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Bands and Ammo

Most of our catapults come with instructions explaining how to attach the supplied bands to the catapult forks. We’ve also created a pdf for flat bands you can download

Download Flat Band Instructions

Unfortunately we can’t guarantee bands will remain securely attached during shipping so we won’t attach them for you. Instructions are provided and can be downloaded

Download Flat Band Instructions

These are different methods of shooting, and require different band setups.

OTT (Over-The-Top) bands are fixed horizontally along the top of the forks so the shot is fired “over the top” when shooting.

TTF (Through-The-Fork)bands are fixed vertically on the outside of the forks so that the shot is fired through the forks when shooting.

The 2 main types of bands used on slingshots are flat bands and tubes.They both come in a variety of thicknesses and each size has its own advantages. However which one is “better” depends more on the ammo you want to use, the type of slingshot and shooting style you are using, your experience and skill and personal preference.

Almost any of these band types can be used for shooting targets or hunting with the right technique, however some might be considered more appropriate depending on ammo type, shooting style and the slingshot frame you’re using.

You can buy bands pre-made, or you can make your own. All bands have a limited life depending on the type of material and how much they are used, and we always recommend carrying some spare bands and fixing strips if needed when your shooting.

If you are not sure, we recommend Thera-Band Gold or Precise 0.6mm/0.7mm band sets to start with, both are similar and work well with 9mm, 10mm or similar sized steel BBs. Check if you need TTF or OTT bands before you order.

We recommend steel ball bearings, or any other ammunition specifically designed for slingshots such as clay or plastic. Common sizes range from 8mm to 16mm but most shooters using our flat band catapults tend to use 9mm, 9.5mm or 10mm steel BBs.

We don’t recommend using stones or any other small jagged objects because they are unpredictable and you may damage your bands and/or your catapult, or cause injury to yourself or somebody else.

We sell small bags of biodegradable clay ammo on our website if you just need a few rounds to practice with (you’ll need thinner bands suited to practice/clay ammo than you would use with steel ammo, we recommend Precise 0.4mm/0.5mm or similar bands). Steel BB ammo and larger quantities of clay and plastic practice ammo are available in lots of different sizes from different sellers all over the web and on online marketplaces such as amazon and eBay. We recommend buying in bulk if you can as it usually works out a lot cheaper.

Shooting Advice

We offer a few low-cost catapults that are great for starting out and developing your shooting skills. Some slingshots we think are good for beginners are the Scout XT, the PSBS, the Ranger Ergo, the Hathcock Target Sniper and the Gamekeeper PPMG. These are just a few suggestions though, unfortunately it can be difficult to suggest which of these catapults would be best for you because they’re all slightly different in size and shape, and some will suit larger or smaller hands better than others. We’ve put the dimensions on each product page to help you decide but we appreciate this isn’t that useful in helping you find a catapult that fits your hand if you’ve never bought one before, so we offer 14 day no-fuss returns on all our catapults so you can get a feel for the slingshot and decide if it’s right for you (please see our full returns policy for more info)

There is a lot of variety when it comes to slingshots and there are no right answers or one-size-fits-all solutions to our sport. We recommend new shooters do a bit of research in to shooting safety and shooting techniques, and the different types of catapults, bands, shooting styles etc that are out there to see what they would like to try. If you’re still not sure which slingshot to start with, please contact us and we’ll try to help.

Most of our slingshots come with a single band set to get you started, and instructions on how to attach the bands. You can buy bands pre-made, or you can make your own. All bands have a limited life depending on the type of material and how much they are used, and we always recommend carrying some spare bands (and fixing strips if needed) when your shooting in case a band set does break while you are out and about. If you are not sure which bands to get, we recommend Thera-Band Gold or Precise 0.65mm band sets to start with, both are similar and work well with 9mm, 10mm or similar sized steel BBs. Check if you need TTF or OTT bands before you order spares.

You’ll also need ammo. We sell small bags of biodegradable clay ammo on our website if you just need a few rounds to practice with. Steel BB ammo and larger quantities of clay and plastic practice ammo are available in lots of different sizes from different sellers all over the web and on online marketplaces such as amazon and eBay. We recommend buying in bulk if you can as it usually works out a lot cheaper.

The only other things you’ll need is a target and some eye protection!

Full details of what is included with each catapult can be read in the product description on each product page.

Facing approximately 90° to your target, keep your feet shoulder-width apart and aim the slingshot towards the target, pinch some ammo in the ammo pouch and pull horizontally to your anchor point (usually your cheek or ear for most shooting styles). Keep focused on the target and fire the shot by releasing your grip on the ammo pouch.

We recommend starting off about 6m or 7m (20ft-23ft) away from a target such as our printable target, a spinner target or even just a playing card. Make sure there’s something behind the target to catch the ammo so you can use it again! Continue to practice at this range until you feel comfortable with your shooting and you are consistently and accurately hiting the target at this distance. If you are struggling to hit the target consistently, we recommend referring to instructional guides and videos on the web, it’s the best way to help you find out where you’re going wrong (unless you can find a fellow shooter to help). You might only need to slightly adjust your stance, grip/hold and/or release to really improve your technique and accuracy.

Once you’re happy with your accuracy at the current distance, make it more challenging by gradually moving further away from your target (1m/3ft at a time). You can also increase the difficulty and improve your aim a lot by practicing on smaller and smaller targets, or even moving targets!

Once the provided paper target starts to look like swiss cheese, you can download another copy of our paper target below and print at home.

Download printable target

There are some really great instructional videos on YouTube which are very informative and do a great job of explaining the basics to get you started. I recommend Gamekeeper John’s YouTube channel where he’s already covered how to set up and shoot, how to shoot targets and hunt, the different types of bands and ammo, how to cut bands to the right length and how to make your own, different shooting styles and different frames and loads more tips and information to help you improve your technique and accuracy.

I also recommend SimpleShot’s excellent SimpleShot Academy website, which also offers excellent, informative videos and guides covering just about anything you would need to know about using slingshots.

both of these sources should be more than enough to get you started on your slingshot career, but theres hundreds more great channels, websites, forums and online communities where you can learn more about shooting slingshots, there’s far too many to list here but the two places we’ve suggested above should be a good place to start. We also recommend trying to get involved with a local shooting group if you can, who can usually be found on Facebook or other social media platforms. It’s a great way to learn from fellow shooters in your area and people are usually kind enough to share their advice and let you try their slingshots.

All our metal slingshots are solid castings made with very strong, high-tensile alloys. They won’t break without an enormous amount of mechanical stress on the casting and, structurally speaking, all of our metal slingshot frames should last several lifetimes and more when used as intended, without any need to care for the casting in any way. Our metal slingshot frames can be used in very cold and hot environments without issue, and they can take more than a fair amount of abuse throughout their life and still work exactly the same as when you first got it.

Shallow dents and superficial damage (like the odd scratch or fork hit) won’t affect the performance or safety of the catapult. However, you should always check your slingshot regularly before using it, as significant damage to the forks (such as lots of fork hits in the same area) may have weakened the frame in that area, especially around the forks on thinner slingshots. I’ve not seen one of our slingshots break yet, and I doubt I ever will, but in my opinion it’s still better to be safe and replace a badly damaged slingshot rather than risk hurting yourself or someone else.

Contact Us

If you need to contact us about an order you’ve placed, or you have a question about a slingshot (or any other products we sell), please use the contact us page to send us a message and we’ll reply as soon as we can

If you would like a quote for a custom casting of your own design (we cannot modify any of the existing frames we sell, or anyone else’s frames, it has to be an original design made by yourself) please use the contact us page to send us a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can

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