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Survival Slingshot Isn’t Your Usual Backyard Toy

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We don’t really live in an age where a slingshot is considered an appropriate toy, but not 25 years ago it kind of was. We’re a little sad about that, but it’s not like the Survival Slingshot pictured above would have ever really fit the bill anyway. The 25 lbs elastic band can propel those steel balls fast enough to put out a lot more than an eye. As a matter of fact, this slingshot means really serious business:

Handle contains two 2.875 by .875 inch clear tubes with fishing hooks, line, swivels, weights, striker & matches, thread, needles, pin, steel slingshot ammo. Also included is 1.25″ split ring and bands for archery capability. Fully expandable with innovative dual rail system to attach weaver mount bases and accessories. Optional bracket allows attachment of whisker biscuits such as Trophy Ridge, True Glow, Octane or Hijack for even greater accuracy shooting arrows.

As you can see, the idea behind this item is that it’ll let you catch your own food in a survival situation. For $50 a piece, it doesn’t look like a bad investment.

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German Slingshot Guy Creates Awesome Throwing Knife Crossbow Gun Thing

By David Ponce

Jöerg Sprave is a German dude with a very successful YouTube channel called The Slingshot Channel. He shows us how to make fluffy dolls… No, no, we’re kidding, he makes slingshots, obviously. And his newer creations always seem to one-up his older ones. One of his latest project is a crossbow-like contraption that’s specially made to shoot throwing knives at high speed with deadly accuracy. The knife’s flight is stable within 10 meters (33 ft.) or so, and will pierce a 1 inch wooden board without too much trouble. The trigger-actuated gun has a front-loading barrel that consists of a wood-flanked metal rail which cradles the knife for the length of the elastic’s unwinding, keeping it pointing forward and stabilizing it for the release.

It’s pretty awesome, and yes, you should watch the video for some slo-mo action.

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Credit Card Sized Jackknife

By David Ponce

We’re not going to get into the debate over concealed weapons and the need for their existence. The short and the long of it is, they exist, for better or worse. So there will be those of you who see the benefit in carrying something like a jackknife, be it for your own protection (hopefully) or for unfortunate shenanigans. The above Credit Card Knife is 2 3/4″ folded and is made out of titanium. It might be too thick to actually fit inside your wallet, unless you’ve decided to opt for a George Costanza-style paper pouch.

You’ll be pleased to know that its price is as diminutive as its size: $30.

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Jagdkommando Dagger Has Twisting Blade For 100% More Killing

By David Ponce

The above dagger is called the Jagdkommando Integral Tri-Dagger Fixed Blade Knife. It’s salient feature is that its impressive looking try-edged blade twists, so that you don’t have to. See, it’s one thing to stab something, but if you really want to go for the kill, you twist that blade around when it’s in there. This dagger saves you a step. It also doubles as a glass breaker, with the sheath becoming the breaker’s handle. It’s an impressive looking piece of kit.

Now a small controversy is brewing on the intertubes in regards to this. There are those that say the thing should be illegal, since it serves no other purpose than to kill. Then there are others who point out that unlike utility knives, which can be used to stab someone as well as to cut through some cord, daggers have only one reason for existing. The Jagdkommando, they argue, happens to be a better dagger. We’re siding with the latter group, as many weapons exist for the sole purpose of killing: guns with hollow-point bullets, sniper rifles or even the WASP knife, to only name a few. But dear readers, what do you think?

In any case, we don’t know how much this dagger is and it doesn’t appear to be in stock.

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50 Cal Is For Girls – Check Out This DIY 70 Cal T-Rex Rifle

By David Ponce

Used to be that if you were serious about shooting, the .50 caliber BMG round was the way to go. That sucker could propel an 800 grain lead bullet (that means 52g) to 2,900 ft/s and put an eye out from over a mile away. But that’s not enough; some folks went and made their own rifle and their own ammo and created this monster that uses a 70 caliber bullet. Yes, that does mean that it’s 0.7 inches across.

The cartridge, named the .700 WTF (“What The F…”) and is made by fire forming a .50 BMG brass case, trimming it to 3″ in length and then sizing it. The round is loaded with a 1132 grain (that’s 73.58g) paper patched .700 lead cast bullet.

The rifle, with just a 16.25″ barrel, can push the 1132 grain of lead up to 2300 fps. Thats 13,000 ft/lbs of energy, right up there with the .50 BMG and far exceeding the .700 Nitro Express. The cast lead bullet has enough energy to pass clean through a 1/4″ steel plate.

Well, it has a little more energy than that. It goes through the plate and lodges itself a foot deep into a tree stump. The recoil on that thing makes it look like Chuck Norris kicked you in the chest.

Hit the jump for a couple more pictures and an excruciatingly bad video that’s good to watch only because you see this rifle in action.

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