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Old 10-03-2012, 09:16   #1
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Slingshots for Self Defense

Has anyone seriously considered slingshots as an alternative to guns or knives for self defense? I am not talking about the "tirador" as we know remember it from our childhood. I am talking about those new type of slingshots with wrist supports, surgical rubber for the elastic itself and ballbearings for ammo. Or does anyone here actually have one for SD purposes? I was looking at some slingshots in MCS last Sunday and I thought that it would really be painful to get hit with a ball bearing from a slingshot.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:18   #2
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Col. Hackworth talks of a soldier in the VN conflict that could drop enemy with a slingshot better than with a rifle in "Steel my Soldier's heart".
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:25   #3
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They are too dangerous and could knock someone's eye out. I know I wouldn't want to get hit with a ball bearing traveling at speed. Look at the Palestinian "revolutionaries" that have used them.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:11   #4
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YouTube Rufus Hussey. If you've never seen what can be done with a slingshot. Obviously, an old video, but he's ridiculous. The only thing about self defense with a slingshot is it wouldn't be very practical. Generally in SD you want something that is ready in an instant. Unless you walk around with a slingshot at the ready, I don't see it happening. As for survival scenarios it can be a vital tool. Great for small game if used correctly. Small, quiet, light, easy to transport, not to mention virtually infinate ammo.

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Old 10-03-2012, 23:44   #5
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Hmm, why not? We are facing a half-year "gun ban" next year due to the elections, and I'd like something that can reach further than the kamagong (ironwood) canes I have in my office.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:22   #6
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Playing around with this slingshot, realized that it is not so easy to be accurate with this...

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Hard to find the rubber tubes as they wear out fast, got strange looks when I went asking for tubes...
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:11   #7
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very difficult to get an IWB holster for them, I'll stick to guns.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:50   #8
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Guys check out the slingshot channel on you tube. Some nasty videos on slingshots out there.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:34   #9
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Playing around with this slingshot, realized that it is not so easy to be accurate with this...

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Hard to find the rubber tubes as they wear out fast, got strange looks when I went asking for tubes...
Slingshot accuracy comes with repetition. After thousands of shots it starts to become second nature and you don't even think of aiming. Here's the video I was talking about earlier. If you get this good, you might seriously think about using it for self defense. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88UU...e_gdata_player

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Old 10-04-2012, 20:31   #10
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Slingshot accuracy comes with repetition. After thousands of shots it starts to become second nature and you don't even think of aiming. Here's the video I was talking about earlier. If you get this good, you might seriously think about using it for self defense. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88UU...e_gdata_player

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Exactly, just like a recurve bow. I was deadly with a "wrist rocket" as a kid. (my grandad had another name for it though)
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Old 10-04-2012, 20:37   #11
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Couple of machinists at a large company I worked at (they were also gunsmiths) made custom slingshots and with ball bearings, were deadly with them. Punching through 3/4 inch plywood was nothing for 1/4 inch BB.

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