View Full Version : Shotgun Transportation, Sling or Scabbard?

February 10, 2011, 03:12 AM
Hey all,

My main firearm is a Mossberg 500 12ga with an 18.5in barrel. I realize I need a way of grabbing it and carrying it more easily, if the need arises.

I was looking at the shotshell slings from CTD, and before we start that debate I know the sling is for carrying ammo and not direct reloading. I was wondering if any kind of swivel was needed for this type of rig as well?

On the other end of the spectrum is the scabbard. I thought this was an interesting option, I can use it as a scabbard or attach it to a bag. http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=562602.

so any advice/recommendations/suggestions/experience is appreciated.
Thanks in advance

Dave McC
February 10, 2011, 09:10 AM
There's a big problem with the slings that carry ammo. In use, they swing and create a pendulum effect. I recommend a simple carry strap with QD studs.

OTOH, few folks use scabbards like that either.

What's the use environment?

Hog Buster
February 10, 2011, 03:20 PM
Putting a sling on a shotgun is like putting training wheels on a Harley.

February 10, 2011, 03:27 PM
The slings with the ammo loops always made me walk tilting to the right. :D

Only time I've ever seen those scabbards used are some of the ATVers around here, they're inexpensive and they just bungie strap them to their rides.

February 10, 2011, 08:14 PM
Thanks for all the replies.

The terrain I have to work with is northern californy, hills and some trees, not thick brush.


Creek Henry
February 12, 2011, 10:36 PM
I use a sling for the long walk to and from the field or when using a 4 wheeler, but then I take it off for shooting once I get to where I'm gonig.