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Posted: 5/17/2003 12:39:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/17/2003 12:41:12 PM EDT by Happyshooter]
Mine wears a loop, as does my wife's (even though she has only ever used it as a hasty).
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 12:49:44 PM EDT
I use a standard military sling on my AR. Learned to use it at Thunder Ranch in the Urban Rifle course. Clint says: "A sling is to a rifle what a holster is to a pistol." You wouldn't carry around a pistol without a holster, so you shouldn't carry around a rifle without a sling.
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 1:01:16 PM EDT
Giles tactical on my "business" gun. Can be used as a regular sling too without adjustment.
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 1:25:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 1:42:39 PM EDT
Israeli "Sayeret" sling
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 1:48:53 PM EDT
Standard military style black web sling. I learned to use it from a Nam vet (my father) and then expanded knowledge while in the Army. It is used for carrying and support, don't need any gimmicks that tend to cause problems in a situation. KISS method works best.
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 2:22:28 PM EDT
i have a wilderness 1 point...is that a loop?
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 2:12:50 AM EDT
IDF issue slings with paracord attachment on both my ARs.
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 2:24:52 AM EDT
which 'primary AR'? the plinker? -an old leather military The home Defense? - a regular old nylon Military the hunting? - a 'tactical' hands free one I picked up ages ago, works well enough in the woods
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 4:09:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Old_Painless: I use a standard military sling on my AR....
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Me too. [Cincinnatus]Per current USMC doctrine: the hasty sling method is used in all positions/distances, except for 500yd prone slowfire, when a loop sling may be used.[/Cincinnatus] Although, I kinda wish that Service Rifle Competition rules regarding slings didn't run contrary to my real world. Of course, I don't wear a leather shooting coat during annual qualification either!
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 7:15:54 AM EDT
I must say that as a former soldier (Israel) I am quite impressed and amazed that a lot of you on this site use the Israeli slings. I think you make a good choice. I always wondered how it has not been adapted in the u.s. military, for the current sling style as I have seen in pictures does have some flaws in its design. I would be curious to hear a response from any u.s. soldier(or for that matter anyone) who has used both slings and to give me his assessment and to know if I am correct in my analysis
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 7:18:54 AM EDT
I like the standard military sling. I've never seen the Israeli sling. Does anyone have any pics of one they can post?
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 7:36:21 AM EDT
IDF sling also.
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