I mostly make my own slingshots these days. But I have been wanting to try out a Bill Hayes model.
Anyway, I got my OTT Ranger yesterday. Banded up nicely and with a sack of ammo ready to go. Bill's new banding system is ideal. It makes the wrap and tuck with tongue just perfect. I'll absolutely be ordering some of his new tie ons.
I had some reservations as I thought the polycarbonate might feel a little bit too "plasticky." But it's quite the opposite the slingshot has a great heft to it. The texture is just right. It reminds me a lot of those Buddha statues made out of resin.
The shape is fantastic. I have medium-large hands. I can use the full pinch grip but I prefer thumb brace.
I expected it to be a bit larger from the pictures but I was pleasantly surprised, it's quite compact despite being quite wide and having wide fork tips. It's the most ergonomic slingshot I've ever felt. It instantly became my EDC.
Finally the aiming point side-shooting for me is dead on. My very first shot hit a can at 33' and by my 5th shot I was dead center. I plan to do spoons this weekend.
I couldn't be happier, especially at such a modest price.