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Old 04-20-2011, 07:32 AM   #1
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Default Thoughts on single point vs multi point sling

I was wanting to hear what u guys thought about the practicallity of a singe point sling or a multi point sling, a good friend of mine says he likes his three point sling because its like the one he used in afghanistan, but I like the simplicity of a subgle point sling because it only has one spot for failure, now with that said lets hear what you guys think

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Old 04-20-2011, 12:29 PM   #2
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depends on what your doing with it. if your standing on a check point three point slings make it easier to have your weapon close to hand while your checking id without worrying about losing it. if your just toting it around in the woods hunting different purpose.

where i mainly hunt a three point or one point with intricate web system connecting you to the weapon will get you tangled in mesquite brambles and cacti.

for target shooting a traditional sling fore and aft is best to help steady the weapon.

it just depends on what your using it for.

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depends on what your doing with it...it just depends on what your using it for.
What he said. ^^ For me, I like single and 2-point slings, their use depends on the rifle and and my carry gear. To many straps can get hang on equipment/gear with weapon transitioning. YMMV
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If I'm hunting two point sling, if I'm clearing rooms or doing an escort one point like he said less straps to get hung up on.

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Im a 2pt. guy. It just feels more secure to me.

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I don't care for the 1-point so am looking for a really good 2-point. Well, it's on the "to do list".

Right now I'm using 3-points and satisfied but see the writing on the wall. I have to admit they are unwieldy at times so am hoping to stumble across a 2-point that really works for me. VTAC or Vickers maybe.

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I used a single point for a couple of years, range use and hunting, I liked the simplicity, but hated the way it hung most of the time. Knee, shin, and junk damage. Also I always worried about stuffing the barrel in the mud when climbing through terrain, or especially when kneeling.
I switched to a padded VTAC 2 point. It has a slight learning curve to get used to. However, the pro's for me are; hangs at a nice 45 degree slant that works well when climbing, kneeling, transitioning to secondary weapon. Also has adjustability for either loosened, allowing great weapon manipulation, strong / weak side transitions, rotation to the back for long treks or high climbing, or crawling, etc. Zip it up tight in front works well for up close work, or secondary weapon applications. YMMV

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I had a single point on my ar and I didn't like it. I got a VTac 2 point and couldn't be happier. I have a 3 point on my defense 12 guage.

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For 2-point sling, what about placement?

On my AR, I've got a 1-1/2" sling point fore and aft, but they are both on the bottom. One is hanging off the front of the handguard and one is on the bottom of the adjustable stock, way to the aft.

I am looking at that Vickers 2-point sling, but I'm wondering if I should add sling points on the left side of the rifle instead of sticking to the bottom points. I wouldn't want the rifle to flip upside down if my hands have to leave the weapon.

Do I need a photo?

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For 2-point sling, what about placement?

On my AR, I've got a 1-1/2" sling point fore and aft, but they are both on the bottom. One is hanging off the front of the handguard and one is on the bottom of the adjustable stock, way to the aft.

I am looking at that Vickers 2-point sling, but I'm wondering if I should add sling points on the left side of the rifle instead of sticking to the bottom points. I wouldn't want the rifle to flip upside down if my hands have to leave the weapon.

Do I need a photo?
This is how I run my Vickers 2pt sling. The one picture is a Larue 2pt. but its the only one I own thats not a Vickers. The rear attachment point on the right side keeps the sling from choking me when I transition to my weak side (left shoulder).

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