Picture of Arrow Throwing Sling Shot
I have long thought the tried and true sling shot is a great addition to any survival kit. It is quiet, powerful for its size, and you can pick up just about any rock to use as ammunition. It is a great way to get small game for food in a survival situation.

While watching an episode of Apoaclypse 101 on NatGeo I saw a guy who had moddified his sling shot to fire arrows. After toying around with the arrow rest I had seen on the show I decided that there had to be a better, more stable way of holding the arrow while lining up for your shot. The following Instructable is what I came up with.


Step 1: What you need

Picture of What you need
The following is a list of the parts used for the Arrow throwing Sling Shot:
  • Sling Shot
  • Wisker Biscut Arrow Rest
  • 1/4" by 1" bolt
  • 1/4"Sleeve nut (I think that is what it is called)
  • Phillips Head Screw Driver
  • T-30 Trox Wrench
  • 3/16" Drill Bit (Not Shown)
  • 9/32" Drill Bit (Not Shown)
  • 5/16" Drill Bit

Hi my is Fernando from PR. I liked the instruccioned for the arrowsligshot. I had a big and that is i can find anywear the wishbisket. Can you help me with thal. I wil apriciated. My email ia fernandoseda@hotmail.com
tomsweet65 (author) 1 year ago
Honestly I don't remember the bramd name. I picked it up at Wal-Mart for about $9.99 as I recall. Sorry I couldn't be more specific. I hope you can find one, they are a hoot to play about with with or without the arrow.
DIMyself751 year ago

What brand of slingshot did you use? I would like to make one of these.

astone41 year ago
where did you buy your sleeve nut from? because I can't find any
tomsweet65 (author)  astone41 year ago

It was a left over from some forgotten project. I checked Lowe's and they have them on their nut and bolt isle, but I had to go through each of the nut drawers to find them.

Sorry it took a bit to get back to you.

Train to survive!



astone41 year ago
would a 7/32 bit or a 9/64 bit work because I don't have a 9/32 bit
tomsweet65 (author)  astone41 year ago
You are shooting for a snug fit of the bolt that is going to hold the arrow rest in place. If you use a smaller bit and then wallow out the hole just be sure not to get the hole too big so you and up with a loose fit.
Hope that helps

Train to Survive!
cha chi1 year ago
Cool, in gonna make this when i can.
msloan82 years ago
I found the 2 and 3 piece arrows on Dave Canterbury's website, as well as the inserts to retrofit your own arrows. Sort of expensive, but may be worth it.
msloan82 years ago
Great guide! Are those 2-piece arrows? If so, where did you get them?
tomsweet65 (author)  msloan82 years ago
No, they are single piece carbon fiber arrows. The white part about the middle is a small piece of paper with my name and contact info on it. Required to hunt some of the place I do. The idea being if I shoot and hit the animal but don't track it and a game warden finds it they know who to fine for leaving the game, or if I shoot and miss the animal but hit a person, car, or some other object I shouldn't again they know who to fine and or arrest. I haven't seen any two piece arrows in years (1980's was the last time.) For use with the slingshot in a survival situation they might be a good idea, guess I should look and see if I can find a couple.

Thanks for the comment and as always, Train to Survive!
scmercer332 years ago
This is fantastic, thank you!
DangerArt2 years ago
I made one of these myself. I modified mine alot more than you did, by welding on a bar to attach a stabalizer or bowfishing things onto. I used a whisker biscuit too. :-D
The problem I had was that those yellow bands on those slingshots are worthless. I urge you to get online and buy the black high powered bands. It will make a world of difference. I also removed the nocks from the arrows and super glued in golf tees. It gave me a bit of a bulge to grip onto when drawing that thing back. I got most my ideas from Dave Canterbury.
Good work!