Shooting Arrows from a Slingshot

The below videos shows a guy shooting arrows with 400 grain arrowheads from a slingshot. While it is a nifty trick, I would not recommend, as the video suggests, using this technique for self-defense or hunting. Skip ahead to 3:00 to skip the introduction.

[ Many thanks to Paulo for emailing me the link. ]

Steve Johnson

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  • Russ

    FYI, its called the “sling bow”.. originally designed by Dave Canterbury, from “duel survivor”

    full how to’s on building on his youtube channel

    search “sling bow”, he even made a fishing arrow version

  • Brad

    That guy has nothing on Joerg! If you want any possible combination of inventive or deadly slingshot goodness, see some of his videos…

  • KBCraig

    “Let’s see what happens…”

    Yeah, what “happens” is that you can hit a refrigerator at 15 feet. Woohoo!

    You MIGHT be able to hit the lake by falling out of the damn boat, too.

  • This reminds me of some Mid Eastern composite recurve bows, which shot darts with the feature of a “majra” arrow-guide rail (basically a light crossbow that requires the shooter to keep the sinew pulled because the crossbow doesn’t hold it back).

  • Joerg is the expert.

  • Rex

    Sorry, what? I couldn’t hear a freakin’ word you said over that gd “soundtrack” that, while OK for the “splash” intro, is downright obnoxious to play *through the whole fscking thing!*


    Also, while I don’t find this idea totally terrible, I feel like there is a better design for a “sling bow” out there, something that would hold the arrow while the band was pulled, and maybe force your hand in a line.

  • Martin

    somehow I don’t like the idea that this guy owns firearms, and these bows. Something just doesn’t feel right.

  • Critter_FL

    This would be great to have if I were ever hunting wild albino refrigerators in the woods. Without the excessive penetration created from a compound bow, the use of the ‘bling shot’ would be able to save most of the meat in the freezer section of this elusive beast.

    Now that I think about it, this must be at a stocked exotic hunting ranch. The prized freezer meat is probably going bad from the fact that this fridge is in shock (no electricity) from being outside it’s natural environment (of the Sears Appliance aisle).

    Lastly, turn the music down when you are talking if you actually have something important to say. 🙂

  • Cowtowncop

    You shoot a pig with that and you are only going to hurt the pigs feelings.

  • Greetings from Texas,
    I think this idea might be a little older than Mr. Canterbury’s invention. I recall something like this being used on a “Man From U.N.C.L.E.” epsoid in the 1960’s.

  • x95b10

    As for the product, It’s kind of cool if you’re a ten-year-old however it seems highly impractical as a self-defense weapon for an adult. If I’m in America, I buy a Glock 30. If I’m Euro-trash, well then I buy a Glock 30 off the black market. In fact, you could shorten that arrow to bolt size and use a modified air pistol and get higher velocity than that thing. Thumbs down on this one.

  • Y-man

    Sick! (And not in a good way!)
    What’s with the “gaaaaz” (As per “guys”) thing? Phew! In terms of survival in the bush with barest minimum: that was a good first shot though: on the hog target… Good luck tracking that wounded animal through the brush!

  • Martin


  • Elvis

    It’s Mike Snody. He’s a gangster. He lives in Corpus Christi, hence “gaaaaz.” He makes some awesome knives, and I think this is part of his “Ghetto Gear” line. Here’s his page on bladeforums:

  • AnointedSword

    Let me put two in your chest!:) Come on!:) Really, our firearms are just modern day rock throwers!:) I could kill someone with a plastic fork. Not sure how relative this is!:) Just saying…