Finding a good sling that works well with your rig is often a confusing or daunting task because of the sheer amount of options there are out there. While a lot of people generally like to field only one type or brand, I’m always open to trying new styles or brands of slings out to see how they perform when compared to my favorites. One such sling that recently caught my eye is The Link ANR Rifle Sling from ANR Design and Cole-Tac. This new sling features full Berry Compliance and is made from 100% US materials and assembled in either New Hampshire or South Dakota.
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The LINK Rifle Sling from ANR Design and Cole-Tac
The Link is a brainchild rifle sling between ANR Design LLC and Cole-Tac. The Link Sling is a 1″ webbing design rifle sling, stitched with Mil-Spec bonded Nylon thread. Mounted on the rifle, the forward section of the Link rifle sling has a 40″ length of pull, fully extended. The rear adjustment of the Link rifle sling has a 30″ total length of pull. Depending on the operator’s size, the length of pull easily allows plenty of slack to transfer the weapon system to the opposite shoulder of even the largest of end-users. The Link rifle sling is Berry Compliant and constructed of 100% US materials, assembled in New Hampshire and South Dakota at Cole-Tac facilities.
The Link rifle sling is made from a 16″ strip of 0.75″ loop Velcro that starts near the buttstock end of the sling to allow for better versatility in sizing. However, according to the product page, the Velcro is still supple enough for it to work well with the Tri-Glide buckles without adding any additional resistance. The removable shoulder pad is constructed from closed cell foam padding combined with a SAM stretch elastic material that is stitched into the matching 500D Nylon Cordura outer sleeve. This apparently makes the sling more comfortable around the neck and will be far less abrasive to the skin when moving the rifle in between different firing and retention positions.
The Link sling will be available for a base price of $66.99 and will come in 8 different color/camo configurations including Black, Coyote, Ranger Green, M81 Woodland, Multicam, Multicam Black, Multicam Arid, and Multicam Tropic. The sling will be compatible with 1.00″ and 1.25″ swivels.
Does this look like a good new addition to the sling market that you’d consider trying out? What advantages does the removable padded portion add for sling users? Let us know what you think down in the comments!