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11-30-2009, 9:38 PM
I've got an M&P15T and I'd like to get a sling for it. Anyone have any recommendations? I'm all ears :43:

11-30-2009, 9:43 PM
Vickers combat application sling FTW. http://www.blueforcegear.com/product.cfm?type=cat&cat_id=5&prod_id=105

11-30-2009, 9:49 PM
Thanks 101!

11-30-2009, 10:41 PM
Vickers combat application sling FTW. http://www.blueforcegear.com/product.cfm?type=cat&cat_id=5&prod_id=105

+1 Get the padded one.

12-01-2009, 6:28 AM
You will need a rail-mount sling loop for that M&P as well. We have these new two-point/single-point slings (similar to the Magpul MS2) that we stock now that are really nice. We have a new shipment on the way

Convertible 1 point/2 point (http://riflegear.com/p-651-original-soe-gear-convertible-1-point2-point-sling.aspx)

Vicker's Combat Application Sling, Padded (http://riflegear.com/p-476-blue-force-gear-vickers-combat-application-padded-sling-black.aspx)

12-01-2009, 8:15 AM
I use VTAC (padded) 2-point slings.

12-01-2009, 12:27 PM
Well, it really depends on your needs, wants, body type and what not.

You must also consider attachment points/adapters when talking about slings. How and where are you going to attach the sling to the rifle? You need adapters for a slot, hook, or perhaps a QD swivel..

Everything has pro's and con's so its really up to you to see what works for you.

With single point sling, you get flexibility, but the rifle kind of bounces around when not holding it. For a single point sling, I would recommend getting an end plate sling adapter, a MASH/HK hook or QD swivel, and either the BFG UDC (or Victory 1-pt) or Gear Sector ASP.

2 point slings gives you better stability when the rifle is slung but weak side transitions would be a lil more difficult. However, a lot of 2-pt slings nowadays, are sometimes made to be quickly adjustable, and/or convertible to a 1-pt. And there are also padded versions if you want a little more comfort. Here are a few 2-pt slings most people like:

Blue Force Gear Vickers VCAS (or Victory)
Emdom-MM Gunslinger
Gear Sector GS-2P
Magpul MS2
Viking Tactics VTAC

You might want to check out Blackhawk, CSM, LaRue, Specter, TROY, and Wilderness, as well..

I use a Noveske QD endplate, VLTOR QD swivel, and BFG UDC single point sling for my AR. I also have the BFG Victory 2-pt sling. I like them so far..

No sling is perfect, and what could work for some, may not for others. Do some research, and think about what you want to do with the rifle, then buy one and see if that system works for you. Then tell us how you like it. Good luck.

12-01-2009, 6:48 PM
If you're on a budget, these are good alternatives. The Quick-Adjust & Cinchable slings are VTAC/Vickers equivalents.

You can make your own 2/1-point attachments, too.

hmm... guess the link didn't show... here it is:

12-01-2009, 6:59 PM
+1 Get the padded one.

I actually have the padded one and I was gonna suggest the opposite, lol. The padded one can only be adjusted to a certain degree because the padding interfering. So if your short, I suggest getting the regular non padded one.

12-01-2009, 7:06 PM
Vtac 2p point.

12-01-2009, 7:41 PM
I recommend the Urban ERT 1pt/2pt convertible slings (incl. padding and captured bungee).

12-01-2009, 8:06 PM
Troy single point would be my pick

12-01-2009, 9:46 PM
I have and like the Blue Force Gear Vickers Combat Application Sling and the VTAC 2 point sling. Both are excellent slings with a slight nod going to the Vickers sling. The downside to both is a relatively high cost. I recently installed a Boonie Packer 2 point sling on my Rem. 870 and it also is a well made sling at 1/2 the cost of the Vickers or VTAC. Boonie Packer is now owned by Redi-Mag and the slings are still made in the USA. I'd recommend giving them a try also.


I got the Cinchable Two Point Sling and the 2P-AOTM Combat Sling. The quality of construction is very good with quality webbing and stitching. The buckles and rings are plastic to save on cost, whereas the Vickers slings have metal hardware. However like I said, it's 1/2 the cost and for most of our purposes has pretty much the same functionality.

12-01-2009, 11:08 PM
if you're on a budget, you can always make one, a 3 point sling is fairly easy to make, i just make one for around $10


try that

12-02-2009, 7:59 PM
I think I'm going to ask my lady to get me the Vickers sling for Christmas, thanks fellas!

12-02-2009, 8:18 PM
Where can I find hardware for making my own with HK or Mash Hooks ? I have seen a link before, but can't find it.