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Posted: 9/13/2005 4:53:47 PM EDT
I'd like to be able to make my own custom adaptations of the basic sling using those great Lexan plastic snap-latches, rings and buckles -like the ones found on Camelbacks. But the only places I can find actual 1 1/4" (sling width) hardware online are "for the trade" and sell only in huge quantities. I want a handful of parts, not a truckload.

Can anyone point me to a source for these things? I don't want to compromise with 1" or 1 1/2" parts, because I want all my loops and such to work with all the same webbing, so it's gotta be 1 1/4" hardware.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 8:30:45 PM EDT
Try These Guys
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 5:56:21 AM EDT
Thanks Bogie. Keep 'em coming folks!
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 7:33:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 8:33:53 AM EDT
Or how about metal ones in 1.25" size?
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 9:13:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2005 9:13:56 AM EDT by rtech]
Anything that gets stressed at all should not be made out of plastic. Attachment points for slings to rifles should be metal. I make tac slings and such and I've got some failures from Iraq where the plastic/polymer tri-glides or loops failed.

I've seen lots of people use plastic HK type clips to attach slings and I would bet that those will be snapping at the worst possible moment.

Good luck.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 9:13:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2005 9:16:52 AM EDT by JTrusty]
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 5:24:02 PM EDT
I'm not talking about cheapie plastic crap-Lexan is TOUGH. They made the visors on the moon suits the astronauts wore out of Lexan. It does NOT just plain break. That is why I'm looking for this particular kind of hardware.

JTrusty, National Webbing is one of the "for the trade" sources I found already-their minimum order is enough for a LOT of equipment, and I only need a few pieces.

Thanks for all the inputs-I'm still lookin'!
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 5:34:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 1:04:28 PM EDT
The military equipment with ITW Nexus and Fastex can be found to break, but it always seems to fail with the dudes that break shit all the time.
I never broke any, but knew of one guy that did all the time, he was always DXing stuff. The only thing that I could figure was that he never could get them fastened on the first try, and possibly dis-figured the prongs. His girlfriend must have been one patient girl.
I too would be interested to see the actual number of failures.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 10:59:54 PM EDT
You can get free samples from ITW nexus on their website. I imagine they are not lexan, probably ABS or whatever, butt eh price is right...
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:32:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:23:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ARin:
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Order some samples from national webbing. Tell them you are prototyping a product.

Thanks! I'll do that shortly. (I have no idea why my IM is turned off...I'll have to fix that.)
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