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Old 09-05-2019, 6:20 PM
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Default Sling but not GI w/ swivels.

Signed up to take the next class in Piru this month and trying to get my bro to attend but he doesnt have a way to mount a 2 point sling on swivels. Instead, he has a qd 2 point sling. Is a lack of GI sling an absolute disqualifier from attending?
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Old 09-05-2019, 8:04 PM
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Absolutely not -- you can run what you brung, be that a tacticool sling or no sling at all.

We just really, really like the M1 GI sling.

In a pinch you can rig up fake swivels using zip ties. We often do that on the line. If you've got some time ahead of the shoot you might try that.
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Old 09-08-2019, 8:11 AM
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You did not mention what kind of rifle your brother is using for the Appleseed event. If it is a rifle with swivel studs but the sling is QD then he might consider a push button base to post adapter such as:

I used this on a Marlin 795 at Appleseed last year. However, while the adapter worked great I personally had issues with getting the 2 point AR style sling tight enough on my arm to consistently keep a steady/stable shooting picture. Even with this problem, I learned a lot and would not let my setup keep me from going.

I think the GI slings are used because they are relatively easy to train with and are relatively cheap. I have also seen several people use cuff type slings to good success but they seemed to be a pain to get into and out of depending on brand.

This year I am experimenting on something like the following:

It is easy and reliable and works even better with an in-line adjustable cam spring buckle. The only issue is needing a mid line (in front of magazine) attachment point. I am currently using a dedicated AR22 so adding the extra QD mount attachment is not a problem. At any rate, I will see how it works at an Appleseed event next month.

(Note: I think another variant on this front-end sling is the "Ching Sling" which also combines a rear-end element that goes back to the butt stock.)

Bottom line is that you have to go, take your equipment and learn what works for you.

Good luck to you and your brother OP. Have fun, shoot straight, and be safe!


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