Wilderness/Giles Tactical Accessories
Designed for the real world, the Giles Tactical Sling brings a whole new world and useful meaning to the term "shooting sling." Presently in use with many major law enforcement tactical teams across the country, this sling is also gaining acceptance in military special operations and knowledgeable personal defense circles. It has been highly acclaimed for its safety, simplicity and speed. Its designed Giles Stock would have it no other way.
Like all Wildernes Tactical products, this sling is manufactured to exceptionally high standards of design and construction from the finest materials available. Gile's uses 1.25" treated, extra heavy duty black nylon webbing (supports weight much better than 1" material) and black low-reflective polymer hardware.
Gile's webbing is much more rigid than typical cheap webbing. It holds its form well when getting into or out of the sling (much like leather), and holds up much better under rough field conditions than soft, shapeless webbing. Gile pays more to use the best materials, but Gile doesn't think you would want it any other way. As always, connections are multi-stitched and backstitched.
When worn properly for a right-handed operator, the webbing is over the top of the right shoulder and supporting the weight of the rifle. It passes around the back and under the left armpit to the forend of the gun where it is attached to the slider buckle. The webbing attached to the forend passes back throught this slider, then passes through another at the rear stock attachment point before going up over the shoulder. When properly adjusted, the butt of the rifle should sit 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 or access to your primary weapon and makes operations such as transitioning to a secondary weapon, opening doors or check a map (just to name a few) significantly easier.