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Posted: 11/5/2002 5:27:40 PM EDT
My new M1A should be here in the next two days, and I want to pick up a Turner sling. Any recommendations on where to buy? Price is, of course, a concern, but I'd like somewhat quick service as well. It would be a plus if I could also pick up a ratcheting type chamber brush for it as well - forgot to get one with my other cleaning supplies.

Also, which length should I get? It is more rifle dependant or body size dependant? I'm 5'10", small-medium frame. If I get the long one, any possibility it would be too long? Or better to go long than short?

Thanks,
Rocko
Link Posted: 11/6/2002 12:09:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/6/2002 12:57:28 PM EDT by Shady]
Creedmoor sells them. http://www.creedmoorsports.com/C1061.html

Or, http://www.turnersling.com/index.htm

or Georgia Precision,
http://www.georgiaprecision.com/prods/prodturner.htm


The sling can be too long, but as you suggest, too short is worse. Counterintuitively, the longer slings are more appropriate for the AR15. I'm a 6 footer, not especially long armed and have the 54"... was a hair too long on my M1A.

An even better sling is made by Les Tam, in Hawaii. Makes the Turner look like a lightweight. You can find out more about his slings at http://www.sharkysdive.net/lestamslings.htm

Les doesn't do much with the computer, but his service is incredible. When you get a sling from him he will want to talk to you personally, and will customize the sling with you initials and a stamp of you favorite branch of the military, if you want. Mine has WWI vintage sling hardware... a really nice personal touch. The sling is solid as a rock.

I've had both and like the Tam sling better, but the Turner is very very good.

Les's contact information:

Don't forget - he's on Hawaii time... don't call him first thing in the morning from the continental US: might make him a touch cranky.


LESLIE E.M. TAM

1411 St. Louis Dr

Honolulu, HI 96816

Phone: (808) 737-5427

Email: Les Tam

LeslieTam@aol.com <LeslieTam@aol.com>
http://www.sharkysdive.net/lestamslings.htm

Link Posted: 11/9/2002 6:13:54 PM EDT
yes........i have 2 les tam slings and 2 turners. i will be ordering a 3rd les tam sling soon.they are simply the best made!...slash
Link Posted: 11/9/2002 6:31:08 PM EDT
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