Rifle sling is a specialized sling designed to permit the shooter to change the position of gun from one shoulder to the other. Like the 3-point sling, the single-point sling permits the shooter to drop the weapon and let it hang downward while still carry with it. This sling design is best suitable for short-term tactical use.

A single-point sling is only worn in one way, and cannot provide the same degree of long-term anti-fatigue weight support as other slings. The one great advantage of the single point design is that it is very easy to switch from one shoulder to the other for weak side barricade shooting.

Negative attributes of the single point sling include a tendency to make the rifle dangle and hang off the shooter in an inconvenient way. It may interfere with the shooter’s movement and hang up on their gear.