ANNOUNCEMENT: I will no longer be taking custom orders for slingshots. I need to take some time for my family and my own projects. I will still offer HDPE slingshots for purchase as well as stock slingshots and band sets for sale. You will even see custom quality slingshots for sale in the stock slingshots page. If you want to contact me about a potential custom request that is OK, and I will likely take on the project, but the lead time will be longer than you may like. With young kids and a full time "real" job, I just don't have enough time to commit to many custom orders. Thank you for your understanding, Dan.
I am pleased to announce that The Kestrel (GS-50) is available in HDPE along with a bandset of your choice and the all new Versa-Fork attachment method. Even better is that The Kestrel has a little brother The Merlin (GS-51). All the great features of The Kestrel in a smaller frame (2.75" at the pinch). The Kestrel, Merlin and other HDPE slingshots can be purchased here.
"How do you hold that thing?"
This is a common question when people see the Kestrel design. The truth is you hold it like any other "finger supported" style slingshot, it just so happens that there is no handle. Without a handle, you are free to position and shoot with total freedom.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Beginning in 2014, all of the slingshots I sell with either be made from HDPE, 3/4" high quality plywood or from a lamination of wood (your choice) and high quality plywood (or aluminum*). The reason is simple, I strive to provide the best quality and longest lasting slingshots I can, this does not mean that there is anything wrong with solid wood slingshots I have sold in the past. If a solid wood slingshot is well taken care of, especially avoiding fork hits, it will last and last. However, since I am not in control of fork hits, I felt the need to protect you and me, and including an engineered board such as a high quality plywood is the perfect balance, and laminating with other woods still gives the option to customize your slingshot and "make it yours". Thank you, Dan.
*Only the GS-50, GS-51, and GS-12 models can be made with a solid aluminum core. All other designs can be made with aluminum core in the forks area (where it is important) and the handle will be filled with a wood of your choice.
INTRODUCING: "Perfect Fork" naturals
Sometimes nature takes care of things for us, offering a slingshot that has the perfect shape and symmetry. In these rare cases I think it is better to just leave them the way they are. Perfect Fork naturals have minimal work done on them, I only sand the fork tips, heel and where little knots or branches were removed.
Welcome to the website of Daniel Little Traditional Archery and Gopher Slingshots.
This website combines two of my passions...traditional archery and slingshots. I began making and selling traditional archery equipment a few years ago online and at traditional archery events. Soon the slingshot bug got me and I began to develop my own designs. For the last year or so I have refined my designs and started to sell them. The response has been great.
If you've bought a slingshot from me and are happy with it or just like the way they look, I would love for you to help spread the word by "liking me" on Facebook or visiting me on Google+.
If you come from the slingshot world feel free to ask me questions about archery and bow building, and vice versa, they are both too much fun to not participate in both!
My contact information is on the Purchasing page. Thank you for stopping by to take a look,
Sincerely, Dan Little
Thanks for taking a look, here are some things i've made.