Edgar Sherman on Rifle Sling Design, Angled Foregrips, Long-Range Shooting, and More (Part 2)

This is part two of a two-part interview with Edgar Sherman, an engineer, product designer, and founder of Edgar Sherman Designs, a company that creates firearm accessories including rifle slings, foregrips, rifle rear bags, and more.

In case you haven’t listened to the first episode, I highly recommend you go back and do that now. Much of what we talk about will make more sense if you listen to the episodes in order.

If you already listened to part one or like to live dangerously and want to sally forth into part two of this episode, well, here’s what you’re in for: Edgar and I talk about angled foregrips versus vertical foregrips and finger stops on rifles, why and how to use a rifle rear bag for long-range shooting, Edgar’s favorite rifle builds, and several other tangents like why he recommends you try Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Also, I have a special announcement for you before we get into the show.

As a thank you for listening to and supporting the show, I’m giving away a free ESD rifle sling in multicam black to whoever leaves the best review and rating for this show on iTunes.

To win this sling, all you have to do is leave a review and rating for this podcast on iTunes by January 1st, 2020.

I’m not just doing this to coax you into leaving leaving a review for this show, either. This is the same sling I currently use on my home defense and hunting rifles, and I’m curious to hear what others think of it. Testing out the sling is also a great way to support Edgar and everything he’s working on, too.

To enter for a chance to win this sling, go to AmericanArmsPodcastReview.com, which will take you to the iTunes page for this podcast. Once you’re on the iTunes page, click “Ratings and Reviews,” then click “Write a Review,” and then share your thoughts about either this episode or the show in general.

To prove you left a review, take a screenshot of the review and email it to armi@americanarmamentco.com.

I’ll go through the submissions, pick the best one, and email you to get your shipping information so I can send you the sling. I’ll also announce the winner on a future episode of this podcast.

Mentioned on the Show

Edgar Sherman Design


ESD Rifle Rear Bag

BCM Vertical Grip

Frog Lube

Ballistic Advantage


Law Tactical 

Edgar’s 12.3-inch Suppressed AR Pistol

Ridgeline Training

Edgar Sherman Designs Instagram

Time Stamps

3:33 Why Edgar created the ESD Enhanced Foregrip (EFG)

6:28 What are the pros and cons of angled grips, vertical grips, and finger stops?

11:41 What makes the ESD EFG different from other rifle grips

23:12 Why Edgar made the Rifle Support Bag

28:25 The products Edgar will be releasing in the near future

33:46 Edgar’s new plate carrier

36:00 Edgar’s new dump pouch

37:52 Why Edgar recommends everyone try Brazillian Jiu Jitsu

45:32 What is Operation Wonderland?

53:37 Edgar’s current favorite rifle setup

55:28 Edgar’s recent experience shooting a 3-gun competition

63:55 Edgar’s favorite gun courses and classes

70:56 Where you can learn more about Edgar and his products