CSF (Carbine Sling, Forward Controls)

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CSF (Carbine Sling, Forward Controls) is a simple 2 point adjustable sling with typical Forward Controls Design attention to detail.

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 in development, July, 2020.  We used what plastic hardware we could salvage from slings (we turned into leashes for Charlie) for the mock up.

Here are some CSF highlights:

1. We use a smooth military grade webbing for the sling body, but a slightly different (also military grade) webbing that has a rougher texture for CSF's quick adjustment tab.  We prefer the fabric pull tab, as it offers a great deal of surface area, and isn't picky about how a hand grabs it to provide traction.  CSF's quick adjustment tab is a different color than the body of the ling, so the user can quickly identify it with only his peripheral vision.  This isn't done for looks, colors can be helpful in many ways.  NOTE: CSF Multicam Black pull tabs have been changed to black from user demand and input.

2. A quick detach buckle on the buttstock or rear end of the sling, oriented in a way the buckle won't pinch the user's finger when he uses it to quickly and easily drop the sling.  The quick detach buckle is only on the rear side of the sling, not in front.  When released (carbine in the typical slung position, with the buttstock near the user's shoulder pocket), the rear located quick detach buckle allows the sling to drop free by gravity alone, out of the way of the user, whereas a front located quick detach requires the user to squirm out of the sling.  It's a small thing, we realized the benefit of a rear attached QD buckle and used it all the time, and never the front attached buckle, so a front end QD buckle is omitted altogether.

3. Ample front and rear webbing to allow the user to double back on the triglide buckle for added security for QD swivels attachment.

4. A triglide in the "adjustment loop" of the sling to act as a feed guide.  We tried CSF with and without, it's better with a form of feed guide.

5. Total length of  65" (max length, with 100% slack removed in the adjustment loop), with 11" of quick adjustment range via the pull tab, and additional length adjustability in the rear quick release buckle.  The total length is calculated to be very slightly longer than necessary, but not so long as to require 2 triglides to eliminate a large opening, or loop, created by having too much material on the sling.

CSF's fabric pull tab and quick adjustment loop guide can be seen in the picture below.  The quick adjustment loop guide reduces friction between the webbing while the user makes adjustments to his sling.

Proudly designed and made in the USA.

Capable Citizen's review below.  Capable Citizen is an FCD products dealer https://www.capablecitizen.com/

* CSF does not ship with sling swivels, Vltor QDS or Ferro Concept D Loop can be ordered with CSF.
Please do not fully disassemble the CSF, you may not be able to reassemble it once it's taken apart.

* CSF Multicam Black now comes with a black quick adjust pull tab (vs. the older CSF's coyote brown pull tab).

5 Stars
I bought this sling because FCD has never let me down on a product and I was anxious to see how this compares to the venerable slingster by Ferro. I must say I enjoy this sling as much as my slingsters but in a different way. The low profile and thin nylon was still comfortable but gave me that minimalist feeling without the loss of quality and durability. It lives on my 300BLK truck gun and I don’t see it coming off. If you want a light, simple, no frills sling, you’ve found it. Another job well done
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Reviewed by:  from Minnesota . on 9/24/2020
5 Stars
Best sling I’ve used
I bought three of them off Primary Arms. My last sling had way to much friction enacted on it when adjusting it causing the webbing to fray and fade. This one is a perfect combination of smooth but durable webbing with a perfect pull tab that is easy to grab onto. Another great thing about the pull tab is that it works awesome during the winter time when wearing gloves. Has just enough length and texture to grab in cold wet environments. Definitely recommend it. Update: I’ve been using the CSF for 3 months and it’s still going strong. Even after trying multiple others i still always came back to the CSF. My favorite feature is the buckle allowing me to quickly release the gun without having to swim through the sling. Also the webbing is really really nice. Once you feel it and realize the smooth adjustment you’ll come to appreciate the webbing FCD uses. A small positive but it definitely makes a difference.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Great Falls, MT. on 12/4/2021

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