Please excuse my language by I been meaning to scream this for months now:
WTF is up with one Point Slings!!!!
A sling is supposed to free up your hands when you are marching. With a 2 point sling I can even make it so it holds my rifle while I am running (!).
A 1 point cant even secure my rifle at slow shuffle if I use my hands for something else so why even bother with the sling?
Just about the only thing it is good for is to "transition to your backup gun in case of a failure".
Thats a Police/SWAT/Security contractor PoU as they get to ride wherever they go and the extra weight bulk of a backup handgun is of little consequence since they cna just lower their basic load since the van with the ammo and water is always nearby.
But from a light infantry or self defense or even guerrilla perspective that extra bulk/weight of a handgun is better invested into an extra canteen of water or 3 30rd mags.
Ok I get it, it's great to drop your hands off your rifle to get your handgun if you carry handguns while you carry a longgun (I mean WTF who DOES that other than SWAT and/or Security contractors??
I see no other use for that.. Oh yeah and maybe if I am on a swat team and need to take down notes during the entry brief then a one point sling does a great job of keeping my hands free taking notes but so would a 2 point.
I sold my blackhawk one point before and I am mad at myself at buying another because a knowledgable guy at my range talked me into trying it again .
Its mounted perfect on my SIG 516 on the back of the receiver but it just doesn't work for me UNLESS i carry a backup handgun which I don't intend to as I dont live in a video game.
Every ounce on my body needs to earn its keep and a "back up handgun" simply doesnt do that.
My firepower is better served w/ 3 extra mags ( much bigger chance i'll need those), or more water (much bigger chance I need that) or simply less weight (100% chance I can make use of that)
Even if I have a 1 point sling I still need to carry my rifle in my hands at all time
s and i cant even use it to stabilize my fire like I can w/ with a 2 point.
Am I out to left field and missing something here?