I purchased a Short Action Precision Positional Sling, and I am glad I did. Finally, I have a modern shooting sling for my modern rifle. One of the most secure methods of shooting unsupported prone is to use a military style web sling or a turner sling. These items are practical if you have all the time in the world, but are largely impractical in all other aspects.
I wanted a modern shooting sling that allows me to quickly don and doff the cuff, and that gives me the necessary adjust-ability in a easy to use format. I found a good realization of the concept:
The S.A.P. Positional Sling:
The S.A.P. positional sling is faster than other traditional slings such as the turner or USGI web sling. It can be applied while the rifle is still slung on the shooter. It has a restricting cuff built-in and tightens harder the more tension is applied. It has a fastex buckle to quickly doff the arm loop. Ahead of the buckle is a quick adjusting clamp which allows you to further adjust your sling tension. I had to remove some of the powder coating with a small file on the clamp; the thickness of the powder coat dulled the bite and allowed a bit of slippage. Using the file to sharpen the teeth was easy and gave the sling tremendous bite against the webbing.
I used the sling throughout my range day and enjoyed my time with it. It is well made and secures the rifle in a steady shooting positions just as good as a USGI web sling. The concept of a modern rifle is well suited to having a shooting sling that doubles as a modern two point sling. Just like many other designs, you can shorten it or lengthen the sling with the pull tab, but unlike many others this sling can do double duty to help steady your aim.
Priced in at around 90 dollars, the price is a bit hefty. Like I said in the video, if you are looking at a sling like this, then you probably take your rifle very seriously. Rich, the owner or co-owner, was quick to answer questions and returned my comments promptly. He mentioned that if you ever had any issues with the sling, he would quickly take care of it. I can’t see the sling failing or having any issues as it is simple and well stitched. I will keep readers informed if any issues pop up, but I don’t think they will. Overall, if you want a fast, rock solid shooting sling… give the S.A.P. positional sling a try. It is superior in every way to old USGI slings, and compliments a modern rifle nicely. It’s a great tool to have attached to your rifle.