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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Rifle Sling in 2024

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Rifle Sling in 2024

Selecting the right rifle sling is essential for enhancing your shooting experience, and providing comfort, stability, and quick access. This guide will cover why a good rifle sling matters, key features to consider, and why the ESD Sling stands out as the best option for 2024.

Why a Good Rifle Sling Matters

A rifle sling improves shooting accuracy, comfort, and ease of use. It helps maintain a steady aim, keeps your rifle accessible, and reduces fatigue during long carries. It is commonly said that Rifle slings are equivalent to pistol holsters, you would carry a pistol without a proper holster so why would you carry a rifle without a proper sling? 

Key Features to Look for in a Rifle Sling

When choosing a rifle sling, consider the following features:

  • Adjustability: Ensure the sling can be easily adjusted to fit your body and preferred carrying style.
  • Material: Look for durable materials like mil-spec nylon that can withstand harsh conditions.
  • Attachment Points: Check if the sling is compatible with your rifle’s attachment points (QD swivels, Paracord loops, etc.). 
  • Where it’s Made: The last thing you need is your sling to fall apart because of cheap stitching or subpar materials. It’s always a safe practice to support American businesses that use American labor and materials! All ESD slings are made in the USA and are Berry Amendment Compliant. 

Why the ESD Sling is the Best Rifle Sling for 2024

  1. Adjustability
  • The ESD Sling can be 100% customized to provide a unique fit and range of quick adjustments.

2. Durability

  • Crafted from high-quality mil-spec materials, the ESD Sling is built to endure the toughest conditions, ensuring long-lasting performance.

3. Comfort

  • The one-inch webbing facilitates the sling moving around and with your other gear/ clothing while also preventing snag hazards. Also, your rifle is less than 10 lbs, don’t be 10-ply bud.

4. Versatility

  • Available in multiple colors including the entire MultiCam family, Black, Coyote Brown, and Ranger Green, the ESD Sling perfectly matches your gear. In addition to different patterns, we also have varying colors of the ESD Pull Tab

How to Use the ESD Sling

  • Hunting: Lightweight and low profile to reduce bulk during long treks.
  • Tactical Use: The quick-adjustment feature ensures readiness in any situation.
  • Sport Shooting: Provides stability and ease of use for better accuracy. 

Top Rifle Slings of 2024

After months of rigorous testing, the scientists and engineers at Edgar Sherman Design have been evaluating the state of the Tactical Rifle Sling market. We looked at many slings and have compiled a list of the top 5 rifle slings of 2024. This list is comprised solely of our research with limiting outside factors. Here are some of the best rifle slings available this year:

1. The Black ESD Sling: The Minimalist Marvel

– Unparalleled simplicity in design, ideal for shooters who prefer a minimalist approach without sacrificing functionality. It offers quick adjustments and a lightweight feel, perfect for long days in the field, in the mountains, or on a flat range.

2. The Multicam ESD Sling: Dynamic Tactical Toughness

  – Built with rugged materials and reinforced stitching, this sling is tailored for durability in demanding environments. This Rifle Sling excels in tactical applications where reliability and resilience are paramount. 

3. The Snow Camo ESD Sling: Precision Adjustability

 – Known for its wide range of adjustability The ESD sling has enough material to fit any sling length effortlessly regardless if you are 4’9” or 7’3”. Whether transitioning from standing to prone or switching between rifles, this sling offers unmatched versatility.

4. The M81 Woodland ESD Sling: The Comfort King

  –  The ESD sling has an ergonomic design utilizing one-inch webbing that reduces snag hazards on both clothing and gear. It’s favored by hunters and tactical shooters. Also, your rifle is under 12lbs you don’t need a padded rifle sling, and if you do your 10-ply bud. -Probably Wayne

5. The Vietnam Tiger Stripe ESD Sling: Streamlined Elegance

 – Combines sleek aesthetics with functional excellence, making it a favorite among shooters who appreciate both style and performance. Its streamlined design reduces bulk without compromising on utility. Also, who doesn’t love a Tiger Stripe Rifle sling?

Experience the pinnacle of tactical rifle slings! In our latest blog our scientists and engineers at Edgar Sherman Design have been evaluating the state of the Tactical Rifle Sling market to find the top 5 must-have slings for 2024. Elevate your shooting game with expert insights and recommendations.

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