The slogan for Survival Slingshot is, “Bring a tool, not a toy!” Right out of the box, you quickly realize this is not the slingshot you may have played with as a kid. This is a heavy-duty piece of gear that is designed to last.
What you see above is what you get when you order the Survival Slingshot Archer plus Tactical Light. The idea here is to be able to shoot not only standard slingshot ammo, such as ball bearings, rocks, or marbles, but to add full size arrows to the mix. To that end, it comes with a whisker biscuit.
That attaches to the front of the slingshot, as shown here.
The Survival Slingshot also has available interchangeable yokes. These slip on and off fairly easily. The intention is to have a couple of different yokes ready to go, one that will fire standard slingshot ammo and another, more powerful, designed for arrows. While you can fire arrows with the standard yoke, the archery one makes life easier by having the normal pouch replaced with one designed to nock arrows.
The yokes slide on and off the bracket at the front of the slingshot.
The tactical LED light can also be affixed to the Survival Slingshot by means of a mounting bracket. This holds it in place so you don’t have to grip it with your fingers as you hold and fire the slingshot.
A cool feature of the Survival Slingshot is the hollow handle. Made from aircraft aluminum, the handle is very durable.
The end screws off, exposing a hollow tube that comes filled with two containers. One container holds roughly 25 large ball bearings and the other holds a bit of fishing tackle and other survival gear.
Inside the cap is a liquid filled compass, making this whole thing very much a multi-use item for your kit.
While I had no difficulty using this as a normal slingshot, I did have some trouble firing arrows with it. This is not due to anything wrong with the Survival Slingshot but rather due to my own inexperience using a slingshot to shoot arrows.
Before relying on this for procuring meat in an actual survival situation, I would strongly advise you to spend some quality time practicing with it. There is a learning curve here. I found that with just a bit of practice, I was able to hit bullseyes at about 18 feet away but much further than that I was having trouble. However, any tool or weapon requires practice to become familiar with it.
Assembling the Survival Slingshot requires no tools unless you’re attaching the whisker biscuit or tactical light. Then, you’ll need a small Phillips screwdriver. Attaching the whisker biscuit is a fairly straightforward process, just four screws. The biscuit is designed to fold down when not in use, which is a bonus as you don’t need to remove it completely when you want to switch to regular slingshot ammo.
With some practice beforehand, the Survival Slingshot could be a very valuable part of your hunting gear.
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