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Slingshots for Self Defense

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by Young Once, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. 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.
  2. SPIN2010

    SPIN2010 Searching ...

    Mar 14, 2010
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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".

  3. Sharkey


    Nov 21, 2006
    DFW, TX
    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.
  4. Blankshooter


    Jul 7, 2010
    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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    Last edited: Oct 3, 2012
  5. 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.:supergrin:
  6. cebuboy

    cebuboy toy soldier

    Apr 27, 2004
    Playing around with this slingshot, realized that it is not so easy to be accurate with this...


    Hard to find the rubber tubes as they wear out fast, got strange looks when I went asking for tubes... :)
  7. ca survivor

    ca survivor

    Dec 25, 2011
    very difficult to get an IWB holster for them, I'll stick to guns. :rofl:
  8. Guys check out the slingshot channel on you tube. Some nasty videos on slingshots out there.
  9. Blankshooter


    Jul 7, 2010
    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.

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  10. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

    Aug 4, 2008
    Lubbock, TX
    Exactly, just like a recurve bow. I was deadly with a "wrist rocket" as a kid. (my grandad had another name for it though)
  11. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    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.

    Better than nothing.
  12. 4Rules


    Mar 11, 2012
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