Front Sling Mount for a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 Optics Ready Rifle

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by gospeedgo66, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. gospeedgo66

    gospeedgo66 New Member

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    I recently just bought a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 Optics Ready rifle...I plan on using a two point sling for the rifle, but I just noticed it doesn't have a front sling mount on it. I called Smith&Wesson and they recommend checking with after market dealers. But I've looked at local gun shops and at a local Cabela's and they all have the same answer..."we don't carry any parts like that"....I noticed there's a small threading under the front sight mount on the rifle but all the front sling mounts I've seen have bolts way too long for it. Anyone here buy this same rifle and solve this dilemma?
     
  2. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    I'm sure Brownells (click above) has a big selection. It's pretty hit or miss here too in local shops. Last time I couldn't find a riser I googled it and got lots of hits so you might try that as well. There are a lot of choices so look for something you really like.

    And welcome too! :D
     

  3. Bighead

    Bighead New Member

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    This is the one I've been considering, Rail Mount Sling Loop from Blue Force Gear.

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    Blue Force Gear Link
     
  4. Bighead

    Bighead New Member

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    Of course I just realized your rifle likely does not have a railed fore-end.

    One idea I found replaces the pivot pin with a pin that has a sling stud on it.

    Here is the link: KNS Precision, Inc.: Pivot Pin with Sling Stud

    There is also a universal wire loop setup that attaches around the hand guard. Advance to 2:04 in the video to see installation of the wire loop.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCmXrNXZpX8]YouTube - Blue Force Gear Vickers Combat Applications Sling - Sling Attachment for AR15 and M16 Rifle[/ame]
     
  5. gospeedgo66

    gospeedgo66 New Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys...I'm gonna check out these leads and let you know if I find a solution.
     
  6. DWW

    DWW New Member

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    I also have a S&W M&P 15OR Rifle.Smith & Wesson told me a couple of years ago when I bought mine that the Gas Block was made by Troy Industries.Troy makes a sling attachment that snaps into the hole on the bottom of the gas block.I believe it's the one in the below link but you might email Troy to be sure.

    http://troyind.com/ /battleslings/troy-s-s-q-d-swivel-sling-mount
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2011
  7. Car54

    Car54 New Member

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    Welcome gospeedgo66, and DWW, thanks for your FTF input. We'd like to have you hang around here on the forum, so when you get a chance head over to the introduction thread and let us know a bit about you.