In looking for a sling for my Colt 733 clone I wanted something that had both modern two point adjustability and an appearance that didn’t look out of place on a quasi retro AR. I hadn’t had much luck finding anything that really suited me until I stumbled across the Way of the Gun sling from Frank Proctor. Liking what I saw, I ordered one in ranger green to try out.
The sling itself is the absolute definition of minimalist. A basic 1” nylon strap, two buckles, two paracord attachment loops, that’s it. Total weight of the sling, including the paracord attachment loops, is 1.98 oz.
Close up of the para cord attachment loop.
The length adjustment slider. Push forward to lengthen, pull back to shorten.
The only stitching on the entire sling.
Comparison photo of the Proctor sling next to a Magpul MS1. Note the slings opposite function. On the WOTG sling push the slider forward to lengthen the sling and pull back to shorten, while the Magpul slider pulls back to lengthen and pushes forward to shorten. Not that either way is good or bad, just something to keep in mind. Earlier I mentioned the WOTG sling with paracord attachments has a total weight of 1.98 oz, in comparison the Magpul MS1 with two quick disconnects has a total weight of 7.71 oz. A 5.73 oz difference.
Comparison of the length adjusters and attachment methods.
Difference in width between the slings. 1” for the Proctor WOTG sling vs. 1.25” for the Magpul MS1.
Proctor WOTG sling mounted on my 733.
Here are a couple of photos of the sling mounted up on other AR’s to show the versatility in mounting it to different weapons.
I’ve been using the sling for a couple of months now and have been pleased with it. I’ve found the sling to be simple, lightweight and efficient. The strap doesn’t bind up or get in the way, and the length adjuster slides smoothly. It gets the job done with no fuss or drama, which is all I ask in a sling.
My only suggestion for improvement would be to, due to its small size, make the serrations on the sides of the length adjuster more pronounced to give the hand something to really grab/lock onto.
One bit of caution, the strap is thin and the material is flexible, I can see the potential for the sling strap to dig in and become uncomfortable if carrying a heavier weapon slung for long periods of time. Given I’ve mostly run the sling on a sub 6 lb SBR it’s never been an issue for me, just something to think about.
All in all if you’re looking for a lightweight minimalist sling that won’t get in the way, a sling that can easily be switched between weapons that don’t have provisions for quick disconnects, or a sling that gives modern two point quick adjustable function with an old look the Frank Proctor Way of the Gun sling is a solid choice.