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Posted: 10/14/2016 9:12:11 AM EDT
I want to hear opinions and solutions for slings.

I have never had a sling on my AR.
I go to the range to shoot and don't need a sling.

I am taking a class where a sling is recommended.
We will be using the AR and a handgun in the class
I have read the pros and cons of the various slings.
I think I have ruled out the three point.

So it is down to the 1 & 2 point.
Let me hear your opinion and I want to hear about your mounting solutions for a 1 point or 2 point sling


Link Posted: 10/14/2016 9:39:49 AM EDT
1pt is fine for HD etc but if you're going to be moving around a lot or navigating obstacles 2pt for sure.

I use a VCAS.
Link Posted: 10/14/2016 9:50:39 AM EDT
Straight shooting, 1 point.
For hands on type work (climbing, using both hands, etc), 2 point.
Link Posted: 10/14/2016 10:01:18 AM EDT
Tried them all. I stuck with two point.
Link Posted: 10/14/2016 10:02:50 AM EDT
2 point
Link Posted: 10/14/2016 10:03:12 AM EDT
1pt is good for vehicles, entry teams.
2pt is good for everyone else
3pt is good for throwing in the trash.
Link Posted: 10/14/2016 10:03:38 AM EDT
2 point with a qd attachment for the win......
Link Posted: 10/14/2016 10:10:55 AM EDT
1-pt is not fun when moving, unless you particularly like pain

I've gone to 2-pt on every rifle. I like the Proctor Sling for it's simplicity, lack of needing any additional hardware, price, etc.

Link Posted: 10/14/2016 10:50:56 AM EDT
1 Point slings are garbage due to the weapon flopping around, and only advantage is you can use the weapon from either shoulder with ease.

OR

Get a VCAS as pointed out and it has the length adjusting strap that allows for either shoulder usage. I use QDs on all mine and can swap from gun to gun although I have 1 for each of my kids and 2 for me, one stays on my SBR. I prefer the padded VCAS slings
Link Posted: 10/14/2016 10:52:26 AM EDT
Two point is what you need. Much more practical and functional than 1 pt.

And yes just take 3 pt off your list.

Link Posted: 10/14/2016 10:58:04 AM EDT
Get a two point. You can always get a triglide to make it convertible to a one point if you feel the need to.
Link Posted: 10/14/2016 11:20:02 AM EDT
2 point padded VTAC or VCAS
Link Posted: 10/14/2016 11:42:43 AM EDT
Two point, personally I like to attach them about as far apart as possible, I feel it lets me crank it down tighter when I need to, and the rear on the outside of the buttstock when shouldered strong hand, which gives a little extra length when shouldered support side. I have a padded VTAC I like pretty well, old MS2 not as fond of it, will someday try a VCAS.

Attaching as near as possible to the front and rear of the receiver allows it to behave more like a single point, but with an option of being less floppy.

QDs are great if your stock accepts them and they're integral to many handguards now so no added bulk. I'm pretty fond of the Magpul RSA for rails without QD sockets or not where I want them, but hooks are definitely noisy, Magpul's M-Lok QD socket is a nice minimalist piece too.
Link Posted: 10/14/2016 11:42:59 AM EDT
Sling comparison videos.

https://www.full30.com/video/df31b8526ca9e459ce5df8b432df6c92

https://www.full30.com/video/e53d6cde4f91d38604d4f9e0eeb1e670


My opinion and what I have on every long gun: 2 point sling. Type doesn't matter. Buy quality once
Link Posted: 10/14/2016 11:44:33 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By HunterKiller86:
1pt is good for vehicles, entry teams.
2pt is good for everyone else
3pt is good for throwing in the trash.
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This........I'd suggest Blue Force Gear, Vickers Padded 2 point sling
Link Posted: 10/14/2016 12:12:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/14/2016 12:14:43 PM EDT by CatSnipah]
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Originally Posted By ApocalypseMao:
Get a two point. You can always get a triglide to make it convertible to a one point if you feel the need to.
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Or, magpul makes a sling that can be converted from 2 point to 1 point. I have two of them. 99% of the time I'm using 2 point.

Edit...I'm also an averge guy who takes and assists in non-operator training classes. No one special.
Link Posted: 10/14/2016 1:06:36 PM EDT
2-PT. I like the Boonie-Packer version.
Link Posted: 10/14/2016 1:09:43 PM EDT
Get the Magpul MS sling of your choice - either straight two point or convertible from two point to one point,.

If you are really worried about possible detachment, get the type with the paraclips with locks. They make some noise, but not much. Otherwise get the type with the QD swivels on each end if your rifle can use them.

I have both paraclip and QD swivel models.
Link Posted: 10/14/2016 2:40:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/14/2016 2:40:01 PM EDT by Lancelot]
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Link Posted: 10/16/2016 5:36:26 AM EDT
Blue Force Gear VCAS with QD attachments and 2 to 1 tri glide. I prefer the non padded version for its ability to "S Roll."
Link Posted: 10/16/2016 5:41:15 AM EDT
2pt.

The only 1pt I ever use is I have 2 ms3 that are 2 to 1 convertable.

I have a 3pt and it is so dumb.
Link Posted: 10/24/2016 1:10:13 PM EDT
Thanks
Went with Magpul 2 point with QD front and rear mount.
Didn't have time to order something else.
Link Posted: 10/26/2016 2:21:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/26/2016 2:22:42 AM EDT by demoMouse]
1 point is good for if you aren't going to have to do anything else with your hands, such as use tools or detain someone, and really don't add any function to your shooting equation
2 point adjustable are the current gold standard, the most versatile, and have the most utility of the 3
3points were cool as fuck 15 years ago when M16A2's with no rails were the standard.
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