Much as I want to love The Walking Dead, it’s a little too short on the apocalypse mayhem and a little too long on the human drama. And there’s not enough variety in weapons. I mean, it’s the post-apocalypse and all you have are guns? Where’s the barbed wire-covered sledgehammer with a spike on either end of the head? Or the shoulder-mounted double crossbows? Or the rhinoceros helmet for putting a stake on a zombie’s face using your noggin? When the T-Virus does drop, I want all those things in my stash. Plus, this Montie Gear Y-Fork Slingshot.
Styled to look like a classier, more sophisticated version of the slingshots you played with as a kid, this grown-up projectile thrower should look and feel downright familiar. Except it’s just a little bit deadlier when armed with either a half-inch ball bearing or a .44 caliber lead ball ammo, making it suitable for hunting zombies, smaller wildlife (like Gremlins) and tiny robots — perfect for many post-apocalypse scenarios.
The Montie Gear Y-Fork Slingshot is made from a half-inch thick aluminum plate that’s either powder-coated or anodized, depending on the color you order. It uses a tapered flat band made from Thera-Band Gold that boasts a 16-pound pull weight at a draw of 28 inches. The band is sourced straight from retailer A+ Slingshots, so you can easily secure extra bands for backup.
Since aluminum isn’t exactly the most comfortable thing to hold in hand, the handle is wrapped with 550-test weight paracord for a better, more convenient grip. The paracord is removable, too, so you can use it in the field in case the need for a strong rope arises.
You can get the Montie Gear Y-Fork Slingshot directly from its creators. Price is $99.95.