If a slingshot is going to be used for hunting, it must be powerful, right?
But what makes a slingshot powerful?
Glad you asked, because this is actually one of the most misunderstood topics out there . . .
Any slingshot (not just a hunting slingshot) needs to be capable of one thing: support the bands under draw. And that’s it. As long as you can fully draw the bands until release, the slingshot has done its work.
So a “powerful” slingshot is one that can support powerful bands. And there’s the magic. The power comes from the bands! But the slingshot frame is important because:
- The frame determines your grip / purchase on the slingshot.
- The frame allows you to hold the slingshot steady during the shot.
When you have a slingshot that is best for hunting it means these two factors will be solid, allowing accuracy with powerful bands.
Any slingshot can allow accuracy. A forked stick is all it takes to shoot accurately, but if you want to shoot powerful bands on your slingshot, a very strong, stable grip is necessary!
And the strongest grip of all is the hammer grip.
It is called the hammer grip because it’s the grip you use when you hold a hammer. It’s the most intuitive hold and it’s STRONG! So when you combine this balanced, ergonomic hammer handle with the integrated (and foldable) wrist brace, you have the strongest frame possible.
And that means you can band it up with the strongest bands you want.
VERDICT: The Hammer is an incredibly powerful frame for slingshot hunting.
Capable of supporting even the strongest of bands, the Hammer frame is perfect for slingshot hunting.
When deciding what is the Best Slingshot for hunting, consider this.
Slingshot or Slingbow?
With the hammer, You choose.
When choosing the best hunting slingshot, consider if you’d like to shoot arrows. Shooting arrows from your slingshot (making it a slingbow), increases the potency of your slingshot. Introducing a penetrating broadhead into the system adds a lethal aspect not available in a standard slingshot.
With the Hammer, switching from slingshot to slingbow and back to slingshot is a breeze. Just swap heads or convert one head if you like.