Paracord sling is one of the most fun items you can make out of paracord. It is a weapon so treat it as such and apply the diligence it deserves. No shooting toward people or animals!

The paracord sling is one of the easiest weapons to make out of paracord. The added benefit is that the sling is a ranged weapon, meaning it can be used from a distance. That fact makes it handy in situations when you would like to defeat something stronger than you (remember the biblical story of David and Goliath) or hunt something. There is even a handy video of an older fellow who hunts rabbits using this very weapon.
It is also very fun to play with with friends (be VERY careful though, at the start it is very hard to control the direction of our shots!).
You can find more paracord projects at Paracordguild.com.

For this project all you will need is a piece of paracord (I recommend type 550). That and a lighter to burn the edges which will make them more consistent.

The paracord sling is made with the relatively easy process of weaving. In essence there will be a lot of go over-go under steps. That means that the basic technique is to go under a cord, then over the next one, then under again. Simple, effective and gets the job done.

This project takes a very short time to make but shooting with the sling is not something you learn over night.

Historically the sling was used because it is cheap, ammunition (rocks) is readily available and the range of the weapon is higher than that of the bow. The sling can be shot in a straight line or in an arc. Later, when metals began their prominence, lead ammunition (also called acorns) emerged. The force was said to be so high upon impact, that armor could be penetrated, making the sling a weapon of fear, as well as effectiveness. But all in all, the sling is a weapon of the poor who could not afford armor and had to fight as light infantry.

I hope you enjoyed this short intro, now let's make us a sling!

Step 1: Preparing the paracord

Looks cool, I'll try to make one soon!
<p>of the ibles on how to make davids slings this one is the best. well done.</p>
I made it and now I want to see how that guy kills a rabbit with it because I cant get it going that fast.<br>if you would tell me what his YouTube channel is than I would be grateful
Thanks for the instructable! It was very fun to make! But I don't know if the arms are to long, they're about 39 inches each.
How much paracord did you use?
<p>Hey!</p><p>12 feet should do.</p><p>Mark</p>
Came out great. Been practicing and it certainly works, but Im far from deadly (for now).
Using a sling is pretty easy. Put the loop of one cord arou d your middle or index finger. I prefer the middle finger, but is really a matter of preference. Let the line from the loop lie across your palm on the thumb side. Close your fingers. Grip the knot on the end of the other cord with your thumb against the first cord. The pocket in the middle should be hanging at the bottom of the folded sling. Put a rock, ball bearing, egg, etc. in the pouch. Spin the pouch in a circle by the two cords. Release the knot on one cord when the pocket is moving towards your target. The projectile flies out at about 200 feet per second. Practice until you hit your target. Finis.
How far down should I start weaving
<p>were do you bie paracord</p>
<p>Very cool!</p>
<p>Looks beautiful! Now try hitting something with it! We shot slings with friends and it was a blast! </p><p>Careful though, the direction of the shot can be quite random :)</p>
Wow I made one of these rock slings before.
Made mine out black, if only I knew how to use it!
Looks great! <br> <br>
Mine was ok but I don't know how to use it :)
Well shooting it is easy, hitting something you want to hit is another matter entirely :)
Depends on how long you want it to be, but in general 10-15 feet is fine.
What length of paracord did you use?

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