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Feb 19th, 2010 at 11:11am
 
how often, or where does everyone else carry a sling? I carry one absolutely everywhere with me. Everyone that has seen my sling, but have not seen me use it hasn't even recognized it as a weapon at all. I had someone ask me if I was making a custom helmet chin strap, or an eyepatch. I wouldn't even try to use it on someone who is pointing a knife or gun at someone, because I am not confident enough in my accuracy, and I would likely look like an idiot, needlessly breaking someone's window when I am trying to hit a mugger, and escalating the situation instead of ending it by stopping the bad guy but if I ever see a rogue pack of feral dogs terrorizing a neighborhood, it is game on.
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Reply #1 - Feb 19th, 2010 at 12:35pm
 
Hi, Sgt.X-treme;
    Welcome to slinging.org.  I sling while walking my two Huskies, and I have to walk them at least two or three times a day.  It seems that I always have a sling in my pocket because of this. 
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Reply #2 - Feb 19th, 2010 at 12:36pm
 
"a rogue pack of feral dogs"...where do you live, the slums of Mexico City? In defending yourself against that a sling would be a very poor choice of weapon imho.
To answer your question there usually is a sling somewhere in the many pockets of my coat, but I don´t consider myself "armed" because of it...
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Reply #3 - Feb 19th, 2010 at 12:42pm
 
Hi Rat, I completely gave up slinging while walking the dogs, reason 1 Tinna started to eat the ammo(yep, swallowing stones she barfed up later at home...) reason 2, that same dog has been developing an increasingly worse hip condition over the last half year or so , running after stones is not a good idea right now.
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Reply #4 - Feb 19th, 2010 at 12:46pm
 
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"a rogue pack of feral dogs"...where do you live, the slums of Mexico City? ...


In western Virgina & West Virgina I have run into feral dogs on numerous occasions. Had nothing to do with slums or Mexico.
A sling to me is a hobby so I take it out when I plan to sling. Personal protection I carry a .44 w/ a 4" barrel.

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Reply #5 - Feb 19th, 2010 at 1:45pm
 
I live in Central Virginia and I see packs of dogs running around.

I always have a sling with me. At the very least it's a good conversation starter.
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Reply #6 - Feb 19th, 2010 at 1:51pm
 
At all times, sometimes I get  lucky and pass a proper place and throw some rocks.

And Ilovepancakes is right, nice topic of conversation. .
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Reply #7 - Feb 19th, 2010 at 3:25pm
 
If I'm wearing clothes I'm carrying a sling Smiley
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Reply #8 - Feb 19th, 2010 at 3:26pm
 
I rarely dont have one, its just a habbit. just in case there may be even the smallest chance (.001%), ill bring a sling.
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Reply #9 - Feb 19th, 2010 at 3:26pm
 
nearly always when on vacation, and sometimes on normal times.
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Reply #10 - Feb 19th, 2010 at 3:57pm
 

Always.
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Reply #11 - Feb 19th, 2010 at 4:46pm
 
The only time I don't have a sling on me is when I'm naked.... Or do I?....
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Reply #12 - Feb 19th, 2010 at 5:07pm
 
(Staff sling perhaps? Or is that a mini-staff sling?)

I very often have a sling/s in my pocket or at least in the car, but I am very rarely armed with it. Slings are for fun and recreation, not really defence. You can't use one in a confined space like a gun. If it's all coiled up, it takes a considerable time to get it ready, plus having the sling isn't much good if you don't also carry at least one stone. Discharge that and all you've really got is a bit of string to defend yourself.
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Reply #13 - Feb 19th, 2010 at 6:16pm
 
Aussie wrote on Feb 19th, 2010 at 5:07pm:
(Staff sling perhaps? Or is that a mini-staff sling?)

I very often have a sling/s in my pocket or at least in the car, but I am very rarely armed with it. Slings are for fun and recreation, not really defence. You can't use one in a confined space like a gun. If it's all coiled up, it takes a considerable time to get it ready, plus having the sling isn't much good if you don't also carry at least one stone. Discharge that and all you've really got is a bit of string to defend yourself.

'Please Mr Mugger stand still while I garotte you with my sling'...... Real problem is you need space to work with. While not ever having been mugged myself , from the 2 people I know who have it sounds like by the time they were sure it was a mugging, the range was very short ie the knife/screwdriver came out and the threats started at about 6-10ft. Its way too late. You pull out your sling before youre getting mugged and you'll probably wind up looking like a criminal yourself - either youve threatened someone who wasn't in the process of attacking you, or someone who will CLAIM they werent going to attack you no way officer sir this lunatic just pulled out this string thing and no that commando knife in my pocket was just so I could peel my apple later and no all those convictions I got for assault and robbery were ages ago - weeks even Im completely reformed............ If you can get to a distance where it will be useful in most cases youre probably better just keeping on running. Definitely theyre more a sporting good than a weapon these days.
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Reply #14 - Feb 19th, 2010 at 6:25pm
 
I have a sling or two on me most of the time like when my wife and i want to bob evans and as we sat down at the table i looked at my wife and said u know the salt and peper shaker[sp?] on this table would make great ammo for my sling in a pinch i just got one of those looks  Grin
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