View Full Version : M4 strap suggestions?

June 1, 2011, 09:31 PM
I just got a Daniel Defense and I need a strap! Suggestions? Sources would be great too.

June 1, 2011, 10:18 PM
for rifle competition or to just to carry it?

June 2, 2011, 01:08 AM
If your patrol rifle/firearm is meant for duty or defense, I'd suggest these resources;

www.5.11tactical.com www.Blackhawk.com www.Galcogunleather.com www.Brownells.com www.Mesatactical.com www.Policehq.com .
Blackhawk & 5.11 sell practical 3 pt designs you can deploy with either hand.
That should keep you & your "main ax" safe & secure... ;) .

June 2, 2011, 02:21 AM
Just to carry it

warrior poet
June 2, 2011, 05:51 AM
After several trips to the sandboxes, I am still using the Mark 1, Mod 1 GI issue sling. It does everything well, not as perfect as a "purpose-designed" one, but it works for everything. If you are like me, and favor utility over 'gee-whizz,' there is nothing wrong with the GI issue sling. I have rigged it as a one-point, two-point, three-point (thank you 550 cord), a hasty and a loop sling. It is durable, easy to take care of, and works.

Sgt Ski, USMC

June 2, 2011, 12:35 PM
Warrior poet, that actually sounds great. Where would I go about getting one?

June 2, 2011, 01:07 PM
Get the Vicker's Combat sling: http://vickerstactical.com/larry-vickers-products/vickers-combat-sling/

June 2, 2011, 03:20 PM
The vickers is a little more than I want to spend on a sling, I was thinking $30-40 as opposed to ~$70

June 2, 2011, 03:48 PM
Shouldn't be that much. I think I paid $45 for mine (don't recall where though): http://www.nettac.com/BFG-Vickers-VCAS-Sling_p_116.html

warrior poet
June 2, 2011, 08:29 PM
Try an Army/Navy store. I've seen GI slings at "Saigon Sam's" before.

June 2, 2011, 10:27 PM
Larry Vickers is a retired US Army spec ops soldier(CAG/Delta Force/SFOD-Delta). He is also a well known pistolsmith(1911a1 .45acp).
His tactical rifle sling is a tad pricey but I like the pad type design. ;)

Im not a huge fan of bungee or elastic anything on a weapon. Tropic or humid environments with high temps seem to warp/wear out these materials quickly.

As I stated, if speed/tactical applications are a main concern, look for a rig you can draw quickly or switch firing hands with rapidly.

If you just want a basic rifle sling or something milspec that shouldn't be difficult to buy either.