Galco Gunleather announced the introduction of their new Bungee Sling for rifles during the SHOT Show. This new sling is particularly designed for AR-15 rifles, but could easily be installed on shotguns or other long guns as well. Galco Gunleather has been making excellent handgun holsters for over 45 years.
The new Bungee Sling is the newest member of Galco’s Tactical Sling line. The other Tactical Slings include the Battl 2 Sling, the Battl 2 Shotgun Sling, and the SLC Strap.
Galco Rifle Bungee Sling
The new Bungee Sling is a natural progression in the Galco Tactical Sling line, and I believe the best offering from Galco. The bungee design has been proven to be highly effective in both fit and function. With a bungee style sling the shooter can adjust the tightness of fit, and length, to their personal desire and needs.
The Galco Bungee Sling is made to be a single point sling, that attaches to long guns by a nylon loop or an included [easyazon_link identifier=”B00JH3CIX8″ locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]HK-style snap hook[/easyazon_link]. The Bungee Sling is constructed of shock-absorbing elasticized synthetic material, and is particularly suited for transitions to the shooter’s backup handgun, support-side shooting, and muzzle strikes.
Galco Bungee Sling Features
- Single-point sling
- Elasticized shock-absorbing “bungee” construction
- Attaches with nylon loops or included HK-style snap hook
- Requires single-point attachment on weapon
- Adjustable for length/ride height
- Black or Flat Dark Earth color
- MSRP – $67.95.
Other Galco Tactical Line Slings
The Battl 2 slings are made of solid nylon straps, that although strong and adjustable, do not provide the flexibility of a bungee style sling. In addition, the [easyazon_link identifier=”B000KOTS5O” locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]Battl 2 slings[/easyazon_link] are 2-point slings that weave through the buttstock and then attach to the Delta ring at the base of the barrel. This attachment leaves a seatbelt wide strap running right across the bolt catch lever, which is the standard method for charging the AR-15.
The SLC Strap is another solid nylon sling, that is shorter and maintains a slimmer profile against the shooter’s body. The SLC Strap gives the shooter the option of running a modified single point sling, or a 2-point sling. The modified single point option uses a nylon loop through the buttstock, and attaches the clip to the sling attachment ring on the stock. Technically two points, but taking the characteristics of a single point sling. The two point option uses the nylon loop through the sling loop on the stock, and the clip to the front sling loop on the hand guard.
Galco also produces a Marksman and Hunting line of slings.
I have been impressed with Galco holsters for many years, having owned several for back-up or off-duty use. Galco holsters are made with a high level of skill and craftsmanship. I haven’t had the chance to try out their slings, so I can only speculate that they are made with the same level of care Galco’s holsters. In any regard, it is good to have options, and the new Galco slings are a welcomed addition.
Do any of our readers have experience with the Galco Tactical line of slings?