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Welcome to Les Tam Slings web site. You may contact Les by email (leslietam@aol.com) or call him by phone at (808) 737-5427 home. Exact prices will be quoted after determination of specific shooter needs. Prices include handling and Priority Mail shipment to any location in the US. You talk to Les, determine the specs, and he’ll give you an address to send a check to. He gets the check, makes the sling, and mails it right out to you. Les is in Hawaii, and it will take 7 to 10 days from receipt of funds to make the sling and mail it out via Priority Mail. It may not be like getting one off the shelf, but it will be custom for you.

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A Little History about Les Tam and His Slings:

Leslie E.M. Tam is of Chinese ancestry, born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and will be 80 years old as of March 2020. If you ever get a chance to meet him, you might think that he looks only about 55. He has a BA degree (majoring in Math) from the University of Hawaii, served on active duty in the Air Force in Florida during the Cuban Crisis from 1962 to 1965 as an Aircraft Armament and Munitions Officer. Les is now a Federal Civil Service retiree (manpower management analyst) having worked for the Army and Navy, and is also a retired Army/Air National Guard reservist. Les had actively shot highpower rifle competition during the 1970’s and 1980’s in Hawaii and had attained Expert classification and a few Leg Points. He started making leather service rifle slings in 1986 because he wasn’t satisfied with the quality of the existing leather service rifle slings on the market. He slowly progressed into making and selling a few more slings for friends, and then converted it into a part-time official business working out of his home in May 1989. The rest is history with having made almost 2,000 leather service rifle slings as of January 2006 for highpower rifle competitors throughout the US.

Les’ sling business is still only a part-time endeavor in his retirement status and is a one-man operation conducted in the patio of his home on the lower slope of Saint Louis Heights in Honolulu. He intends to keep it that way to enjoy the “golden years.” Visitors are welcome. The leather hides for the slings are ordered from the Hermann Oak Tannery in Saint Louis, Missouri. Most of his knowledge was gained through experimentation and his own sweat and blood through the years, but a few important pointers were learned from John B. Smith, an old friend and saddle maker who ran a local Tandy Leather Store in Honolulu, now deceased. Les cuts-up the hides and uses his experience and expertise to produce the highest quality leather slings that money can buy. All slings are custom crafted to fit the individual shooter’s needs after talking via phone with the shooter. Les’ vision is to provide the highpower shooting community with the best leather service rifle slings that can be made. If you have a problem in having to pay extra for long distance phone calls, you can email Les with your phone number, and he will call you back using his cell phone at no cost to you. Be sure to mention what state you are from so that he can figure what the time difference is, and also indicate the best time for him to call you.


Contact Information

1411 Saint Louis Dr.
Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: (808) 737-5427 home
Web Site: www.LesTamSlings.com
Email: leslietam@aol.com

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