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Winnie

Member Since 09 Nov 2010
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In Topic: What's your preferred slingshot material and size with lenght

Today, 11:18 AM

It's hard to compete with "potent aphrodisiac".  Makes me think I should go back to a long handle.

 

I to shoot instinctively and I get the 45/380 thing but on a pistol you are thinking about the length of the sighting plane and the ability to hold onto the gun as it recoils.  On a slingshot, if you are holding it right up around the base of the fork there is a chunk of handle that is sticks down below my hand.  It's not a problem - except if the handle sticks up out of my pocket. (Remember, I have a slingshot in my pocket all of the time so being discreet is important to me).

In Topic: What's your preferred slingshot material and size with lenght

Today, 08:27 AM

Question:

Why the long handle?  Most of the slingshots we use have "wings" on them so that we can snug up towards the fork for in order to shorten the lever-arm.  Yet, so many continue to make their slingshots with a full handle.  Is a long handle necessary?  Is it just for esthetics?  How do you feel about the handle making pocket-carry more difficult?

winnie

In Topic: What's your preferred slingshot material and size with lenght

21 March 2017 - 02:31 PM

5.5 inches is giant in my world.

I started a little thread yesterday under "Folding Altoids Slingshot..." where you can see a picture of a very simple folding slingshot that, when unfolded, is 3 x 3.25 inches.  It is my everyday slingshot these days and is in my pocket all of the time.  It is strung up to be a light hunter right now (birds and rodents) but it can be strung up with full on hunting bands as well.

I haven't used a slingshot as large as the ones you consider to be small for many years.

winnie

In Topic: Folding Altoids Slingshot Has Become My Everyday Shooter

21 March 2017 - 12:05 PM

Alfred E, No I never did retrieve it.  Probably never will though, maybe this summer on one of my days off I should give it a go.  I'll start thinking of a design to snag it.  Wouldn't that be cool.

Yah, the neurosis thing is real.  It's like my phone - even if I don't need it I feel weird without it.

 

Schpier I wouldn't use a slingshot for self defense but I did give a slingshot to a friend years ago who used it to intimidate a person who got into her personal space while using a cash machine.  She grabbed it out of her purse (unloaded) spun around and threatened him with it.  He took off.

 

Prijon,  I love silk micarta.  I have no idea how many layers there are but I can say that there are a lot of them.  Very, very strong and very light weight.  It is a bit of a pain to work with though.

 

winnie

In Topic: Folding Altoids Slingshot Has Become My Everyday Shooter

20 March 2017 - 04:58 PM

Thanks Alfred E,  The upper portion, being offset, actually helps make the grip more secure.  I'm shooting 3/4 butterfly with it and feel secure even though it is small.

winnie

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