The Condor SPEEDY Two Point Sling is NTOA member tested and recommended. The Condor SPEEDY Two Point Sling features a transition-loc with pull tap to allow for “speedy” adjustments.
The 1 1/4 inch webbing will fit most standard sling swivel attachments and the Side-release buckle to release adapter Duraflex buckles (Heavy duty MOJAVA, part #9094 & 9095) allow easy on/off.
The Condor SPEEDY Two Point Sling is made in the USA.
Adjustment length of the Condor SPEEDY Two Point Sling is from 35″ to 65″ (Note that length may vary slightly due to how much attachment material is used)
Universal strap adapters allow for mounting on different points.
THE REALITY:I recently looked at a similar sling in a local sporting goods store; I was amazed at the thin webbing and cheap metal strap retainers of the product for the money being asked. I already had one Condor Speedy 2 Point Sling that was put in a drawer and later pulled out to mount on a Beretta CX4 Storm. I decided to order two more of these slings to mount on my Windham Weaponry “SRC” and the Ruger AR-556 MSRs that had been recently outfitted with a MAGPUL MOE Rifle Stock.
Of the types of slings that I have tried (single-point, 3-point, and 2-point), I have found the 2-point sling to be the best handling of the three. The Condor Speedy 2 Point Sling has some features that I have come to really like.
The Condor Speedy 2 Point Sling has 4 adjustment points including a quick adjust strap. There are also 2 detach points to remove the sling. Heavy polymer is used in all loops, buckles, and adjustment points. Heavy webbing is used for the rear of the sling while lighter webbing is used for the front (adjustable) portion of the sling.To adjust the sling for different applications, simply grab the adjustment tab and pull to adjust the length of the sling; pull forward to lengthen the sling, pull rearward to shorten the sling.
The Condor Speedy 2 Point Sling works with a variety of sling mounts. The front end of my Windham Weaponry “SRC” has a fixed sling mount. The MAGPUL MOE Rifle Stock provides a fixed sling mount or multiple QD sling swivel points. The front detachable section of the sling was threaded through the SRC’s fixed front mount, while the rear detachable of the sling was threaded through a Blackhawk HD Push Button Sling Swivel. If I need to remove the sling altogether, I simply detach it with the QD buckles that are provided with the sling. I can also remove just the rear of the sling, for cleaning or other maintenance on the MSR, by simply detaching the rear QD sling swivel or separate the rear QD buckle. In the case of the Beretta CX4 Storm, the front mount is a swivel type mount (no rotation, like you would find on most hunting rifles) and the rear sling mount is fixed; the sling is removed from the firearm via a Blackhawk 1” detachable sling swivel or the sling’s QD buckles. (Note that plans are in the making for adding a side mount swivel sling point with a Picatinny-style mount.) The Ruger AR-556, with the MAGPUL MOE Rifle Stock, actually provides 4 attach and detach points (2 QD swivels or 2 QD buckles). Nice!With normal 2-point slings, there are three use considerations; carrying, shooting while using the sling for support, or letting the sling hang while shooting. In most cases, the carry length of the sling is not what is needed for using the sling for shooting support. The Condor Speedy 2 Point Sling allows for all three with a single and quick point of adjustment. For me, and with the Beretta CX4 Storm, I have been able to adjust the sling at its minimum length and use it for carry across the front or back – and when the firearm is brought to the firing position, the sling is an adequate length to use for shooting support. Of course, different distances of mounting points can dictate what length the sling needs to be for your uses. The distance of sling mounting points between rifles and carbines will differ and the Condor Speedy 2 Point Sling allows for adjustment between different types of firearms. I have used the Condor Speedy 2 Point Sling on MSRs, shotguns, and hunting rifles and it simply works well. Once the desired adjustment is achieved, the sling locks into place, and will loosen or tighten only when operating the quick adjust tab. This feature is extremely important for those of us who like a solid sling platform for stable long shots. Although the Condor Speedy 2 Point Sling can work as just a “slung-over-the-shoulder” sling, it really shines when used across the chest or across the back carry. When moving from a shooting position, simply grab the adjustment strap with the support hand, and pull it rearward while the firearm falls across the chest into an excellent carry position. The firearm can also be moved over the shoulder, or moved around the off side to the across the back position. The adjustment “tab” can be easily operated while facing out or facing in; however, I found that facing it outward from the body was better under some conditions. With the tab facing inward toward the body, I can locate it easily, slide it forward to loosen the sling, and my support hand is already in motion to continue to the forearm of the firearm.
Consider what shooting positions you may shoot from in a tactical encounter. You may be standing, crouching, kneeling, sitting, or even prone, or transitioning from one to another. In tactical situations, you may not have the freedom of choice in shooting positions as compared to a hunter or target shooter who is stationary. The Condor Speedy 2 Point Sling allows for adjustment between different shooting positions.
The transition from long gun to hand gun, and vice-versa, with a sling can make for a lot of laughable moments, and the World Wide Web is full of them. However, when the elephant is in front of you, laughable moments are unacceptable. In most cases, your sidearm will be on the same side as when you shoot your long gun. Like me; however, you may be one of those people who are “cross-shooters” where you shoot long guns on one side of the body and handguns using the other side; I shoot long guns left-handed and handguns right handed. I do this partially due to an injury on my right side which negates shooting longs guns of high-calibers; I am also right-handed and left-eye dominant. You, on the other hand, may be left-handed but right-eye dominant but can shoot long guns and handguns with your dominant left hand. Because of my physical situation, I train left-to-right in my long-gun-to-sidearm transitions and right-to-left for handgun-to-long gun transitions. Being a cross-shooter is a challenge in itself and finding a transition that works can be a daunting task. The object is to simplify the transitional task as simply as possible. As I stated earlier in the article, I have tried different types of slings. I have found that the across-the-body carry works the best for me and having an adjustable sling that can be quickly adjusted to accommodate across-the-body carry is essential. The Condor Speedy 2 Point Sling works for me in this respect.
Because of my “condition” I carry my sidearm on my right side. If I have to transition from long-gun to handgun, I will be firing the handgun with my dominant hand. I tried cross-draw, but that did not work out to well. It was fine for standing, crouching, kneeling, and even sitting. In the prone shooting position? No way could I get to the sidearm. For me, I found it better to flip the long gun over the left shoulder for across the back carry or simply pull the adjustment strap and allow the long gun to fall across the chest, which also puts my dominant hand in close vicinity to my sidearm and my support hand (now the left hand) in motion for supporting my shooting hand.
Note that I am still having a lot of laughable moments moving from standing to kneeling to prone positions; I have been bumped, beaten, bruised, battered, bloodied, and badly humiliated when going prone. It is not an easy experience even for a young, in shape man let alone an older, out of shape, and not so agile old man.
Lest I digress too much, suffice it to say that Condor Speedy 2 Point Sling has definitely helped with the firearm transition process.The rear mount extension has enough material to attach to the upper rear mount of an adjustable stock like those found on most MSR adjustable stocks. The front mounting extension also has enough material to loop through an A2 front sight and around the barrel to secure an attachment point.
Since I have expounded on the pluses of the Condor Speedy 2 Point Sling, I do have to mention a not-so-plus feature – sling wear.The sling is of quality, tightly woven nylon webbing. I would have liked to see the heavier of the material used throughout the sling to lessen wear. The thinner of the material is approximately 1.53mm with the thicker of the material being approximately 1.65mm. Stitching is excellent throughout the product and is multiple-stitched at stress points. All strap adapters and QD hardware is heavy duty. I have read bout fraying at the edges, but so far I have not noticed any in the time that I have used this sling.
If you detach the sling using the QD buckles, you will have the remaining parts of the sling mounts material (and part of the QD buckle) dangling from your firearm. Some may be bothered by that. It bothered me at first, but I got over it.Some strap material may be flapping in the breeze after securing the QD sections are mounted to the firearm. Some may be bothered by this. It bothered me at first, but I got over it. If it really bothers you, simply cut the offending ends to your desired length, flick your BIC lighter, and let the flame melt the ends to prevent unraveling of the material.
Although bottom-of-the-stock mounting is possible, the sling works best with side or top mounting options. The mounting extension QD buckle can interfere with properly shouldering the firearm. This could limit use in some hunting rifles and also shotguns with fixed stocks or with stocks that do not have multiple sling mounting options. Tactical, adjustable stocks – like those used on the Remington 870 and Mossberg 500 shotguns, which have multiple sling mounting points, should not present a problem.
As a side note, I have used a quick-adjustment, two-point sling (without QD extensions) on a Mosin Nagant 91/30 Sporter build and it worked fine for carrying and shouldering the firearm.
Of the many slings that I have, the Condor Speedy 2 Point Sling is the most versatile for varying shooting positions; it goes beyond just something to carry your favorite long gun.
The Condor Speedy 2 Point Sling can be easily adjusted to different clothing wear whether you are wearing a T-shirt or heavy winter coat.
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