posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 12:15 PM
Originally posted by TheLieWeLive
Originally posted by EqualizerUK
reply to post by SkullAndBeats235
I would love a few guns man but the UK PC brigade outlawed them a long time ago.
Did they outlaw pellet guns also?
Anything that throws a projectile is a gun. Something Pneumatic would work and could go unnoticed in the meantime. Maybe a modified nail gun?
Paintball gun that shoots ball bearings or marbles? You don't need black powder to be lethal.
Catapults? I shoot hunting catapults, they are small enough to fit in your pocket, yet they can throw a 12mm lead ball at over 250fps with accuracy.
The lead shot carries a lot
of kinetic energy too, recently I hit a wooden fence post at 25m, made a hole 1/2 an inch deep in the wood and
flattened one side of the lead shot.
I took up archery a few years ago, one of my reasons being to be able to hunt food in the case of a SHTF scenario, but when I got turned onto
slingshots I quickly realized that A: they're cheaper than bows, you can even make your own, B: they're easier to gain accuracy quickly with than a
bow, C: the ammo is cheaper than arrows, I make my own ammo from scrap lead poured into molds, or you can just use stones, D: they are far easier to
carry, ie in your pocket, E: they are great fun.
Considering that hunting deer or large game is not an option where I live, and obviously not an option if you live in a city, a catapult is a very
good addition to a survival kit as a means of hunting small critters or birds and even as a means of personal defense, a well placed shot of steel or
lead ammo would easily take down an assailant.
The main component of catapults are the bands or tubes you use, and you can basically shoot anything you attach them too.
My latest catapult:
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