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 Paracord One-Point Sling
David_ESM  [Member]
11/22/2008 1:37:05 AM EST
I am in the process of building an AR.

Currently waiting for some more parts to arrive, so with my free time I decided I wanted to have something more unique than just buying a nylon sling so I went ahead and made a sling using paracord.

Not only is it really strong, but if need be, it could be dissasembled into 4 cords each 35 feet long. Since I was making it for myself, I also was able to do it the exact legnth I desired.

Anyways talk is cheap:


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GENESMITH  [Life Member]
11/22/2008 1:56:27 AM EST
I like it.

If it works for you, then that's all that matters.

The paracord haters will be along to tell you it's stupid, and call you names.

Don't mind them.

tweeter  [Team Member]
11/22/2008 3:11:36 AM EST
You need to get laid.
TexasSheepdog  [Member]
11/22/2008 3:27:17 AM EST
What kind of clip are you using at the end?
M2Gunner  [Member]
11/22/2008 5:14:56 AM EST
I think it looks good, I'm going to make a 2-point, if I ever get the time to make it, I'm going to make mine green or black.
gunnut284  [Team Member]
11/22/2008 6:04:12 AM EST
Looks pretty cool. I would prefer another buckle to let me quickly remove the sling without going over my head.
87GN  [Team Member]
11/22/2008 6:16:50 AM EST
I made an 8" loop of 550 cord, tied it to my buttstock sling swivel, and attached it to a carabiner on my flak.

Worked great.

Still prefer the Vickers 2pt though.
David_ESM  [Member]
11/22/2008 9:18:00 AM EST
Originally Posted By tweeter:
You need to get laid.

Girlfriend works to a later time than I do
Anyways, the clips are jut some heavy duty 1 inch backpack style clasps, with King Cobra knotting.
@Gunnut: Good point... Might have to look into that, wouldn't be to hard to add in.
M2Gunner  [Member]
11/22/2008 10:29:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By David_ESM:
I am in the process of building an AR.

Currently waiting for some more parts to arrive, so with my free time I decided I wanted to have something more unique than just buying a nylon sling so I went ahead and made a sling using paracord.

Not only is it really strong, but if need be, it could be dissasembled into 4 cords each 35 feet long. Since I was making it for myself, I also was able to do it the exact legnth I desired.

Anyways talk is cheap:
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e345/Evil_Snow_Man/DSCN0031.jpg

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e345/Evil_Snow_Man/DSCN0033.jpg
How did you make it? Please give directions

Elvis-Ar15  [Team Member]
11/22/2008 11:36:03 AM EST
Looks good.
David_ESM  [Member]
11/22/2008 5:44:46 PM EST
Originally Posted By M2Gunner:How did you make it? Please give directions

The main weave is 4 long legnths of cord looped over your starting point to cause 8 strands for weaving.

You do 2x cobra knot with the left 4 strands, and 2x with the right 4 strands. Than 2x with the middle 4 strands. Than repeat with left + right, than middle again...

You can find many many tutorials on cobra knots online. Or here: http://www.instructables.com/id/EDLEP1464REY95S3GY/
M2Gunner  [Member]
11/23/2008 2:32:38 AM EST
How much cord did you use?
Harv24  [Team Member]
11/23/2008 7:38:27 AM EST
Originally Posted By tweeter:
You need to get laid.




yekimak  [Team Member]
11/23/2008 8:10:42 AM EST
I like it. Might be slightly shock absorbing too. Definitely cool looking.




David_ESM  [Member]
11/23/2008 8:29:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By M2Gunner:
How much cord did you use?


I started with 4 peices 50feet in legnth. When you double them over that gives you 8x 25 ft strands. Than just go unil you get your legnth, and cut off any extra.
DrDeath  [Member]
11/23/2008 1:00:29 PM EST
Can you post a pic with the gun attached.....
David_ESM  [Member]
11/23/2008 4:26:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By DrDeath:
Can you post a pic with the gun attached.....


I will be sure to update with those photos after the AR is built
As in original post, I am still waiting on all parts to come in. Complete upper rifle kit is in mail to me right now, waiting on custom lower to be finished.
M2Gunner  [Member]
11/23/2008 5:21:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By David_ESM:
Originally Posted By M2Gunner:
How much cord did you use?


I started with 4 peices 50feet in legnth. When you double them over that gives you 8x 25 ft strands. Than just go unil you get your legnth, and cut off any extra.
Do you think I need to go longer for a 2-point sling?

GeorgiaBII  [Member]
11/23/2008 5:24:09 PM EST
needs to shave and then get laid...
txcop893  [Team Member]
11/23/2008 6:58:37 PM EST
My granny would call that a DOILEY!!!!
David_ESM  [Member]
11/24/2008 2:53:57 AM EST
Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
needs to shave

Shaved that morning. I have a 5 oclock shadow before noon. Give me a week and I got a pretty sweet beard.
LittleD556  [Member]
1/9/2009 4:57:53 PM EST
OK Paracord geniuses... I want to wrap my VFG and Skeleton Stock (just the top rail). I've been looking for some help in the "slings and other accessories" area but have had no luck. http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=19&t=416879

Can someone guide me in the right direction? I'm told there is a method and I don't want to try it wrong the first 5 times! Thanks.
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