Expanding upon the success and proven performance of Magpul’s line of MS Slings, the company just announced their new RLS Sling ($19.95). According to Magpul, “The RLS (Rifleman Loop Sling) is a durable, lightweight, and affordable shooting aid and retention device.” In creating the RLS, Magpul decided to take the best features of the Rhodesian and 1907 match-style slings, while using their own proprietary nylon mesh webbing and high-strength polymer hardware.
The RLS is made from a proprietary chafe-resistant 1 ¼” nylon mesh webbing. Magpul uses a tubular construction that can reduce harsh edges making it less prone to rub or snag. It also provides a double layer of cushioned comfort for the end-user when the rifle is shouldered. When using the rifle, the strap’s smooth texture remains comfortable against the user’s skin even when heavy pressure is applied. The colored webbing is NIR treated to reduce infrared signature – just like all of Magpul’s other slings.
The hardware used on the RLS is both lightweight, yet extremely durable. Magpul went with reinforced, high-strength injection-molded polymer hardware for years of trouble-free use. They also added a proprietary sling keeper that leaves no tails or loose straps, which helps eliminate snag hazards and potential distractions. The sling weighs a mere 4.4 ounces, but don’t think the RLS isn’t heavy-duty. According to Mappul, ” … the RLS has been extensively tested to its limit to ensure reliability and performance in wet, dry, and sandy conditions, to include load and drop testing. It’s been hiked with, biked with, swam, climbed, hunted and shot (a lot) with in a variety of field conditions.” The highly-configurable RLS also accepts all Magpul 1 ¼” sling accessories as well as most third-party 1 ¼” sling attachments.
The Magpul RLS Sling works both as a standard weapon sling as well as a stabilized shooting aid. In the retention role, the RLS works unobtrusively securely keeping your rifle tucked behind the shoulder comfortably. When needed, the RLS can be rapidly deployed with the adjustable forward loop gripping the Rifleman’s support am, locking in a steady shooting position, and firmly planting the rifle butt against the shoulder.
The RLS Sling retails for $19.95 and is available in Black or Coyote. To learn more about the RLS Sling, or to find your nearest authorized retailer, please visit the Magpul website.