SAP Positional Sling Review: Rock Solid Modern Shooting Sling

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:

SAP SLING slung up

All slung up: my next project will be to move the sling swivel midway down the forearm. This will act as a natural hand-stop and moving the elbow closer to the body will reduce the aggressive arm angle and help the sling stay put even better.

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.


Muddy day at the range.


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.

Wrapping Up:

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.

Written by lothaen


  1. Dirk · March 18, 2015

    First sling I’ve seen like this. Color me interested though I’ll wait and hope for a sale at $90 per. I hope you keep us updated on this as you use it, I would really enjoy your thoughts on it after some extended time with it.

  2. William M Butler MSG USA ret · March 18, 2015

    Go to RWVA store and buy a very functional classic G.I. sling for less than 15.00 USD. I find them to be every bit as good as anything out there.

    • lothaen · March 19, 2015

      They are good and far cheaper than the sling I reviewed, but they are difficult to utilize under pressure and much slower to remove in a pinch. Everyone should have one, but its Achilles heel is the lack of speed.

  3. Ryan · March 20, 2015

    GI slings are functional on a nice flat range fir qual. In the field they’re mediocre to poor at everything else.

    I wonder how hard it would be to add a cuff to a blue force gear sling…hmm

  4. Colorado Pete · April 24, 2015

    Look up the Ching sling. First-rate use for a hunting rifle, but maybe not for something with a very long protruding magazine. For that, there’s the RS-1:
    Both of the above are speed loops. Me likey.

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