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If I were you I would put some new ones on, otherwise you might draw them back and have them snap and end up punching yourself in the face like I did last night

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If I were you I would put some new ones on, otherwise you might draw them back and have them snap and end up punching yourself in the face like I did last night

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Thanks for the advice, only two days ago was my brace secured incorrectly and I tore a hole in my face and needed stitches!
 

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If I were you I would put some new ones on, otherwise you might draw them back and have them snap and end up punching yourself in the face like I did last night

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Thanks for the advice, only two days ago was my brace secured incorrectly and I tore a hole in my face and needed stitches!
Ouch nasty, I hope you're okay mate!

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If I were you I would put some new ones on, otherwise you might draw them back and have them snap and end up punching yourself in the face like I did last night

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Thanks for the advice, only two days ago was my brace secured incorrectly and I tore a hole in my face and needed stitches!
Ouch nasty, I hope you're okay mate!

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I am all good thanks, small gash, thankful I still have my two eyes!
 

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You could give these smart clips from pocket predator a go. It allows you to use flat bands like latex or theraband gold, they'd be much better for shooting 9mm steel, they'll shoot faster and much easier to draw
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Thanks I might give them a try, I said I'll upgrade once I go through the bands on my current one so now is the time.
 

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The tubes on the Barnetts are the worst. Way too much power for 9mm and really hard pull. I use the small latex tubing from Simple Shot on my Strike 9 and Daisy F-16. Much easier to pull.

As mentioned you can install flat bands. They will have a light draw weight but won't last as long as tubes.
 

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The tubes on the Barnetts are the worst. Way too much power for 9mm and really hard pull. I use the small latex tubing from Simple Shot on my Strike 9 and Daisy F-16. Much easier to pull.

As mentioned you can install flat bands. They will have a light draw weight but won't last as long as tubes.
Have you hunted with this simpe shot tubing? If so how did it perform?
 

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The tubes on the Barnetts are the worst. Way too much power for 9mm and really hard pull. I use the small latex tubing from Simple Shot on my Strike 9 and Daisy F-16. Much easier to pull.

As mentioned you can install flat bands. They will have a light draw weight but won't last as long as tubes.
:yeahthat: The tubes on Big Box frames are the main source of discouraging new shooters. :twocents:
 

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If the tubes are long enough you can cut at the tear and reattach them. Barnett tubes really aren't the best. They changed them noticeably 5 or 7 or 8 years ago. Made them less stretchy and a harder pull. Feel horrible once you've become accustomed to either flats or good quality tubes. I started with them and they serve a purpose but I'd recommend treating yourself to some upgraded rubber.
 

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I shoot several wire-framed slingshots, Trumarks, Barnetts, Marksman. They all share a common element - bad tubes and pouches. The first thing I do is cut off the factory installed tubes and install either flatlands or small tubes and a good pouch. My current favorite bandset for 9mm ammo is pseudo tapered 1842s and a Warrior pouch. Lots of information here on how to install flatlands and tubes on a wore-framed slingshot.
 

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Here is what I do with mine when they look like that :)
 

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