NEW: Controlled-Stretch XHD Elastic Option!
We now offer many of our slings in either our original nylon or our custom-made XHD (Extra Heavy-Duty) Elastic Webbing as an option. This features our patent-pending “Controlled-Stretch” stitching design that lets us manageÂ and mitigate the amount of elasticity in the webbing along its length. This variable, selective-tension allows us to select how rigid or stretchable we want each section of a sling to be for different jobs. The result is a comfortable sling that allows just enough stretch to create flexible, stabilizing tension when you are in a variety of shooting positions. It also makes the firearms more snug and secure when they are slung to carry.
The Double-Point Sling is offered with a variety of adapters to mount to numerous different weapons. The design allows the front mounting at the forward or rear shooter's side of the forend, while the rear may be mounted at the rear of the buttstock or at the back of the receiver. The classic attachment points at the rear on the shooter's side of the buttstock, and at the front of the handguards or front sight post on the shooter's side of the weapon. However, other positions may be used, such as the rear attachment using a Single-Point-type receiver end plate, or the front utilizing the push-button swivel socket found at the back end of many handguard rail systems. The sling is 1.25" wide with tri-glide buckle attachments at both ends. It is compatible with matching width push-button swivels, slots, loops, snaphooks, Magpul Paraclips, etc. In addition, it is compatible with all of our Giles Modular Tactical Sling mounting adapters for a wide variety of weapons and stock configurations.
Rather than have adjusters and dangling straps, we opted for a simpler, robust design that is easily adjusted to your size and intended to hold that setting throughout use. If you add a jacket or remove body armor, you can adjust the sling sizing rapidly off-body and be confident it will not slip out of adjustment. It is very similar to our Giles Tactical Sling (a 3-point style) in operation, but offers cleaner access to the weapon's controls and more freedom of movement like our Single-Point Sling, while still maintaining good weapon stability similar to our 3-point Giles Sling. The Double-Point Sling's set and forget buckle system may be adjusted to fit easily, yet it will not lose its adjustments even through hard field use. We believe in simplicity with no moving parts to fail or added complexity under combat or hunting stress. When properly adjusted, the butt of the rifle should sit about just below the right shoulder at about mid-chest level. The butt of the weapon should rest naturally in the shoulder pocket when the weapon is brought up on target. When released, the rifle hangs vertically against the user's chest with the muzzle aimed straight, or slightly angled to, the ground. This allows you to use your hands without losing control of your primary weapon or access to it, and makes operations such as transitioning to a secondary weapon, opening doors, or checking a map significantly easier.
When adjusted with the correct amount of slack, the Double-Point Sling should still allow you to assume numerous asymmetric shooting positions including standing, kneeling, sitting, squatting, and a variety of prone positions without any readjustment of the sling length.