Cost — Weight —
Damage 1d3 (small), 1d4 (medium) Critical x2 Type bludgeoning
Range Increment 50 ft. (projectile)
Category ranged Proficiency simple
Weapon Groups thrown
A sling is little more than a leather cup attached to a pair of strings.
Your Strength modifier applies to damage rolls when you use a sling, just as it does for thrown weapons. You can fire, but not load, a sling with one hand.
Loading a sling is a move action that requires two hands and provokes attacks of opportunity.
You can hurl ordinary stones with a sling, but stones are not as dense or as round as bullets. Thus, such an attack deals damage as if the weapon were designed for a creature one size category smaller than you and you take a –1 penalty on attack rolls.
Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook. Copyright 2009, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Jason Bulmahn, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.