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Many of us started shooting firearms at a young age, often an air rifle or 10/22 passed down to us by parents or grandparents. But there may have been another projectile weapon we laid hands on long before this early experience — a slingshot. These simple but powerful tools have become associated with childhood and Dennis the Menace, but they're certainly not just for kids.
Slingshots can be effective for small-game hunting in a survival scenario, and their ability to fire almost any small hard object makes them excellent for long-term situations when ammo might otherwise run out. They're also fun to practice with, whether you're knocking over soda cans in your backyard or plinking in the woods.
TOPS Knives recently announced the release of a new tough metal slingshot, known simply as the TOPS Sling. Leo Espinoza, the president of TOPS Knives said, “Childhood memories. That’s why I designed it. I was just thinking back to when I was a kid and I used to make my own and wanted to do that again.”
The TOPS Sling is made from the same tough 1095 high-carbon steel the company uses for most of its knives, with a tumble finish and black canvas micarta handle scales. The 3.5-inch forks are paired with green elastic rubber bands and a black leather shot pouch. Every TOPS Sling includes a brown leather sheath with a belt loop and retention snap strap.
MSRP for the TOPS Sling is $100. For more information on TOPS knives and gear, go to TOPSknives.com.