Thoughts on single point vs multi point sling

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by 06ranger, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. 06ranger

    06ranger New Member

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    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
     
  2. JonM

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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.
     

  3. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    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 :cool:
     
  4. wmille01

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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.
     
  5. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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

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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.
     
  7. Bushman

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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
     
  8. fireguy

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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.
     
  9. CHLChris

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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?
     
  10. mjkeat

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    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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  11. Bushman

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    I have mine the same, for the same reasons. Also having the front sling mount to the rear of the handguard keeps it clear of my left hand, it takes a little practice to keep it clear of mag changes, but is easilly overcome.

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  12. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I like using a single point. I am planning on starting 3 gun competitions. I like being able to simply let go of my AR when it is empty to grab my 1911. I am 6'2" so length is not a problem.
     
  13. CHLChris

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    Bushman, what are those mounts? Both of them look like you bolted them on somehow. They both look 3rd party. The handguard one doesn't look like it is on a picatinny rail, bit I could be wrong. The stock one appears to be added after the fact, not a part of the original stock. LEt me know more.
     
  14. Quentin

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    Chris you definitely can't use the standard bottom sling mounts, you'll want side/top mounts for exactly the reason you were concerned about.

    It looks like Bushman's buttstock had a QD mount already installed and he just snapped in a HD QD swivel - which is what I did with my Magpul CTR. On the front it's hard to see but I'm pretty sure he's got a rail mounted QD mount. Of course he'll tell you first hand...

    I just installed a VTAC 2-point last night, much the same as MJKEAT's LaRue which I think is a VTAC with LaRue QD swivels. My front mount is farther forward though, close to the FSB. I'm still experimenting where I want to mount in the front so I'm just using a couple 12" pull ties on my MOE handguard. When I figure it out I'll cut a hole for the IWC Mount-N-Slot which gives you a QD mount. (This mount probably would work on a plastic buttstock that doesn't have a QD mount - and of course there are other solutions). I'm using the CTR's mount of course...
     
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  15. Bushman

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    The front mount is in the factory hole of the Sampson Star-C Quad rail that came with my Stag 2T. The rear mount is a Magpul ACS™ QD Swivel Sling Mount *link*

    The sling has QD sling swivels on each end as well.
     
  16. mjkeat

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    The Larue did come w/ the QD swivels sewn in like Quentin mentioned. THe Vickers have a similar option as well.

    IWC mounting options are top notch. I have a few of their items. They have a system that will mount on Magpuls MOE line w/ no modification. They also have a system that sits flush with the MOE HG but requires a little modification.

    The wire tie trick works great until you get the sling just right.
     
  17. Quentin

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    Ah geez, and here I am thinking I thought this one up all by myself. Was gonna use 550 cord or shoe laces but then saw the long ties in the garage... :p
     
  18. mjkeat

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    We've used it in the past on OE style Colt M4 stocks but in a permanent manner. So actually you did think that one up yourself.
     
  19. FaTmAn

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    Thats a nice table is that Oak. :D
     
  20. Quentin

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    Yeah I've considered just going with the large ties though they were intended to be temporary. After cutting the ends and melting them to be too big to come loose I think two of them are a pretty permanent sling mount. But then what do I do with my Mount-N-Slots? :p