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insin
10-07-2012, 10:24 PM
I once heard that you should have a holster for each of your handguns and a sling for every rifle. I figure that doesn't mean that a rifle needs to have that sling physically attached at all times, however perhaps there should be one in a parts drawer/bin in storage for each rifle.

What do you think?

bloodhawke83
10-07-2012, 10:29 PM
I'm working on it.

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C.W.M.V.
10-07-2012, 10:33 PM
Yep.

MXRider
10-07-2012, 10:34 PM
Yes, I have multiple Blue Force slings for my rifles as well as shotguns.

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Yugo
10-07-2012, 10:35 PM
no but I am working on it. I do have some extra mosin slings I have put on the ar

gun toting monkeyboy
10-07-2012, 10:42 PM
No. Nor am I likely to. Some of them came with slings. And I have slings on anything I might grab as I head out the door in an emergency. But most of my rifles don't have slings. There is no point. If I want to take one hunting, and I feel the need, I may slap a spare sling on it. Mostly I don't bother. I am unlikely to find the correct sling for an 1895 Dutch mannlicher carbine. And putting a tactical nylon 3 point on it just to go chasing deer makes me look like a tacti-cool noob. Same with a Carcano, or a Berthier, or any of the other old guns I have gone stalking with.

-Mb

zfields
10-07-2012, 10:53 PM
Nope, we keep selling the slings off my rifles : /

NSR500
10-07-2012, 10:54 PM
I have slings on my rifles with dedicated sling mounts. On my other rifles with QD points I just have one sling since it allows me to just grab a rifle and hook into it.

sholling
10-07-2012, 11:11 PM
I do have holsters for most of my handguns (multiple holsters for some) but I see no reason to attach a sling to every rifle. I'm only going to carry one at a time and it's a pain to store them slung. It also depends on their purpose for example I have one sling with QD swivels that I share between my bolt action hunting rifles. I have a dedicated QuickCuff for my M1a, and a good quality sling with QD swivels that I share between my ARs and a sling for my Minis.

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Bug Splat
10-07-2012, 11:17 PM
No. I have a couple slings but I have my fav that is my GO-TO sling.

I really like the slings Zfields girlfriend/wife makes (sorry can't remember her status). They look really nice and I'm just a sucker for paracord.

NeoGeo630
10-07-2012, 11:20 PM
I have a sling for every rifle except the newest one which I haven't gotten a sling for yet.

Current ones I'm using are the MS2 and VTAC upgraded padded sling.

CK_32
10-07-2012, 11:57 PM
Yup and all need to ether be single point or change to single point

Revolver Ocelot
10-08-2012, 12:07 AM
Yes

rrr70
10-08-2012, 12:13 AM
Yep. All Blue Force.

Divernhunter
10-08-2012, 12:15 AM
I have slings for most all my mil surplus rifles. I also have slings for my commercial hunting rifles but after getting about 15-20 of them I just switch my favorite slings from one to another that have quick-connect attachments as I only use one at a time. Many of the slings are stored seperate from the rifles as it takes up too much room in the safes. No slings for the 50bmgs but each(2) have its own custom hard case.
I do have 12 -13 hard cases for the rifles when going to the range etc. If I take more than that I have a bunch of soft cases also.
All internal mag rifles have the elastic shell holder on the buttstock. Removable mag rifles all have a min of one extra mag.

Merc1138
10-08-2012, 12:20 AM
No, not every rifle I have is carried around on my shoulder or shot from a position that I'd use a sling.

ChaneRZ
10-08-2012, 12:25 AM
Yup all of em

zfields
10-08-2012, 2:04 PM
No. I have a couple slings but I have my fav that is my GO-TO sling.

I really like the slings Zfields girlfriend/wife makes (sorry can't remember her status). They look really nice and I'm just a sucker for paracord.

Girlfriend, dont even joke around saying wife. :chris:, my other girlfriend wouldn't appreciate it.

Bug Splat
10-08-2012, 2:06 PM
Girlfriend, dont even joke around saying wife. :chris:, my other girlfriend wouldn't appreciate it.

HAHA my bad ;)

CSACANNONEER
10-08-2012, 2:20 PM
Of course not. Whoever came up with that theory needs to open up their mind a little. There are many rifles where a sling is not viable. Many of my hunting rifles don't even have slings.

SNCaliber
10-08-2012, 2:22 PM
if possible, yes, helps for SHTF situations

The War Wagon
10-08-2012, 2:31 PM
Yes.

bombadillo
10-08-2012, 2:33 PM
I put slings on every gun I may HAVE to walk out the door with. Those are an AR, Shotgun, and a Pistol. I'm obviously not putting a sling on a pistol but the other two are obvious. Some others like my .17hmr I have a sling on and off depending on use. If i'm on a bench, I take it off, but if I'm dog hunting, sling stays on. My .308 deer gun always has one whether I shoot with it or not. Just depends is my final answer.

sseric75
10-08-2012, 2:46 PM
Yep, all my rifles have slings and all my pistols have dedicated holsters.

wjc
10-08-2012, 2:48 PM
yup. I use the sling to help me when I'm shooting off-hand.

My shotguns don't have slings...tho my hunting shotgun should. I can't bring myself to put one on it.

Bobby Ricigliano
10-08-2012, 2:50 PM
Rifles with attached slings tend to get tangled up in the safe and lessen the amount of available room. Therefore, I do have several slings, but only one rifle in each safe has an attached sling, and that is the one that is strategically placed right in the front in case of Russian / Cuban airborne troops landing on my street.

MultiCaliber
10-08-2012, 2:55 PM
No. About half of them have slings.

MrPlink
10-08-2012, 3:27 PM
Nope, I only use one at a time so : p

a1c
10-08-2012, 3:36 PM
No. I only have slings for my ARs and those I take hunting, shotguns excluded.

TheExiled
10-08-2012, 3:41 PM
Slings for those I would plan on using in an 'emergency situation'

CK_32
10-08-2012, 3:41 PM
Wait I lied... Only for my AK and AR.. Carbine type rifles.. My 700 will never have one nor will my AR308 when I get one

Squidward
10-08-2012, 3:42 PM
No. If it's in my hands I'm loading it, shooting it or moving to cover. None of those actions require a sling.

Merc1138
10-08-2012, 4:01 PM
No. If it's in my hands I'm loading it, shooting it or moving to cover. None of those actions require a sling.

You do realize that slings are used for support while shooting, right? Well, aside from single point slings that seem to be made to smack you in the balls.

starsnuffer
10-08-2012, 4:33 PM
No. In SHTF situations zombies can use the slings as leverage, they're a bad idea. I do keep a staple gun with my rifles so I can staple them onto peoples hands in SHTF situations. Several of them are rigged to explode. The key to SHTF situations is to never be the slowest person fleeing a zombie invasion. Always befriend fat people and offer them weapons (stapled on their hands) to provide an adequate means of escape.

-W

451040
10-08-2012, 4:47 PM
QD mounts = one sling

PAKALO
10-08-2012, 4:53 PM
yes yes yes.

VooDooV
10-08-2012, 11:19 PM
On most rifles yes or I move one to another as needed, Most of my pistol I cant find a holster to fit in or correctly.

rojocorsa
10-08-2012, 11:22 PM
Used to, then I got more guns. Like twice as many as what I used to have.

elsolo
10-08-2012, 11:36 PM
The only rifle with a sling is the lightweight deer rifle that gets carried for days just to fire one shot.

I don't use a sling for support while shooting.

CK_32
10-08-2012, 11:45 PM
Used to, then I got more guns. Like twice as many as what I used to have.

So 2..? :D

SoCalXD
10-09-2012, 12:11 AM
Yes, I seem to be keeping VTAC in business, as every single one of my rifles, including my .22's, is sporting a VTAC. Even my "apocalypse trade rifles" are sporting VTACs... hey, when a man is willing to pay three times what I paid for it, in gold or silver, I might as well sell him a good sling at three times my cost as well! :reddevil:

rusty815
10-09-2012, 8:39 AM
Only my main hunting rifle has a sling, the rest don't.

Shorthair
10-09-2012, 8:52 AM
I have made a point to have slings or holsters for ever gun I own. Many are pretty cheap, but all are functional. Reasoning is that, should I need to become mobile, these items would be of critical importance. If circumstances madate, I want to be able to arm family or close friends in time of crisis. A few of the gooofier members of my clan will just get a steak knife and a bucket of rocks for throwing.

sharxbyte
10-09-2012, 8:56 AM
I think a main factor is how may rifles each person has... I have one, and it has a sling, so yes, I have a sling for every rifle. Others may have 15 rifles, and only use 3 or 4 regularly, so no, they wouldn't have one on each rifle.

Squidward
10-09-2012, 9:09 AM
You do realize that slings are used for support while shooting, right? .

Yep, I understand the 'support while shooting' technique. Slings just aren't necessary in my situation.

'Well, aside from single point slings that seem to be made to smack you in the balls.' LOL!

CSACANNONEER
10-09-2012, 9:28 AM
I think a main factor is how may rifles each person has... I have one, and it has a sling, so yes, I have a sling for every rifle. Others may have 15 rifles, and only use 3 or 4 regularly, so no, they wouldn't have one on each rifle.

You're on the right track just keep expanding your thoughts. Some of us have rifles which are impractical to use slings with. My 1919A6 or either of my 50BMGs are just too heavy and bulky for slings. Of course, I have some small rifles that I'd never consider putting slings on either. A Winchester 1906 with a sling isn't pratical for me. I don't see a need to have slings for any of my .22lrs, C&Rs, muzzleloaders, '94s, etc. If I need a sling for one of my hunting rifles, ARs, AKs, etc. I have a few that can be moved around from rifle to rifle but, I can only carry so many at a time.

G-Solutions
10-09-2012, 11:51 AM
my Go-to long guns have slings, and I have more slings on the shelf but only put them on as needed.

For the full picture, this includes a levergun, 12ga, Saigas and a couple others that are within reach of the safe door.