Sparrow Slingshot from SimpleShot. Designed by Zachary Fowler


The Sparrow™ Slingshot. Designed by Fowler. Made by SimpleShot®.

This manual will go over setup of your Sparrow slingshot and give you the knowledge to make sure you safely and correctly use your Sparrow.

We'll go over setup of the Sparrow frame with banding, possible grips for the Sparrow and safety.

Keep scrolling for the video owners manual that covers setup demonstration!


The first Fowler Series slingshots from SimpleShot

Identify the Shooter Side of the Sparrow Slingshot Frame

This is the side of the Sparrow that faces you when you shoot the slingshot. This side has the SimpleShot logo and Fowler signature.

Identify the Sparrow Slingshot Frame Target Side

The target side is the side of the slingshot frame that faces the target when shooting. The target side will lie flat and reads ""

OTT (Over The Top)

The Sparrow slingshot frame accommodates OTT banding only. This means the bands are attached so that the bands are drawn Over the Top of the forktips.

The Lanyard

A simple piece of paracord that attaches to the handle of your Sparrow slingshot frame and secures the slingshot to your frame-holding hand. The lanyard is a critical piece of safety gear!

Do not shoot stones or rocks from any slingshot.

Rocks - no matter how round they look – shoot erratically and shooting them may damage your slingshot and bands.

Due to the uncontrollable nature of shooting non-spherical projectiles, shooting a rock from a SimpleShot slingshot voids any / all warranties.


Setting up the frame - Installing the lanyard
It is critical to always have the lanyard securely wrapped around the wrist when shooting. Serious injury can result from improper use.

Thread one end of the lanyard through the hole in the end of the Sparrow frame. Then, tie a simple overhand knot with BOTH tag ends of the lanyard.

Adjust knot placement before tightening.

Adjust the position of the knot to vary size of the lanyard to fit your wrist. Then pull tightly on the two ends to secure the knot.

Make sure the knot is secure before using the lanyard.

Make sure the lanyard fits firmly but not too tight. It should be secure enough to prevent the Sparrow frame from ever slipping from your hand.

Always wear the lanyard securely when shooting the Sparrow!


Remember, you will be installing your bands OTT.
This wrap and tuck variation secures bands very well. The foundation wrap and extra fold of the latex band make for a very secure attachment.

Step 1.

Make a few (2 is fine) foundational wraps into the fork groove with the tie-in tape. This provides a solid "grip" on the frame

Step 2.

Orient your band. You want the "ears" (the ends of latex where the pouch is tied in) on the OUTSIDE or facing DOWN.

Step 3.

Place the band onto the flat target side of the frame. Be sure to leave plenty of band (for step 7) and note the placement of the band.

Step 4.

Place two wraps around the bandset to hold it in place. Keep each wrap under stretch (this is what secures the bandset).

Step 5.

Take a moment to adjust your band to make sure it is flat and centered on the target side of the Sparrow slingshot frame.

Step 6.

Keep wrapping tightly to secure your band onto the frame. Leave enough material for at least 4 more wraps, to be sure.

Step 7.

Fold the extra band tip up over the tie-in. This extra step ensures a tight hold on the Sparrow frame.

Step 8.

Keep wrapping, this time OVER the folded latex end of the band from step 7, maintaining a firm stretch on each wrap.

Step 9.

Now, place your thumb on the folded bandset end and place two wraps firmly (but not so tight that step 11 is impossible) OVER your thumb.

Step 10.

Place the tag end under your thumb. This is the trickiest part, but you can do it! The goal here is to bring the tag end UNDER the final wraps...

Step 11.

Simultaneously let the final wraps slide off your thumb while trapping the tag end and pulling it through under those final wraps.

Step 12.

You did it! Those final wraps are now binding the tag end down to the rest of the tie-in. The stretch is now binding it all together.

Note: In step 9 - 11, you can use a tool such as forceps, small pliers or a loop or string/paracord to pull the tag end through. Just do not damage the material if using a tool.

One side complete!

Now, complete the same process on the other side.


You now have a fully banded OTT Sparrow slingshot.

Test it out!

Give your bands a few careful draws to make sure they are rock-solid and you're all set to star shooting!

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