FAQ’s

We’ve heard many questions over the past few years, below is a few of the ones we hear the most frequently.  Still don’t see an answer to your question?  Contact us and let us know, we’ll get back to you!

Recoil prides itself on being a custom rifle sling company.  As part of that we will provide any size sling that you require.  We have provided slings for youth shooting competitors, all the way up to people requiring 64″ slings.  There may be an additional charge on slings that are longer than 56″ but that charge has typically only been an additional $20.  On slings over 56″, longer weaves and longer webbing is used to ensure the same comfort and durability level is achieved as with our shorter slings.
Due to the design of Recoil’s weave, the use of more than two colors of Paracord makes for a less than appealing look and a stiff uncomfortable feeling sling.
If it is made, and is of the same quality or higher quality of that Recoil already uses we’ll get it. Please note, however, there may be additional costs incurred on Paracord we don’t normally carry.
If it’s made, we can get it. We’ll get you a quote for any attachment we don’t normally carry before we order it for you.
Yes. This answer may seem simple, so let’s break it down for you. We stand by our product. Recoil’s rifle slings were designed with durability, longevity, and survival in mind.

That being said, if your sling ever becomes damaged from use or age, send it in and we will repair or replace it.

If you find yourself in any number of survival situations that require you to use your sling to save a life, send us the remains along with your letter of authenticity so we can identify it as one of ours, and we’ll replace it. Lost your letter of authenticity? Just let us know your name, or that of who ordered it for you, and when your sling was made. We’ll backtrack it from there and make sure your sling is made back the way you wanted it.

While you, and we, may cringe at the thought of needing to destroy one of Recoil’s beautiful slings, emergency situations do happen. There are some parts of our slings, other than the paracord, that can be used in emergency and survival situations.

All slings internal cores are secured with sinew (useful in stitching wounds), and wire (use your imagination on this one). There is also the internal core of our slings, which is a heavier duty cord than the paracord which makes up the weave of our slings. In instances where the paracord itself does not seem to be thick enough, or tough enough to do the job, the approximately 8 feet of heavy cord in your sling will probably do the job. Each sling also has two heavy duty steel rings with one at either end of the sling’s weave, and a sliding buckle for the adjustable webbing. These steel parts can be improvised into any number of useful aides in survival.

For a list of the emergency uses of paracord, please see that FAQ herein.

1 Repair torn clothing with the internal strands which slide easily out of the kernmantle (casing). Use a makeshift needle or be sure to keep one in your first-aid kit.
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2 Repair torn or broken equipment either by sewing or tying the pieces together securely
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3 Rig a makeshift tow rope. A single length of paracord has been tested to handle 550 lbs of weight, so wrap it securely 10 times and you have the ability to pull 5500 lbs.
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4 Securely tie down items to the top of a vehicle, or to protect them from a wind-storm
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5 String up a clothes line. Wet clothes are uncomfortable when you’re camping and dangerous when you’re trying to survive.
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6 Hang a bear bag to keep your food away from critters. This is good whether you’re camping or roughing it in the woods
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7 Replace your shoe laces. Just burn the ends and thread them through.
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8 Replace a broken Zipper pull
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9 Use it as dental floss. Pull out the internal strands and keep up your hygiene even in the woods, or to get that pesky piece of meat out from between your teeth.

10 Tie things to your backpack with it so you can carry more stuff hands free
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11 Secure an animal to a tree or post, or make a leash
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12 Tie up a person
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13 String up a trip wire to protect an area…rig it with bells, or cans or make a fancier trap
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14 Lower yourself or an object very carefully down from a height. (note: paracord is NOT climbing rope, and is NOT a realistic replacement for true climbing rope; do not expect it to catch you should you fall. For security double or triple the thickness if you can)
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15 Rig a pulley system to lift a heavy object
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16 Make a ladder to get up or down
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17 Tie up a tarp or poncho to make an awning to keep off sun or rain
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18 If you’re hiking in a place where there is danger of avalanche tie yourself to your buddy so you can find each other should one of you get caught under snow
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19 Keep your stuff. Tie objects you’re likely to drop around your wrist, ankle, or waist
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20 Make a pack by first making a netting then adding a draw-string

Roughing it in the outdoors…Many of the uses above could be handy in the woods, but here are some options specific to outdoor survival:
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21 Build a shelter using sticks or by tying up the corners of a poncho or tarp
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22 Rig an improvised hammock (in case you haven’t sprung for a real hammock)
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23 Make a snare out of the internal strands
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24 Lash logs or other items together to build a raft.
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25 Tie snow shoes. Bend a 1” branch in a teardrop shape. Tie it securely then weave the paracord back and forth across the opening. Tie this to your shoes.
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26 Use it to make a bow drill for fire starting…(note it does take a lot of practice to start a fire with a bow, so don’t rely on this unless you’ve done it before!)
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27 Make a sling to throw stones for protection and food.
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28 Use it for signaling by tying a mirror or colorful cloth to the top of a tree
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29 Use it to make a bola for hunting large birds

Fishing applications:
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30 Make fishing line by cutting a length and pulling out the internal strands (there are seven of them, each of which comes apart into two, so there’s 14 thin lines if you aren’t catching really big fish). Just tie them together.
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31 Make a fish stringer. If you’ve just pulled the strings out to make fishing line, the remaining kernmantle (the colored sheath) would be plenty strong enough to hold fish. Otherwise just cut a length, and tie through the gills.
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32 Secure your boat or raft
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33 Make a net out of the internal strands…if you have some time on your hands

First aid uses:
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34 Tie straight sticks around a broken limb to make a splint.
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35 Tie a sling to hold your arm
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36 Sew up a wound using the internal strands. For thinner thread untwist one of the internal strands
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37 Make a tourniquet to slow loss of blood
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38 Make a stretcher by running paracord between two long sticks, or fashion a branch drag to move an injured person