Well Met from Topeka, Kansas
Hello all! I thought I should introduce myself as I finally had a chance. I joined the forum after discovering The Slingshot Channel on Youtube. I kind of stumbled across it when looking for some inspiration. I am working on a steampunk novel that takes place on a mostly aquatic world. As such, the resources necessary for the development of gunpowder simply didn't exist. So I started looking for other options for ranged weaponry. At first I considered tesla coil guns, but that seemed a little too sci-fi and I wanted something believable. Next Iconsidered airguns, but I didn't like the idea of marines having to lug around a bunch of pcp tanks. However, a search for firearm alternatives pulled up a video of Joerg testing a slingshot against a pistol and that got me into his channel. I am currently working on an idea to add a few mechanical workings to Joerg's Pumpgun, turning it into a Winchester style lever action, but retain the high power. This would be an idea for my book, and maybe crafting a working replica just for fun.