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Posted: 10/4/2005 7:37:29 PM EDT
I was bored today so I took some time to figure this out so here it is, build you own tactical sling STEP BY STEP with pictures.  Here's what you're going to build...

Best thing, its the same type of sling that can cost as much as 40 bucks, you'll build it for under $11!

here we go

Step 1:

gather all parts needed for the build they are:

7.5 feet of 1.5" wide nylon web
5 inch piece of 1.5" wide nylon web     <-------I'm getting feedback that this piece works much better 7 inches long.  To each his own, assembly is easier with the longer piece.
Two 15 inch pieces of 1" wide nylon web
Two 1.5" wide buckles
Three 1.5" wide slide locks
Two 1" wide slide locks
Tape measure
Scissors to make the 5" piece and the two 15 inchers
Lighter to seal the ends of the nylon web

All the parts needed to make the sling can be found at ACE hardware for $10.08

Step 2:

Slide a female buckle end onto the 1.5" web and then put a slide lock on the tail of the web itself.  Paying attention to the direction of the slide and female end in the picture

Step 3:

Loop the web back and through the slide lock installed in the 2nd step, make your loop 27 inches long.  Paying attention to the direction of the slide and female end as before, use the picture if it helps.

Step 4:

Slide a 1.5" slide lock on to the web, note that you will leave an open end of the new slide lock pointing out, this will now be the "outside" of the sling.  Follow picture.

Step 5:

Assemble this piece using the 5" long piece of 1.5" wide web and one female and one male end of 1.5" buckles.  This step would be hard to describe use the picture for the details, but pay close attention to the way the web is routed and the direction of the buckles.

Step 6:

Slide the assembly you made in step 5 onto the sling as shown in the picture.

Step 7:

Assemble this mess on the open end of the sling using the last male buckle and a slide stop.  I left the web loose in this picture to illustrate the way to route the sling through all the parts.  Note that the tail of the web is on the outside of the sling, as described in step 4

Step 8:

Tighten step 7 down to look like this, only leave 1/4-1/2 inch of web past the slide lock

Step 9:

Using the two 15" pieces of 1" wide web and the two 1" wide slide locks pass them through like shown in the picture.  This is where you will use the open end of the 1.5" lock left over from step 4.  The 1" web passes through the outside of the male buckle installed in step 7 and 8

Step 10:

Tighten everything down good, and snap all the buckles, you'll have something that looks like this when your done!

and here it is on an AR using GG&G sling things

I hope you found this useful.  If your not up to building one yourself I can make it for you for 20 dollars shipped just IM me.

Thanks for looking!

I've been getting requests on how to use the sling.....Its completely understandable that some don't know how to use the sling/for that reason I offer you:  SLING USE

Carry in the front, pay attention to how the sling loops over the left shoulder and under the right arm.

Carry on the right side, works well for most applications, can also be modified to sling weapon behind back by just sliding the gun further behind.

Left side carry, excellent for transition drills, when the gun is dropped it will naturally slide to this position clearing the way for holster use on right thigh or hip.

Backpack carry, by splitting the sling straps one for left and one for right shoulder, the weapon can be carried like a backpack for a very comfortable long term carry, a hike for instance, in the sand, carrying a log of fire wood, uphill, both ways

Ready for use, presenting the weapon from the left side carry position, when finished drop gun and it will naturally return to left side carry, smooth!

Transitioning the weapon from right to left shoulder with the sling is as easy as uncoupling the foreward-most buckle.  This adds a foot or so to the sling length and makes it possible to shoot left handed while slung for a right handed shooter.  Vice Versa for lefty's!

Hope this helps all!
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 9:11:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 9:24:27 PM EDT
Outstanding !
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 9:25:24 PM EDT

Do you have pics of the whole rifle and sling setup

Link Posted: 10/3/2005 9:29:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 9:34:12 PM EDT
OUTSTANDING!   Great, Thank You!
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:48:33 PM EDT

Very, very nice instructions!
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:55:34 PM EDT
Tag... Nice one
Link Posted: 4/19/2005 10:43:28 PM EDT
Cool! looks like a prodject for my near future...
Link Posted: 4/19/2005 10:43:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/19/2005 10:43:43 PM EDT
kick ass!!!
Link Posted: 4/19/2005 10:45:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/19/2005 10:45:36 PM EDT

ETA: Thanks - sst7
Link Posted: 4/19/2005 10:46:08 PM EDT
Ladies and Gentlemen, McGuyver.l
Link Posted: 4/19/2005 10:46:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/19/2005 10:47:14 PM EDT
wow thats great. Im going to have to try this
Link Posted: 4/19/2005 10:51:10 PM EDT
Not bad.  Not bad at all.

Ofcourse a good Eagle, Tactical Tailor, CQB Solutions, blah da blah da blah three point sling should only cost you about $20.
Link Posted: 4/19/2005 10:55:01 PM EDT
I've thought about doing this before.  I wanted to make a nice sling for my SAW that I could still use on an M4 when I finally get moved off the SAW.  Maybe a project for this weekend...
Link Posted: 4/19/2005 10:56:27 PM EDT
Good Job man!

GD needs more threads like this.
Link Posted: 4/19/2005 10:57:13 PM EDT

Thanks, I have always wanted to try one of these types of slings for hunting, but never wanted to piss away $40.

Link Posted: 4/19/2005 11:31:37 PM EDT
made another one, there going on everything

Link Posted: 4/19/2005 11:33:14 PM EDT
Wow. Someone buy that man a membership.

You should post this in the build it yourself forum too.
Link Posted: 4/19/2005 11:36:47 PM EDT
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE STICKY THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 4/19/2005 11:39:11 PM EDT
+1 on the sticky, and TAG!!!!

Thanks!  Great post!
Link Posted: 4/19/2005 11:40:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/19/2005 11:45:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/19/2005 11:49:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/19/2005 11:49:56 PM EDT
Tag - VERY COOL. Thanks for sharing.
Link Posted: 4/19/2005 11:50:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/19/2005 11:54:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/19/2005 11:54:47 PM EDT
Tag, good job.
Link Posted: 4/19/2005 11:57:55 PM EDT
It don't say "Colt" on it.

Link Posted: 10/3/2005 10:51:07 PM EDT
tag, very nice.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:46:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/21/2005 9:49:50 PM EDT



Sorry EDP, but this guy doesn't need to have his problems addressed in public or in this paticular thread. Please take ti to email or IM.

Link Posted: 4/21/2005 9:54:34 PM EDT
~~~~~~moved to front page~~~~~
Link Posted: 4/21/2005 11:21:26 PM EDT
Awesome post, thanks for all the info!  I happen to work at a place that makes nylon web slings (and lot's of other things) for construction and industrial companies.  I was able to get my webbing pieces for under a buck.  We don't stock the buckles or keepers so I'll have to get them else where.

BTW - Love the "blacked out" face on the dog
Link Posted: 4/22/2005 12:23:57 AM EDT
I need to keep a closer watch on the stickies. Totally missed this!!

Kick A$$ man, great bit of homeschool Tac knowledge.  
Link Posted: 4/22/2005 12:44:45 AM EDT
bad ass. I am making one this weekend.
Link Posted: 4/22/2005 1:38:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/22/2005 2:45:51 PM EDT
Good Job.
Link Posted: 4/22/2005 2:48:30 PM EDT

I took some time to figure this out so here it is, build you own tactical sling STEP BY STEP with pictures.  Matt

You, my friend, are a god damn national treasure.

Excellent post and ideas.
Link Posted: 4/22/2005 3:11:08 PM EDT
What does TAG mean?
Link Posted: 4/22/2005 5:06:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/22/2005 5:22:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/22/2005 5:24:49 PM EDT
Nice weekend project.
Link Posted: 4/22/2005 5:42:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/22/2005 6:00:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/22/2005 7:55:10 PM EDT
Like Ed says


Also the instructions worked for the HK Sling......Thanks ggllggll
Link Posted: 4/22/2005 8:34:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/22/2005 10:52:55 PM EDT
Whoa, nice.  Tag.

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