No gun should be without one
Gun slips are an essential accessory for shooters. Not just to protect the gun but to keep you and your shooting companions safe and remaining within the law. Guns should always be transported in a gun slip and always be in a gun slip if they’re not broken or aiming at the target.
The correct way of carrying a gun in its slip
The slipped gun should be carried with the muzzles down. Gun slips are designed with a reinforced muzzle end where the zip stops. The other end is secured with a zip or buckle. It is also good practice to open your gun before removing it completely from the slip. Once out, the barrels should be checked to ensure they are clear. When putting a gun into a slip, check the barrels are clear and then slide the barrels in and conduct a final check of the breech to make sure it is empty, before closing the gun and lowering the rest of the gun in. Then it goes over your shoulder with the muzzles down.
Keep both your shotguns together or unzip the bag to carry them separately. Wildfowling types and pigeon shooters will appreciate the blend-in camo pattern. This bag is made from weather-resistant fabric with a soft foam lining to keep guns secure, and a quick access zip.
Very reasonably priced for a handmade leather slip, this is lined inside with a soft fabric to protect your shotgun. Strong and tough.
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Newly launched by London gunmaker John Rigby & Co, this rifle slip is made from a rich leather with a crocodile skin pattern. A black fleece lining protects your rifle from any knocks and bumps.
A down to earth gunslip at a down to earth price. Made from hardwearing heavy cotton canvas with a heavy duty lockable zip. The leather shoulder strap is fully adjustable and up to the job.
Traditional gun slips have a buckle flap at the end. This one comes in at a reasonable price (under £150) for a tanned leather hide slip that is hand stitched with solid brass buckles.
With a lining designed to absorb moisture and oil, this gun slip is lightweight with a thermo formed profile and acts like an airbag around your gun. It’s waterproof too.
Once your guns are safely stowed away in your gun cabinet, you don’t want your gunslip hanging about. Here’s a solution, as this one by Croots rolls up neatly to be stowed in a cupboard, in the car boot or in your suitcase if you’re travelling. Made from hardwearing canvas with a leather trim.
Set to be an heirloom, this is made from the finest leather hides. Quite simply it’s a masterpiece. Available in chestnut or dark Havana in different sizes, it has a classic opening fastened with a buckle flap. You can use the gun slips individually if you’re just taking out one gun or put both together with the leather straps.