Single Point Slings – What Are They and Why You Need One

If you are looking to use a rifle for self-defense in a CQB situation, investing in a single point sling is absolutely crucial. Many experts will tell you that a weapon’s sling is an extremely essential part, much like the sights or the magazine. The type of sling you use will dictate how well you can carry the gun, equip it, take aim and how easy it will be for you to transition into other actions in a tactical situation.

Let’s start with the basics. What is a single point sling? This kind of sling, which some people also refer to as a tactical sling, consists of a loop that goes around the wearer’s neck and shoulder and is attached to the base of the gun’s stock. Unlike the more traditional two-point sling, the single point variant continues to grow in popularity with gun enthusiasts.

Let’s examine some of the key features in more detail.

• Use the weapon whenever you want to

By using this type of sling, the weapon will dangle right in front of you. At a moment’s notice, you can lift it and begin using it without needing to fumble and wrestle with the sling.

• The weapon never leaves your side
If you want to instantly free your hands or switch to another firearm, just drop the rifle. Since the sling is essentially a loop that goes around your upper chest, it physically impossible to accidentally drop it.

• It’s all about the ergonomics

Single point slings need their length adjusted only once before use. Thanks to its design, there is really no need to keep adjusting it for aiming, carrying or holstering the rifle. To top it all off, even the most inexpensive slings of this type use lightweight but sturdy materials for the sling and easy-to-use plastic buckles, ensuring continuous, high-quality and problem-free usage.