View Full Version : Did you think out your Rifle Sling?

January 18, 2013, 12:26 AM
From the M4 or combat rifle perspective, have you considered all the uses for your sling and the benefits or disadvantages to your sling set up?

I notice many people use the single point bungee slings and for the life of me I cannot understand why? SO maybe those of you who use them can tell me why those single point slings are so popular? Is it hollywood? Is it just cool looking? I can find no practical application for a single point sling.

From all the training and field experience I have, the only sling that should be deployed is a two point sling. I think a two point is obviously the only way to roll. And I always use a Vickers Blue Force! The best combat application sling there is (or others similiar). The two point is a stable shooting platform, you can transition to pistol and secure the rifle to your chest or back, you can immobilize your rifle to go hands free, run, or jump obstacles, walls, barriers,,,,You can bend over and handcuff without a rifle dangling, and you can essentially fully secure your rifle from take away or damage when on the move.

Single point sling, you cant do any of this without a belt mounted strap or velcro closure which would only allow one rifle position.

So why the single points?

January 19, 2013, 10:43 AM
Single point are good for vehicle ingress/egress (think Humvee). Basically you have one hand on the carbine always.

Most of us do not need that, so a 2-point Viking Tactics sling is king. ;)