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The slingbow head for the new Hammer Slingshot from SimpleShot.

Ultimate Versatility

Slingshot. Slingbow.

With The Hammer Slingshot / Slingbow, you can go from shooting arrows to roundballs in a matter of seconds – all without tools or loose parts.  Just remove one head and clip in the other. Bingo.

Slingbow fishing? Check. Flashlight? Check. Whatever attachment you want? Check.

Attachments galore

Not just a slingshot.

Slingbow fishing? Check. Flashlight? Check. Whatever attachment you want? Check. The integrated accessory rail accepts any accessories that fit any weaver or picatinny rail system.

The grip, the band attachment, the wrist brace. All designed for power. This is one powerful adult slingshot.

Ocularis™ Band Attachment

Fast. Strong. Adaptable.

Now better than ever. Easily attach looped tubes, single tubes, flat bands, or double flat bands in less time than you ever imagined. Over-the-top, through the forks and anywhere in-between.

The grip, the band attachment, the wrist brace. All designed for power. This is one powerful adult slingshot.

Power Overwhelming.

This is no toy slingshot.

We designed a dedicated hammer grip (for strength), a band attachment system that grips thick double bandsets (for speed) and even built in a wrist brace (for even more power).

Meet the designer

Mark Seljan

Mark Seljan

Industrial Designer

Mark is a slingshot enthusiast, plain and simple.

A native of Hungary, Mark’s slingshot hobby started in teenage years influenced heavily by his uncle. He competed in archery and won short range Budapest Championship in the nineties- no small feat in a country with such a rich and noble archery heritage. In those times slingshot shooting was a good hobby to hone skills.

Starting his career as a mechanic, Mark now has a doctorate in arts with a master degree in industrial design and is currently working as an associate professor in Budapest, Hungary, teaching design and 3D art. As a freelancer he is working in movie industry and industrial design, specialized in 3D printing, virtual prototyping, and product design.

Mark was instrumental in taking years worth of our ideas, drawings, and prototypes and putting it all together in a system that doesn’t just work, it excels as a masterpiece of engineering and industrial design.

We could not be more proud to have Mark on Team SimpleShot!

FAQs (Frequently asked questions)

Does the Hammer come with flatbands or tubes?

The Hammer comes with flatbands for projectiles and a new improved tube bandset for the slingbow mode.

The Hammer was released with black Ocularis™ plugs and flatbands for the slingbow, but has been updated with white (so you know which is which) Ocularis™ plugs and tubes for hard-hitting hunting power in sling bow mode.

Can I hunt with my Hammer slingshot?


Yes, a slingshot is a capable hunting tool when using proper bands and ammo combined with the shooter’s skill. This is especially true of The Hammer. Equipped to handle heavy bands and double bands, to be shot with a wrist brace and with a slingbow attachment, The Hammer is an adult slingshot designed for power and speed. It is one powerful slingshot.

However, not all states or provinces recognize the slingshot as a legal method of take, so be sure to check with your local Fish and Game department for details regarding the use of slingshots for hunting.

I have hit my fork. What now?
That is NOT good. This situation is much like hitting the curb with your car. Maybe nothing has happened; maybe your frame is damaged. You MUST inspect the slingshot very carefully before you go on using it. NEVER ignore the fork hit and keep shooting.
What kind of ammo I should use with this slingshot?

Dense balls are best. Any object that is roughly spherical such as marbles, ball bearings, or lead round balls. It should shoot fast and straight. Do not shoot stones.

And, of course, since it’s also a slingbow, The Hammer is suited to shooting arrows in addition to its function as a powerful slingshot.

What safety equipment do I need?

Polycarbonate glasses at a bare minimum and a healthy dose of common sense – treat it like a loaded gun at all times! Know what is behind your target and don’t shoot at anything you don’t intend to destroy.

Again, this is an adult hammer grip slingshot, designed for speed and power. Please take it seriously.

Is there any maintenance needed for slingshots?

Take care of your slingshot well for years of satisfying use.
• Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for The Hammer Slingshot / Slingbow.
• Inspect the frame, bands, attachments and pouch frequently.
• Keep the bands dry and away from oils and store them out of sunlight and away from electronics.
• Don’t let the frame become damaged, especially the fork and tips.
• If the pouch or bands show signs of wear or weakness, replace them immediately.

How can I make my slingshot more powerful or shoot faster?

The Hammer is one powerful slingshot. It was designed with speed and power in mind. The bands it accepts, the hammer grip and the wrist brace all combine to make it one powerful adult slingshot.

But you have control over the power and speed. Velocity and power are a function of the bands and their ability to quickly retract. You may shorten the factory bands to generate more velocity and power, but pay attention to your ‘active band length’.

What is ||active band length|| and why is this important?

Active band length is the amount of band located between the attachment on the slingshot forks and the attachment on the pouch. This length helps one to determine several things:

  • The percent of elongation. Most bands reach peak performance at around 500% elongation. If you have a thirty inch draw length and your active band length is 6 inches, you have reached 500% elongation. At this point, you are achieving good performance coupled with moderate band life. One could shorten the active band length in this example by one inch, would push the bands to 600% elongation. The result would be more speed but at the expense of shortened band life. Going past 600% elongation does little to incrementally increase speed and drastically reduces band life.
  • As one begins to experiment with other elastics, the active band length can be a good benchmark for assessing the performance of various elastics. As an example, a person may enjoy a given taper in .030″ latex at a given active band length. If they were to use the same taper dimensions with a thicker or thinner material, using the same active band length helps one to assess the performance characteristics/differences in a more meaningful way.

Watch our Active Slingshot Band Length video on YouTube for detailed information on this topic.

What is hand slap or band slap and how can I prevent it?

When shooting a slingshot, hand slap, or hand slap is the result of shooting ammo that is too light for a given set of bands. If the bands cannot deliver their full load of energy into the projectile, then there will remain unused energy that must go somewhere. When the projectile is released, the bands continue to travel forward. If the projectile cannot absorb all the energy of the bands, they recoil into the back of the slingshot (right where the hand is). If you are getting bandslap, you are either shooting bands that are too heavy for the given ammo or your ammo is too light for the given bands.

Watch our Slingshot Band Handslap video on YouTube for a detailed video tutorial. You might enjoy the accompanying blooper reel on that one as well. 🙂

How do I ‘aim’ the slingshot / slingbow?

Many shooters simply line up the edge of the band with the target, sighting along the bands length much like a gun barrel. This will get your windage very close with only elevation adjustments needing to be made. Others simply watch the shot and correct for the next, ‘intuitively’ aiming without using specific, conscious aiming points.

See videos on our YouTube channel.

Where can I get replacement parts?

A full line of replacement and upgrade products for The Hammer Slingbow are available at along with a full lineup of everything slingshots. Enjoy.

Where can I get a replacement owners manual?

You can request a new Owners Manual by contacting us at SimpleShot or by writing us at SimpleShot, Inc. 1465 Sand Hill Rd., Suite 1014, Candler, NC 28715.

Hammer Slingshot Features

The Ocularis™ Band Attachment System

When we first designed the Ocularis™ System a few years ago, we knew it was great. But we also knew it could grow into something even greater. This is it. With the latest release of the updated Ocularis™ System (available on The Hammer Slingshot), we believe we’ve captured the ultimate way to attach bands to your slingshot.

Super fast. Easy. And unbelievably adaptable. Attach flatbands in a huge variety of thicknesses (including crazy-powerful double bandsets) as well as single or looped tubes in an instant. You decide the angle of attachment. Through the forks, over the top and anywhere in between.

Oh, and we even included an aiming dimple on both the slingshot and slingbow heads.

The Hammer Grip

The hammergrip provides for the strongest and most intuitive of all grips.  Combine this with the additional stability afforded by the removable wrist brace and you can go from shooting heavy hunting bands with wrist support to light weight plinking bands in a matter of seconds.

For those who live in jurisdictions where wrist braced slingshots are illegal, the wrist brace can be removed completely while still utilizing the accessory rail system.  The low forks and beavertail grip provide the shooter a secure grip on the slingshot (or sling bow) even without the wrist brace.

Versatility + power + portability

The Hammer boasts a handle large enough to give the support you’d expect from a hammergrip slingshot. Yet its unique and completely unprecedented design allows the entire unit to pack down into component parts for easy storage and transport.

It’s not just about size though. You can literally remove and replace the slingshot / slingbow heads in mere seconds, allowing for quick and easy exchange in the field so you can go from shooting arrows to roundballs and back again.

No tools. No loose parts. Just release, remove and replace.

Material: Glass Filled Nylon composite
Handle Dimensions: 5-3/16” tall x 1” thick x 1-9/16” wide
Slingshot Fork Dimensions: 4” fork width outside 1-3/4” fork width inside
Slingbow Fork Dimensions: 4-5/16” fork width outside, 1-3/4” width inside
Wrist Brace: 3-7/8” width
Adjustable Wrist strap: 1” width
Slingbow weight: 9.2 oz (wrist brace, handle, slingbow head)
Slingshot weight: 7.2 oz (handle and slingshot head)

The Hammer in sling bow configuration with wrist brace.

“This thing is fun, powerful and accurate!”

Posted to simpleshot by Glen on January 22nd 2019

“This thing is fun, powerful and accurate! Super compact and handy compared to a traditional bow.”

“I love this thing.”

Posted to SimpleShot by Pineaple on January 20th 2019

“It is an awesome built product and I give it 5 stars. I love this thing.

“I just love this thing to pieces.”

Posted to SimpleShot by Robert A on December 15th 2018

“The most complete system on the market!
This sling bow feels and shoots like a professional weapon. Solid, versatile and accurate. . .

I just love this thing to pieces.”

“The most versatile platform on the market today.”

Posted to SimpleShot by Karl on November 11th 2018

“This is perhaps the most versatile platforms on the market today. The options allowed are great for any experience level and the handle is very comfortable.

A great product.”

“Excellent… And Surprisingly Capable.”

Posted to SimpleShot by Robert L on September 24th 2016

“There’s a lot to talk about with this device, and no where near enough space to say it all.
Build quality and construction material is stellar… You can indeed mount very heavy hunting bands in place of the single layer latex it ships with and you can do so in a very short amount of time due to the ocularis mounting system.”

“10 out of 10.”

Posted to SimpleShot by John R. on September 22nd 2016

“I am very happy with the slingshot… I can fit a small torch to the base of the slingshot and don’t have the hassle of a headlamp which is all over the place when one is trying to shoot.

It is what i have been looking for for some time… 10 out of 10.”

“Worth The Money!”

Posted to SimpleShot by David Martin on May 23rd 2016

“Love this slingshot. I would recommend it to anybody.

I like the ability to change setups easily and quickly. Very easy to change bands.

I shoot it every day.”


Posted to SimpleShot by Steven Rueberer on May 7th 2016

“This is my new favourite slingshot/slingbow. It’s comfortable, well thought out, and totally awesome. Thank you so much, you have once again blown my mind.
I love this slingshot so much I am going to buy another one.”

“Just Awesome!”

Posted to SimpleShot by Unknown on Apr 27th 2016

“I’ve been shooting slingshots for about 8 years. This slingshot/slingbow is my new favorite. I’ve used it for about 2 weeks now and it’s my go to for hunting cans to rabbits. Just awesome.”

“The King Of The Slingbows!”

Posted to SimpleShot by James Hale on Apr 1st 2016

“The hammer is the best slingbow I have used. So far I have shot at least 250 arrows down range. Great control, feels very comfortable while shooting. This will be my new archery bow for this year out hunting!”

“Just Awesome!”

Posted to SimpleShot by Unknown on Apr 5th 2016

I have shot many of the slingbows on the market and this one is tops for compactness, engineering, and performance. I own the Chief AJ, Suvival Slingshot, and SERE slingsot and none of these can compare to the Hammer. This is one awesome slinghot/slingbow.

“Easiest Band Change Ever.”

Posted to SimpleShot by Dan on Apr 7th 2016

“The Ocularis system is genius. Never has there been an easier way to change the bands on my slingshot. The system holds fast, is easy to adjust, and is dead simple. This slingshot does it all. Love it!”

“The Awesome Hammer!”

Posted to SimpleShot by Ronald on Apr 14th 2016

“I have four Scout slingshots and they are very good slingshots, actually the best slingshots that I ever owned, that is until I purchased the hammer.”

A final word. The Hammer is not a toy. It’s a powerful adult slingshot.

hammer-warningPermanently etched into each Hammer is a warning.
We don’t put this warning on our slingshots because we think it looks good. We put it there to remind you – every single time you pick it up – to treat it with care. And to treat it for what it is: one of the most powerful slingshots on the market.

The Hammer is a powerful slingshot for serious slingshot shooters. It is capable of shooting very fast and hard. If banded appropriately it is one of the best hunting slingshots out there. If you use The Hammer Slingshot for hunting, know your local rules and be extremely careful.Every Hammer Slingshot / Slingbow comes with an owners manual. Do not shoot your powerful Hammer slingshot until you’ve carefully read and completely understand the entire manual.  If you have a question, don’t hesitate to contact Team SimpleShot.

Have fun. Enjoy the sport. And be careful.

Rail attachment system on the powerful Hammer Slingshot handle
The Hammer Slingbow head: from ammo to arrows in seconds.
The Hammer Slingbow head closeup in black with double bands
The Powerful Hammer Slingbow head in black with wrist brace

The Hammer slingshot/slingbow is the most advanced adult slingshot design on the market.

Capable of being shot with or without a wrist brace, this slingshot/slingbow offers the marksman the opportunity to have one unit to support multiple shooting disciplines. Whether you are an archer or bowhunter looking for the next challenge or enjoy bowfishing, The Hammer has got you covered.

For the slingshot enthusiast, there has never been a more adjustable and stable shooting platform. The hammergrip provides for the strongest and most intuitive of all grips. Combine this with the additional stability afforded by the removable wrist brace and the quick change patent pending Ocularis™ band attachment system, you can go from shooting heavy hunting bands with wrist support to light weight plinking bands without.  The Hammer accepts both flatband and tubular band, all in one hammer grip slingshot platform.

Get yours today at SimpleShot.

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