Joerg Sprave is back at it again, and this time, he’s built a slingshot pistol capable of firing steel darts with incredible accuracy. In the video, you’ll see a pistol shooter that is “‘chambered’ for cheap steel darts. A toothbrush head has been used to hold them in place, extremely pre-stretched rubber accelerates the dart, and a ‘pinching’ method is employed in order to keep the darts firmly rested against the loaded string.” In other news, this would be perfect for the zombie apocalypse. Continue reading for the video and more information.
This works quite well, the darts fly 15 meters without any problems. They stick into anything they hit – wood, aluminum, plastic. They stick way better than commercial pistol crossbow bolts – both weapons are compared to each other in the video. We think this can be optimized for more compact sizes, and probably with a pump action mechanism.