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Shepherd Slings

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d3nni5:
I got hit in the back of the head with a rock from a sling when I was a kid.   My friends and I were arguing, like buddies do, and I decided I had enough and was "taking my ball and going home".    My buddy Sherm, God rest his soul, waited until I got a ways down that old dirt road we lived on, and whipped out a sling.    Wing, wing, wing...whirl......SMACK.   Knocked me right off my bike!    I had a lump for days.

I think he was a surprised as I was that he actually hit me.   Don't even remember what we were arguing about.   But we were 12-13 years old, and thought we were bad ass ninja's or something.    Puts a smile on my face to think about him and those old times.

But they do work, and can be deadly if you know what your doing.

archer:
now i need to make one and practice.

Lostjagged:

--- Quote ---I got hit in the back of the head with a rock from a sling when I was a kid.   My friends and I were arguing, like buddies do, and I decided I had enough and was "taking my ball and going home".    My buddy Sherm, God rest his soul, waited until I got a ways down that old dirt road we lived on, and whipped out a sling.    Wing, wing, wing...whirl......SMACK.   Knocked me right off my bike!    I had a lump for days.
--- End quote ---

These are the type of stories that will always be remembered  ;D , it also demonstrates the possibility of stunning prey long enough to close and kill using a blade.

FarmerJim:
My dad made me one at 10 or so out of some old cord and a leather belt. I got pretty damn good (could hit a person at 75+ yards. Not bad for the non athletic bookworm!) I would love to find an inexpensive sling (or 2) for me and my daughter.

Gulo gulo:
I was bored in Afghanistan and wove one out of 550 one day. We had a local national working for us that was one badass dude. Hated Taliban and could spot them miles away. Anyway, he saw me with it and signed to ask to use it. I hand it over , he picks up a rock the size of a shooter marble and swings it whum, whum, whum, whum whumwhumwhum, ZWING! bzzzzzzzzz... It sounded like a bullet going overhead. I was impressed.

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