If you’re like me, you probably had a slingshot at some point in your childhood. I had many growing up — from the cheap $5 slingshots with a few up to around $80. Shooting our slingshots as kids made for some fun days outside. Plus, it was a bonus that we were surrounded by woods. That meant we could venture about like ninjas shooting trees, stumps, creeks, and more.
Slingshots have changed some over the past 20-30 years. But there’s one that really caught our attention recently called the Pocket Shot. If you’ve been keeping up with the outdoor gear you may have seen this little slingshot before.
The Pocket Shot, pictured above, is really a whole new direction in the slingshot market. Instead of the older, familiar Y-shaped slingshot frame, the Pocket Shot has a plastic ring with a ribbed-type rubber bag attached. Until you see it in action you could spend some time just trying to figure out what this thing is.
To use it you simply drop in your projectile (usually a ball bearing) into the bag. You then pull the rubber bag towards you, much like a slingshot, and shoot. The Pocket Shot makers claim that their slingshot will reach speeds up to two to three times greater than regular slingshots — reaching 350 feet per second! Appropriately, the makers and others are not classifying this as a toy and state that they are limiting its sale to those 18 and over.
What does the Pocket Shot come with? You get two versions of the bags, a regular and a pro, with two different draw weights and projectile speeds. At $25 for the main device, and as little as $2.50 for a bag, it’s pretty cheap. There’s even an optional “whisker biscuit cap” attachment to shoot arrows with. Cool!
Compared to a standard slingshot, we think the Pocket Shot is a real contender. Rather than having to explain, please take a look at the video below. It shows the amazing fire capacity of the Pocket Shot versus a standard slingshot. We think you’ll be impressed.
Where to Buy
If you’re fascinated about the Pocket Shot slingshot, here are some items and accessories that you may like.
If you want to have your very own pocket shot slingshot, you can get it an original one here. It is the perfect slingshot for hunters as well as for recreational use because its tiny size will allow you to keep it in your pocket or backpack. This product is made in the USA.
This is the mini version of the Pocket Shot. It includes approximately 25 plastic balls and an easy pull pouch that you can pull to shoot. If you want a handier and smaller pocket shot slingshot, then this is the best for you.
This hammer handle is a perfect addition to any Pocket Shot. It is designed to create a traditional slingshot feel to the Pocket Shot. It can be used for better stability and added power. It will work with any Pocket Shot with or without the arrow cap.
This is the Pocket Shot arrow kit with a black ring. It includes high impact Poly Pocket Shot rings, 2 red arrow pouches, and 4 nock caps. It is used to shoot 30-inch full-size arrows, but this kit does not include the arrows.
This is the standard pouch for the Pocket Shot. They are designed to be the most durable pouches but they should be replaced after a period of uses just like disposable razor blades. This product includes three standard black pouches which are rated around 275 feet per second. You will be able to use them between 200 to 400 shots before having to replace them.
This is the Pocket Shot Pro pouch and they are rated at 300 to 350 feet per second. They are created using new latex formula, making them easier to shoot and making them stretchy. This is best for those who want to inflict the most damage. You will typically get between 200 to 400 shots off with them using ¼ inch or 5/16 steel before you replace them. This product is made in the USA.
This kit includes everything you need to shoot arrows or slingshot ammo. It includes a black pocket shot, pocket hammer, black arrow cap, 3 arrow pouches, and a Pro and standard pouch. If you want a Pocket Shot with complete accessories, then this kit is the best for you.
This is another hammer handle for Pocket Shot but this one is designed with original bottomland camo. It also comes with a black pouch, inner ring, and cap ready to shoot. The rail mount attachment also shoots with or without the arrow cap.
If it’s your first time to use a Pocket Shot slingshot, then you can use this ammo to practice. They are 10mm plastic and come in color orange for you to easily find them. Since they are made with plastic, they are less dangerous compared to steel. Their large size also makes it easy to grip in the pouch and they can work great with other slingshots as well.
This is a bag containing 1000 ¼-inch ammo. They can be used with regular slingshots and all of them are made of carbon steel. If you want to stock lots of ammo for your Pocket Shot slingshot, then this will be a great deal for you.
The Pocket Shot is indeed a great weapon to use for fishing and hunting and it can work better compared to standard slingshots. Aside from that, they are lighter, easier to use, and more compact to carry around.