AR-15 slings


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sprice
November 10, 2009, 05:37 PM
What are the best AR-15 slings? I'm only interested in the best close quarter/ do all ones and how I should mount it on my gun but feel free to recomend other types.

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RockyMtnTactical
November 10, 2009, 05:40 PM
You probably want a single point if you are interested in CQB.

This may help.

http://www.ar15pro.net/2008/08/slings.html

sprice
November 10, 2009, 05:45 PM
I really don't think I want a one point, I think I want something that allows me to be more active/ actively transport my rifle for several miles.

RockyMtnTactical
November 10, 2009, 05:55 PM
Well, the best choice would be a 2-Point Quick Adjust then...

But your first post didn't indicate that, but that is why I posted a link about the different sling styles. However, a 2-Point Quick Adjust is going to be much more secure and comfortable for traveling distances.

sprice
November 10, 2009, 05:57 PM
arighty, thanks rcky mountain tactical. Do you know of any good slings like that?

sprice
November 10, 2009, 05:59 PM
Your not marshal wirig are you?

Zundfolge
November 10, 2009, 06:00 PM
Go to RockyMtnTactical's web site (in his sig line)

RockyMtnTactical
November 10, 2009, 06:32 PM
Your not marshal wirig are you?

Marshall Wirig, that is me.

Shung
November 10, 2009, 06:39 PM
if you own a collapsible stock AR, I suggest you go for a Magpul MS2 slings.. 1 an 2 point sling with lots a features. A must have. (get a magpul ASAP plate as well to use it in 1 point)

Heck
November 10, 2009, 07:08 PM
Vtac all the way

sprice
November 10, 2009, 07:12 PM
Always nice to see another American Forker on here ;)

Avenger29
November 10, 2009, 07:36 PM
I'm a fan of the Viking Tactics 2 point quick adjust (padded). There is also Blue Force Gear and a few others, I believe, out there. My Viking Tactics sling cost me about $43, IIRC.

The Magpul 1 point with 2 point capability is also an option. I have, however, seen a home rigged copy of the Magpul idea done with a wider/more padded sling for more comfort.

kwelz
November 10, 2009, 08:10 PM
Yes the one thing I don't like about the MS2 sling is how thin it is. After a couple hours it can dig into the shoulder a bit. However there are ways to fix this. I am working on one now, hopefully it works out.

Zak Smith
November 10, 2009, 08:19 PM
http://demigodllc.com/~zak/articles/tacticalslings/icon/9_icon.jpg
article | Tactical Slings http://demigodllc.com/icon/extwh3.png (http://demigodllc.com/articles/tactical-slings)


I recommend the Vickers at this point.

Maverick223
November 10, 2009, 08:45 PM
I really like the Super Sling 2, but the original USGI leather and web slings are great for the money. :)

Shawn Dodson
November 10, 2009, 09:02 PM
I suggest the Vickers Combat Application Sling from Blue Force Gear.

Z-Michigan
November 10, 2009, 09:07 PM
Read Zak's article. Ponder it. Be ready to buy more than one sling. Don't discount the possibility of a 3-point sling, even if some of the HSLD guys are saying they're obsolete.

The mounting method is important. If you get a good sling like the Vickers and then just run it through the stock loops you will probably be disappointed in how the sling works for you. Look at the mounting options on Vickers' website and the videos they link from there. Also compare that to how many 3-point designs attach, such as those from Spec-Ops and Blackhawk.

GreenTN
November 10, 2009, 09:12 PM
Urban ERT- custom weapon slings... www.urbanertslings.com...
if your AR is over 8.5 lbs or so get the 2 point, under its OK to go with the single point variety.

Shawn Dodson
November 10, 2009, 09:26 PM
If you get a good sling like the Vickers and then just run it through the stock loops you will probably be disappointed in how the sling works for you. I agree!

I use the Vickers Combat Application Sling (VCAS) on my AR-15A2 and M4 carbines. On the AR-15A2 I use a Daniel Defense A2 Burnsed Loop, which fits between the buttstock and lower receiver, for the rear mount. For the front I use a GG&G Sling Thing (although a standard M4 front side sling mount would probably work just as good).

On my M4s I attach the VCAS directly to the MagPul CTR buttstock exactly as suggested by the VCAS instructions and to a GG&G Sling Thing in the front. This setup is very versatile for me.

Good luck!

possum
November 11, 2009, 07:35 AM
my favorite, and what i use while patroling the streets of Iraq, and best all around in my opinon is a single point sling. there are many advantages to a single point.

i am not a fan of 2 points and i hate three points. if you get a good 2 point that allows you to switch to support side and back with ease then you will be fine.

Lucky Strike
November 11, 2009, 11:12 AM
I use a VTAC and have it mounted via QD push button swivel studs....at the rear via a Noveske end plate and on the front on the side of my Daniel Defense Omega rail (the omega rail has the QD holes milled....the holes are like 3 inches from the delta ring).

Works great and it makes it so I can remove and attach the sling in a couple seconds

Z-Michigan
November 11, 2009, 11:35 AM
Two questions for those with good setups-

-if you have the rear mounting point near the receiver/buffer tube joint, don't you find that this makes it even more difficult to do shoulder transitions? That's been my (limited) experience.

-Why don't I see more people posting about Spec-Ops brand? I own a couple of their slings, and they seem to be very well made and thought out and reasonably priced. They also are made in the US and seem to be genuinely up to military use. Why do people prefer the Vickers or VTAC slings over say a Spec-Ops Patrol sling?

Shawn Dodson
November 11, 2009, 01:34 PM
-if you have the rear mounting point near the receiver/buffer tube joint, don't you find that this makes it even more difficult to do shoulder transitions? That's been my (limited) experience. I fouled up. I'm on travel and I don't have access to my M4s. I forgot (old age creeping up on me) that I installed a Daniel Defense Carbine Burnsed Loop, and I moved the mounting location from the CTR buttstock to the Burnsed Loop, which is located at the receiver/receiver extension joint.

When I transition to my weak side shoulder I simply lift the toe of the buttstock to clear the sling. It's one fluid movement that I don't even think about.

spyderdude
November 11, 2009, 01:50 PM
+1 on the VTAC quick adjust sling!

Maverick223
November 11, 2009, 02:18 PM
if you have the rear mounting point near the receiver/buffer tube joint, don't you find that this makes it even more difficult to do shoulder transitions? That's been my (limited) experience.I find it to be a little more difficult, but it is necessary for some rifles (those with fully collapsible/folding stocks). :)

1858
November 11, 2009, 02:29 PM
I have a couple of the LaRue Tactical 2-point quick-adjustable slings ... they seem to work well. They retail for around $70.

http://stores.homestead.com/Laruetactical/Detail.bok?no=86

From LaRue ...

Don't break from the action, to adjust your sling.

The quick-adjustable design allows you to carry the weapon at the ready, with the muzzle pointed downward. Because this sling holds the rifle close to the torso, fast transitions between rifle and pistol are possible simply by swinging the rifle to the small of the back or along the side. 1.25 Inch Quick Detach (QD) Swivels at each end, attach to all LaRue handguards and any stock with a 1.25" QD socket. The forward-section of the sling has a sewn-in QD Swivel connected to a small side-release buckle, allowing the rifle to be quickly dismounted while wearing cumbersome chest gear and bulky helmets.

The sling can be shouldered off the right or left shoulder, depending on shooter's preference. Once slung, the length can be shortened to desired length by pulling on the strap. A cam locks the length in-place.. The lightweight aluminum and steel adjustment cam is the familiar ALICE strap adjustment cam used by the military for years. The 3" pull-cord makes releasing the cam easy, even with gloves on or in the dark.

Features:

Length can be adjusted one-handed, with both eyes on-target
Built-in 1.25" Swivels
Designed to mount on LaRue Handrails, and all 1.25" swivel sockets
Padded in the shoulder-area 19" x 2" section of closed-cell foam
Strong plastic buckles
Overall length adjusts from 45" to 58" with 18" of take-up travel using the adjustable strap.

Available in Black, Tan and Foliage, each sling comes with instructions, ready to mount.

:)

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