sling shot man

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by Musket, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. Musket

    Musket New Member

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    FYI, thought this was pretty nifty. For those of us who are planning the SHTF scenario, perhaps we should not forget the "low tech" weapons of old.
    After all, this guy learned to use it well as a boy while hunting rabbits to feed the family.

    Anyway, thought I would share this video of the "slingshot man".
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ieWrWLjii0]YouTube - Carolina Camera: The Sling Shot Man[/ame]
     
  2. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    Absolutely AWESOME!!!
     

  3. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    This has been long over looked and I see it as very useful indeed
     
  4. Musket

    Musket New Member

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    I have to wonder about being on the wrong end of his slingshot. I would hazard a guess it might make a decent self defense weapon in the event that you had nothing else available (IE during a SHTF scenario where you had no ammo for whatever reason).

    That being said, I am surprised PETA or the Obamanation have not howled for antislingshot legislation.......

    I had a slingshot as a kid, although I was no where near as good as this gent. I enjoyed the video though :)
     
  5. freefall

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    I used to use my wrist rocket regularly for grouse, got a 25 lb bag of 00 shot, it flies straight and hits hard. Would rather have 000 but they didn't sell that at Boondocks, now they don't have the 00s either. Might have to start casting .36 or 45 round balls, but what a pain.:(
     
  6. Musket

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    You actually nailed Grouse? I'm impressed. I got very lucky and took out a squirrel once, but the little bugger was agressive and would not leave the birdfeeder, hence allowing me an all but given shot. That was my single claim to fame ;)

    (when you're ten, bagging a squirrel may as well be hitting a record buck haha) :D
     
  7. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    Get ball bearings
     
  8. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    Reminded me of an old article in Guns Magazine from April, 2008. Youth gangs in Timor-Leste fire steel darts, anywhere from 6" to 10" long, from slingshots "causing significant injuries among locals participating in, or inadvertently caught in, violent outbreaks". "While the ISF's personal protective equipment, tactics, techniques and procedures, counter much of the threat, the 6" to 10" steel rods remain of high concern among soldiers supporting the United Nations Police. The darts are fired through a hand-held catapult-type launcher (slingshot) and generate enough velocity to cause significant injuries or death. The ISF and UNPOL have confiscated hundreds of the crude weapons systems since May, 2007."

    I couldn't find the actual image online without paying for it, and I'm not committing copyright infringement by scanning it. Its very similar to this, but made of steel, the "flights" are made of paper, and has somewhat of a gut hook behind the spear point. The slingshot is modified with a piece of small gauge steel wire in the center of the rubber for the steel dart to hook onto. It certainly looks like it could penetrate body armor not meant to stop a knife attack.

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  9. Musket

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    Holy ouch batman :eek:

    so...are you saying that even if we ban all guns there will still be violence??:rolleyes: No, you wouldn't be saying that I'm sure..;)
     
  10. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    No, of course I'm not saying that. As soon as we ban all guns, violence will disappear completely:p.

    Just adding the next step up to ball bearings. Id be using these for self defense and to hunt before ball bearings, if TSHTF, and SOMEHOW I run out of ammo:rolleyes:
     
  11. Musket

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    I knew it--the antis are here too

    :mad: geeze--the antis already have been after the slingshots!....next thing they will want to ban bricks (people can throw them and bash brains ya know)
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    6/16/2005
    City may ban slingshots and "shooting instruments of any kind"
    he City Council approves, paintball guns, plus slingshots and "shooting instruments of any kind," would be banned under the same law that forbids airguns and blowguns.

    "It's just like a gun ban. It's only going to affect those who try to break the law," said Chad Carter, a paintball gun owner and Bossier City resident.

    Carter and his teenage son work or play at the Paintball Warehouse & Field in Shreveport every weekend. His wife and daughter often play, too.

    "We find safe areas to play in whether it be a private field or a public course," Carter said. "Neighborhoods are too tight to do anything."

    People who don't obey the law could be fined up to $500, imprisoned up to 60 days or both.

    Councilman Scott Irwin initiated the bill after he said he heard complaints that someone had used a paintball gun in the Shady Grove area of his south Bossier district. . . .

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    Animal lover's call for slingshot ban
    22nd September 2008
    By Joe Flynn

    A BURNETT Heads animal lover has taken aim at the sale of slingshots after claiming she had seen birds and cats being attacked with ball bearings.

    Sue Lawrence joined a rising chorus calling for a ban on the sale of the weapon after the NewsMail reported a number of slingshot-related incidents.

    "That's the annoying thing, the most frustrating thing that they are allowed to sell them," she said.

    Miss Lawrence said too many slingshots are getting into the hands of youths, who are using them to damage property and harm people and animals.

    "Why would you want a slingshot, what are they going to do with it?" she said. Under current Queensland legislation the sale of slingshots is allowed, but using or carrying one in public without reasonable excuse is an offence.

    Slingshot sets, complete with ball bearings, are currently for sale in Bundaberg shops. "They should be banned completely it just doesn't make any sense, you're not allowed to use them," Miss Lawrence said.

    Angry readers contacted the NewsMail last week in reaction to complaints about youths shooting bearings at houses on Walla Street.

    Residents complained about a group of youths at the adjacent skate park shooting objects across the road and into vacant houses.

    Other complaints have come forward about slingshots in east Bundaberg.

    Earlier this year two Bundaberg teens were sentenced in Bundaberg Magistrates Court for using a slingshot and metal ball bearings to inflict $12,000 in damage to businesses around the city and injure a man.

    Miss Lawrence said she had witnessed youths shooting cats and birds with slingshots. "They are not using them on a property to shoot cans or anything like that, they are using them to cause damage and hurt animals," she said.

    Bundaberg Police Acting Inspector Kevin Guteridge said slingshots continue to be area of concern for police.

    "It is an issue (police are) very concerned that they're being used for offences," he said. "The significant concern is the potential for injury."
     
  12. GatorDude

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    Slingshot Dude

    The amazing thing about the slingshot dude is that he seems so casual and off-hand while nailing the targets with almost every shot. And, when you see that he just makes his slingshots and that he uses plain old rocks, the whole video is just mind blowing. There are folks out there selling slingshots on the internet with laser sights and this guy can hit stuff out of mid-air while talking to a reporter. Wow! :cool:

    As for slingshot control, that just points out all the bad parents out there who aren't supervising their kids. :rolleyes: