Ares Armor is now offering a new version of their Amentum Sling that is optimized for precision shooting – the Ares Armor Amentum LR Sling.
Getting into and out of a rock solid shooting position can be a key to placing shots accurately while minimizing the exposure of the shooter and the Ares Armor Amentum LR Sling is designed to allow shooters to do just that. At a glance, it appears to be just another well made, quick adjust style 2 point sling, but, on closer inspection a very, very interesting feature comes to light. The sling features a linkage that allows it to be quickly attached (and detached) to the shooter’s belt. The shooter can then draw the sling tight using the easy to operate slider that the original Ares Armor Amentum Sling is known for. This allows the shooter to stabilize the rifle in a number of field expedient positions.
This sling seems especially well suited to rifles that bridge the gap between dedicated precision and CQB (DM, SPR, RECCE type rifles). The Ares Armor Amentum LR Sling functions like any other well designed 2 point tactical sling until the need for precision presents itself. There is no compromise with a set up like this. You have a solid shooting sling when precision is needed and a 2 point tactical sling when mobility and ease of manipulation is needed.
The Ares Armor Amentum LR Sling also seems especially well suited to urban environments where its unique configuration seems like it would make it easier to shoot over cover than a traditional sling. It looks like this set up would allow the shooter to stabilize the rifle while exposing less of their body than a traditional shooting sling.
This sling is absolutely fascinating to me. I think it looks incredibly clever. Check out the Ares Armor Amentum LR Sling on the Ares Armor website.