Big 3 Daytona Savvy Sniper Custom Slings

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Over the years I’ve had some decent slings that did the job but never one I really was impressed with and did everything well. I imagine most of you have purchased slings based on looks, brand and such only to be disappointed by the performance.

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My biggest pet peeve on any sling is the advertised ability to grab a tab and make the sling shorter or longer and do so quickly. They work if you yank them hard enough. With the Tri-Glide Brian uses it’s very easy to adjust the sling and do so with little effort.

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One of the companies that presented products at the Big 3 is called Savvy Sniper. They have various pieces of kit but slings are their main product. Now they do have various models on the website but they just start with those as a base to build on for the type of sling the customer uses a particular weapon for and personal preferences. The prices start at $29.95 for a basic sling up to the best sling they make at $130 or so.

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It’s a family business, which is run by Brian who is a Tuscarawas County Ohio Deputy Sheriff and SWAT team member. Brian does the majority of the slings on what he firmly says is “his” sewing machine. Yes indeed we gave him a bit of static over being a SWAT team member with a sewing machine. Well I’m glad he is because they turn out some great slings.

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Brian uses heavy material for the slings, which varies in width and thickness depending on the intended weapon and use. The hardware used is everything from military grade plastic to AustriAlpin Cobra buckles and Tri-Glides as well as metal fittings rather than plastic. They make both single point and two point slings however most are capable of both modes of carry.

What Brian prefers is to have a customer spend some time on the phone with him and get a specific set of needs, desires, type of weapon and carry method as well as preferred material for the fittings. This isn’t an operation where you pick from set options and never talk to anyone. Each sling is truly a custom creation made specifically for you based on your conversation with Brian.

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I have one of his fairly basic slings with the Tri-Glide. I’ll be ordering one with metal fittings, Tri-Glide, QD attachments with a Cobra buckle for easy removal. It will also have a section of bungee. Over time I intend to replace my slings with his.

He actually had one I tried to talk him out of but at this point it’s a one of kind that will be made for one of the SEAL Teams. This sling uses all metal fittings, Tri-Glide, H&K clips as well as QD attachments right next to the H&K clips so they have a choice of mounting based on the weapon used. It also had a Cobra buckle. All of the slings are made for the size of the user. If you’re a big guy they can make one to fit you. These run $134.00.

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Have a look at the website to get an idea of the basic designs. Brian can be reached here:

SAVVY SNIPER LLC
2898 Mayflower Rd
Port Washington, Ohio 43837
Phone: 740 492-0100
http://www.savvysniper.com/
Email us at: [email protected]


Phil White

Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I’m the Associate Editor and moderator at TFB. I really enjoy answering readers questions and comments. We can all learn from each other about our favorite hobby!


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  • mechamaster

    Wait.. It’s not hindering the Tavor cocking handle in high stress tactical situation isn’t it ?

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/ Phil W “Senior Writer TFB”

      No the attachment is behind the charging handle.

      • mechamaster

        Oh, that’s right.

  • BOB

    Rhodesian didn’t allow there troopers to use slings and removed carry handles so the guns were always at the ready in hand… but then again, Rhodesia is a relic of history now…

  • JumpIf NotZero

    Ugh. I am 100% certain I do not want a cobra buckle on my sling. My everyday belt has one (ares), so nothing against them, but not for my sling.

    I don’t want another point on my sling I need to check or know can become undone.

    One solid sling with a QD point on either end – that’s all – ever.

  • Mr White

    I deatl with Erin.. She is unbelievably smart… That girl knows her slings!!! Plus she shipped it 2days priority mail… Best company to deal with hands down… We talked on the phone for an hour just shooting the shit about guns lol… Every email was returned within a day.. Sometimes minutes.. Don’t be hesitant to have these guys customize your sling…. Savvy Sniper is simply the BEST

  • http://www.youtube.com/shwell11 Shwell

    Great coverage Phil. This product is outstanding.