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Posted: 8/25/2012 8:06:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/25/2012 8:07:56 AM EST by BrickShouse]
So after taking a few carbine classes. I'm trying to find the advantage of a single point over a two point sling. I was using the magpul sling for a single point and it was uncomfortable, the end of your rifle hits you in the nuts if your not carful....so I've been using a Larue and VTac two point slings now.

My question I guess is, I'd like some insight on advantages of a single point sling.

The only thing I can come up with is being able to switch sides of the rifle to shoot ...
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Link Posted: 8/25/2012 8:30:50 AM EST
It drops it in the same place every time. That's about it.
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Link Posted: 8/25/2012 9:20:03 AM EST
IMO a single has no advantages over a 2-point...and you already discovered some of the disadvantages of a single.
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Link Posted: 8/25/2012 9:51:48 AM EST
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From what I have read, getting in and out of vehicles with a single point is easier, and although I have one it, I have never one it for real day in and day out, so I don't know for sure.

I like the MS2 and MS3 because it can be either 2 or 1 point, but again, I have never used one when it counts.
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Link Posted: 8/25/2012 10:17:47 AM EST
Originally Posted By BrickShouse:
So after taking a few carbine classes. I'm trying to find the advantage of a single point over a two point sling. I was using the magpul sling for a single point and it was uncomfortable, the end of your rifle hits you in the nuts if your not carful....so I've been using a Larue and VTac two point slings now.

My question I guess is, I'd like some insight on advantages of a single point sling.

The only thing I can come up with is being able to switch sides of the rifle to shoot ...


And do it fairly fast under pressure.
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Link Posted: 8/26/2012 12:18:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/26/2012 12:19:27 PM EST by aresarmor]
Originally Posted By BrickShouse:
So after taking a few carbine classes. I'm trying to find the advantage of a single point over a two point sling. I was using the magpul sling for a single point and it was uncomfortable, the end of your rifle hits you in the nuts if your not carful....so I've been using a Larue and VTac two point slings now.

My question I guess is, I'd like some insight on advantages of a single point sling.

The only thing I can come up with is being able to switch sides of the rifle to shoot ...


we have a horse in this race but IMHO there is really not any advantages to the 1 point. Even being able to transition shoulders can be accomplished by a two point sling more efficiently. As far as the vehicle thing goes. I don't really recommend connecting your sling to your body inside of a vehicle so it really makes no difference if your using a two point or a one point for that application.

As far as transitions go:
Huskey MKII EWS Video watch the video at 1:43 ryan demos a two point sling transition to the off shoulder

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Link Posted: 8/26/2012 3:10:23 PM EST
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Originally Posted By aresarmor:
Originally Posted By BrickShouse:
So after taking a few carbine classes. I'm trying to find the advantage of a single point over a two point sling. I was using the magpul sling for a single point and it was uncomfortable, the end of your rifle hits you in the nuts if your not carful....so I've been using a Larue and VTac two point slings now.

My question I guess is, I'd like some insight on advantages of a single point sling.

The only thing I can come up with is being able to switch sides of the rifle to shoot ...


we have a horse in this race but IMHO there is really not any advantages to the 1 point. Even being able to transition shoulders can be accomplished by a two point sling more efficiently. As far as the vehicle thing goes. I don't really recommend connecting your sling to your body inside of a vehicle so it really makes no difference if your using a two point or a one point for that application.

As far as transitions go:
Huskey MKII EWS Video watch the video at 1:43 ryan demos a two point sling transition to the off shoulder



Kudos on the disclosure, however I would disagree with the highlighted portion of your reply above. With a single point there are actually less steps involved which to me seems to reflect the meaning of efficiency.

I however would say that "Even being able to transition shoulders can be accomplished by a two point sling just as fast as a single point with enough training".
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Link Posted: 8/26/2012 6:40:29 PM EST
Thanks for all the responses/personal experience. Looks like I won't be rocking a single point unless I need to do tactical rolls out of my truck...
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Link Posted: 8/27/2012 4:56:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By BrickShouse:
Thanks for all the responses/personal experience. Looks like I won't be rocking a single point unless I need to do tactical rolls out of my truck...


I run a VTAC 2 point with an IWC 2 to 1 triglide on it. It allows you to transition to a one point sling on those few occasions where it might be more efficient.

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Link Posted: 8/28/2012 8:15:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By MSB2199:
Originally Posted By BrickShouse:
Thanks for all the responses/personal experience. Looks like I won't be rocking a single point unless I need to do tactical rolls out of my truck...


I run a VTAC 2 point with an IWC 2 to 1 triglide on it. It allows you to transition to a one point sling on those few occasions where it might be more efficient.

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That is a great set up option for sure
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