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Russ79  [Member]
8/15/2008 11:45:23 AM
i'm looking to buy a tactical 3 point sling.
when i was in Iraq i had one that was great it held the 16 in the in the ready pos. perfect with out me having to use my hands. however i don't recall the name or brand?

i'm looking for something like the one i had in Iraq.
rifleshooter474  [Member]
8/15/2008 11:51:04 AM

Originally Posted By Russ79:
i'm looking to buy a tactical 3 point sling.
when i was in Iraq i had one that was great it held the 16 in the in the ready pos. perfect with out me having to use my hands. however i don't recall the name or brand?

i'm looking for something like the one i had in Iraq.


Here is a three point.www.tacticallink.com/Products.aspx?Cat=8

This is the one I have a single point.www.tacticallink.com/?PN=1

I also have this sling.stores.homestead.com/Laruetactical/Detail.bok?no=86
DevL  [Member]
8/15/2008 12:07:28 PM
Have you considered a tactical 2 point? It does not hold it sideways like a 3 point but is much more simple and flexible. I have a BFG VCAS padded 2 point and love it.
BCWMFG  [Team Member]
8/15/2008 12:22:32 PM
I like to use the single point slings..


SMOKINSTEEL  [Team Member]
8/15/2008 12:43:41 PM
This is my all time favorite - The larue qucik clips make it nice to switch from gun to gun and are very durable.

stores.homestead.com/Laruetactical/Detail.bok?no=163
jtb0311  [Team Member]
8/15/2008 12:49:00 PM

Originally Posted By DevL:
Have you considered a tactical 2 point? It does not hold it sideways like a 3 point but is much more simple and flexible. I have a BFG VCAS padded 2 point and love it.


Hear hear. 2 points are the best IMO, unless you're doing low profile PSD stuff - then a single point is good.
clasky  [Team Member]
8/15/2008 1:45:32 PM
Larue/VTAC
Branspop  [Team Member]
8/15/2008 2:29:49 PM
I am a big fan of the quick adjust two point. Larry Vickers has a great review of sling types on his site.

www.vickerstactical.com/Tips/carbineSlings.htm

wesmerc  [Member]
8/15/2008 2:50:01 PM
go with a vickers 2 point. i ditched my three point for one
RedFalconBill  [Team Member]
8/15/2008 2:51:15 PM

Originally Posted By Russ79:
i'm looking to buy a tactical 3 point sling.
when i was in Iraq i had one that was great it held the 16 in the in the ready pos. perfect with out me having to use my hands. however i don't recall the name or brand?

i'm looking for something like the one i had in Iraq.


Personally, I am not a fan of 3 point slings.

I like 2 point slings.

Depending upon your size, I would give consideration to either the LaRue/VTAC, or the BlueForce Vickers.

YMMV.
Rescue43  [Team Member]
8/15/2008 2:59:15 PM
Blackhawk Swift Sling.
Okki  [Member]
8/15/2008 3:00:13 PM
I use a Gear Sector GS-2P 2 point sling (see below).


I got the HK snaphook attachements with it:


I use a CQD backplate for single point usage and a Viking Tactics LUSA for 2 point usage.


I love the versatility it offer and wears very comfortable. Jason at Gear Sector is also one of the most customer service oriented people I ever dealth with. service was great and my order was processed super fast. I'll post some action pics over the weekend.

EDIT:
Range Pics added (Click to zoom):
2 Point configuration using the Viking Tactics LUSA and one side of the CQB backplate.



Single Point configuration using only the CQB backplate (both sides).


Okki
ftwm  [Team Member]
8/15/2008 3:07:03 PM

Originally Posted By Okki:
I use a Gear Sector GS-2P 2 point sling (see below).
www.gearsector.com/img/product/426f35d247aeda1052cc2eab082d52b7.jpg

I got the HK snaphook attachements with it:
www.gearsector.com/img/product/07d511794c08c81184b9ecc6298c5642.jpg

I use a CQD backplate for single point usage and a Viking Tactics LUSA for 2 point usage.
www.bravocompanyusa.com/v/vspfiles/photos/CQD%20RSM-2T.jpgwww.bravocompanyusa.com/v/vspfiles/photos/VTAC%20LUSA-1.jpg

I love the versatility it offer and wears very comfortable. Jason at Gear Sector is also one of the most customer service oriented people I ever dealth with. service was great and my order was processed super fast. I'll post some action pics over the weekend.

Okki


+1

Gear Sector has attachments that adapt to any type of sling mount. I especially like their receiver end plates, they come with 1" slots which make for a nice tight fit around the slings. I'm not a big fan of 3-point slings.
proguide  [Member]
8/15/2008 4:03:08 PM
Vickers 2 point for me. Simple and quickly adjustable.
JBjunior  [Team Member]
8/15/2008 4:29:30 PM
I like the Rocky Mountain tactical 2 point. Simple, comfortable, quick snaps.... inexpensive. They also have tons of others.
skeeters65  [Team Member]
8/15/2008 4:55:24 PM
Northeast Tactical single point sling..
GA1911  [Member]
8/15/2008 5:03:42 PM
Boonie Packer 2P-TQA. I just bought one for my new AR, $14 delivered, and I have one on my current rifle that's great. From what I read the Vickers two point was based on this sling. Check it out.

As to single point slings, I have a Vickers and it is a nice sling. However, after doing some training and shooting tactical rifle matches, the two point is the way to go. It allows you to manipulate the rifle easier. You also don't need to worry about smaking your johnson when you drop the rifle to transition to your pistol.

Just my two cents worth.
CopM4  [Member]
8/15/2008 5:08:29 PM
VICKERS 2 point - simple and effective

...... 3 points are just too much for a carbine but if you had one in Iraq it was prob a Specter Gear 3 point
ZekeMenuar  [Team Member]
8/15/2008 5:31:15 PM
IDF sling
Baldmonk  [Member]
8/15/2008 6:06:02 PM
Vickers or IDF.
Currahee  [Team Member]
8/15/2008 6:10:57 PM
IDF sling
SD307  [Member]
8/15/2008 6:19:45 PM
All slings have a specific purpose, like everything else it depends on what you want to do.


1. Single point slings: Good for CQB, standing shooting out to 50 yards maybe 100, however not good for getting the rifle out of the way, or using in the prone.

2. two point sling: IMO the most versatile, Carry strap, can be used as a tactical sling if long enough, and can get the rifle on your back so you can, climb, handle a suspect, or carry other things. Also two point slings can be used as a marksmanship aid position in standing, sitting, and, prone shooting.

3. Three point slings: My last choice, they are an attempt to provide the best of both worlds, but just seem to get in the way, they are best for walking patrols. Do offer all the advantages of 2 pt slings, but there is alot of extra sling that gets twisted and caught. IMO they are not good in rural wooded enviroments, but OK in urban, or more open, fine on a truck gun or patrol rifle.
Tacmedic64  [Member]
8/16/2008 2:40:11 AM
Try a BFG Vickers 2pt sling....as everyone has said it is a very versatile and well made sling
jimsmith80  [Member]
8/16/2008 2:49:36 AM
Since I got out I bought a sewing machine, and have learned how to make slings. At first I made 3 points, but I have been doing all sorts of cool stuff. I can now have whatever I want on any of my rifles. However I have found that for 90% of stuff I will use a single point the rest of the time a 2 point is best for me.
NextGen  [Member]
8/16/2008 5:43:07 AM
specter gear 3 point sling
abpt1  [Team Member]
8/16/2008 7:18:38 AM
I own three of these slings they are great
www.urbanertslings.com/sp2-cql.html







M4builder  [Team Member]
8/16/2008 8:19:54 AM
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....I laways wanted to do that

FMJ  [Team Member]
8/16/2008 8:31:05 AM

Originally Posted By BCWMFG:
I like to use the single point slings..




+1

I also like the 1pt sling

I bought a cheap BlackHawk 1pt sling a few years back
it works great
STR8SHTR  [Member]
8/16/2008 8:42:46 AM
I have used single point slings in the past. I have never used a three point because they just looked like they would suck and too complicated to use. I did not like the single points because I did not feel like I had enough control of the rifle when transitioning and going hands on with something or somebody.

Now I own and use several Viking Tactics 2 point slings. These slings are on duty and personal rifles. They are easy to adjust and they help control the weapon when it is not in your hands.


Of course slings are like baseball gloves. It comes down to personal preference and the sling doesn't make the rifle driver.

The Viking Tactics sling is good to go and made here in the USA. They can be had at Bravo Co., LaRue and Brownell's.
Okki  [Member]
8/16/2008 12:23:22 PM
Edit: added range pictures of Gear Sector 2 point/single point sling in use on page 1

Okki