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slings and gun belts

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RazorSix Tactical, May 9, 2012.

  1. RazorSix Tactical

    RazorSix Tactical Portland, Oregon New Member

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    What key feature do you look for when buying a sling for your AR. What key features do you look for when buying a gun belt?
    thanks
    R6
     
  2. ArBrnSnpr

    ArBrnSnpr PNW Active Member

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    In a sling I'm looking for about 1.25" webbing thats tough enough not to get torn up from touching velcro. For example, the Magpul MS2 sling in FDE after a deployment looks like an Irishman's face after not shaving for a year. They addressed that with the MS3 though.
    I dont really care for padding because you shouldn't be letting the sling bare the weight of your rifle anyway (unless going hands on with someone, and doing a task that requires both hands.)
    I also like a sling that allows the weapon to transition from left to right shoulder firing positions without having to be adjusted which almost always means a single point sling.
    I also require a sling that can quickly be detached from the weapon with single handed operation.
    Some bungee material is nice for muzzel strikes, but not 100% necessary.
    And lastly quality hardware that isn't too bulky, but is still durable.

    In a belt, it depends if the belt will be worn with my plate carrier or if I'm just wearing belt mounted equipment only. If I'm wearing it with my plate carrier then I preffer MOLLE attachment webbing because it's more compatible and belt-keepers aren't necessary because my plates will keep the belt from rising when gear is drawn from it.
    If I'm not wearing a plate carrier, but still need standard 1st line items, then a rigid 1.75" duty belt works fine, but that requires belt-keepers to secure it to my riggers belt.
    If I'm just messing around at the range, and want my sidearms, and spare pistol and AR mag, then I simply use a regular Tactical Tailor riggers belt with kydex holster and mag pouches.
     
  3. RazorSix Tactical

    RazorSix Tactical Portland, Oregon New Member

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    Great information. You are obvsiously a person who has some tactical expeirence. What if I told you those better pieces of equipemtn existed today where you get the better sling of both worlds and a better belt..built by Americans
     
  4. RazorSix Tactical

    RazorSix Tactical Portland, Oregon New Member

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    and a device for going ands on for your AR?
     
  5. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I smell a sales pitch.
     
  6. ArBrnSnpr

    ArBrnSnpr PNW Active Member

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    I agree, but I'm always interested in trying out new gear.

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