Awesomely Safe: Gatling Gun Slingshot

04.26.11 8 years ago 4 Comments

When last we mentioned slingshot maker Jörg Sprave of The Slingshot Channel he had built a machete slingshot / crossbow measuring more than six feet long, for when you absolutely, positively have to shoot a machete into your neighbor’s second-story window (“If only there were an easier way!“).  Now Sprave is showing off his Gatling gun slingshot, with eight metal balls blasting awesomeness and wreaking mayhem for cardboard boxes along sides of roads everywhere.

Sprave’s slingshot has both a one-shot-at-a-time mode or he can use the handy handcrank to spray eight shots at a rate of 960 rounds per minute (half a second for the eight shots, in other words).  There’s also something oddly disturbing yet amusing about how he keeps swaying from “serious dude wielding a deadly weapon” to “jovial toymaker showing off the new wooden toy he built in his workshop”.  I want his post-shooting smile as my screensaver and him saying, “Shot. Shot. Shot. Shot.” as my ringtone.

The video of the slingshot in action is after the jump.  Man, it’s a great time to be alive.  Finally, the Gatling gun slingshot exists.  My neighbor’s second-story bedroom ceiling needs to know about this.

[Hat tip and a box of metal dragees to ObviousWinner.]

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