accuracy
Steel shot is the best ammo for this. Ball bearings or even those steelies you used to play with as kids when shooting marbles are good.
Wrist Brace Slingshot for Self Defense, Survival, Hunting
Slingshots are some of the most underrated ranged weapons on the planet, but they can be just as effective as any other ranged self-defense weapon. In fact, they can be as devastating as some guns or longbows. Unlike these more popular weapons, however, when you use slingshots for self defense, nearly any projectile can be used as ammunition. It just has to fit into the pocket or pouch of the sling and through the prongs of the handle.
The Perfect Ranged Survival Weapon
Whether you are prepping for the collapse of the world or you just want a way to hunt for game without having to carry firearms or cumbersome bows, this ranged weapon is for you.
It is perfect for hunting small game, scaring off larger game, and dissuading persistent criminals. With enough draw and the right ammunition, one of these could be used to make birds fall to the ground, kill small game like rabbits or squirrels instantly, and even stun violent and rabid wolves. If you have learned how to aim properly, you could disarm a criminal or impair their ability to walk and move by shooting a knee. Using steel shot or glass marbles as ammunition, you can go through thick plywood, and even damage bedrock slightly.
Using the rubber’s maximum draw strength, heavy metal balls could penetrate skin and flesh or crack bone. In the hands of someone who knows how to use it, this is definitely no mere child’s toy. This is why it is recommended that you use utmost caution, especially when you are able to hurl projectiles while drawing the rubber bands all the way back for maximum power. This ranged weapon is a hunter’s tool. If you choose to wield it, then it is your responsibility to be a safe and cautious hunter.
The High-Velocity Folding Slingshot
For this particular model, aluminum and plastic make up the frame. The light aluminum frame itself allows it to be as tough as it is powerful. The high-quality plastic handle is molded with finger grips that make it easy to hold and keep steady.
The included wrist guard supports your wrist every time you stretch the rubber bands for a shot. It allows you to pull further without having to rely solely on your wrist to keep the slinger in place as you are aiming. Do not worry; the weapon does not have to retain this inconvenient shape all the time. The handle and the wrist guard fold atop one another, allowing the slingshot to be carried in a convenient little package, whether in your pocket or in a separate bag.
Attached to the two prongs of the handle are the rubber bands that can be stretched to several feet, building momentum with each stretched inch. At the end of these bands is the split leather pouch that can accommodate small metal balls, glass balls, pebbles, and with some modifications to the weapon, even arrows. Yes, there are ones that even shoot arrows.
If you use standard ammunition, the weapon’s range is an impressive 100 yards. You do not have to use the recommended ammo necessarily. Basically, anything can be used as ammunition, as long as it is light and small enough for the rubber bands to hurl without hitting the prongs, but also heavy and aerodynamic enough to fly through the air. Seriously, anything that fits this description can be shot out and used as ammunition.
Practicing and Target Shooting
The first part of learning aiming techniques is holding the weapon firmly using your dominant hand. For the purposes of basic aiming, hold the weapon upright, with your eyes looking through the prongs so you can see where you are shooting.
Do not lock the joints of your dominant arm. It should be stretched out fully but not to the absolute limit of your elbows. Align your hand with your shoulder, and let your elbow bend just a tiny bit. This is going to give you better aim and control. Remember this position for your dominant arm.
Using your other hand, load a piece of ammo into the leather pouch. Pinch the ammo inside the split leather pouch using your thumb and forefinger. Make sure to have a firm hold on the loaded pouch.
Put your dominant hand into position and grip the weapon firmly. Pinch tightly and pull back with your other hand, stretching the rubber bands. Aim it, and release. In order to familiarize yourself with the proper use of the weapon, you can pull the rubber back just one or two feet at first. When comfortable enough, you can pull it farther back nearer to your face before releasing, allowing the bands to build up more power and momentum.
If shooting at targets from a full 100 yards, you can aim down the middle of the prongs for accuracy. However, if your targets are closer, you can use a method called intuitive aiming.
Intuitive aiming is aiming accurately just by estimating the trajectory of your projectiles without using the prongs as a targeting scope. If your targets are only several feet away, and you are already used to shooting with the slingshot, you can aim intuitively and still shoot accurately.
When aiming intuitively, you do not even need to hold your weapon upright, as you will not need to see down the prongs. You can hold it sideways and aim from the hip, or whichever way or angle is easier or faster for you. This allows you to reload, pull the bands back all the way, and fire much faster when your targets are getting close. This can be useful for when you are being attacked by wolves in the wild, or if you want to practice rapid-firing your weapon accurately on non-moving targets. As you can imagine, it is also a great way to use pain compliance against street criminals.
Tips on How to Use the Hunting Sling Shot Effectively
Most people look at a sling shot and see a toy. However, it is actually an ancient weapon, designed to work in the same manner as the bow and arrow. It relies on momentum to throw a projectile from a distance, catapult-style. It's a common sight among young boys during summer when it's often used for hunting and target practice. The slingshot is also a remarkable weapon, provided of course it is utilized in a correct and responsible manner. Here are tips on how to use it effectively and safely:
- To use the slingshot, grip the vertical part of the ‘Y’-shaped catapult firmly with one hand (usually the less dominant hand). Arm the shot by placing a projectile on the leather pouch. It has to be on the center of the pouch to prevent it from falling or losing momentum at mid-flight. Keep the projectile in place by enclosing it with the fingers of the other hand.
- Next, raise the hand holding the catapult in front of you, slightly diagonal to your body. Your line of vision if you were looking straight forward and your raised arm should form a 45-degree angle. This will optimize your ability to aim, stretch the bands of the sling shot and release it comfortably.
- Holding the projectile within the pouch, stretch the bands toward your chin or cheek, depending on how you’re aiming. Use the upper ‘V’ shape of the catapult as a sight to keep your target in view. The target must be at the center of the ‘V’ shape. The bands should form a straight, horizontal line parallel to the ground.
- Next, release the projectile by letting go of the pouch. Your hand should move backward, allowing the bands to freely stretch back to their original shape so they can push the projectile. Do not attempt to ‘guide’ the projectile by bringing your hand forward prior to the release. This will weaken the stretch and reduce the momentum.
Initially, you might not be able to hit the target accurately. To use the slingshot effectively, you will need a few tries. Get to know your sling shot — familiarize yourself with how it 'behaves' and compare the distance your projectiles travel as you stretch the bands to different lengths. Most of the time, the longer you stretch the bands, the farther the projectile travels. In time, you will be able to gauge the appropriate force required to hit a target from a certain distance.
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The slingshot is not just a toy; throughout history, it has been used as a very effective weapon for hunting all over the world. Before it became the toy we know today, the sling was used by cultures as far back as Roman times.
In fact, there is practically more documentation about this primitive weapon than almost any other. Before the classic y-shaped rubber and wood slingshot, most slings were made of leather straps with a leather cup in the center. The ammunition, usually a rock, was placed in the cup and slung in a circular motion.
The sling has been used in battle for centuries and was a primary hunting weapon as well. Variations of the sling exist, such as the sling attached to a wooden staff, and the catapult and trebuchet are nothing more than giant-sized sling shots.
The sling shot and the actual sling used as a weapon take a tremendous amount of skill to operate, but are also fascinating to use, which may explain why it was one of the most popular toys ever invented. It was actually created with its modern look in 1918, but the 1950s brought about a tremendous surge of renewed interest.
Interestingly enough, during the 1940s, the National Slingshot Association was created, and many professional grown sportsmen developed an interest in the slingshot as both a competition and as a hunting weapon.
Ammunition for Slings
Different ammunition was used for hunting, including BB’s, ball bearings, buckshot or even arrows. However, it is not recommended that amateurs use this type of ammunition, as the slingshot bands have been known to break when heavily used.
Always use the type of ammunition as recommended by the slingshot manufacturer, and use extra caution until you are familiar with this weapon. Like any weapon, you must check into your local restrictions for slingshots.
If you have always wanted to learn how to use a slingshot, first you need to check slingshot legislation in your area. Although rare, some areas do categorize the slingshot as a potentially deadly weapon.
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If you have no restrictions against the use or possession of slingshots, we offer a high velocity slingshot that is portable and affordable. The pouch is made of leather, and the sturdy aluminum frame offers a perfect handle for your ammunition. This slingshot is perfect for paintballs and can shoot them an impressive distance. You can order extra bands as well.
Using Slingshots for Pest Control
Many adult men have considered the sling shot as a favorite childhood toy. It’s compact, light, easy to carry and, if you knew exactly how to wield it, quite accurate and effective. Today, they are still in use although they’ve gone beyond their childish function as a toy, becoming quite efficient slingshots for pest control.
What is a Sling Shot?
A sling shot consists of a Y-shaped handle usually made of wood, aluminum or plastic with a rubber band attached to its two prongs. The rubber band forms a continuous line, the middle part of which is attached with a patch that will hold the pellet.
Most sling shots manufactured today are designed to be compact and can easily fit into a back pocket. They also boast of sufficient propelling power, with some models capable of covering a range of a hundred to 150 yards.
How to Use the Sling Shot
To use, load a pellet, a steel shot or a pebble onto the patch. Holding the handle steady with one hand and the patch around the pellet securely, stretch the band by pulling the patch towards you. Aim at your target, making sure it is sighted in the middle of the two prongs. Once you’re ready, simply release the patch so it will, in turn, release the pellet.
How effective are sling shots for pest and vermin control?
A sling shot is a tried and tested weapon for vermin control. In many cases, the sling shot is usually not a lethal weapon, although, with sufficient force, it can do real damage. It can be very effective for surprising or scaring an animal and driving it away.
However, using a sling shot does require some level of skill. Remember that its main function is target shooting. If you’re not familiar with this tool, you will have to practice wielding it first. It doesn’t have a steep learning curve, however. It’s quite easy to use and you should be able to hit your target after just a few tries.
Using a Sling Shot for Hunting
Be careful when using sling shots on little animals, particularly birds and young animals. That is if you don’t intend to kill them. Rubber pellets, steel shots, and pebbles can hurt small animals severely. If you want to use a sling shot effectively, be aware of what it can do from a specific distance.
For vermin control, sling shots can be a good alternative to other tools. Learn to use the sling shot carefully, especially if you will be using it around solid or hard objects and surfaces. Wear safety glasses or any type of eye protection. Pellets could bounce off a hard surface and hit you.
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