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?
Creedmoor sells them. http://www.creedmoorsports.com/C1061.html
or Georgia Precision,
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
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