Slingshots (or catapults if you’re in the UK) have come of age!
They’ve been about for millenia and are now becoming more mainstream. Slingshot shooting is finally being recognized as a legitimate sport. Forget everything you thought you knew about the world slingshots and open your mind to a whole new world!
Firstly, getting setup is extremely easy and cost effective. A complete setup need only cost a few euros. A good quality slingshot frame fitted with good bands, a handful of ammo and some safety glasses and you’re good to go! Add to that a “catchbox” for practicing and you will make your ammo last almost indefinitely.
Secondly, and I can’t stress this enough, Slingshots are not toys.
Depending on bands fitted and ammo used these things can pack some serious punch! Shooting speeds well in excess of 200 feet per second are commonplace. Sales to 18+ only as a sign of how serious these things are, is something that shouldn’t be ignored. When kids are shooting they should ALWAYS be supervised.
Thirdly, you will be amazed at the levels of accuracy that are attainable. With practice and dedication, lighting a match without breaking it from 10mtrs is possible and is frequently demonstrated by online slingers.
So to sum up, they’re extremely affordable, they are serious bits of kit and with a little practice can be pin-point accurate.
Most importantly of all…. THEY ARE FUN!!!