CPRifle Sling Review

Posted in New Kit, PRS Series, Training on February 9th, 2018 by Preston Lewis

Ask any shooter about their sling of choice and you will quickly find that they haven’t put as much thought in a sling as they have into other shooting or gun accessories. I have been guilty of this very thing myself. Brian from Colorado Precision Rifle sent us his own personally designed sling to demo. Brian is an accomplished U.S. Army Veteran Sniper & Sniper Instructor as well as a very talented Precision Rifle Shooter so he set out to design a sling to accommodate the long range precision rifle shooter. Right out of the box, the sling allows you to choose your attachments whether it be QD sling swivels, HK Clips etc. We went with the QD swivels to attach to our MDT TAC21 Chassis. The CPRifle Sling is such a simple design and also has several different ways to incorporate it in different styles of shooting. Before this sling came along, all I ever used a sling for is to carry my rifle from stage to stage not knowing that a sling like this existed to help me through a stage sort of like my shooting bags do. With match directors incorporating more and more challenging courses of fire, competitors are looking for ways to ease the burden of a stage and this sling does exactly that. This two point sling has changed my way of thinking. Not only is the sling a weapon transport device but also a stabilization device used in positional shooting. PRS shooting has exploited the whole idea of the CPRifle Sling and could also be used in combat, as well as hunting applications.

We took the sling out to use it in a team match and the first thing I noticed was how easy the sling is to get in to. Everything on the sling slides easy and is accessible while wearing it so you shouldn’t have any issues finding anything. The best part about it is that it has an integrated arm cuff. I used the sling when shooting out of a car window to push the rifle against the door and could not believe the stability that it created. There was little to no wobble of the gun and I hit every target in that stage. What this cuff does for you is very valuable. It incorporates an arm cuff shown below in Figure 1-1 and what this does is pushes the rifle into your shoulder or depending on which way you are exerting pressure, you can push the gun forward into a barricade creating a more stable shooting position.

Arm Cuff on CPRifle Sling

This can be done sitting, kneeling, or standing as we all know what NOT to expect in PRS matches. In PRS matches, most of the time, you will have a 2 minute course of fire so having a sling that is easy to work with is pertinent.

Setting up the arm cuff is very easy to do as shown in Figure 1-2 and 1-3.

CPRifle Sling

CPRifle Sling

For right handed shooters, simply insert your left arm into the cuff, move the cuff up to your bicep and simply grab the D-loop and cinch it down until you are stable shown in Figure 1-4.

CPRifle Sling

Another feature the sling boasts is a steel cam buckle to adjust the length of the sling on the fly quickly as seen in Figure 1-5.

CPRifle Slint

The cam buckle comes with 550 cord attached so all you have to do is grab and pull. The Colorado Precision Rifle Sling is a must have in your PRS or tactical tool box. It makes practical sense to use one no matter what you are shooting at. It is made out of high strength material and most importantly, made in the USA by a great company.  I plan on continuing to test it on many different applications out in the field. My advice is, you won’t be sorry your bought this sling, it is a must have accessory!!

As Always, See you at the range!!

Preston Lewis

Team Tactical Works, Inc.

**photos courtesy of Brian @ CPRifle
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Free Recoil

Posted in PRS Series, Training on November 28th, 2017 by Preston Lewis

Free Recoil. What does that mean? Free Recoil is essentially that, allowing the rifle to recoil naturally, without any substantial resistance from the shooter.

It is a matter of hit or miss past about 300-400 yards. In the precision rifle world or shooting off of barricades for that matter, free recoil is a must. Long range shooting requires constant consistency. It doesn’t matter what gun, what bullet or what gear you use, find what works for you and stick to it. The same goes for free recoil. It doesn’t matter which side of the platform you shoot from, find a way to do it and practice it over and over again. It may not feel comfortable (at first) to the traditional shooter trying to get into precision rifle shooting but muscle memory will come easily with practice. I can’t express this enough; practice practice practice. Experiment at home before you go to the range.



Grab your favorite barricade bag (like the CrossTac Saddlebag pictured above which is what I use). Find or build a barricade in your backyard that you can lay your bag on. Staple a paper target to your fence as far away as you can. Lay your gun on the bag to where it will balance itself without touching it. For right handed shooters, place your left hand over the scope in front of your windage turret (vise versa for lefties). Get behind the gun, look through the glass, DO NOT SHOULDER THE STOCK. This step is the most important. If you shoulder the stock, your reticle will move all around the target and you may impact 1 out 10 if you’re lucky. The only 2 points of contact on the gun shall be your left hand over the scope and your right trigger finger. The stock should be floating with your left hand controlling the muzzle. Put your cross hairs on target and slowly pull the trigger rearward and let it surprise you. As mentioned above, practice makes perfect. Dry firing your gun in these positions is the most effective practice you could ever do. It teaches you how to pull your trigger without jerking it, and how to hold your rifle steady on target with the least amount of contact possible. Once you think you have it, take your new skill to the range and see how you do. The first time will more than likely not be perfect but don’t give up. Watch how you are shooting and correct yourself. We are all creatures of habit and I promise you that your natural reaction will be to shoulder the rifle (AGAIN DON’T DO THIS). Correct yourself on the fly. Once you’ve mastered free recoil, you will be surprised how accurate of a shooter you are at distances out to 1,100 yards and beyond. Hope you guys take this advice and stick to it; I did and it made a HUGE difference in my accuracy when it counts the most!

As always, see you at the range.