Riflecraft Introduces The RS-3: A Cross-Body Sling For Marksmen

I am not someone who is very concerned with gear. My main rifle is close to bone stock, besides the optic, and is only “blinged out” with a USGI web sling. My Glock uses the much-maligned stock sights, because those work fine for me. I generally look at small products like slings and lubricants that claim to offer real improvement with a healthy dose of skepticism. What I have works, and I don’t generally feel the need to change it much.

So it’s an uncommon feeling for me when I find a sling that makes me think: “That looks like a really good idea!” The new Riflecraft RS-3 tactical sling does, though. Company owner Todd explains the sling and its features in the video embedded below:

Todd is an exhaustive marksman; he records his efforts to improve practical riflery on his blog, Art of The Rifle, which I read on a regular basis. When my SO needed a sling for her new CZ 527, we bought a Riflecraft sling, and she couldn’t be happier with the arrangement (and I admit I feel a little jealous next to her on the range, with my duct-taped, tattered USGI sling). Todd’s slings are well-designed, and very well-made. Like me, you might be happy with just a cotton USGI sling, but it’s hard not to be impressed with a product of great effort and attention to detail like a Riflecraft sling.

More information on what led Todd to create the RS-3 sling is available at his blog, here and here.

Nathaniel F

Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. In addition to contributing to The Firearm Blog, he runs 196,800 Revolutions Per Minute, a blog devoted to modern small arms design and theory. He is also the author of the original web serial Heartblood, which is being updated and edited regularly. He can be reached via email at nathaniel.f@staff.thefirearmblog.com.


  • Todd “RifleSlinger” has posted some material for my site. His slings are great and he really knows his stuff!

  • Hyok Kim

    Wow! Finally a sling that makes the vaunted ‘Safari’ version of ching sling obsolete.

    Thank you very much for mentioning this sling. I’ve been looking for something like this for ages.

  • Plumbiphilious

    This is brilliant. I started with guns with loop slings with the CMP, and prone and kneel just aren’t normal to me without that reassuring tension holding the gun tight.

    Now I get a more comfortable way to sling the rifle with this design. This is freaking ingenious.