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capo689
07-13-2009, 11:42 PM
Hey Guys,

I am taking a tactical rifle course soon and I have the SOCOM 16. I am typically a standard, simple is better sling person... but I feel I will need something more suited for this class. Any recommendations please?

aplinker
07-14-2009, 8:03 AM
I would rig a Blue Force Vickers padded sling to it.

EDR
07-14-2009, 10:25 AM
I would rig a Blue Force Vickers padded sling to it.

This is a great sling. I also made the modifications found in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-byR-1ywp7c

capo689
07-14-2009, 6:51 PM
So in the Padded Vickers they have a few options.... do I want COBRA or model A? And any thoughts on Push Buttons?

aplinker
07-14-2009, 7:42 PM
So in the Padded Vickers they have a few options.... do I want COBRA or model A? And any thoughts on Push Buttons?

You'll need to figure out how you're going to attach it to the rifle. You definitely won't need push buttons, though you might want something like this for the front:
http://www.blueforcegear.com/product.cfm?type=cat&cat_id=5&prod_id=86

You have a few options for the rear.

I'd skip the COBRA model - you're not a tier 1 guy or professional door kicker. ;) They're for rapidly disconnecting the sling if you need to ditch.

capo689
07-14-2009, 8:50 PM
So to be clear the model A padded here is your recommendation on sling?

http://www.blueforcegear.com/product.cfm?type=cat&cat_id=5&prod_id=111

And then I would add to that the front adaptor you selected and the butt stock adapter?

Just wanna make sure... I have a class in two weeks, so I want to order the right stuff and have a chance to play with it.

THANK YOU!

aplinker
07-14-2009, 9:03 PM
Yes.

You could also use the VTAC sling - it works similarly.

capo689
07-14-2009, 9:35 PM
Thanks Again!

Notice your up in West LA... if you ever shoot at Angeles or any where local let me know. Gonna hit the web now and get myself slung.

eric1972
07-15-2009, 9:26 PM
Specter Gear slings?

http://www.spectergear.com/specterstore/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=1468&idcategory=35

maxicon
07-17-2009, 12:58 PM
For people who want to try out a good quality 2 point quick-adjust sling without dropping $50 or more, it's hard to go wrong with the Boonie Packer 2P-TQA.
http://www.redi-mag.com/Shop/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=10&idcategory=7

Mine was $19 shipped (I got the M4 kit with it), and took about 3 days to show up.

If you're sure a 2 point QA is what you want, the Vickers and Gear Sector are great slings. If you want to check out how they work, the BP is quality gear at an unbeatable price.

aplinker
07-17-2009, 5:55 PM
I have VCAS and the VTAC version, but I don't have this one. Do you have either of those? If so, how does it compare in terms of usability and quality?

You're one of the best bargain hunters I know. :D

For people who want to try out a good quality 2 point quick-adjust sling without dropping $50 or more, it's hard to go wrong with the Boonie Packer 2P-TQA.
http://www.redi-mag.com/Shop/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=10&idcategory=7

Mine was $19 shipped (I got the M4 kit with it), and took about 3 days to show up.

If you're sure a 2 point QA is what you want, the Vickers and Gear Sector are great slings. If you want to check out how they work, the BP is quality gear at an unbeatable price.

Suvorov
07-28-2009, 12:59 PM
OP,

What is the status on your sling? Have you gotten it yet? Taken the course? How is it all working? How did you mount it?

Thanks!

Barney Gumble
07-28-2009, 1:32 PM
This is a great sling. I also made the modifications found in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-byR-1ywp7c

FWIW, I don't agree at all with moving the quick release buckle on the Vickers sling.

However I do agree with moving the buttstock attachment point to the opposite side of the stock.