Forward Controls Design CSF

The Forward Controls Design CSF (Carbine Sling, Forward Controls) has all of the usual attention to detail you expect from a Forward Controls product. It’s simple in function and construction.

As usual, they have provided a lot of information on the background of this sling. Forward Controls states:

When creating the CSF, we follow our established project development procedures: define the objectives, develop means to achieve them, early proof of concept prototypes, and weeks and months of tweaking and refinement before it becomes a shipping product.

CSF isn’t modeled after or based on any particular sling, though one may say Vickers comes close.  We defined the areas we deemed important and honed in on these.  There are only so many ways to make a 2 point adjustable sling, CSF isn’t meant to be ground breaking, it is designed to be a hard use sling that is easy and intuitive to operate.  As shooters ourselves, we’re no strangers to slings and using them, we have experimented with quite a few throughout the years, including the much maligned single point nut busters, which eventually turned into leashes for our Poodle mix, Charlie.


CSF is released on a scheduled basis, as each is painstakingly hand made.  From cutting the webbing, sewing with our vintage Bernina sewing machine to final assembly and QC, CSF isn’t the fastest and easiest product we have, quite the contrary really.  CSF won’t compete with well established slings, nor is it our intention to, it’s something we make for our friends and customers because of the persistent sling shortage, with features we like as shooters.

Proudly designed and made in the USA.

You can learn even more about the CSF at


3 Responses to Forward Controls Design CSF

  1. bob July 9, 2021 at 13:41 #

    copy pf the vickers sling, come on.

    • Todd July 9, 2021 at 23:36 #

      The FCD/ESD CSF is a fantastic sling and vickers doesn’t own the intellectual rights to 2 pt slings with an adjustment point but I guess anyone using .5″ webbing is copying Vickers SMH

  2. Todd Camper July 9, 2021 at 23:31 #

    Duck Gang

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