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Old August 27, 2012, 08:59 PM   #1
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Magpul MS3 Sling Review

In general, I'm a single point kind of guy. That said––-single, 2 point, and 3 point slings all have their own pros and cons... The MS3 sling by Magpul combines the benefits of single and 2 point slings as well as adding a quick adjust tab into a single, well made, and affordable product. Here's a few of the features the sling comes with:

-No more outsourced components. Magpul makes all the hardware themselves now and use a hybrid polymer and steel mechanism to clip on to attachment points.
-It's composed of lightweight (6.2oz total weight), 1.25'' nylon webbing. So far, it's proven very durable and fray resistant.
-They ditched the old paracord that was on the MS2––-a big improvement in my opinion.
-The adjustment loop seems thicker and more robust than the old MS2.
-They also offer an integral QD mount version; but I haven't tested that yet.
-The MSRP is only $49 and can be found for much less (I paid $35 shipped for mine).

Here's a video showing some shooting with the sling in single point mode on an AR and 2 point configuration on an AK, followed by an attempt at explaining the features and how it works.

Magpul MS3 Sling Review HD Video Link
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Old August 27, 2012, 11:24 PM   #2
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Hey, nice review I was curious what people thought of this item. So, you mention “hybrid polymer” is that a nice way of saying some of the hardware is plastic? Based on your experience would you have any concerns about long term quality?
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Old August 28, 2012, 08:11 PM   #3
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Other than a Wider strap and Magpul now making the hardware, what do you think is the advantage of this over the MS2? I currently run the MS2 and absolutely LOVE IT! Just wondering if I need to invest in the next generation.
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Old August 29, 2012, 07:59 PM   #4
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IMHO, it needs a QD and weight bearing quick attach.

IDK if the hardware is plastic if it has enough a$$ not to break in use.
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