A few months ago our friends over at Strike Industries announced a really cool new product in the works called the Sling Catch. Anyone who has spent more than an hour lugging their weapon around on a sling can tell you that you can really chew up your neck pretty quick, especially if your doing a lot of moving around or running. Many people will opt to attach a pad to their sling to help with this but even those can get annoying once they get all sweaty and sand infused. The new Sling Catch is designed to completely keep the Sling webbing away from your neck by attaching it to your tactical vest or plate carrier. I really think they’ve come up with a great product here. Plus I think they hit the perfect price point right on the head. Check out the details and pics below.
The Tactical Sling Catch has been designed with the input of Special Force Group operators to eliminate a problem that nearly ALL weapon slings share. This is the chaffing of the neck from the webbing material use in their construction. While some maybe less abrasive than others, such as tubular webbing and softer material than thicker canvas materials, all will cause irritation and chaffing over a short period of time. This known issue is magnified when wearing any sort of body armor or outer tactical vest (OTV).
The Tactical Sling Catch addresses the issue by keeping the webbing material away from the operators neck. It is attached and secured to the shoulder pad/strap of the vest by means of a heavy duty Velcro strap. The low profile design allows quick on and off of the weapon sling while being virtually snag free when moving through heavy brush.
» Eliminates chafing by preventing contact of sling with neck
» Faster weapon readying due to reduced sling friction
» Low profile design will not catch on foliage
» Velcro mount attaches to shoulder strap
The Sling Catch is available for purchase from StrikeIndustries.com.