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Posted: 1/5/2006 12:13:35 PM EDT
I want to tie a loop around the front sight in order to attach a 2-point sling but I don't know the proper procedure for doing so. I want to make it a true loop so that I can clip a sling onto it. Sorry, I wasn't a boy scout so knots are not my thing. Is there a certain way this should be done for maximum strength? Tell me there's a set of detailed instructions on the web.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:27:17 PM EDT
550 cord doesn't really have instructions. Use your imagination. Square knots usually work well.

Pinch a length of cord in the middle, and tie a knot to form the loop. Wrap it around as much as you want, and put a square knot in it.

I don't mean to sound snide, but there are no instructions on Jerry-rigging. That's the bueaty of it! Experiment. There is no wrong way to do it (as long as it doesn't fall off!)
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 1:38:14 PM EDT


Just kidding.

The photo is from team member markm from this thread (more pics there) link.


For instructions on how to attach your 2-point or IDF sling with paracord click the link below.


DSG Arms Industry FAQ link


For instructions how to attach it to the stock, here's a link to the Maryland AR15 Shooters Site.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 3:27:50 PM EDT
A hangmans noose works well.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 4:42:05 PM EDT
I punch out the front swivel and loop it through the swivel hole and then the rear of the FSB so its attached at 2 points.I make it like a figure 8 and then melt the exposed ends.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 11:51:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 7:05:18 AM EDT
I like the USGI M16 top sling adaptor kit. Thread the wire from the kit through para cord to silence it.

www.northridgeinc.com/1005-406-1570.htm
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 10:18:11 AM EDT
I use the same kit. At least when the 550 burns through I still have the wire holding the sling on.

I can't remember how many mags in quick succession it took to melt 550 on the front sight. I think it was around 6.
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