Originally Posted by JonM
Two point is best for anything but standing gate duty and checking id papers...
One point just let's you be hands free with weapon close at hand while filling out or checking papers.
It looks cool and that's about it.
One point while doing anything gets tangled up and is a big hassle. Two point can serve many roles including but not limited to:
Shooting aid, tourniquette, rope, ladder rung, sling, binders, tow strap list goes on.
One point is in my opinion a office clerical tool for gate guards. Heh
I completely agree with jon on this issue.
I want to add that it helps with transition from rifle ot back BUT that really a security contractor and SWAT Team PoU. those guys have extra ammo/water waiting for them in the van.
For a civilian first defender who may walk some distance with a slung rifle while operating a radio or climbing or loading a truck a 1 point sling is near useless.
As it will constantly bang against his legs with any moving activity.
I kinda fault the instructors at many popualr carbine course for pushing traing carbine to pistol transition in case of failre.
In their PoU with thousands of taxpayer funded rounds a year to train on handgun maybe , just maybe, fpor them a handgun is useful in a situation thats tactical enough that you were using your carbine.
But for anyone else a handgun has no role in tactical environment.
So IN summary the single point sling IMO is a fad driven by the plethora os SWAT team members and returning security contractors that are now carbine course instructors.
These instructors (shame on them!) have not displayed the mental agility to realize that their old PoU has little value for their students.
a traditional 2 point sling is what is needed for most peoples PoU.