Safety

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

The following is safety information from the Owner's Manual.  This is not intended to replace the information included in the Owner's Manual, which should be read in it's entirety.

SLINGSHOTS ARE DANGEROUS WEAPONS.

READ THE INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS IN THE OWNER'S MANUAL THOROUGHLY AND CAREFULLY BEFORE USING.

THIS OWNER'S MANUAL SHOULD ALWAYS ACCOMPANY THIS SLINGSHOT AND BE TRANSFERRED WITH IT UPON CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP, OR WHEN THE SLINGSHOT IS LOANED OR PRESENTED TO ANOTHER PERSON

 

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SLINGSHOT SAFETY - YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

SAFETY MUST BE THE FIRST AND CONSTANT CONSIDERATION OF EVERY PERSON WHO HANDLES SLINGSHOTS OR CATAPULTS.

This Owner's Manual is designed to assist you in learning how to use and care for your slingshot properly. Please contact us if you have any questions. Only after you are certain you fully understand the manual and can properly carry out the instructions should you practice loading, firing, or otherwise handling ammunition. If you have any doubts about your ability to handle or use a particular type of slingshot safely, you should seek supervised instruction. If you are unable to locate supervised instruction you may write to: SimpleShot, Inc. 1465 Sand Hill Rd., Suite 1014, Candler, NC 28715 and they can help you.

The person possessing a slingshot has a full-time job. You cannot guess; you cannot forget.
You must know how to use your slingshot safely!

Do not use any slingshot or ammo without first having a complete understanding of its particular characteristics and safe use.

warning-triangle-icon.pngSlingshots can cause severe personal injury or death.

Treat each slingshot as though it is a loaded firearm.

ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION when you shoot or handle slingshots. Eyewear should be compliant to the ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2010 standard. Even if you are wearing correctional glasses already, it is necessary to wear such glasses in addition, as correctional glasses do not protect your eyes against a snapping band or other potential hazards.

While slingshots can be used recreationally, they are NOT toys. Those under the age of 18 should not use slingshots.

IT IS IRRESPONSIBLE AND UNWISE TO STORE OR LEAVE A SLINGSHOT THAT CAN BE DISCHARGED IN A MANNER THAT A REASONABLE PERSON SHOULD KNOW IS ACCESSIBLE TO A MINOR.

Do NOT consume alcoholic beverages before or during shooting.

KNOW your target and what's behind it; do not shoot at anything you don’t intend to destroy.

Make sure you have an adequate backstop for your target.

Inspect the rubber band assemblies, slingshot frame, AND attachment points before each shot for any signs of wear, breakage or cracks. DO NOT SHOOT IF BANDS, POUCH OR FRAME IS WORN OR DAMAGED IN ANY WAY.  This includes nicks or small tears in the bands, damage to tubes, damage to pouch or frame!

Replace damaged or worn bands immediately and retire a damaged frame. Do not attempt to repair.

Do not shoot at hard surfaces or at the surface of water. Slingshot ammo may bounce off or ricochet and hit someone or something you did not intend to hit causing injury or death.

DO NOT USE STONES OR ROCKS AS PROJECTILES- this can cause harm to the user, bystanders, your slingshot and bands.

Bands contain LATEX

Always store bands in a cool, dark place when not in use. Do not expose bands to high temperatures (like your car on a summer day!)

The bands are made from natural latex and WILL go bad at some point, whether you use them or not. Therefore they are excluded from any kind of warranty. 

DOWNLOAD THE WHOLE USER MANUAL

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SHOOTING SAFETY BASIS

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DO pull the band back over the fork

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DO keep your thumb straight.

DO center the ammo in the pouch.

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Don't pull the band from behind the fork

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Don't pinch in front of the ammo.

Don't let the ammo off center.

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

Upon purchase and/or use, you(the user) agree to hold harmless SimpleShot, Inc. and its owners, heirs, employees, or assigns of any and all product liability. You agree that the abovementioned will not be held responsible or liable for any consequential, direct or indirect or special loss, injury, or accidents caused by the slingshots, bands, ammo or any other items that we produce, promote, and/or sell. In all cases, the user assumes full responsibility and all risk associated with the use of our products. It is your (the user's) responsibility to check with local laws in order to be compliant regarding slingshots and any other products that we produce, promote, and/or sell. Our products are not to be purchased or used by anyone under 18 years of age. 

If you have any further questions regarding safe use or slingshot related inquiries, please contact us HERE