Outdoor Gear Reviews

Mission Mercantile Rifle Sling

I am a pretty simple man but I love products that remind me of my youth and are made so well that I know they will be handed down to my grandkids. The Mission Mercantile Rifle Sling is one of those products that when I first saw it, felt it and installed it on my rifle, I knew it was a work of art.

Why does this matter to me? Because on three of my favorite rifles, I am using slings that my grandfather own. He built a Monte Carlo stock on those rifles and tuned them to be absolute tack drivers. I have three of those rifles and the slings on them are original.

This year I was lucky enough to receive a new Henry Color Case Hardened Edition .30-30 rifle. This rifle is a work of art and I wanted to acquire a sling that fit the look and feel of this rifle and matched it in quality. The Mission Mercantile Rifle Sling fits the bill and it looks so great on the rifle I ordered one for my new wife Marjorie for her Browning X-Bolt Micro.

MM - 10Carrying a rifle long distances, requires a light, comfortable and balanced sling. The MM Rifle sling comes in three colors in full-grain vegetable-tanned leather and is fully adjustable to just about any rifle model. The stitching on this sling is best in class. The soft padding and thumb loop allow for a more secure carry while climbing up out of canyons or jumping creeks in your favorite hardwood forest. Swivel hardware is included with each sling. My only complaint is that the slings are not pre-installed on the slings when shipped. This was an easy fix but took a little bit of time. However, it allowed me to adjust the sling perfectly to my own rifle.

I reached out to Chuck Bowen the CEO at Mission Mercantile and learned a little bit about the team at MM. Chuck has over 10 years of experience in the leather business with team members surrounding him with over 20 years of experience. The first thing we talked about was the legacy promise of Mission Mercantile. The legacy promise is, “Goods delivered promptly and with a lifetime guarantee.”  The goal of Mission Mercantile is to build a product that has a vintage feel with modern day functionality that will be passed down the generations as heirlooms.

I sat down this week and looked over the rifles and slings my grandfather built for my father and friends and I dreamed about the hunts I had heard in stories around the campfire with my father. I hope someday that my own sons and daughters will sit on a mountain somewhere with my rifles and this sling over their shoulder and think back to the stories I have told them about the big bucks and the ones that often got away.

Take a look at Mission Mercantile if you need an heirloom rifle sling for your prized firearm. Keep an eye on this company because after my quick chat with Chuck Bowen about the company and some of the products they are working on, you will want to keep Mission Mercantile as one of those companies you check on regularly.

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Kevin Paulson

Kevin Paulson is the Founder and CEO of HuntingLife.com. His passion for Hunting began at the age of 5 hunting alongside of his father. Kevin has followed his dreams through outfitting, conservation work, videography and hunting trips around the world.

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