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Posted: 12/28/2002 8:54:16 PM EST
I am just curious, but on the cover of the "Black Hawk Down" DVD, it shows the actor holding an M16A2 with a nice tactical type sling on it. What kind of sling is that and where can I pick up a sling like that?
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 10:09:36 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 10:22:09 PM EST
Where can I find the Giles sling? Thanks.
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 11:27:19 PM EST
[url]www.thewilderness.com/Pages/slings_giles1.html[/url]
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 11:55:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/28/2002 11:57:09 PM EST by JAW]
Giles Slings are great, and they are essentially the progenetor of the tactical sling species, being the first after-market sling based on the HK three point design. That being said [b]CQB Solutions[/b] makes slings that are functionally equivalent to the Giles Slings, and feature softer webbing like the old Giles, that many, including myself prefer. CQB Solutions slings are also available in OD and are less expensive than the Giles Slings from the Wilderness. [url]www.lightfighter.com[/url] or go direct to: [url]www.cqbsolutions.com[/url] Best regards, JAW
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 7:35:31 AM EST
I am looking at this Giles sling and it looks like it would more hurt you than help you. Looks like it would be in the way constantly and such. Anyone ever use on of these sling sytems?
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 9:32:44 AM EST
Originally Posted By BullMoose270: I am looking at this Giles sling and it looks like it would more hurt you than help you. Looks like it would be in the way constantly and such. Anyone ever use on of these sling sytems?
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I have used a Giles for a couple of years now, since I got my first AR. It doesn't get in the way at all. Why would you think that? The jury rigged top mount GI sling would probably get in the way more than the Giles.
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 9:38:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By BullMoose270: I am looking at this Giles sling and it looks like it would more hurt you than help you. Looks like it would be in the way constantly and such. Anyone ever use on of these sling sytems?
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I tried one for a while. I ended up selling it. I just like the simple old silent sling. The Giles thing was annoying for my purposes. My Patrol Rifle instructor showed us simple carry and transtion techniques for the regular sling.
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