What sling for new Ar-15

Discussion in 'AR15/10 Rifles' started by mike33, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. mike33

    mike33 Well-Known Member

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    Im going crazy looking for a sling for my new ar. I cant believe all these options what is everyone using?
    Mike
     
  2. BigSkyGP

    BigSkyGP Well-Known Member

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    My current carbine sling is a 2 inch wide TAPCO. It is a modular 2point/singlepoint sling. It was on the lower end of the price scale. I like it a lot. For fulltime use a 7lb carbine gets heavy, the 2" strap spreads the load out so its a lot more tolerable.

    For my full size ARs I prefer a NM web sling, like the USMC uses. Quick adjust clamp with a Jhook.

    Walmart slings work, but come up short even on carbines. They can work in a pinch, for the 12 bucks. Untill you can find the one you want.
     

  3. dortonNC

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    Blue Force Vickers Padded.

    It's without a doubt the best I've tried.
     
  4. ICANHITHIMMAN

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    This is a very good choice, I don't have the padded version. Also of some note and I do like it a bit more, the VTAC 2 point. Please head my warning and stay away from 3 point and single point slings.
     
  5. Rimfire

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    +1 on the V-TAC 2point for a run and gun.
     
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    mike33 Well-Known Member

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    I watchd a demo on the 3 point and was looking that way. Please tell me the negatives with it you experienced.
    mike
     
  8. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    They get caught on everything! They can also interfere with the operation of the carbine. They are as bad of an idea as extended latches on charging handles.
     
  9. Rimfire

    Rimfire Well-Known Member

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    It all depends on what you want to use the gun for. From a tactical standpoint 3pt are dangerous junk in my opinion, I dont want anything pulling on the front of the gun and mostly dont want anythig in the way of the mag well. Seen slings get loaded with mag changes.

    I like V Tac mounted on the rear of the stock and castle nut nothing infront of the mag well
     
  10. dortonNC

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    Stay away from 3 points. You will end up entangled more than shooting. Combine that, and the ability to bust yourself in the genitals and you would have what I would envision with that OSS sling.
     
  11. threejones

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    Tactical/defensive rig= Vtac
    Hunting rig= Butler Cr with the rubberized stuff on one side, or a ching sling
     
  12. rdsii64

    rdsii64 Well-Known Member

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    I use a mil surplus GI web sling on my AR. It cost me all of 12 dollars. I marked it for prone and sitting just like the one I was issued back in the day.
     
  13. webs

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    I have a Magpul MS3 Single Point/ two point sling. I like it so far.
     
  14. BigSkyGP

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    Three points never stay adjusted right on fixed buttstocks, and worse on adjustable.

    I use a rail mounted sling loop on my forend, for my front attachment, and a loop plate under the castle nut, for my two point setup. Sort of a flexible cross between a two point and a single point. I use this for full time carry.

    On the range, shooting positions where a sling is used either leather NM or web NM. nearly as good as a bipod once you get it figured out. A hell of a lot cheaper, too!