I have been building paracord-supported structures and items since 1977. It is the duct-tape of the cord and string business, and widely considered one of The Worlds Most Useful Things.
This Instructable is for a slingshot made out of paracord and a piece of bicycle tire inner tube. This is probably the only paracord Instructable I’ve written that does not involve ladder weaving the paracord. [Although it could, I suppose]
After the apocalypse, you can undo your paracord bracelet, or trekking pole leash, recycle some bike inner tube and go get some zombies with this rig.
A sling is an ancient projectile weapon typically used to throw a blunt projectile such as a stone. It is also known as the shepherd's sling.
“ And David put his hand into his bag and took from it a stone and slung it, and struck the Philistine on his forehead. And the stone sank into his forehead, so that he fell on his face to the ground.” (Samuel 17:49)
As noted by Samuel, this is an effective and inexpensive weapon, precursor of the rifle.
I also like to go to local golf courses and when safe to do so, sling in different colored golfballs around the greens, for added golfer confusion.

Step 1: Things you will need

You will need:
Paracord- 6 feet or more, depending on your size.
A pair of scissors, or sharp knife.
A leather punch, if you have one, or an awl.
Stones,for ammo, up to 2” across; golfballs would do in a pinch.
After seeing your instructable when it first published, i wondered what slinging was. I then remembered the David and Goliath story (I re-read it, my bible did not have details about the sling though). I saw somebody's comment for slinging.org and went there. They had a lot of great tutorials and articles. I probably made 3 or 4 of there slings. I did not have any inner tube when this published. I got some inner tube so i made this and it worked great! A+ for this instructable, keep them coming! <br> <br>See my latest instructable! http://www.instructables.com/id/2-Nerdy-Clear-Ciruit-Bracelet/
For those interested, Slinging.org has really good information and more tutorials.
Thanks for the link! It really helped with using this. <br>
yes it did!
I dont think that elastic materials are involved in this kind of slings but may be they could help somehow . The point is how easily the stone gets out of the pouch when you relese the line . See how traditional slings are made nowdays are made in Balear islands . Raw vegetal fibers and that's all.
So many uses for paracord. Here is another site that has slings made from paracord: <a href="http://www.shepherdsling.com">http://www.shepherdsling.com</a>
i can make one out of one piece of para cord but anyways this is an overall a good little project
Technically I believe this is considered a Sling, a sling shot requires the use of some type of elastic material for the acceleration of the projectile.<br><br>It is an ancient weapon more commonly known from David vs Goliath, where tiny little David killed a giant of a man called Goliath with a sling as you referenced.<br><br>Great little instructable, I made a slightly larger leather pouch as a kid and used it for water balloons. Same materials, paracord &amp; leather. <br><br>Simply amazing to see how well such a simple device works.
Oops noticed you used an intertube and not actually leather, Might actually work better than leather as it would spring back more readily. I might just have to recreate my water balloon sling for the kids.

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