The Easiest Rifle Accuracy Hack: Sling Techniques

James Reeves
by James Reeves

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves reviews the easiest possible rifle accuracy hack – the best dollar-for-dollar improvement you can make to your rifle: The sling. James and the TFB crew go training with Blue Force Gear to talk about using your sling to make yourself a better shot, a safer shooter, and how to properly fit the damned thing. Check out today’s video for one of the most comprehensive videos about an underappreciated piece of gun gear.

0:00 Video Intro
1:32 Blue Force Gear Training Intro
2:55 A Sling Needs to Do 3 Things…
3:17 Front Sling Position
4:54 Slings Increase Accuracy
6:37 Quick Removal for Trauma
8:30 Properly Fitting a Sling
10:44 Sling Positions/Carbine Flow Drill
16:35 Sling Shooting from Prone
19:55 Summary/Conclusion


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James Reeves
James Reeves

Owner, Neutral Ground Gun Co. NRA/Louisiana State Police certified concealed weapons instructor, 2012-present Maxim Magazine's MAXIMum Warrior, 2011 TFBTV Executive Producer Champion, Key West Cinco De Mayo Taco Eating Competition Lawyer Instagram: gunshorts Twitter: @jjreeves

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  • Ondej Tma Ondej Tma on Apr 26, 2021

    I'm all for slings. I hate how modern arrogant generations throw away all the wisdom of their predecessors like garbage, or in the better case, re-invent the wheel from scratch.

    So I've been trying to learn the marksmanship techniques of the yesteryear for some time now, and slings are integral and very well working part of it.

    I'm just not sure that reinventing the sling as something "veteran tacticool" is worth the premium price 5x increased over the old slings made from equal quality materials (leather or nylon with steel buckles). Maybe it is, the dynamic adjustment is something the old slings cannot do.

    But ya'know, I hate being ripped off, so I'll double-check.

    • Mr. Katt Mr. Katt on Apr 26, 2021

      @Ondřej Tůma You're correct - 'veteran tacticool' is akin to snake oil. The gun is only as good as the person using it.

  • Mr. Katt Mr. Katt on Apr 26, 2021

    You can't hit squat ?? Heck, the problem isn't you, it's your sling. Buy my latest contraption and it'll turn you into Alvin York, or a top place Camp Perry high power shooter. Our latest whizz bang shooting accessory will turn you from Barney Fife into John Rambo !!

    I'm waiting for all of these folks who spend mega bucks on these contortion slings to wake up and realize that the basic M14 and M16 rifle slings actually do perform. It's NOT the sling, it's the operator.