09 Oct How to Sling Your Rifle Like Frank Proctor
I have to admit… I have tried far too many slings than I should have on my rifles.
From the standard issue circa 1984 M16A2 Parade Sling to complex, need an engineering degree to figure out, 3 point slings to the ever popular Magpul MS2 slings… I have several of them sitting in a box in my ready room.
Some worked…. some didn’t… some worked better than others.
Enter: The Frank Proctor Way of the Gun Sling.
Denis and I recently acquired a few of these slings to evaluate as a replacement for our MS2’s that were starting to get a little worn after four years of hard use. We will be running them for a few months to see how we feel about them under use but from an initial fit and finish perspective I have come up with the following:
- Installation: The sling is VERY simple to put on your rifle. Almost too simple. See the video above for further. It literally took me less than five minutes.
- Ease of use: Once you have the sling on your gun taking up or letting out slack is a cinch. (My apologies)
- Comfort: For all intents and purposes it is a comfortable sling. Naturally the lighter the rifle the better as the sling is simply a strip of nylon webbing and could get uncomfortable over a long period of time without any padding. I’m not sure I would run this sling on a SPR or 308 class rifle due to the weight but in a 5.56/300 Blackout platform… its damn near perfect.
So far… so good. After attaching the sling and running some dry fire drills I feel pretty comfortable using the Proctor Sling in any circumstance. I will do a full review after I do some running and gunning but lets just say I like it so much that I would buy another one in a heartbeat.
Get yours here: http://www.wayofthegun.us/proctor-sling-1/