Premium Leather; Extra Heavy Hooks; Stitched Keepers; U.S.Made; 6" Longer-54" Front Strap Increases Useable Length; 100%Satisfaction Guaranteed; Available In Tan Or Black
If you love fine leather, fine craftsmanship and a superbly
functional, useful sling, our new Competitor Plus is going to make
you extremely happy! What you get is a no-compromise
reproduction of the original 1907 Military Sling; the one that's
become the standard among hi-power service rifle
shooters and many knowledgeable hunters; the one that's sought
after by collectors and restorers of pre-WWII military firearms and
the one that's carried more guns, more miles on more shoulders
than darn near any other. Ours has all the good stuff: 1)
It's all U.S. made of the finest, oak-tanned, top grain, U.S.
steer hide. 2) It's fitted with thick, forged, blued steel
hooks. 3) Each hook is attached with three rivets. 4)
The Keepers are stitched and fit TIGHT! Once we eliminated
all the shortcomings of the current crop of '07 copies, we
convinced a sling maker that folks who use their guns
really do want better not cheaper. Once the
maker believed, they gave us suggestions concerning the leather.
Ooohh, the leather! It's absolutely
wonderful. A full heavy-weight, 9-10 ounce leather, tanned
correctly for sling use to give maximum flexibility, stability and
toughness without stretching or being oily. The tanning makes the
Competitor Plus Sling leather what it is. The process starts
with a complete hide that's shaved just enough to make it even
thickness throughout. Then it's painstakingly tanned using oak
tannage, NOT chromic salts. (Chromic salts cause tarnish and
corrosion on any metal the leather touches.) Finally, the smooth,
burnished finish which shows off the natural grain of this
high-grade leather. All this time and effort means Competitor
Plus Slings can bend and twist for a tight grip with no
splitting or cracking, even across the holes, with no more than the
barest minimum of medium tanning oil being added during the
process. Your careful adjustments and precise shooting position
won't be fouled up by a rubbery sling.
Each extra thick, blued steel hook is locked
onto the leather with three hand-hammered, copper rivets. The
extra steel keeps the hooks from bending under the extreme
pressure created when you lock into position. And, the hooks fit
their holes TIGHTLY…no slop to mess up a hard hold and no
Even the keepers are designed as part of a
working sling. Since they absolutely must fit and grab the straps
tightly, ours are skived at a taper, overlapped and then glued
and stitched with 5-cord waxed linen thread. They'll hold
The end result is a sling that gives you so
much more: more service for so much longer as a traditional field
sling; more authenticity as a replacement for restorations; plus
more, higher match scores by eliminating a concentration-breaking
source of problems. You can spend your time glassing for game,
doping the wind or paying attention to sight picture and trigger
squeeze instead of fiddling with the sling.
This level of exceptional quality is a little
more expensive, but we honestly believe you'll agree it's more
than worth it.
As you can tell, we're pretty darned proud of
the Competitor Plus Sling. We think you'll love it, too. It's
unconditionally guaranteed to satisfy you 100%. If you don't
agree, send it back for a full refund.
Add the Competitor Plus Sling to any rifle equipped with Michael’s-style swivel studs. Comes complete with two of the correct 1¼" Michael’s easy-on, easy-off, quick-detachable loops.
AR-15, Issue:09, Page:064
Big Book Catalog, Issue:66, Page:062
Big Book Catalog, Issue:66, Page:241
Law Enforcement / Police Store, Issue:08, Page:047
SPECS: 1¼" (3.2cm) wide. 9-10 oz. leather. .108" (2.75mm) thick hooks. Front strap length = 54" (1.37m). Instructions.