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In the world of tactical gun slings not all are created equal. As simple as a sling can be, a design can always be improved upon. The LimbSaver SW Tactical Sling is such a product and they have found a way to improve upon a simple accessory that everyone uses.
Most slings are a mixture of flat nylon webbing with a few plastic or metal clips and buckles, configured for either a single or two point connections. Both single and two point configurations have their advantages and disadvantages a single point allows mobility and being able to shoulder your weapon quickly and on either side, but has a tendency to swing back and forth when not being used. Dual or two point systems stay put, but can be hardest to shoulder quickly. Thankfully the LimbSaver Tactical Sling is both.
At first glance, you can see the LimbSaver Tactical Sling has a wide strap which helps to limit fatigue and pressure points that are generally associated with carrying your firearm. Another obvious feature is the NAVCOM material makes up the majority of the strap, not only is the strap wide, but is does not slide around and shift, keeping your firearm in front of you or where you want it at all times. Most of the straps that I have used are simple, basic and slide around your chest and back more than a greased pig. At first I was hesitant about the material and wondered if it was going to catch or twist around my clothing as I moved. To my surprise, it stayed where I wanted. I did not have a lot of movement with my jacket, shirt or sweater, which is a huge plus.
Top Three Features
- The NAVCOM non-slip strap really is incredible. I won’t lie, it is not for everyone, some people like their strap to rotate around. I am not one of them, though. I want my gun to stay where I put it and not where it wants to go. The width of the sling lessens the fatigue on you shoulder and the NAVCOM also has a little give to it so it acts like a padded sling without all the bulk and cheap sewing.
- I prefer the single point connection system and the LimbSaver design allows you to switch easily and quickly between the two. The quick connections on the case are durable and less prone to breaking from continual use. They have installed a metal ring into the harness which is the key to the single point connection system. It’s durable, reliable and quick. The Quick Release harness system is attached and released by a simple tri-glide buckle, truly quick and easy.
- Because of the single point design you are able to switch from your normal firing position to your weak side easily and back again without fighting your strap. I was able to move through a building switching from shoulder to shoulder without any issue.
The more I used the sling the more I stopped thinking about it, which to me is the most important thing with it come to shooting. The more I can just focus on target acquisition and not on my firearm or its components, the more I am able to just let things flow. To me is telling of a great product and one that has a permanent place within my arsenal.
The disadvantages of the LimbSaver SW Tactical Sling are minimal, but there are a few easy changes that could be made to make the product even better.
In my second top feature of the sling, I stated that the product had a few pieces that made it incredibly versatile and easy to use. Those same features are the sling’s weak links as well. I am not a huge fan of plastics and polymers on certain products or places where it is integral for the product to work as it was intended. The Quick Release and the connection point from the NAVCOM strap and the nylon webbing are plastic, and unfortunately might have fail when you need it most. Swapping them out to a metal
clip would solve any concerns of the product failing.
The last thing that I had an issue with is also related to one of the sling’s strong points: the sling’s ability to adjust. There is a single tri-glide that helps retain the excess webbing when you do not have it adjusted out completely. This feature leaves a four- to six-inch piece of material hanging around on my sling when I set it up how I wanted it. I’m a big guy it would only be more loose material for smaller people. By adding a second tri-glide you would reduce the amount of straps hanging about and getting in the way, while maintaining the sling’s ability to adjust.
The product as a whole is very well made and will stand up to the majority of wear and tear for 80% of the people who purchase it. The NAVCOM material so far has held up to the tests I have put it through, while being truly comfortable and not fatigue-inducing.
The SW Tactical sling was built to not slip and slide while you are in action, and it achieves that aim. It allows you to go from a single point harness to a dual point at a moment's notice and it does that really well. The reliability is there as far as I am concerned, but there are a few features that I would like to see changed even though it would drive the price up a little (and it would still be worth it). The plastic buckles are a big question mark for me. When I went predator hunting with the sling I put a few zip ties though the Quick Release so that it would not come undone as I crawled through the brush to get into position. It still a great sling, though.
At around $29.95 you are going to be paying more than for a standard harness or sling, but most of those are either a single or dual point harnesses, not both. The LimbSaver SW Tactical Gun Sling is both and is flat out the most comfortable tactical or hunting sling I have ever had. To me its value exceeds the sale price.
If you are looking for a sling or harness that is comfortable, funtional and is able meet your needs, then the LimbSaver SW Tactical Gun Sling is for you. There really is not a one size or type that fits all, but I must say they got pretty close with this one.