Are slingshots good for self defense?
- 9 months agoFavorite Answer
It depends. I load mine with .50 caliber lead balls - the ones black powder rifle people use. My slingshot is similar to yours. A hit to the body will break the skin easily. That is usually enough to take the fight out of someone. A headshot can kill. I'm a pretty good shot, having 50 years of practice. I don't know how good of a shot you are.
When compared to a gun, it's actually faster to load and fire the slingshot - if you follow guidelines (and in some places laws) that prohibit leaving loaded guns within easy access - than a firearm.
The slingshot is very quiet compared to a firearm. That way if you are in a situation such as a burglary with two or more perpetrators, you can take one out without alerting his / her partner(s).
My .50 caliber lead balls will penetrate one layer of sheetrock but not a second, unlike a bullet which will go right through a wall and can kill someone on the other side.
There are pros and cons to the slingshot but that's my take on it.
- 7 months ago
Not for the average person.
- audreyLv 79 months ago
Well, David killed Goliath with one....so...
- CarsonLv 69 months ago
If you are a good enough shot to hit them in the head or eye, yes.
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- PLv 79 months ago
It would probably serve more to aggravate someone or something rather than provide a real defense. Maybe it could discourage someone unwilling to take a hit with a rock assuming you could get it out fast enough.