This frame was inspired by a small wire frame slingshot and brought to life by slingshot community member and all around excellent dude, Mike Meuli aka. BeanFlip. When we saw this design we thought it looked like a good shooter...when we shot it, we knew without doubt! It sits low in the hand with a positive pinky finger lock and can be fitted with both tubes and flatbands. The organic ergonomics of this design combined with the ever adaptable Ocularis™ band attachment system makes the Jelly Bean a very compact, pocket sized adult slingshot that is big on performance.
From Mike/BeanFlip- "The design was conceived by a "Cronie" and executed by another member of SSF. From that point I modified the shape, offset the handle, and cut from HDPE. Another "Cronie" of mine gave me a hand with the Ocularis™ modification." SimpleShot is proud to offer this community sourced slingshot design...as always, designed and made in the USA!
This slingshot is made from a specialty HDPE material- yellow core with black front and back fused to the core.
The slingshot comes with .030" thick x 3/4" wide latex flatbands and two Ocularis™ band attachment plugs.
Overall Height: 4.5"
Overall width(outside forks): 3.25"
Fork Gap: 1.25"
First time I shot Jellybean BAM 3/8 steel ball to the thumb. OUCH!
Put it down for a month or two went back to my trusty Scout. While shooting the other day I said I have to give Jellybean another try and boy am I glad I did. I was hitting the target within 3 shots at 50ft It's small compact fits in your pocket nice and once you get the nerve it shoots great. Happy Hunting
First SS for me. I really like the size, shape, and versitility of the ocularis system. I have big hands and zero SS experience. I doubt that experienced shooters would recommend this as a first SS. I might agree but it has been super for me. I've tried flat and tube-prefer the flats at 45, not quite OTT, not quite OTF. The pinky hole works for me! Using my index finger in a pinch, and thumb braced. Right now the frame is more accurate than I am. Learning what works best for an aim point. Lots of fun. Love that I can shoot right in my yard.
Honestly; wary at first, but now it's my EDC. Love this thing.
I'm accustom to full size slings, the Scout is my go-to shooter. But, I wanted something easy to carry and this would be my first "pocketable" sling shot.
At first try, didn't know what to think. I had to rethink a few things, tweek the band positions, work on different grips and I did come away with one fork hit (drat).
After a little work, I'm so glad I stuck with it. Quick band changes and pocket size for EDC, this ones hard to beat.
If you're a full size shooter, give this thing a try. The nuances of shooting a smaller size will just make you a better shooter.
I bought this beautiful slingshot about 2 weeks ago. It fits perfectly into my small hands using pinch or hammer grip. The bands that come with this slingshot are a perfect set for marbles and 3/8 steel shot. Not only is it accurate, but it's durable as hell. This fell out of my pocket when I got stuck on my atv. When my tires spun, the slingshot fell under them. When I got unstuck, I realized it was gone. When I washed it off, it was in perfect condition. So in the end, buy this slingshot!
I bought the Jelly Bean to use as my first TTF shooter. I have not been disappointed. I have tried everything from BB band sets to Double Black Latex bands on this thing and it shoots everything well. It makes me feel like I can't miss.
I'm not new to slingshots. Iv shot and made them for few yrs now. I have g10 ones, multi laminates, naturals and metal. They all have there advantages and there place in the collection. But this little jelly bean is the go to one now. Small, light, lovely shape. But the plug design is the best thing. Quick band changes, and It will take any band set up known to man. The best in the field or edc set up u could want. I'm in the UK and after I got my hands on their torque ss model locally, I looked into simpleshot. A great company with real passion for what they do. And shipped v fast. In fact, quicker than metro grade.
Although I'm not really a fan of ocularis plugs, I like wrap and tuck or top slots, I can't seem to put this down. Great little slingshot goes I the pocket easy and fits the hand just right. Very versatile and I prefer to shoot it ttf!
Fits my hand perfectly in a neutral grip fist with no bracing and no pinkie in the hole. I've never shot like that before, but it's so easy on the thumb, I'm hooked. Ergonomics are terrific and the Ocularis system rocks.
Nice to use
It's taken the place of the Axiom (slimline) as the one I slip into my pocket each day. No bigger than a pickle fork but thrice as easy for me to use. Love the way it seems to fit itself to my hand as I draw back & my accuracy has greatly been enhanced.
this frame is perfect. does everything and fits great in a pocket. my first ocularis and i like the system and how it feels. also my first frame with a pinky hole.
I already have quite a few SS that look greater and more "professional". My wife says cynically "Why do you need more, can you shoot with more than one SS at the time?"
Well, I was looking for the one that can be ALWAYS on me without the feeling a burden. I think I found the one.
Another advantage - because of it's size, it is very convenient for the "intuitive flip shooting style" which lately I started to practice.
At this price - an excellent cost effective straightforward slingshot.