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09-26-06, 11:04 PM
Iím getting issued another ar-15. Currently have a colt and getting it swapped out for a bushmaster with a collapsible stock.
I had to hump through the woods last night after an armed suspect with the colt and with the standard sling it was not fun.
What are the preferences between the blackhawk or Uncle Mikes three point swift sling and the bungee sling? I need to make up my mind and I got to use a 3 point sling a few years ago, never the bungee. If I went with the bungee sling is it possible to sling it back, so to go hands on?
09-27-06, 07:55 AM
I had used a three point bungee. It's green, got it from blackhawk I think I can't remember what it is. Oh wait yeah it's called the 'Mamba'. It's designed so that you can either drop it or throw it behind you but also it lets you 'use' your weapon for self defense.
If you are not wedded to the idea of a three point or one point, try the Viking VTAC. It is set up to be easily adjusted shorter and longer.
I had a three point, and I finally gave up on it. Just too complicated for me. :D
09-27-06, 03:22 PM
I just ordered this one. I picked up the rifle today and sighted in my aimpoint. I will qaulify with it next week. The sling will be at my door step by Saturday.
I put a arms swan for the sight and scope, and a m3 adapter on the mp5 handguard. Yup, and mp5 handguard. I'm excited, I want to test it out at a 100 yds.
I will try and post pics of the rifle later. I took the pics, just have to find the cable to download them.
I use Viking Tactics VTAC as well. You can sinch it up tight and close to your body when not in use. Our SWAT equipment Sgt now issues them on the new M4 Commandos and it is one of the approved slings for our Patrol Rifle program.
If you opt for the 1 point bungee style you can take a bungee cord and tape it to your belt in a tight loop. When you want the rifle slung and out of the way you shove the barrel into the bungee.
There's only one sling in my book:
11-13-06, 08:09 PM
I used a 3-point sling for years! I loved it. However, when in Iraq, I went to the single point.
The main reason I went to hit was I bought a Chalker (sp?) sling attachment that could be molled into my vest. I had too much gear on and the thing was killing my neck on longer days! I liked the single point for ease of transition to the off-hand shooting.
I would NEVER use a standard Chalker sling, as the sling has to be set up like a shoulder rig... would be a different fit for different vests, etc.
So, I ended up getting a sling just like the one that you ordered for all those times when I am not wearing the molle vest cover. It will NOT go into an out-of-the-way position for hands on as well as a 3 point, but I found that it excels for my use in all other aspects. I think I bought mine from Diamondback Tactical.
FWIW, I do have an accessory that goeson the off-side hip are of your belt to hold the gun back for hands-on encounters, rappelling, etc. It is great, but I would never have room on my everyday belt. It stays on my tactical rig.
11-14-06, 02:30 AM
I tuck it behind my holster. This way it allows me to go hands on and if necessary transition to my duty weapon, or even pull the ar-15 back out again.
Unfortunately we don't have a agency rifle range, and have to borrow another ageny's. I've practiced, while unloaded, doing various scenarios at home.
Like most believe you will re-act the way you train. I practice drawing my duty weapon about 50+ times a week and using my ar-15 approximately 20 times a month. One of my zone partners caught me practicing pulling it out of my car. He was impressed and started doing the same thing, now it is something we do when it is slow and have the time to train.
I work on not becoming a statistic.