A2 Stock Sling Options


May 7, 2013, 02:01 PM
I really need a 2-point sling for my AR. I have an A2 stock with a Midwest Industries SS-12 handguard. I'be been researching my options and to be honest, I'm only getting frustrated. I'm looking for anyone that has a similar set-up and what you use. I know that the A2 stock has the sling attachment at the bottom of the stock, but I really want something that closer to the lower and is a side mount. Any help is appreciated!

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May 7, 2013, 02:09 PM
they have some sling mounts specificly for a2 configured stocks.

May 7, 2013, 02:23 PM
I know that. I'd lime to see what other people are using.

May 7, 2013, 02:45 PM
Maybe this will work http://www.midwayusa.com/product/760638/tangodown-sling-mount-adapter-ar-15-fits-a2-stock-steel-matte

Shawn Dodson
May 7, 2013, 03:39 PM
I use a Burnsed Loop from Daniel Defense on my AR15A2. It's installed between the buttstock and lower receiver. See - https://danieldefense.com/mounts/sling/daniel-defense-burnsed-loop.html

For the handguard I suggest the 10/2 Quick Detach Swivel Attachment, Rail Mount from Wilson Combat. See - http://shopwilsoncombat.com/10_2-Quick-Detach-Swivel-Attachment-Rail-Mount/productinfo/TR-102SM/

If you choose the Wilson Combat QD Swivel Attachment then you'll also need a QD swivel. See - http://shopwilsoncombat.com/Heavy-Duty-Push-Button-Quick-Detach-Sling-Swivel/productinfo/TR-QDPBSS/

Good luck!

May 7, 2013, 04:33 PM
You could switch from your A2 stock to a Magpul MOE rifle stock. That would open up some attachment point options for you.


My personal favorite AR sling is the Vickers/Blue Force VCAS sling.

May 8, 2013, 01:12 AM
For the rear attachment point, I would get a flush cup, drill a hole in the A2 stock, and epoxy it in. Plenty of people have done this. If you google it, you should find some more info. The rifle MOE stock would work too, but I personally wouldn't do it because an A2 stock has the perfect LOP for me, and the MOE is shorter. YMMV, as we are all built differently. For the front, I would attach one of the short rail sections that should have come with your handguard, and use some sort of picatinny rail mount for the sling, like a QD socket, HK hook, or just a 1.25" loop. Either that or you could use one of the sling mounts that attach using one of the holes in the handguard.

You definitely don't want to use the factory front sling mount, or anything else that attaches to the front sight block/barrel. At would partially defeat the purpose of the nice free float handguard.

FYI, that is the same type of setup I'm going with on my AR -- I have a 20" gov't profile that will soon be having the MOE handguard replaced with a 12" MI-SS Gen 2. It has a collapsible CTR stock on it though. I use a custom sling of my own design that is a side mount quick adjustable 2 point that also works as a quick loop shooting sling. The front hookup goes right in front of where my hand grabs the handguard. The rear attachment is near the butt pad. That setup has worked great for several run n gun events.

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