In many of my survival articles I write about the necessity of having some type of self defense firearm in your survival kit. However, what if you are out on the town and you do not have your weapon with you or maybe the city or town where you live does not allow you to carry firearms? The answer I believe is to keep a slingshot in your survival kit.
Slingshots are not just kids play things, they have been used for many years to hunt with and if necessary you could use a slingshot for self defense.
Slingshots are inexpensive and they are inexpensive to target practice with since all you need is to find round stones to shoot it. A great place to find a slingshot is Wal-mart or your local sporting goods store, the price will vary depending on what type of slingshot that you buy, and it is safe to say that the minimum you will spend is $6.00 however; I prefer to spend a little more for quality and power.
The thought of using a slingshot for survival may be laughable to some people, but it only takes a little practice to be able to hit a rabbit or a squirrel, and that can mean the difference between being hungry or full, I would rather be full.
As I mentioned earlier ammunition is easy to find for a slingshot it is literally laying around all over the place. However, if you choose to use stones for your slingshot you will want to be sure that they are as round as possible; otherwise you will have inconsistent shots. Sporting good stores or stores like Wal-mart also sell steel shot, this steel shot resembles ball bearings, although you will probably have consistent shots and it will be more accurate the steel shot can be expensive, about 5.00 per hundred.
The next type of ammunition is bird shot ammunition; this ammo is essentially BB’s that you put into the pouch of your slingshot and shoot at birds. This type of slingshot ammunition is nice for shooting quail at close range, although you have to get them on the ground because it is difficult to hit them in the air.
So as you can see there are a number of options for slingshot ammunition, and you will also find a lot of options for slingshots also. If you are planning to buy a slingshot for survival you may want to buy an extra rubber tube also, since they tend to ware out.