The birth of the idea for the Spider Tailed Viper Edition came from the cover of Recoil’s 2016 Catalog. Dennis Parr, retired vet, and local hunting guide, appeared on the cover in his Ghillie Suit with his Viper 2-2-1 and AR-15. It is a truly beautiful shot that really captured the spirit of many who use our slings, serious hunters. As many of our customers admired the photo, as well as ourselves, something began to bother the Founder of Recoil.
“The sling stands out great on the cover, and that’s what we wanted… but, with a Ghillie Suit, that’s not what you want to happen. The sling should blend in with the suit, just like it does with the surroundings…” -Will Hawkins
He immediately went to work trying to figure out how to solve the problem. Remembering an extremely rare, and crafty, snake his buddies that have returned from service in the middle east had mentioned and footage that he’d seen, Will found his inspiration. The Spider Tailed Viper is one of the most deadly and hard to spot snakes in the middle east. When mated with it’s wicked tail that mimics a spider in appearance and motion, its meals come to it by striking at the tail which is always perched directly in front of its fangs.
The first Spider Tailed Viper made is shown on Dennis Parr’s AR-15 in the daylight picture to the left for comparison. In the Catalog Cover picture to the left, Dennis Parr was photographed at sunset in lower light conditions so you can imagine how his Viper 2-2-1 would stand out in daylight without the Spider Tailed Viper.
Designed primarily as an option for the Diamond Back Pro, and Big Mamba Slings, it can also be made for the Viper 2-2-1. There is quite a bit more work that goes in to the Viper 2-2-1 option, and costs a bit more for it. As an alternative to having a sling solely devoted to your Ghillie Suit, a Spider Tail Viper Sleeve can be made to order for any length sling desired that goes on quick and comes off just as quickly so any of your favorite slings blend in like a Spider Tail Viper Edition sling. Send us images of your Ghillie Suit, or if you’ve made it yourself and have some samples to send us for matching, we’ll match your sling to your suit.
*Spider Tail Viper Sleeve $150.
*The Diamond Back Pro and Big Mamba versions cost an additional $100 on the base sling cost.
*The Viper 2-2-1 version costs an additional $150 on the base sling cost.
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