Carlos Hathcock Signature Edition National Match Service Rifle Sling

Carlos Hathcock Signature Edition National Match Service Rifle Sling


Carlos Hathcock remains a legend in the U.S. Marine Corps. The Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Hathcock Award is presented annually by the National Defense Industrial Association “to recognize an individual who … has made significant contributions in operational employment and tactics of small arms weapons systems which have impacted the readiness and capabilities of the U.S. military or law enforcement.” The Marine Corps League (MCL) sponsors an annual program with 12 award categories, which includes the Gunnery Sergeant Carlos N. Hathcock II Award presented “to an enlisted Marine who has made an outstanding contribution to the improvement of marksmanship training.” A sniper range named for Hathcock is at Camp LejeuneNorth Carolina.

In 1967, Hathcock set the record for the longest sniper kill. He used an M2 .50 Cal Browning machine gun mounted with a telescopic sight at a range of 2,500 yd (2,286 m), killing a Vietcong guerrilla. In 2002, this record was broken by Canadian snipers (Rob Furlong and Arron Perry) from the third battalion of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry during the War in Afghanistan. Hathcock was one of several individuals to utilize the M2 Browning machine gun in the sniping role. This success led to the adoption of the .50 BMG cartridge as a viable sniper round. Springfield Armory designed a highly accurized version of their M1A Supermatch rifle with a McMillan Stock and match grade barrel and dubbed it the “M-25 White Feather”. The rifle had a likeness of Hathcock’s signature and his “white feather logo” marked on the receiver. Turner Saddlery similarly honored Hathcock by producing a line of leather rifle slings based on his design. The slings are embossed with Hathcock’s signature. On March 9, 2007, the rifle and pistol complex at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar was officially renamed the Carlos Hathcock Range Complex.

The Hathcock Sniper sling is the same as our National Match, except embossed with the “Hathcock Sniper” White Feather logo, and GySgt Hathcock’s signature. Standard length is 50″. Width is 1 1/4″. Sling comes with one pair of heavy grade competition keepers. Swivels will need to be purchased separately. Note: We continue to forward royalties to GySgt Hathcock’s Estate.

Weight 16 oz

Tan, Brown


50, 52, 54, 56, 58


Brass, Standard

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