General purpose bandsets amber and black

General Purpose Slingshot Flatbands

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.030" amber and black medical latex

Sometimes simple is better...sure, tapered flatbands deliver amazing performance, but at the expense of longevity.  They shoot hard and fast but don't last as long.  Steady wins everytime!  Our General Purpose slingshot Flatbands are offered in five different materials and can easily handle a range of ammo sizes by simply changing the length.  Choose your bands according to your ammo size and check out our suggestions:

  • 1/4"-5/16" steel:  5/8" straight .030" latex(amber or black)
  • 3/8" steel: 3/4" straight .030" amber or black latex (this is a fantastic combo, long lasting and great performance)
  • 7/16" steel:7/8" straight .030" amber or black latex (this is the same band that comes standard on the Scout slingshot)
  • Marbles: 3/4" straight .030" amber or black latex

All General Purpose Slingshot Flatbands are single layer and include an appropriately sized leather pouch, completely assembled including band ties.  All bands are 10" long from pouch.

26 Reviews

  • 5
    Love the black latex

    Posted by Kate in KS on Nov 18th 2017

    I ordered a couple sets of these about a month ago, and wanted to shoot them a while before commenting. I really like them. Nice power/speed, and after more than 300 shots with one set, I don't see much wear at all. Looks like it will take a lot more shooting to wear these out. It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it! :-)

  • 5
    Best bands yet

    Posted by Gregg Duffin on Oct 19th 2017

    I used several other bands , but the black bands are by far the best and have the right amount of strength to give you the most accurate shooting.

  • 5
    Black general purpose flatbands are great

    Posted by Randy Whitton on Sep 16th 2017

    Just banded up my axiom ocularis cast aluminum with the new general purpose black flat bands I hit my new 1" spinner target the first five shots. That's good for me.

  • 5
    great bands, wear very good.

    Posted by Unknown on Aug 24th 2017

    like them very much.

  • 5
    Most fun with a slingshot yet

    Posted by Fred Morgan on Aug 17th 2017

    I am now a 73 year old "country boy" who has been around firearms and slingshots almost all my life. Until I discovered Simpleshot I was using a natural homemade asymetrical fork with double medical tubular bands for squirrel hunting. My first Simpleshot purchase a month ago was a Scout with flat general purpose bands. It looks good, feels good in my hand, and shoots well. I am hitting a 5" circle at 15 yards with it. Consistency is the key and the tutorials at are very helpful on every slingshot subject. Since that initial purchase I have also ordered several different band sets and am now waiting for arrival of an Ocularis Rebel for easy mounting of my tubular latex.

  • 5
    Great practice bands

    Posted by islander on Aug 11th 2017

    These are the same ones that came on my scout slingshot they are great for practice. I shoot 3/8 bearings

  • 5
    Flatbands deliver as promised

    Posted by John on Aug 10th 2017

    These bands do exactly what they are designed to do. Nothing more, nothing less.

  • 5
    perfect band!

    Posted by Faizal Tamrin on Jul 4th 2017

    Swapped it over the tube band that came with the Torque. This has a nice smooth draw feel and solid accurate shots. Will be in touch with SimpleShot for more of them later. A definite recommendation!

  • 5
    Great Bandset

    Posted by Tyler Steinbeck on Jun 15th 2017

    Replaced my BB bands on the Dead Ringer frame with 5/8 black. Shooting 1/4 steel ammo, it's a nice EDC combo.

  • 3
    nice bands at a fair price

    Posted by Unknown on Jun 15th 2017

    7/8 bands last awhile 3/4 not so much..

  • 3

    Posted by Unknown on Jun 15th 2017

    this band was ok but poch was all messey and fluffy and unevenly thin.

  • 5
    great bands, wear very good.

    Posted by william simpson on Jun 10th 2017

    will make another purchase.

Please keep in mind that the slingshot bands are made from a natural material. This means that we have no way of predicting the life of the band. Even the best maintained bands can fail inexplicably or have a short life time. Despite our best efforts, using high quality industry standard materials and testing; approximately 1% of the bands fail early. We do not provide a warranty of any kind on bands.