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Defensive weapon

Some people feel a slingshot is not a good defensive weapon, but I can say that I would not like to be on the receiving end of a 1/2 inch steel shot coming out of a high-end, power slingshot.

I think 1/2 inch steel shot launched by a power slingshot to the temple (forehead), or anywhere on the face/head would not feel very good at all, that is if you were still alive to feel the effects of such.

BTW-good book to read that has a slingshot in the storyline is: Deathwatch by Rob White 1973. I read this when I was in Junior High School
 

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there's 7000 grs in one lb, guys, and airgun pellets are 20 grs or less. :) The gun itself weighs 5-lbs, so you can easily carry the 1 lb of slingbow (including a few broadhead arrows) a pellet rifle and 1000 pellets. that's just 10 lbs total, same as an empy M1 Garand (ww2 fighting rifle) and NO ammo 3006 for it. :) theres almost no reason to ever miss, since you can just wait for a better shot. You gotta learn to use traps, snares, bird lime, trotlines, nets, etc, anyway. Figure you stick the occasional dog or deer, and zap many hundreds of small critters with the pellet rifle, you will be good for many years with this setup.
 

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you want a takedown pellet rifle for small game, and broadheads in the slingbow for larger critters, and a regular 9mm pistol in case you have a real problem, with people or dog packs.
I don't think they do, otherwise they wouldn't have said they were looking for a high quality slingshot:)

Personally I have used all the things on your list and don't find any of them to be worth it most of the time, there are better alternatives for me and also most others (IMO).
 

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very few people know what they actually need, especially on gun and survival forums.
Really? where the hell do you get off telling folks who have many, many years experience that they don't know what they need? You have no Idea what it takes to survive in a real world scenario, as can be seen from MOST of your other nonsense posts, therefore you are in no position to "preach" to ANYBODY about ANYTHING. As I have stated in response to another of your posts "you are a no nothing hack, that couldn't find water if you fell out of a boat", so sit your dumb ass down, stuff your face with corn chips and let REAL men and women decide what's best for them.
 

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Really? where the hell do you get off telling folks who have many, many years experience that they don't know what they need? You have no Idea what it takes to survive in a real world scenario, as can be seen from MOST of your other nonsense posts, therefore you are in no position to "preach" to ANYBODY about ANYTHING. As I have stated in response to another of your posts "you are a no nothing hack, that couldn't find water if you fell out of a boat", so sit your dumb ass down, stuff your face with corn chips and let REAL men and women decide what's best for them.
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Really? where the hell do you get off telling folks who have many, many years experience that they don't know what they need? You have no Idea what it takes to survive in a real world scenario, as can be seen from MOST of your other nonsense posts, therefore you are in no position to "preach" to ANYBODY about ANYTHING. As I have stated in response to another of your posts "you are a no nothing hack, that couldn't find water if you fell out of a boat", so sit your dumb ass down, stuff your face with corn chips and let REAL men and women decide what's best for them.
hey camo2460 he owns a kel-tec :facepalm: my side hurts from laughing so hard.
I think in one post he said he owed a couple of them:eek:vract:
 

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I agree. Take this guy "besign", he posts the most ridiculous nonsense you've ever read. It sounds like his expertise came from a cheap fiction novel. Basically a complete moron.
More than that, it is always the know-it-all attitude that comes with the people who eventually get excommunicated. There is a vein of narcissism where they think they know better than anyone else and are more than willing to put anyone and everyone else down. The thing I wonder about with someone who gets so ingrained in this personality type is that they must have had it modeled for them in their family or not had anyone who reined in that misbehavior when they were young enough to find a different way of relating to others.

Often, but not always, the offenders seems to be young men who probably really do believe in prepping, are somewhat knowledgeable and are probably loners in their own life. Who wants to hang out with someone who is always finding fault with you? Not me! Am I teachable? You bet I am, but not if the lesson comes with put downs.

The writing is often a tell tale sign of age, youth, when conventions of writing such as capital letters, punctuation, and spelling are not close to correct, due to texting.

When someone joins the forum and starts out that way of being so offensive right off the bat, I always wonder if they are using their best manners as most people do in initial encounters in life? Or is the narcissistic attitude present right away? It is almost always predictable that they will be getting excommunicated. It is just a matter of time, or the wrong comment made to them. The way to put a narcissist over the edge is to find fault with them. They can dish it, they cannot take it. The comment that took him off was pretty incredible, probably the most sensational, if that is the right word, I have ever read here.

Another way to know someone is going to get banned is to see what Grimm is saying. You are always right on, Grimm.
 

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Three more slingshots in my arsenal

I like to use my slingshots everyday.
I take them with me everywhere because they are a great way to pass the time when out and about and it's fun to be plinking whatever one can find.
I use them to hunt a bit, and they are a good defensive back-up for different occasions.

I just picked up three new ones.
Each has it's pros and cons and each has it's idiosyncrasies inherent with the design.
And, each was quite inexpensive, with the cost of shipping included in the price.

This one has a wide fork which I like, and it's all stainless steel.
And they add in a fish bait (marshmallows, etc. ) leather sling pouch with it to shoot bait to the fish (carp, catfish) to bring them to the surface.
A little added bonus
This one is quite powerful depending on the bands you use.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fishing-Bait-Throwing-Big-Stainless-Steel-Catapult-Slingshot-Nylon-Holster-Pouch-/121404362834

This one is one of my favorites and is quite powerful and is probably my favorite at the moment. Easy to use, carry and it comes with a carry pouch as well.
I was impressed the first few times I used it.
The Chinese bands were a bit deceptive at first, but they pack a punch.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bronze-Powerful-Skull-Catapult-Slingshot-Genuine-Leather-Pouch-Bag-Rubber-Band-/111409173382





And I got a Gorge Sprave Special Edition "Cougar" Slingshot that is dual band and built to last forever. This one I am just getting used to and working to adapt myself to it...
http://www.dankung.com/emart/cougar%C3%82%E2%80%9C-%C3%82%E2%80%93-the-first-%C3%82%E2%80%9Cglobal%C3%82%E2%80%9D-slingshot-primay-flatband-p-325.html



 

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I knocked a squirrel out of a tree, "guess it was a lucky shot" with a marble size ball bearing. If you got hit in the head with that size steel bearing it would do so serious damage to ya. It would take a lot of practice to get really accurate with it. I am ashamed to say as a kid it put out a few windows and lobbed a few M-80's to places I don't want to mention, but they were a great tool for fun then, and a good tool now still....
 

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Okay slingshotters (is that a real word?) how well does that surgical tubing hold up in subzero temperatures? I'm thinking it would get pretty brittle and break. If I am correct in that assumption, what do you use in real cold weather or do the slings go away for the season?
 

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I never had a problem with the tubing in cold weather. When I was a kid I had a Wrist Rocket in my hip pocket in all kinds of weather, have taken numerous Squirrels and Rabbits and never gave it a second thought. I've used Marbles, Ball Bearings, but the best was steel punch outs from a Punch Press. Half inch tall and half inch in diameter, very deadly.
 

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I cant imagine realistically incorporating a "slingshot" into a personal survival plan.
It all depends on skillset...

This guy seems to have mastered the tool! :D

 
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