SIERRATAC and Spiritus Systems: The Sling! – SHOT Show 2020

SHOT Show is about finding the hidden gems, like this SIERRATAC Sling in the Spiritus Systems booth.

To find out more information, please visit SierraTac.

SHOT Show is about finding the hidden gems. That is what I felt like when I stumbled upon the SIERRATAC Sling in the Spiritus Systems booth.

From the outside looking in, a sling may look like a band of webbing with an attachment on either end. In some cases this is true, but as you begin using rifles with two-point slings, you come to really appreciate the nuances of different slings. In use, there is a massive difference between the various slings on the market.

The SIERRATAC Sling comes with loose ends and Tri-Glides. This allows the user to attach them directly to buttstocks, QD Sling Swivels or any preferred method.

What has SIERRATAC done right? For starters, their adjustment method. The sling doesn’t require the user to defeat any sort of cam buckle or move the sling in a certain direction before loosening or tightening the sling. Simply grab the adjustment piece, any which way, and move it forward or back to loosen or tighten the sling. It moves smoothly and freely in either direction. When you let go though, and load the sling, either with the weight of the rifle hanging or with creating a shooting position, the sling won’t move. There are also no free tails on it (loose webbing).

What else have they done right? All the details. The entire sling is slim, to include the padded section. Offering just enough padding to reduce fatigue, without having so much that it runs the risk of getting caught, snagged or creating undue weight.

While unconventional looking, the SIERRATAC Slings adjustment tab works wonderfully.

The adjustment piece itself is something that takes a minute to process. On its face it looks like a large departure from most slings adjustment tabs, be they extra pieces of sewn webbing or lengths of 550 cord. This is a T-shaped piece of billet aluminum. And while it may look odd at first, it is well thought out and does a great job. The shape makes it easy to find whether it is dark, you’re wearing NODs, have gloves on, in the rain… It doesn’t matter. Just grab the adjustment piece, or around it, and move it in either direction to adjust your sling.

So how do they tie in with Spiritus Systems? If you are unfamiliar with Spiritus Systems, they make a number of modular nylon pouches and gear, from plate carriers to chest rigs and back panels. They supply a number of military and LEO units across the world with incredibly well-made gear. All of their materials are professional-grade and BERRY compliant. I was admittedly a little surprised to see the SIERRATAC Sling in their booth, since it isn’t their design, but I was quickly clued in.

Spiritus Systems brings its professional-grade materials and manufacturing to the SIERRATAC Sling.

The new SIERRATAC Slings are made by Spiritus Systems. This benefits the market immensely. While smaller shops can sometimes have a hard time keeping up with demand and may not have access to the same materials or talent (people that sew professionally are hard to find), Spiritus Systems has both.

The SIERRATAC Sling will be available Q1 with an MSRP of roughly $60. It will come in 9 different colors, to include all the variations of MultiCam.

The slings will be available with 9 different colors to choose from.

To find out more information, please visit SierraTac.

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About the author: Ivan Loomis has spent a lot of time outdoors, backpacking and camping as well as extensive international travel. Eventually, he landed in the Marine Corps in the late 90’s. After a hiatus from the service to race the Baja 1000 a couple times, he reenlisted with the Air Force. Departing that he wound up in a large metropolitan Police Department for a spell before landing in the Security Contracting world.One constant through these experiences was gear and weapons. Having spent time in a lot of environments and with the opportunity to field a lot of equipment, he’s grown fond of well-made gear.He now shares those experiences, adventures, and knowledge through contributing articles and videos to various publications, including his own site:

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