Collapsible Aluminum Slingshot for Survival Hunting & Target Shooting
At first glance, slingshots might look like children’s toys, but you would be surprised to learn they are often used by the military for guerilla warfare. You can even use a slingshot for survival hunting in a campsite within a deep forest or mountain range.
Slingshots are powerful, and they should be – they are versatile weapons that can be lethal when necessary or non-lethal when intended. They can be used at a distance or when up close. Slingshots are so versatile and powerful that they can be used for sport, hunting, or self-defense.
The Parts of a Slingshot
Slingshots come in two parts: the slingshot base and the rubber band. The slingshot itself is a handle with a fork-shaped top that allows the ammo to pass through when fired. Our slingshot in particular is collapsible, meaning it can fold and fit into your pocket or pouch. It is comprised primarily of light aluminum, making it one of the lightest weapons you will own.
The other part is the rubber band. Rubber bands for slingshots need to be elastic in order to give more speed and power to the ammo when fired. They come with a soft leather strip in the middle, which is where you place the ammo. The rubber band we have available also comes with 10 free ammo.
Our featured slingshot has an additional arm brace, which helps make it more stable. With this brace, you will not really have to worry about your hand shaking too much. Your whole arm is now taking some of the pressure as well, allowing you to pull and aim without letting go accidentally.
The ergonomic grip is important. Old slingshots from the early 1940s, such as the Wham-O Slingshot, were great for hunting, but their handle was a solid block that became painful to hold after some time. Our slingshot features a grip that allows your fingers and palm to wrap around it comfortably.
The Advantages of Slingshots
One of the first biggest advantages of a slingshot is that it is a perfect tool when you are out in the wild. Whether you are hunting for dinner at a campsite or you are hunting to survive, literally, after getting lost in the woods, a slingshot is useful because of the simple fact that it does not need specific bullets.
You can use anything. The rocks you walk over, acorns falling off the trees, hard candy in your survival backpack, and even a pen can be launched with a slingshot. Some slingshots for adults are designed to even let you fire small arrows if you have any.
Another advantage is that slingshots are relatively small. You do not need to worry about a large carrying case for these things. Simply holster them to your belt, hoist the sling around your neck or shoulder, or just carry one in your hand. They are lightweight, compact, and easy to use.
Slingshots like ours can even collapse and fold, making them even more compact and easy to carry. This allows them to slide into your pocket or slip into your boot. If you are a survivalist spending weeks out in nature, then this is one of the first things you will need.
One last advantage is that slingshots are non-lethal until needed to be so. Of course, you can kill deer, duck, and rabbits with a slingshot, but most slingshots will not offer enough force to kill someone. You can use a slingshot to defend yourself against muggers, rapists, or thieves trying to break into your home.
The only time they can become lethal is if you use lethal ammo and you aim for someone’s head. This is why most modern slingshots are for grownups. Slingshots do not require licenses, unlike guns, but there are distinct differences between the slingshots for kids to play with and those for hunting and self-defense.
The Uses of Slingshots
Slingshots are used these days primarily for hunting. You can buy powerful slingshots that can fire a metal ball dozens of feet away. If you are hunting birds, rabbits, or even deer, then a single, well-aimed shot from the type of slingshot we have is all you need.
It becomes even more useful if you have limited supplies and are on the verge of surviving. Hikers and mountain campers often do not bring a lot of food because the gear gets too heavy. Hunting becomes a necessity instead of a sport, so having a weapon that does not need a specific bullet is perfect.
Slingshots have also been used for sport, though. You can target-practice just to prepare for that long hike, or you can join slingshot competitions simply for recreational purposes.
Never forget that slingshots are also great for self-defense. Even if the only ammo you have are a few pebbles underneath your feet, you can pick those up and use a slingshot to turn those pebbles into painful bullets.
Slingshots can deal a lot of damage at a distance and more so up close. Simply aiming at someone will scare them off because getting hit from one of these is just like getting hit by a stone launched by a pressurized canon pipe. Slingshots are that powerful!
Using a Slingshot Properly
If you are going to rely on one, then you need to learn how to use one. Studying different slingshot aiming tips properly will be the first step because you will want to know how to hit a target quickly no matter what the target’s distance is.
Control is another important element in using a slingshot correctly. Pulling too tight can launch a bullet too fast and too far, while pulling too softly might just make the bullet plop five feet away from you. You will need to master how tight you have to pull to hit the distance you want.
Although slingshots do not require owners to have a license, it is important to know when to use one and when not to. Using a slingshot for hunting is fine, but to harm another human being other than for self-defense is never a considerable reason.