WARNING: Mishandling of firearms may cause serious injury or death. Before practicing with your Giles sling make sure your weapon is
unloaded and pointed in a safe direction. Study how the sling attaches and how it will move when in use. If the sling interferes with the safe operation or handling of the weapon, discontinue use. For further
safety considerations, consult the owner's manual of your weapon and seek professional assistance.
Designed for the real world, the Giles sling brings a whole new and useful meaning to the term "shooting sling
." Presently in use with several major law enforcement tactical units across the country, this sling is also gaining acceptance in military special operations and
knowledgeable personal-defense circles. It has been highly acclaimed for its safety, simplicity and speed.
Like all Wilderness products, this sling is manufactured to exceptionally high standards of design and construction from the best materials available. We use 1.25" treated
black nylon webbing (supports weight much better than 1" and won't cut skin like some rougher web grades) and black non-glare polymer hardware. As always, connections are multistitched and backstitched.
When worn properly for a right-handed operator, the webbing is over the top of the right shoulder and supporting the weight of the rifle. It passes around the
back and under the left armpit to the forend of the gun where it is attached to the slider buckle. The webbing attached to the forend passes back through this slider, then passes through another
at the rear stock attachment point before going up over the shoulder. When properly adjusted, the butt of the rifle should sit about just below the right shoulder at about mid-chest level. The
butt of the weapon should rest naturally in the shoulder pocket when the weapon is brought up on target. When released, the rifle hangs vertically against the user's chest with the muzzle aimed
straight, or slightly angled to, the ground. This allows you to use your hands without losing control or access to your primary weapon and makes operations such as transitioning to a
secondary weapon, opening doors or checking a map (just to name a few) significantly easier.
"Giles Stock, SWAT cop and Gunsite instructor, has designed what is without a doubt the finest tactical sling ever…an improvement on the H&K Universal Sling."
— Gary Paul Johnston,
Contributing Editor, Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement magazine
"…what I personally feel is the best combat sling ever made…the Giles Sling,"
— Peter G. Kokalis, Technical Editor,
Soldier of Fortune magazine