GUN 1 & 2 point slings

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by WooleyBooger, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. WooleyBooger

    WooleyBooger OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2002
    Messages:
    4,858
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Texas
    How many slings are there that convert from a 1 pt to a 2 pt sling, similar to the magpul? I like the idea of being able to do either function with one piece of equipment, but would like to see what the options are. What do you guys think of the magpul sling?

    I've seen one other that can be converted, made by condor, but it doesn't look nearly as easy/quick to switch as the magpul.
     
  2. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2005
    Messages:
    12,748
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    The booby hatch
    MS2 could be wider and/or padded. Latch is also painted and minor use results in wear. Not bad but not the best.
     
  3. yar1182

    yar1182 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,852
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ventura California
    After I saw a few people burn the shit out of themselves with single point slings I will not put one on one of my rifles. They look real cool sure, but it's just not practical.

    There are two things I need a sling to do. The first is to be able to sling my rifle after shooting and being able to move without the hot barrel burning the crap out of me. A good 2 point sling can be quickly cinched where the rifle is captured up against your chest or small of the back with the barrel in a postion it will not burn your legs etc. A single point drops the muzzle down right onto your thigh, or nuts. I'm sure you can train enough with any sling and wear proper clothing to avoid burns. I usually wear shorts and I shoot my barrels hot so it's a no brainer for me. At MGM ironman you had to sling up and climb a 3 story ladder up to a shooting platform. Imagine a hot barrel swinging around burning the crap out of you as you climb and your expensive optics wacking the ladder every 3 rungs.

    Secondly the sling is a shooting aid. You can cinch yourself up tight to give yourself more stability. You need a two point sling to do this.

    If your intentions is a practical sling get something like the vtac 2 point sling and some quick detachments (I like the uncle mikes). This is a shooting/fighting sling. If you intention is to take cool pics for barf.com, pose for pictures, walk around your house fronting the the single point would be right for you.

    [y]1uuHqBP-FJQ[/y]
     
  4. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2005
    Messages:
    12,748
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    The booby hatch
    :bowrofl:
     
  5. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

    Joined:
    May 16, 2001
    Messages:
    18,944
    Likes Received:
    0
    Rob_s from yellowwiggercap.net or whatever it is made a pretty kickass MS2 clone out of a VCAS. Best of both worlds if you don't mind a little DIY.
     
  6. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Messages:
    38,925
    Likes Received:
    166
    Location:
    Cali-NO NFA-fornia
    lol its tacticalyellowvisor.net :hsugh: :o

    and i have a 2pt that i love, i've had no desire to go to a 1pt. it's easy for me to drop the rifle and not worry about it hitting my balls or flailing about while moving around.
     
  7. JRucker2004

    JRucker2004 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2009
    Messages:
    557
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    I'd like to be able to drop my rifle, and grab my sidearm, keep walking forward without kicking my rifle, that shit hurts.
    A single point sling is the only thing I've found that allows me to do that. Granted, a 10.5" barrel helps a lot, and I'm sure a single point wouldn't work nearly as well with a 16" barrel, or if you have a lot of shit hanging off your rifle.
     
  8. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Messages:
    38,925
    Likes Received:
    166
    Location:
    Cali-NO NFA-fornia
    i sling mine so its on the left side of my body with the mag pointing backwards, if that makes sense? it stays put and allows me to move, draw, etc without any problems.
     

Share This Page