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Posted: 2/25/2006 12:51:41 PM EDT
I've read several guides on how to make a proper USMC style loop sling and this is what I came up with, but i'm not sure if it's correct or not....

Link Posted: 2/25/2006 12:58:22 PM EDT
current issue of Shooting Tmes has a step by step How To article on using both the M1907 sling and later military web sling as a loop sling....
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 1:01:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gunwritr:
current issue of Shooting Tmes has a step by step How To article on using both the M1907 sling and later military web sling as a loop sling....



Does it now...?

Good writeup BTW.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 1:21:05 PM EDT
Does anyone know where I can buy one of those green cottom USMC standard issue slings they use in boot camp?
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 1:41:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Accord:
Does anyone know where I can buy one of those green cottom USMC standard issue slings they use in boot camp?



DPMS, CMP, CTD, EBAY, etc. you are looking for a "Web Sling". DPMS sells one in black even.

www.dpmsinc.com/10Expand.asp?ProductCode=SL-05B

see also
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 1:46:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 1:47:11 PM EDT by metroplex]
www.strapworks.com

Polypropylene webbing, like $0.15/ft
Nylon slides, cheap

use the discount code "AR15" at checkout for a 5% discount.

For $5 you can probably make half a dozen silent slings. I think they were selling the USGI silent slings at the uniform/equipment store for $10 each.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 1:48:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 1:51:16 PM EDT by SWO_daddy]

Originally Posted By Accord:
Does anyone know where I can buy one of those green cottom USMC standard issue slings they use in boot camp?



Fred's M14 Stocks Go to about 3/4 down on that page. Get yourself the 6 pack of slings for $25. Mine were in near mint condition.

M1907 sling setup and use

M1 sling setup and use
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 1:49:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By metroplex:
www.strapworks.com

Polypropylene webbing, like $0.15/ft
Nylon slides, cheap

use the discount code "AR15" at checkout for a 5% discount.

For $5 you can probably make half a dozen silent slings. I think they were selling the USGI silent slings at the uniform/equipment store for $10 each.


That's not going to work as a shooting sling, which is what he wants.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 1:52:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 2:06:24 PM EDT by USMC88-93]
Google for USMC loop sling M16 or some version of those words and you shouild fing plenty of references there was a thread about it here not too long ago to.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 2:01:02 PM EDT
Quantico Arms has the green USMC type slings.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 2:02:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By STG77:
Quantico Arms has the green USMC USGI type slings.



Fixed
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 2:03:25 PM EDT
You need one of those green (or black) issued slings to do it the Marine Corps way. undo the part of the sling that is attached to the buttstock. Do what the pics show. Once you have made this turn the loop 1/4 away from you and put your arm in. once your hand is through put your hand between your weapon and the sling. Wrap your hand around the sling until you hand is back to the handguards. the sling J swivel thingy should be on the outside of your arm, and the J should face up. pull it tight.

step 1: this is the way the sling comes

step 2:

step 3

step 4


Link Posted: 2/25/2006 2:03:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SWO_daddy:

Originally Posted By STG77:
Quantico Arms has the green USMC USGI type slings.



Fixed




I thought the Army issued the "silent" sling now.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 2:07:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By STG77:

Originally Posted By SWO_daddy:

Originally Posted By STG77:
Quantico Arms has the green USMC USGI type slings.



Fixed




I thought the Army issued the "silent" sling now.


Don't they both? Or do Marines still use the M1 sling for boots?

BTW, the proper military nomenclature for the canvas sling with the clamp keeper is Sling, Rifle, M1. Not related to the M1 rifle, it was just the first sling type-classified after 1936, when the War Department stopped using year of adoption for type designation.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 2:11:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SWO_daddy:

Originally Posted By STG77:
I thought the Army issued the "silent" sling now.


Don't they both? Or do Marines still use the M1 sling for boots?



The USMC was still issuing the green web sling to line infantry units when I got out in 2005. They are in the process of adopting some kind of tac-sling now, though.



BTW, the proper military nomenclature for the canvas sling with the clamp keeper is Sling, Rifle, M1. Not related to the M1 rifle, it was just the first sling type-classified after 1936, when the War Department stopped using year of adoption for type designation.



IIRC, the M16 and M1/M14 web sling are different. One is longer than the other, but I don't remember which.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 2:12:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 2:14:25 PM EDT by KorpiszZ389]

Originally Posted By chris157c:
You need one of those green (or black) issued slings to do it the Marine Corps way. undo the part of the sling that is attached to the buttstock. Do what the pics show. Once you have made this turn the loop 1/4 away from you and put your arm in. once your hand is through put your hand between your weapon and the sling. Wrap your hand around the sling until you hand is back to the handguards. the sling J swivel thingy should be on the outside of your arm, and the J should face up. pull it tight.

step 1: this is the way the sling comes
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step 2:
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step 3
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Just make sure to disconnect that J hook from the rear sling hook! And yeah, in order to do it the Marine way you need the Marine sling.

ETA- I tried this with the black sling that came with my Colt when I first got it. Drove me nuts for a few weeks until I realized I really needed the extra hardware on the sling.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 2:15:43 PM EDT
yeah j hook, that's what they called it...

way too long ago was that for me...
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 2:58:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By chris157c:
yeah j hook, that's what they called it...

way too long ago was that for me...



Same here...I haven't had to make a USMC loop since 1977. Or was it requal in 1978, 1979, 1980 and 1981? Oh well, I needed the refresher anyway. Thanks!
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 3:00:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 3:07:39 PM EDT
That'll work
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:08:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 7:48:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By warren-hpf:

Originally Posted By Accord:
Does anyone know where I can buy one of those green cottom USMC standard issue slings they use in boot camp?



DPMS, CMP, CTD, EBAY, etc. you are looking for a "Web Sling". DPMS sells one in black even.

www.dpmsinc.com/10Expand.asp?ProductCode=SL-05B

see also



Fred's also got them. They're cheap, buy 2 or 3.

clicky
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 8:14:40 PM EDT
Get yerself a copy of the Guidebook For Marines and find out how we did it in bootcamp.

JoeLad
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