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Posted: 2/8/2006 9:42:55 AM EDT
What is the best sling for use with my new AR? I will be using the gun for action rifle and general plinking. I have looked at the Spectre gear slings, but am confused by the 2 point and 3 point.

Anyhelp would be appreciated.

John

Link Posted: 2/8/2006 9:52:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 10:05:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/8/2006 10:06:35 AM EDT by GeorgeW2004]
I own the Troy single. I like the concept of the single point setup but when I let it hang, the buckle stabs into my rib cage. Book's right too about the nut shots and the muzzle in the dirt. I've been thinking of migrating to a 3 point but I have never tried one nor seen one on someone.

If you do decide on a single point, that dude from the EE, ARin, invented a single point that will not jar your ribs. I think his company is called "Profile Tactical". Also I think the Sling Master from the NATC fun shows makes a good single point, but he uses quick release buckles.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 10:17:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 10:37:24 AM EDT
Thanks for the response - on the spectre website there are numerous options for the CQB/AR sling. Which one do I get and do I need the quick release buckles?

Thanks for your help.

John

Link Posted: 2/8/2006 10:44:25 AM EDT
Lot's of people are paranoid about quick release buckles or anything plastic for that matter on their slings. kblagg and I were talking at NATC one time and he said he'd heard a few stories of the buckles failing and muzzles being dropped in the dirt.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 10:58:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 11:41:43 AM EDT
Here is a pic of my new toy. It has a surefire rail

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/566/sar9ks.th.jpg
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 11:55:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 11:58:07 AM EDT
Great - Thanks for all of your help. Hopefully I will be able to get out to the range soon with this one.

Link Posted: 2/8/2006 3:14:58 PM EDT
I'm with Book on this one. I run Specter CQB slings sans any kind of release buckles, too. I'm not a fan of QD sling loops as the sling can get all twisted up and that irks me. I've tried and own all kinds of sling loops and my current setup is the standard M4 loop up front and the sling run through a slot on my LMT stock in the rear.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:01:38 PM EDT
I'm running this single point now (found out about it from a post by Stickman):
www.jtrusty.com

An easy way to try some different setups:
Make your own TAC SLING for $10
ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=4&t=233665

Lotta good designs for different applications. Do some homework or just cobble together a few and try some drills.


Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:21:55 PM EDT
Here's where me and book differ on slings. I prefer and recommend Single point slings for tac rifles, if you are going to be humping it in the woods for hours at a time then maybe a 3 point would work better, but for my needs I like the single point. I train to capture it if I have to take a knee while the rifle is hanging, I wear mine where it drops to the left so I can transition to my pistol or the other gear I have on my belt, but my needs are different from most.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 5:28:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:10:13 PM EDT
Been busy teaching all week and moving my office and setting up the new PD Armory
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 3:28:48 AM EDT
I have a quick release tactical I do not use since I bench shoot - picked it up from the sling guy last year at an Eastman show. It uses cords that loop through the front tower or the sling loop and through either a side sling on the rear or your stock. No metal to mess up your finish.
It's the one on the right.
Make you a deal if your interested.
www.hunt101.com/img/345582.JPG
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 5:38:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JohnGA:
I have a quick release tactical I do not use since I bench shoot - picked it up from the sling guy last year at an Eastman show. It uses cords that loop through the front tower or the sling loop and through either a side sling on the rear or your stock. No metal to mess up your finish.
It's the one on the right.
Make you a deal if your interested.
www.hunt101.com/img/345582.JPG



I have one- pretty handy, easy to move from rifle to rifle too. If i carried a rifle for a living i would spend the money for wider shoulder strap with padding.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 2:43:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 2:45:21 PM EDT by LARRYG]
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Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:26:22 PM EDT
Hackathorn 2 point tactical sling is my favorite. An improvement over his previous 3 point design. They now have optional attachments to make it easier to remove.
Boonie Packer Hackathorn 2P Sling
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:29:01 PM EDT
I second the 2P as my FAVORITE. Very good and simple sling. Also great for transitions.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:59:25 PM EDT
GODAWGS,

I don't know where you live in GA, but Blue Force Gear is based in Savannah. I believe ARFCOM member "Southern" is Ashley @ Blue Force and he has been very helpful in the past.

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