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    Default RIFLE SLING - Edgar Sherman Design

    I need to get one of these. Looks like they came out in 2018.
    It has all the features I love about a few different slings all wrapped up in one.

    I've been singing the praises of the Frank Proctor sling for it's minimalist, lightweight design and super-easy/affordable mounting method (paracord) for a few years, but this sling APPEARS to have an easier to manipulate slide buckle and I like the fact that the attachment paracord can be made to whatever length YOU want, and can be replaced. With the Proctor sling, the paracord is built into the end of the sling.

    This ESD sling seems to use a slightly heavier material, but I can't say for certain. It does look suitable for heavier rifles.

    The fact that it includes a method of containing the sling to store it tight against the rifle and is easily deployed, is a HUGE bonus.
    I have figured out a way to use a ranger band to cinch up my other slings, but THIS design is way better.
    I'll include some videos below.


    Has anyone used one?


    https://www.edgarshermandesign.com/

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    Default Re: RIFLE SLING - Edgar Sherman Design

    This is Edgar Sherman. Young guy with some interesting concepts.

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    Default Re: RIFLE SLING - Edgar Sherman Design

    A review by Kit Badger

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    Default Re: RIFLE SLING - Edgar Sherman Design

    This is a pretty good overview as well, sowing usage and attachment methods.

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    Default Re: RIFLE SLING - Edgar Sherman Design

    Looks like he copied the Vtac design and modified it a bit.
    Doesn't look as rugged or as simple as the Vtac, costs about the same.
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    Default Re: RIFLE SLING - Edgar Sherman Design

    Quote Originally Posted by Berncly View Post
    Looks like he copied the Vtac design and modified it a bit.
    Doesn't look as rugged or as simple as the Vtac, costs about the same.
    I can't speak to the ruggedness, but it appears more rugged than my Proctor slings and they aren't garbage either.

    I looked at some Vtac vids and that seems more complicated, having two places where adjustments are made - the "floppy tail" and the string tab.
    Sure, it has that "keeper" sewn in to manage that excess sling material, but it doesn't operate the same way when it's not flopping loose, and for some adjustments, you have to "rip it free".
    It just seems like more to think about vs the one tab that adjusts in both directions and doesn't leave that tail flopping around.


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    Default Re: RIFLE SLING - Edgar Sherman Design

    The Vtac is a single setup with no adjustments, all manipulation is done by sliding the strap.
    No unnecessary buckles to snag, break, or come loose, no extra loops all over the place.
    Simple and well made with one moving part, it's the only sling I use.
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    Default Re: RIFLE SLING - Edgar Sherman Design

    Quote Originally Posted by Berncly View Post
    The Vtac is a single setup with no adjustments, all manipulation is done by sliding the strap.
    No unnecessary buckles to snag, break, or come loose, no extra loops all over the place.
    Simple and well made with one moving part, it's the only sling I use.
    I know it gets high praise, but it's clear from watching the Vtac vid that it isn't the same operation. It's very similar, but the ESD sling has at least 2 more desirable features for what I'm looking for in a sling.

    I have Gear Sector slings on my carbines and I really like them - except for that flappy extra sling material.
    The ESD sling appears to eliminate that.
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    Default Re: RIFLE SLING - Edgar Sherman Design

    You had me sold on the ESD sling until I discovered it's out of stock on the website.
    I'm not in a hurry, but I am a impulse buyer.
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    Default Re: RIFLE SLING - Edgar Sherman Design

    Does anybody remember the sling guy at all the gun shows in the 80s? It was a 3 point.
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