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Posted: 10/3/2020 12:05:29 PM EST
I'm trying to buy something for my buddy's M&P15 FSP. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Link Posted: 10/3/2020 12:33:40 PM EST
Does it have the sling loops on the buttstock and FSP? Then Magpul RLS Rifleman sling is pretty solid and only costs like $20
Link Posted: 10/3/2020 3:23:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/3/2020 3:23:24 PM EST by ssimo]
Standard nylon sling is durable, simple and lightweight
Link Posted: 10/3/2020 5:14:30 PM EST
Surplus silent sling.  10-12 bucks shipped maybe?  You can just buy the clasp and some buckles and some nylon strap (color of your choice) and make a dandy sling for even less.
Link Posted: 10/3/2020 5:51:04 PM EST
Something ready to go off the shelf? Proctor slings are bare-bones and good to go.
Link Posted: 10/3/2020 7:42:56 PM EST
Thanks for the responses old boys. I went with the Magpul RLS since I trust my life with their products.
Link Posted: 10/4/2020 2:10:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/4/2020 2:20:12 PM EST
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I'm not the OP, but thanks. Now we all now you have a tan sling of unknown make and model on your AR, attached to it (likely) by some unknown contrivance which we cannot see in the photo. Super helpful.  
Link Posted: 10/4/2020 11:04:57 PM EST
Sorry.  

It’s a military issued Vickers sling mounted on the slot in the stock and the side swivel that’s on the barrel.
Link Posted: 10/4/2020 11:12:19 PM EST
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This. BFG all the things.
Link Posted: 10/5/2020 4:46:24 AM EST
BFG VCAS all the things.
Link Posted: 10/5/2020 6:11:38 PM EST
USGI General Purpose strap and paracord is my preference.
Link Posted: 10/6/2020 11:04:56 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/6/2020 11:56:42 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Tigwelder1971:
BFG VCAS all the things.
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For sure. Will not be a bad purchase.
Link Posted: 10/12/2020 12:03:30 PM EST
Buddy rec'd the sling but I kind of encouraged him to pick up a Magpul MOE SL handguard. Apparently the front sling swivel bracket had to be removed

Anyone know where to grab one of these? Out of stock everywhere
https://magpul.com/catalog/product/view/id/6577/s/m-lok-gi-sling-swivel/category/53/

Link Posted: 10/12/2020 4:55:09 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Ed_Victory:
Something ready to go off the shelf? Proctor slings are bare-bones and good to go.
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+1

ETA the Proctor sling doesn’t require any hardware or swivels
Link Posted: 10/13/2020 11:37:18 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Luny421:


+1

ETA the Proctor sling doesn’t require any hardware or swivels
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Any place have the black padded in stock? FPS has been out for a while.
Link Posted: 10/13/2020 5:56:50 PM EST
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Any place have the black padded in stock? FPS has been out for a while.
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@DT120

I can’t vouch for the website but it allows you to add to cart.

https://tacticalshootingproshop.com/frank-proctor-padded-heavy-duty-rifle-sling/
Link Posted: 11/10/2020 10:27:50 PM EST
Proctor all the way for a light rifle.
Link Posted: 11/11/2020 9:01:01 AM EST
Most of mine have GI web slings on them.  Bought a couple of the much more expensive commercial slings with all kinds of stuff added to them.  I guess I prefer the simplicity of the GI sling.  Oh, the M1/M14 GI slings, not the thing we had on our M16A1's in basic/AIT that was harder to take off and harder to adjust.
Link Posted: 11/16/2020 2:02:56 PM EST
Maybe others have their reasons for spending more on a sling, but on several of my builds I have cheaped out with CVLIFE 2-point slings on Amazon.  They suit me.  I've spent a lot on a few slings for other rifles and these cheap ones work just as well.
Link Posted: 11/17/2020 9:00:21 AM EST
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Originally Posted By og107:
Specter Gear two-point sling
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This is the correct answer.
Link Posted: 11/19/2020 1:06:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By KYgunslinger91:

This is the correct answer.
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@KYgunslinger91  Where did you get that avatar? I love it.
Link Posted: 11/19/2020 7:57:52 PM EST
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@KYgunslinger91  Where did you get that avatar? I love it.
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Look up blackheart tool on instagram dude has all kinds of neat art.
Link Posted: 11/20/2020 9:34:14 PM EST
VTAC bungee for me.  Used to run BFG but I like the bungee aspect better.
Link Posted: 12/23/2020 6:39:43 PM EST
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Originally Posted By lew:
USGI General Purpose strap and paracord is my preference.
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Works for me & looks period-correct on my three-legged dog of a XM177E2.
Link Posted: 12/23/2020 7:05:27 PM EST
Another plug for the Proctor. Everything I need and nothing I don’t.
Link Posted: 12/23/2020 8:10:09 PM EST
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Any issues of heat with that setup? I figure during lond periods of fire, that front sight tower might get mighty hot.
I just got a Magpul MS1 sling for my A2 commando build. And thinking of doing a similar setup. Just worried that the FSB heating up might start to damage the paracord.
Link Posted: 12/23/2020 10:44:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Nickel_Plated:


Any issues of heat with that setup? I figure during lond periods of fire, that front sight tower might get mighty hot.
I just got a Magpul MS1 sling for my A2 commando build. And thinking of doing a similar setup. Just worried that the FSB heating up might start to damage the paracord.
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Originally Posted By Nickel_Plated:


Any issues of heat with that setup? I figure during lond periods of fire, that front sight tower might get mighty hot.
I just got a Magpul MS1 sling for my A2 commando build. And thinking of doing a similar setup. Just worried that the FSB heating up might start to damage the paracord.


It hasn’t yet but 550 cord is cheap. The Israelis used a similar setup for their front line soldiers, and their stuff is in constant use.
Link Posted: 12/24/2020 11:59:28 AM EST
A Blue Force Gear wire loop is good for the FSB

https://www.blueforcegear.com/universal-wire-loop-uwl-3-25.html
Link Posted: 12/24/2020 1:48:09 PM EST
GP strap and 550 cord
Link Posted: 12/24/2020 2:14:34 PM EST
Proctor slings, baby.
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Link Posted: 12/24/2020 10:55:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Currahee:
GP strap and 550 cord
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For simple I concur. It just works.

BTW for those who don't know that's the strap/sling issued with a GI 2 qt canteen.
Link Posted: 1/11/2021 5:18:28 PM EST
AR15/M16 Silent sling. Cheap, quiet and cheap.

I bought a butt-load of webbing and hardware for cheap from Strapworks in Eugene, OR. and make my own! Lots of fun...
Link Posted: 1/11/2021 5:51:27 PM EST
Ammo Garand GI style. I like the cotton weave doesn't slide around like nylon and the simplicity of adjustment with the buckle hardware. I use a Magpul Paraclip to attach to the FSB sling swivel and a Magpul QD sling swivel to attach to the stock. The USGI clip that comes with it will work fine with the fixed sling attachment on the M&P stock.
https://www.ammogarand.com/m1-garand-web-sling-wwii-pattern-new-productio1.html
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 6:06:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 12:37:00 PM EST
GP strap, but with HK-style snap hooks, is what I use.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 9:26:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By VitalSignsAbsent:
I'm trying to buy something for my buddy's M&P15 FSP. Does anyone have any recommendations?
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Call me a relic, but I like the ole dependable 1-1/4" nylon web sling
Link Posted: 1/14/2021 8:23:16 AM EST
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You f-in' dog.
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Not just three-legged, but one-eyed and missing a chunk out of an ear.

The rifle came with a ‘Nam-era brownish-green ‘seatbelt’ sling, but it’s too short for anything more than a shoulder strap. I guess I could run it from the top of the stock to the FSB, but the rifle would hang just under my chin.
Link Posted: 1/15/2021 7:28:42 PM EST
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Not just three-legged, but one-eyed and missing a chunk out of an ear.
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Too bad the original sling was no-go. Woulda looked slick.
Link Posted: 1/15/2021 8:02:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Zardoz:
GP strap, but with HK-style snap hooks, is what I use.
https://i.postimg.cc/BZm3QhT1/20161004-132022-01-800x441.jpg
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NEAT

I've made a few of the GP Strap & 550 cord "son tay" type slings

Will dig through my stash of HK hooks and rig up a couple of the more modern ones up. May be handy if I add sling points to the 870 or a carbine
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